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Alani "La La" Vazquez (born c. 1979) is an American disc jockey, television personality and MTV VJ of Puerto Rican American descent. Vazquez's parents are both Nuyorican, Puerto Ricans born and raised in New York City. They were married (they are currently divorced) and lived in the borough of Brooklyn where Vazquez was born. Vazquez also has a younger brother and two younger sisters. As a young child, she was involved in many activities, but music was her main interest.
In Atlanta, Vazquez obtained a job as a programming assistant at WHTA radio station. While a student at Redan High School (c/o '97), she received her first big break with her debut in a radio show alongside Ludacris (then know as Chris Lova Lova), called Future Flavas. After working for some time at the station, she decided to attend college and relocated to Washington, D.C., where she attended Howard University and studied Communications. While attending college, she worked as a disc jockey for that institution's radio station.
In 1999, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and went to work at KKBT radio. There she was noticed by MTV and was invited to audition, although was not called back until a year after the audition. She was the co-host of MTV's Direct Effect and Total Request Live. She has also hosted the reunion specials for all seasons of VH1's Flavor of Love, both seasons of I Love New York, the first season of Real Chance of Love, the first season of Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School and " For the Love of Ray J". In addition, she often introduced stories on MTV's High School Stories.
Vazquez made her film debut in 2001 as "LaLa the DJ" in Two Can Play That Game starring Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. In 2002 she participated in the film Urban Massacre as "Pam Jackson". Vazquez also participated in the 2003 film Monster Island and in 2004 she had a supporting role as herself in You Got Served.
Vazquez appeared as a Dean on VH1's Charm School with Ricki Lake.
Vazquez became engaged to Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony on Christmas Day 2004. They have a son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, born in 2007.
Info from: Wikipedia