While she’s best known for her relationship with American rapper, Gucci Mane, Keyshia Ka’Oir is popular for many other incredible reasons; especially her growing cosmetic empire. The Jamaican-American beauty is an Instagram model, fitness enthusiast, video vixen and businesswoman who is known for founding the cosmetics outfit, Ka’Oir Cosmetics.
According to sources, Ka’Oir has been one of the most successful cosmetic brands in the United States since 2011. Although fans do not still know the reason for the change of her second name from Dior to Ka’Oir, the name has nevertheless settled well with fans who continue to patronize her products and services. This post zooms into the life and career of Ka’Oir.
Keyshia Ka’Oir’s Biography
Keyshia Ka’Oir was born in Kingston, Jamaica on January 10, 1985; to a middle-class Jamaican family. She was born Keyshia Dior Watson. Although there are very scanty details about her early life, family, and education, we know that her father was tragically murdered when Keyshia was quite young. She has been tight-lipped about the circumstances leading to his murder. For her, certain things are better left in the past. And that she did, when she left Kingston for Florida in 2002. There, she continued and completed her schooling in Boca Raton, where she lived.
Ka’oir has always had a knack for hairstyling and other beauty tricks to give people facelifts. This kicked off her first business; a salon based in Boca Raton, Florida. But there was a slight conflict – Ka’Oir’s deepest dream was to be an entertainer. Undeterred, she began taking acting classes in 2009 and soon her talents became obvious. She began getting offers to appear in music videos. Keyshia Ka’Oir’s breakthrough came when she appeared in a music video for the song titled “Say Something,” by Drake and Timbaland. Her career as a video vixen had kicked off without warning. The next few years will see Keyshia Ka’Oir in the middle of important projects in America’s music space. It was on one of those occasions she met her current husband, Gucci Mane.
The huge inflows of money had to go somewhere. And what better place than her first love; cosmetics. So, Keyshia Ka’Oir became her own boss when she founded Ka’Oir Cosmetics. A thriving beauty company that went famous in 2011 and has become a multimillion dollar machine. Around this time, Ka’Oir’s popularity began to soar. Not only was she appearing in widely watched music videos, but she also began to model for other top brands and even won the 2010 XXL Magazine Model of the Year. The immigrant girl had made it!
Although Ka’oir Cosmetics has several products in its collection, it’s the brightly colored lipsticks that have made the business stand out. Other products in the chain are Ka’oir Waist Trainer, Ka’oir Thigh Eraser, Ka’oir Body Burner Slimming Cream, Ka’oir Slimming Tea, and the Ka’oir 14-Day Weight Loss Plan and the popular lipstick, Survivor – of which the bulk of the sales proceeds went to campaigns to increase breast cancer awareness and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
With so much outflow of value, one wouldn’t expect her eaning to be anything short of millions. And you’re not wrong to think so. As far as specifics go, Keyshia Ka’Oir’s net worth stands at over $10 million. Plus, her party hosting stint earns her an average of $5,000 per appearance.
Husband and Kids
On their first meeting back in 2010, it was love at first sight. They began dating almost immediately. But there were serious hurdles. Gucci Mane’s frequent arrests and release was enough reason to make any lady quit. But Keyshia Ka’Oir wasn’t just any lady. She stayed through with her lover. Little wonder, on November 22, 2016, in the view of the whole world, Gucci Mane went on one knee to propose to her with a 25-carat diamond ring.
Keyshia Ka’Oir and Gucci Mane tied the knot in a lavish wedding on October 17, 2017. It happened at The Four Seasons in Miami, costing over $1.7 million. So far, they are no news as to them having kids together. But rumors had it that Keyshia had three kids, whom she left behind in Kingston to pursue a career in the US. She has since rebuffed these claims.
Height and Body Measurement
Keyshia Ka’Oir is of average build, for a lady her age. She stands 5 feet 5 inches (1.68) tall and weighs 135 lbs. She has dark brown eyes and wears black hair most of the time. Also, she wears dress and bra sizes of 4 (US) and 34C respectively.