It’s quite remarkable how someone can go from a regular person who regularly attends Clippers games to a media sensation, within days. That’s the life of V. Stiviano, the woman behind the Donald Sterling controversy.
His mistress, lover, friend– whatever she is, she’s definitely the voice on the phone call that implicated the billionaire of being an overt racist. On Tuesday, headlines read “Banned for Life” in regards to Sterling’s punishment for his offensive remarks but only a few things are known about the ethnically ambiguous Stiviano.
In addition to being a fan of the Clippers, she claims to be an “Artist, Lover, Writer, Chef, Poet, Stylist, Philanthropist” on her Instagram page. And speaking of… she really loves Instagram, regularly taking selfies and pictures of designer goods. According to reports, she’s being sued by Sterling’s wife, Rochelle for the goods that include a duplex, Ferrari, two Bentleys and Range Rover that her husband allegedly bought for Stiviano.
There’s a lot going on with this chick.
But we’ve been captivated by Stiviano, who’s real name is Maria Vanessa Perez, as she’s avoided paparazzi cameras through the streets of Los Angeles. Each day she’s been wearing visors from an unknown designer (possibly herself) that actually give a nod to similar pieces from Alexander McQueen and Marni. The look of space age meets superstar is probably the most unique thing the media has seen in a while.
We’re not sure where she’s going with this or if she hopes to make it a trend, but we do know as quick as something is hot, it easily turns cold and old.