Malik Beasley is slowly starting to come into focus as an NBA player. Formerly of the Denver Nuggets, Beasley now plays for the Timberwolves. And while much of his career to date has been as a supporting player of the ensemble, he has shown promise during his early appearances. As Beasley climbs the ladder of fame, so does his relationship with Montana Yao. Unlike Beasley, Montana is a model who wants to promote positive body image through her works. Despite having a huge fan following on Instagram, not much is known about Yao. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Montana Yao.
Montana Yao was born on the 5th of August 1997, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. Yao shares mixed descent from her parents. Her father, Paul, is a Chinese who immigrated to Hong Kong in 1965, and later served in the US Army from 1971 to 1974. Her mother, Gina Yao, comes from English, Irish, & German descent and is a Californian native. Yao’s parents are also the co-owners of the global brand, JaggerEdge. Born and raised in California, Yao spent most of her early life in Pasadena, California, and attended Maranatha High School. She moved to Malibu High School for her senior year and graduated in 2015.
The only child in the family, Yao was interested in modeling from a very young age. Following her graduation from high school, Yao worked as a hostess for Duke’s Malibu and Catch NYC. A year after graduating from high school, Yao started making rounds of papers after she won the Miss Malibu Teen USA 2016. She went on to compete at Miss California Teen USA 2016 and landed a top ten finish. Following her exit from Miss California Teen USA, Yao started working as a professional model. She is currently signed with Newmark Models and has been a regular face in ZARA’s campaigns.
Apart from her interest in modeling, Yao is also into rapping and posted her first ever video on Instagram in 2016. The video exploded on the platform and Yao gained massive traction overnight. Since then, Yao has furthered her interests in both music and modeling. But for all her singing prowess, Yao is looking to establish a career as a successful model and actress. She is also huge on social media and has amassed a large fan following on Instagram. A versatile talent, Yao is also huge on fitness and encourages young girls to have a positive body image. As her website reads,
“Her love and empathy radiates through her actions in whatever she chooses to do. She is very determined and passionate about creating and leaving a positive legacy. Her goal is to share through her platforms with young girls the importance of positive body and self image, along with the importance of mental awareness and health.”
Yao Montana and NBA shooting guard Malik Beasley were in a loving relationship. As things escalated the pair decided to welcome their first child, a baby boy, Makai Joseph Beasley, on the 26th of March, 2019. While details on their marriage have not completely been revealed, it is around early 2020 the pair tied the knot. On December 8, 2020, Montana filed for divorce after Malik was photographed holding hands with 46-year-old Larsa Pippen in Miami.