When she was 15, Sierra Gates found herself pregnant and homeless. Now, with over two million Instagram followers and her own beauty salon, the Atlanta native is quickly becoming a household name.
“My mother was a great mom. I was very spoiled, [but] she was real strict,” Gates, 31, told Page Six Style. “When I got into high school, the first boy I saw I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in love,’ and ended up getting pregnant. She was not going for it; she put me completely out and I was homeless, so I had to figure it out.”
For the following year, the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star slept in cars and crashed at the homes of cousins, friends and even her grandfather. She even lived in her car.
“In 2008, I was 17 and worked at a strip club called Foxy Lady, making $400 to $500