Since social media became an integral part of human life, it has helped improve human connection, expression of art and talent, and helped improve the economic status of a few million people. The creation has however birthed a new breed of famous personalities, who have latched on to the easy snowball effect that social media possess and have risen to prominence enough to attract the attention of traditional media for doing nothing other than existing. They are not creators, they possess no real observable talent, yet they are famous personalities. In this modern puddle of talentless famous personalities is Tokyo Toni, whose claim to fame is being the mother of Blac Chyna.
Tokyo Toni’s (Shalana Hunter) Bio (Age)
Unsurprisingly, there isn’t much public information about the background of Tokyo Toni, whose real name is Shalana Jones-Hunter. There is no information regarding her parents, siblings or childhood. We, however, gathered her parents’, specifically her father’s name to be Jones, based on her compound last name. She was born on October 12th, 1969 in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and is currently married to Marcellus Hunter.
As far as her education is concerned, Tokyo Toni’s high school information is currently hidden from public records. She did, however, attend two colleges, starting her college education at Prince George’s Community College and finishing at Howard University.
No one knows the full extent of her life’s trajectory between her graduation from Howard University and Blac Chyna’s fame except for the fact that she served in the United States Army for a brief period of time. Toni also worked at the radio station, EOTM Radio and Media and took on gigs at the Movie Extra A-List Talent Agency.
Many who knew her back then as Shalana know she now goes by the moniker Tokyo Toni but there is still no real pointer as to when or even why she changed her name. Having grown through the ranks of fame and wealth brought on by her celebrity daughter, Tokyo Toni currently runs her own talent company, On My Grind Entertainment and Promotions LLC, acting as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. There is not a lot of information about the company and its services either, however, it’s website describes it as an entertainment company focused on having fun and entertaining friends.
Daughter – Blac Chyna
Tokyo Toni gave birth to her famous daughter, Blac Chyna on the 11th of May, 1988. Although more famously known as Blac Chyna, Toni named her Angela Renee White at the time of her birth. There is no confirmation regarding the marital status of Tokyo at the time of her daughter’s birth or any trace of who her father is.
Since her daughter rose to fame, Tokyo Toni has embraced her life and career as “Blac Chyna’s mom”. With the help of social media, she has made herself a part of the conversation about her daughter and the famous reality television family, The Kardashians.
While we are not sure if Tokyo was married at the time she welcomed her daughter, she has long moved on and is currently married to Marcellus Hunter. Her relationship with Marcellus became a marriage in 2012. Though the couple is still together, it has been a difficult and tumultuous ride so far. Shortly after they sealed their union, Marcellus was given a restraining order against Tokyo after he reported threats of domestic violence against him by his wife. The restraining order lasted for a year but the two finally came back together.
Facts About Blac Chyna’s Mom
- She has Two Grandchildren
As the mother of Blac Chyna, Tokyo Toni is the grandmother to Chyna’s two children, King Cairo, and Dream Kardashian born to two different fathers. King Cairo is the child of the hip-hop artist Tyga, birthed while he was in a relationship with Blac Chyna. The couple broke up in 2014. Chyna’s second child and Toni’s second grandchild, Dream was born to Rob Kardashian, the brother of the famous Kardashian sisters.
- She Courts Controversy
Like her daughter, Tokyo Toni doesn’t shy away from putting herself in the middle of controversies. She once famously called the Kardashians “reality hoes” and has declared her support for Rob Kardashian, despite the strained relationship between him and her daughter.
- She Embraces Motivational Speaking and Charity
Perhaps a rite of passage for online celebrities, Toni constantly uses her social media pages for motivational posts aimed at her over 80 thousand followers. She also encourages philanthropy, writing once that “it cures souls eternally”.
- Dominican but an American Personality
Toni is from the Dominican Republic, but she has lived in American for a long period of time. She served in the US Army and now currently lives in Washington DC.