Rosa Acosta is a name that has been in the entertainment scene since the late 2000s. An urban glamour model, ballet dancer, video vixen (former), actress, fitness trainer, and businesswoman, Acosta keeps expanding her brand as the years go by. In 2016, she added reality TV stars to her repertoire after appearing as a supporting cast in the third season of the hit VH1 show Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.
Rosa appeared on the show as the love interest of one of the show’s mainstay Nikki Mudarris and later admitted that she truly has a thing for ladies.
Rosa Acosta Bio/Family/Wiki
Acosta was born on April 30, 1984, in Santiago De Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. She nurtured a passion for acting from a very early age and by the age of 4 she began to hone her talent by enrolling in training in classical ballet.
Acosta went on to achieve incredible feats, becoming the youngest soloist dancer at Ballet Nacional Dominicano by the year 2002. She was just 18 years old. She would later graduate with honors from the Instituto de Cultura y Arte (ICA).
With such early achievements, it didn’t take long before the world would come to know who Rosa was.
Two years later, she dabbled in modeling and began working with the well-known businesses in her native DR. Her pretty face and uber hot body paved the way for rapid success in the modeling industry.
Rosa’s then relocated to the United States of America to find better-paying gigs that would launch her into the mainstream.
Business in the US was surely better for Rosa as big fashion brands came calling. In 2009, XXL named her the Eye Candy of the Year.
Though not part of her original plan, began taking video vixen gigs and would appear in music videos including; Omarion’s video for Come And Talk To Me,” Juelz Santana’s “Back to the Crib, Trey Songz‘ “Na-Na”, Chris Brown‘s “I Can Transform Ya”, Drake‘s “Best I Ever Had”, Mario’s “Break Up and more.
In 2010 and 2012, Rosa was named Cover Model of the Year by the Urban Model Awards.
XXL in 2012 named her the hottest Eye Candy of All Time following a poll that included the magazine’s Eye Candies for the past 15 years.
In addition to music videos, Rosa also took up a couple of acting gigs appearing in 2009’s Still a Teen Movie where she portrayed Luz. In 2012 she scored the role of Sophia Blanco in the original Hot 97 TV series, Los Blancos.
Her other acting credits include Bird (2014), TV series The Playboy Morning Show, and Facade: Chapter 4. She frequently appears on MTV’s Wild ’N Out.
Rosa has also scored some endorsement deals along the way. She served as the brand ambassador for Moriche Palm Diet, was the face of 9FIVE eyewear in 2012, and in 2013, the face of Smoke Liquor.
From 2015, Rosa began to focus more on fitness-related endeavors. As an entrepreneur, Rosa launched, in October 2015 her own clothing boutique called Cossamia located in located at 7600 Melrose Boulevard. The boutique is also available online at cossamia.com. In September 2017, she launched her “Rosa” By Rosa Acosta Perfume.
Atypical of models, Rosa Acosta has dated a couple of famous names in the industry. In 2011, during the peak of her modeling career, she was in a relationship with Rob Kardashian, as a result, she appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Sometime in March 2017, she was linked with rapper French Montana who also has a history with the Kardashians (he briefly dated Khloe Kardashian). While an Instagram post made by the two led to the speculation, they never confirmed the relationship.
According to this article by XoNecole, Acosta was raised for the most part by her grandparents, as her mom who was a single mother had immigrated to the United States to find greener pastures and couldn’t quite afford the finances to bring Acosta over for over 10 years.
On getting to the US in 2006, Rosa lived with her mom in Pennsylvania before relocating to live independently in New York where she began making ends meet by working as a bartender. It was soon after that her video vixen gigs started coming along.
Acosta has one brother named DJ Smoke who is not only a disc jockey but a musical artist. He has a couple of albums under his belt including It’s Weezy Baby and D Mack. Some of his songs include Shoga, New York Represent, Dancing Feet, and Keep it Moving.
Rosa upon attaining fame and fortune has made her family comfortable by buying them a house.
Net Worth: $500,000
Rosa does fit into many caps and as a result, she has earned quite a decent living for herself, scoring a net worth that is estimated at half a million dollars.
Full Name: Rosa Acosta
Birthday: April 30, 1984
Birth Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dominican Republic
Family: DJ SMoke
Known For: Modeling, Fitness Personality, Video Vixen, Reality Star
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)