http://www.vladtv.com - Erica Mena explains how she was cast for "Love & Hip Hop," revealing that it stemmed from a press kit she put together after a video of her kicking Raul Conde, the father of her son, went viral. The famed model explains that she wanted to highlight her career with the press kit, because she felt she should've been bigger than she was.
Mona Scott, creator of "Love & Hip Hop," came across Erica's press kit while casting for the show and they ended up filming scenes the same day they met. As for her time on the show, Erica says she didn't embrace the experience right away but says she's come into herself during her time on the program.
When asked about meeting music exec Rich Dollaz, Erica explains it came about through fellow "Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith. She reveals that they started out as casual friends, but things transitioned into more when Erica saw her dreams coming true with her music career.
The conversation ends with Erica discussing a lie detector test that she took during one of the reunion shows which proved she loved Rich. The famed model says that she'll always love Rich because they shared those feelings before, though things won't ever be the same as when they were together.