Cali Luv (Christina Ly) is a model and former reality television personality who rose to fame on the VH1 reality programs Real Chance of Love and I Love Money 2. She has over 110,000 Instagram followers, making her a popular social media influencer as well.
Before fame she worked as a makeup artist in Orange County, California, where she grew up. She went on to star alongside Mike Epps and Donald Faison in the 2009 comedy Next Day Air.
Recently she parlayed that success into launching her own swimwear line OneTwelveSwim. Alot of celeb stylists reach out to her to give them swimsuits for their clients because she does a Luxury Inspired line.
Cali Luv also owns a mentoring and consulting business for online business owners. She teamed up with a manufacturing company and they help people put their ideas into action. Cali states, “We create products through our manufacturing or through my vendors. Throughout the years I have over 500 vendors for anything you want to sell. I pretty much walk them through how to start, what to do, what to get, how to market and i do websites for them and pretty much help them launch their dream online store. That business is called “TheBossChateau””.
More about Cali Luv..
What are your future goals?
Cali Luv: I LOVE business and online sales and any online marketing. I do have something in the works now that’s pretty big. I cannot mention it yet but my goal is to own a warehouse where I handle my own distribution. I also want to open more online stores and businesses. I had even started a kids mask line for my son when pandemic hit! We sold like superman, batman, all the Disney masks to make it fun for kids .
What inspired your swimsuit line?
Cali Luv: I love online sales and through trial and error I first had a women’s boutique. But before that a try to create my own line of clothing and my own style but I realize I wasn’t creative enough for that and during that time it just cost too much. So I went into the retail business and started just wholesale buying women’s clothing! It did really good but I was a one-man army and it was just too much to keep up between having a newborn.. so I actually sold my business and then I started the swimsuit and it’s so much easier because I’m focused on one style and I built amazing relationship with manufactures that’s creating my swimsuits so I finally found my niche.. I feel like you have to try a lot of things before you find your passion and what works for you!
Where do you see your swimsuit line headed?
Cali Luv: I want it to be as big as these other swimsuit business and I would love for it to be on the fashion nova level ! I see myself having every celeb in it and every girl when they think of buying a swimsuit to order from my line! Just like how to go to boutiques right now it’s Fashion Nova and pretty little thing I want to be as big as them, so when they think of Swimsuits, they think of Onetwelveswim before anything else.
What is your favorite food?
Cali Luv: Everything! I love to eat I like to try all types of food! I don’t diet. I mean I eat pretty healthy and I’m not always eating greasy junk food but I’ll have my moments where I will but I love every international food! And I love trying new things like escargot fried alligator and all those exotic weird stuff, lol.
What are your hobbies?
Cali Luv: Besides shopping and nice things, Believe it or not I partied so much in my life that my hobby is my business and binge watching TV series! I have a weird obsession with historical events military related things and war! Ask me anything about World War II I can tell you about every battle and historical figure I’ve been to the Gettysburg battlefield I’ve been to the White House I’ve been to monuments I’ve been to where Lincoln got shot like those things really excite me.
What is your secret hobby?
Cali Luv: My secret hobby is I anonymously donate to random GoFundMe accounts
Any life changing experiences growing up?
Cali Luv: I mean my family has gone through a lot of personal things that I’m probably not ready to share yet. But all I can say is one major thing that happened they actually made a documentary about it on the ID channel. But that’s all I want to say about it because it’s a little too personal but definitely we have been through some stuff.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Cali Luv: Married, retired, and my son and my whole family is taken care of and I’ve generated so much wealth that my great grandchildren‘s will be good!