Gerren Taylor Biography – Gerren Taylor Wiki
Gerren Taylor (real name Ashley Taylor Gerren) was an American reality television star who was best known for being cast on the BET reality series Baldwin Hills and documentary America the Beautiful in 2007, which took a critical look at the United States obsession with beauty. She was born in Los Angeles, California, and began modeling when she was twelve years old after being spotted by a talent scout in Los Angeles Park. At the time, she was the youngest model ever signed by the runway division of Los Angeles Models. She also signed with the Ford Modeling Agency and was booked by the designers Tracy Reese, Tommy Hilfiger, and Betsey Johnson. She was sad to be the first African-American to front a Marc Jacobs campaign.
The last job she did was serving as field production manager for Venn game show, Dare Package with Austin Show, in 2020. Besides production, she also ran clothing companies Hush Dollz and Miyoko’s Closet and was planning to launch a pet clothing company called Poochie Couture on May 5, 2021.
Gerren Taylor Age
She was born Ashley Taylor Gerren on July 6, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on April 11, 2021, at the age of 30.
Gerren Taylor Boyfriend
The details of her relationship are unavailable. However, while in the reality show, Moriah, acted as her boyfriend on set.
Gerren Taylor Daughter
She is survived by her 6-year-old daughter Miyoko Amor. Miyoko nicknamed “KoKo”, is a model and actress. She is represented by Paloma Model and Talent, according to her Instagram bio.
The reality television star often shared photos and videos of her daughter on Instagram. During her daughter’s 5th birthday on June 30th, 2019, the reality star wrote a touching message to her daughter. She wrote: “To my daughter, I want you to believe deep in your heart that you are capable of achieving anything you put your mind to. That you will never lose. You either win or learn. Just go forth and aim for the skies. I can’t promise to be here for the rest of your life, but I can promise to love you for the rest of mine. You make me so proud and mommy loves you unconditionally. Happy 5th birthday, Koko.”
Gerren Taylor Death
Ashley Taylor Gerren died on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the age of 30. She passed away in her sleep around 4.30 am. Ray Cunningham, star of BET’s College Hill and Taylor’s friend, shared the news of her demise on Instagram. Cunningham shared a video featuring Taylor and remembered her in his caption. “Just got the worst news ever and I’m still not processing it fully,” he wrote. “I’ve known [Taylor] since 2006, the #BaldwinHills cast was like the little sisters and brothers to #College Hill.”
BET confirmed the tragic news on social media, writing, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Ashley Gerren Taylor who has recently passed. BET family is FOREVER.” BET also issued the following statement: “The entire BET family mourns the passing of one of our own, Ms. Ashley Gerren Taylor, beloved star of BET’s Baldwin Hills. The untimely passing of such a young, bright light is difficult to process. BET’s thoughts and prayers go out to Ashley’s friends and family during this time.”
Garnette, who appeared on the first season of Baldwin Hills, also shared a tribute to her late friend. She wrote on her Instagram Story: “Completely devastated that the baby of our crew has left to be with the angels. Please join me in praying for her daughter, parents, family and friends. Garren, you will be missed.”
Her Baldwin Hills co-star Moriah Johnson wrote on Instagram: “Still can’t believe it…Feels like I’ve lost a piece of my childhood. It’s difficult to comprehend the brevity of life at times, and so we must live and love as best we can while we can. Sending my love and prayers to the Taylor family and all affected by this untimely loss. Such a beautiful and confident soul. Enjoy your rest.”
Taylor’s Baldwin Hills castmate Etienne Maurice wrote on Instagram: “Please keep the Taylor family in your prayers. Gerren had a beautiful daughter who will now have to grow up without her Mommy. This is devastating. I’m glad I was able to put together those reunions together and give you your flowers while you were here. Love you always and I will always have your back sis. Rest in Peace to a LA Legend.”
Gerren Taylor Cause of Death
No cause of death has been confirmed yet. However, she battled with lupus and was on dialysis during the time of her death, according to Essence.
Gerren Taylor Parents
She is the daughter of Michele Gerren. Little is known about her father. Gerren took her mother’s surname as her first name when she began modeling.
Gerren Taylor Height
She stood at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.83 m) tall.
Ashley Taylor Gerren Instgaram – Gerren Taylor Instagram
Ashley Taylor Gerren’s Instagram account is @mstaylorxo.