Over the years, Hollywood has seen a drastic increase in people named after countries and Malaysia Pargo is one of them. Born as Laquisha, she is best known as Malaysia and goes by the Instagram handle ‘malaysiainthecity’. Even though Pargo has never revealed her reasons for changing her name, it is certainly more popular than her real name and has caught on with fans. Pargo rarely goes by her real name and was known by Malaysia throughout her relationship with the professional basketball coach and former player, Jannero Pargo. It was her marriage to Pargo that saw Malaysia find fame and keep it. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Malaysia Pargo.
Laquisha Gilbert was born on the 12th of August 1980, in Compton, California. Born and raised in Compton, Malaysia had a less than ideal childhood, and her surroundings weren’t the kind to help that. Her younger brother, Dontae Hayes, was shot by the police on New Year’s Eve of December 2013, even though he was only 20-years old. Not much is known about Malaysia’s early life and the reality TV star is not the one to talk about her parents, early life, and education.
Not much is known about Malaysia’s career prior to her relationship with Jannero. An entrepreneur by trade, Malaysia is best known for her appearances in the reality TV series, Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives LA. She stayed with the series for six seasons and was a main character on the show. Other than that, Malaysia has also been seen on a number of series including Datzhott, The Arsenio Hall Show, Home & Family, The Eric Andre Show, Hip Hop Squares, Noches con Platanito, AbSIRd, Big Morning Buzz Live, and the music video for “Nothing” by Mase.
Success has been contagious for Malaysia who is also a successful entrepreneur. She owns the jewelry lines Three Beats Jewelry and 3BeatsL. Malaysia also has a partnership in place with upholstery and furniture company, Hedgecock Creed, to create a line of luxurious bedding. Talking about her newest endeavor, Malaysia revealed,
“There was a void in the marketplace for affordable luxe glam bedding, so I decided to fill it by creating a line that was true to my sense of fashion. I believe everyone deserves to feel glamorous even while they sleep.”
Marriage to Jannero Pargo & Divorce :
Malaysia met her ex-husband, Jannero Pargo when she was 22 years old. The pair met at a party in Los Angeles and began dating soon after. The pair tied the knot in 2006 and moved to Riverwood with him. The pair had their first child in 2007 and had twins in 2011. Despite things going good for the pair, Malaysia filed for divorce in 2017 following a 17-month separation period.
Following the divorce, Malaysia was awarded half of Jannero’s pension and was also allowed the rights to 3BeatsL LLC. The settlement also bound Jannero to pay child support of about $14,580 for the three kids, plus $800 for child care.
Following her split from Jannero, Malaysia dated rappers O.T. Genesis and Mally Mall in 2018. In 2019, Malaysia was called out by Tia Becca for dating her ex-husband, Bryant “B. Moe”.
The entrepreneur & jewelry designer Malaysia Pargo has a net worth of $4 million dollars.
Social Endeavors & charity:
Malaysia is also into charity and has worked as a volunteer and donor for The Boys & Girls Club. She is also a mentor at Kamp Kizzy, which helps to empower girls between 11 to 16 years of age from all socio-economic backgrounds.