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How Sierra Gates went from homeless to helming a beauty empire

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

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