Val Mercado has been everywhere on the social media making the rounds following her affair with American hip-hop star and Kylie Jenner‘s ex-boyfriend Tyga. The gorgeous lady is an American model, social media idol, journalist, and blogger, best known as Kylie Jenner’s look-alike.
Mercado is a graduate of broadcast journalism and has been in the entertainment business since her college days. She currently has more than one million followers on Instagram. Hang in there, while we take you through Val’s biography, her family and other interesting facts you need to know.
Val Mercado’s Biography
The amazing model Val Mercado was born in New York City, on February 17, 1992. Her birth name was Valerie Mercado and she was raised by a single mother along with her younger brother. Val studied nursing in New York City, following her interest in modeling she later changed her major to broadcast journalism from which she graduated with honors.
During her college days, Val was combining two jobs and modeling with her classes. She started her modeling career when she modeled for a popular magazine called Seventeen Magazine. Upon graduation, she continued her work as a fashion blogger and reporter for red carpet events at Seventeen Magazine. She also worked as a production assistant on the popular Wendy Williams Show which premiered in 2008. Currently, Val Mercado is working as a fashion model for Buffalo Jeans.
Val Mercado was born and raised by a single mother, there is no information regarding her father or who he is. Despite being single, her mother was able to provide all that she needs and made her experience a happy childhood. Her mother is a New York City native and the eldest of seven children. She is just thirteen years older than Val and currently resides in New York City. Val also has a younger brother who is currently serving in the US Army.
All the Interesting Facts You Need to Know about Val Mercado
1. She is of Multi-Racial Ethnicity, Speaks Spanish and French
The New York-born model is of multi-racial ethnicity. There’s no information regarding her father as well as her mother. What we know at this time is that she was raised by a single mother. She also has a brother in the United States Army. In addition to English, Val speaks other languages including French and Spanish. Although she is not so fluent in French, she can converse very well in Spanish.
2. She Has Been Dating Canadian Actor AJ Saudin Since 2016
The diva Val Mercado has attracted famous celebrities on her way to stardom. She has been in few relationships with popular celebrities. In 2016, she started a relationship with the Canadian actor, songwriter, singer and record producer named Faisal A.J. Saudin. Saudin is best known for his impressive role as Connor DeLaurie on the reality television series Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2017, Saudin also released two singles titled Before I Met You and A Midsummer’s Daydream.
The lovebirds were always seen together having fun and posting their pictures on Instagram. The love between them has been blossoming and there’s no sign they would break soon. Additionally, Val has been in two other relationships to date and was once engaged.
3. Val was Spotted with Tyga During His Concert in Paris in 2015
Val was in Paris for a modeling gig in December 2015, at the same time Tyga was there for his concert. According to different sources, the duo was said to have arrived together and also stayed in the same hotel. However, Tyga is known for his habit of dating so many ladies and Val happens to have joined the league. He was previously in an on and off relationship with Kim Kardashian‘s sister Kylie Jenner. The duo went their separate ways in April 2017 and afterward, they continue to be good friends. While Val is still dating AJ Saudin, Tyga, on the other hand, is currently dating Kami Osman who appears to be Kim Kardashian‘s look-alike.
4. She has Wonderful Body Measurements
Val Mercado is a gorgeous and attractive model with a curvaceous figure. She has body measurements of 35-25-36 inches and she wears a bra of size 35C. Being a model, Mercado stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 56 Kg. She has dark-brown eyes and brown hair as well as very full lips. Her dress size is 6 (US) and her feet/shoe size is unknown.
5. She is a Social Media Idol
In addition to her modeling career, Val Mercado is also a social media sensation. She has built a huge fan base on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. The amazing model also has a YouTube Channel with more than five hundred thousand subscribers where she uploads videos on makeup and beauty tips.