Alani Vazquez (b. June 25, 1979) is an American actress, disc jockey, and television personality.
Vazquez's parents were both Nuyorican. They lived in Brooklyn, where Alani, her brother, and two sisters were born. As a child, she was involved in many activities, but music was her main interest.
In Atlanta, Vazquez worked as a programming assistant at WHTA. While a student at Redan High School, she received her first big break with her debut in a radio show alongside Ludacris called Future Flavas. After working for some time at the station, she decided to relocate to Washington, D.C., where she attended Howard University, and studied Communications. While at Howard, she worked as a disc jockey at the campus radio station.
In 1999, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and went to work at KKBT radio. There she was noticed by MTV and was invited to audition, although was not called back until a year after the audition. She was the co-host of MTV's Direct Effect and Total Request Live. She has also hosted the reunion specials for all seasons of VH1's Flavor of Love, both seasons of I Love New York, the first season of Real Chance of Love, the first season of Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School and " For the Love of Ray J". In addition, she often introduced stories on MTV's High School Stories.
Vazquez made her film debut in 2001 in Two Can Play That Game. Her other film credits include Urban Massacre (2002), Monster Island (2003), and You Got Served. She appeared as a Dean on VH1's Charm School with Ricki Lake.
Vazquez became engaged to Carmelo Anthony on Christmas Day 2004. Their son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, was born on March 7, 2007.
They were married by Michael Eric Dyson on July 10, 2010 at Cipriani's in New York before 320 guests, including Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Ciara, Trina, Spike Lee, Chris Paul, Amar'e Stoudemire, Serena Williams, Kenyon Martin, Hakim Warrick, Jim Boeheim, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Spike Lee, and LeBron James. The ceremony was filmed by VH1 and will air in September 2010 as part of a reality series on the couple.