Hip Hop Awards 2022: Meet Comedy’s Next Rising Superstar Pretty Vee

The multi-talented star presented this year’s 'DJ of the Year' award to DJ Drama.

Vena Excell, better known as Pretty Vee, rose to fame thanks to her hilariously funny videos on Instagram. The Jamaican-American online personality is a comedian, host, actress, and brand ambassador. The rising star’s comedic stylings have landed her several career-changing opportunities, including a spot in actor Nick Cannon's long-running improv series Wild ’N Out. Get to know the budding star more with these fun facts.

  • She’s a proud Jamaican

    Although she’s originally from Florida, Pretty V is always repping her Jamaican roots, which can be seen on her Instagram page. She and her family later moved to North Carolina, where she spent most of her childhood.

  • She got her start in radio

    After graduating from Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Vee began interning at Atlanta’s V-103 before landing a gig as an on-air personality at 107.9 The Link in Charlotte.

  • She’s a former reality star

    In 2019, Vee made her reality television debut in Girls Cruise alongside Lil’ Kim, Mýa, Chilli, B. Simone, Tiffany, and Char DeFrancesco. The series, which only had one season, followed the ladies as they went on a journey of self-exploration and sisterhood while taking a glamorous cruise through the high seas of the Caribbean.

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