Actuality TV has produced its fair proportion of stars who’ve managed to leverage their personalities into large careers due to resonating with viewers, private hustle, and a little bit little bit of “luck.” Kat Von D has managed to just do that after successfully getting into the collective consciousness of People in every single place. However what’s occurred with the general public determine just lately?
Kat Von D’s make-up model is now KvD Vegan Magnificence.
Kat managed to make the most of her burgeoning celeb years again into launching a preferred cosmetics model that garnered reward from cosmetics aficionados all over the world. Her eyeliners with their on-brand names like “Magnificence Dagger” struck a chord with people, and the enterprise, by all accounts, was doing very, very properly for itself. Effectively sufficient to internet Kat a internet price of $14 million.
She rose into prominence as a revered tattoo artist and first entered individuals’s TV screens on Miami Ink for 2 seasons earlier than being featured on LA Ink, which is the place the Mexican-born entrepreneur grew to become synonymous with physique artwork. Her gothic “unhealthy woman” model captivated individuals’s consideration and from there, Kat saved the ball rolling. She revealed a e book about her philosophy on tattooing and her personal store grew to become a mainstay physique ink vacation spot in Los Angeles that even broke data.
Excessive Voltage Tattoo held the report for many tattoos accomplished in a single day: a staggering 400 given to purchasers. She additionally grew to become synonymous with rock tradition by not solely inking up high-profile musicians and celebrities, however even receiving a shock foreword from Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx for her e book.
Her enterprise into cosmetics yielded super outcomes, as properly. Collaborating with make-up model Kendo, her line of merchandise was virtually immediately profitable.
Given Kat’s distinctive aesthetic and historical past of artistry, it appeared like a “no-brainer” for her to change into not solely a spokeswoman, however an lively proprietor of the Kat Von D make-up model. She just lately made waves when it was introduced she wouldn’t solely be promoting her make-up firm, however that she’d don’t have any ties to the model by any means. KvD Vegan Magnificence is now a prime Kendo model that prides itself on its sustainable, eco and animal pleasant merchandise.
So what occurred to Kat Von D?
With nice success and fame additionally comes plenty of scrutiny, and Kat’s been part of her personal fair proportion of media drama. It did not assist issues when she was accused of “stealing” Monster Storage star Jesse James, who grew to become a actuality TV icon in his personal proper for his motorbike and car customization work. Jesse was married to Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, and he admitted to dishonest on her.
Jesse’s “dishonest methods” persevered with Kat Von D, who mentioned that the now-gunsmith had been untrue to her with no fewer than 19 girls whereas they had been engaged.
Whereas there have been many individuals who expressed that it was unfair to “blame” Kat for the dissolution of Jesse and Sandra’s marriage, there have been nonetheless lots of people who nonetheless had been indignant at Kat for Sandra’s heartache, however that wasn’t the top of standard criticism the tattoo artist would obtain.
Kat had shared anti-vaxxing ideologies that drew ire from many, and she or he had been accused of anti-antisemitism on just a few events, one thing she addressed in a latest interview with NPR’s Latino USA program. Individuals have mentioned Kat Von D “dated a Nazi” (Jesse), and as soon as referred to as a fellow worker a “Jewbag.” Handwriting specialists would conclude “there was a 99% likelihood it was written by” Kat.
As for Jesse’s supposed Nazi ties, these had been linked to a photograph of the automotive fanatic wearing a Nazi hat whereas giving a “sieg heil” salute. Jesse denies there was any animosity towards Jews whereas carrying the garb, stating that the costume was “a gag reward [from] his Jewish godfather.”
It additionally did not assist that Kat used the phrase “Selektion” for a lipstick shade, because it has ties to Nazi troopers utilizing the time period to resolve who died in focus camps.
She just lately listed her $3.four million Hollywood Hills residence on the market. Though she is not working her make-up firm, she nonetheless has different artistic pursuits she’s actively engaged on. She’s launching a singing profession, has her personal line of Kat Von D sneakers to concentrate on and is taking part in a extra concerned position as a mom to her 1-year-old son, Leafar Von Drachenberg Reyes.