"...they called her Barbie."
Stiviano was born María Vanessa Perez in October 1982 in Los Angeles. She changed her name to V. Stiviano in 2010. "I do it all. Artist, Lover, Writer, Chef, Poet, Stylist, Philanthropist," details she wrote on her Instagram. Leave it to the g ood folks at New York Magazine to dig up the dirt.