Who Is Selangie, Lil Yachty’s Ex-girlfriend?

Selangie Arlene Henriquez is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, social media influencer, and model who came into the limelight in 2015 after recreating Selena Quintanilla’s last dress for the Grammys red carpet. Her repertoire of achievements is quite robust, and her brand, SEL, has risen above multiple odds to become one of the top Latin-owned fashion brands in America today.

Although we know Selangie Arlene is no small fish, the CEO of SEL also got some extra fame from her relationship with American rapper Lil Yachty. Both of them made news headlines for most of 2021 and even followed each other on Instagram. While their romance greatly impacted Selangie’s life, her career has done twice as much. Find out more about how Selangie Arlene was able to go from an unknown fashion blogger to a high-fashion designer in less than five years.

Summary of Selangie’s Biography

  • Full Name: Selangie Arlene Henriquez
  • Nickname: SEL
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: November 1, 1995
  • Selangie’s Age: 26 years old
  • Ethnicity: Latina
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christian
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Selangie’s Children: 1 Daughter
  • Selangie’s Height in Inches: 65 Inches
  • Selangie’s Height in Centimetres: 165 cm
  • Selangie’s Weight: 53 kg
  • Selangie’s Net Worth: $1.5 million
  • Famous for: Being a fashion designer
  • Selangie’s Instagram: @sel.xo
  • Twitter: @Mother_Roman @selarlene

How Old is Selangie?

Selangie Arlene Henriquez is currently 26 years old. The blogger cum fashion mogul was born on November 1, 1995, in New York City, USA. At the moment, there is no information about her parents or their occupations. Still, we know she is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent—which means that one or both of her parents are Spanish nationals.

Selangie Arlene’s zodiac sign is Scorpio, and although the New Yorker didn’t attend college, she studied Fashion Design at the High School of Fashion Industries. There are no reports that Selangie has any siblings, and all indications point toward the fact that she might have been her mother’s only child.

She grew up with her mother and her dressmaker grandmother in New York and started her business from her room in her mother’s New York apartment. At her grandmother’s feet, the young designer learned the basics of making clothes, a talent that would make her a millionaire in the next few years.

Selangie Built Her Fashion Empire From A Fashion Blog

Selangie’s first step to becoming a fashion guru was becoming a fashion blogger. When she was still in high school, she and her friends created a Tumblr account where she showcased various custom-made prom dresses and important fashion tips. It was from the platform that she leveraged enough to join Instagram.

The New Yorker soon got tired of making those custom dresses, as she didn’t want to be seen as just a seamstress, so she decided to do something more unique instead—hence the birth of SEL. The brand is popular for its luxurious evening gowns and its statement chokers. Soon, Selangie was taking creative risks of her own.

That year, her career turned for the best after meeting New York Journalist Azia Celestino, who wanted a customized Sel gown for the 2015 Grammys red carpet. And so Selangie, who was only 20 years old at the time, debuted on the red carpet – at the Grammys, for that matter.

This sparked off a string of other career successes. Later that year, she famously recreated the iconic Selena-Quintanilla-look from her last concert at the Houston Astrodome for Halloween.


Selangie has mentioned some of the world’s most known designers as her inspiration, like Michael Costello, Paolo Sebastian, and fashionista celebrities such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. She works with delicate mediums like crystals, lace, silk, and even metallics, and her designs are said to have a Retro Noir look, which is reminiscent of old Hollywood.

She took her creativity further and founded the lingerie line ‘Tinikini,’ known for its extra tiny bikini designs. This was a huge success, with celebrities like Winnie Harlow and Saweetie proudly rocking the label. In 2018, when she was only 23, Selangie released another collection of designs named ‘Exposé.’ This sultry yet elegant collection was aimed at making women confident, no matter how revealing their outfits were.

The presentation was held at the Fashion Week in Paris in partnership with Higher Dining on September 28, 2018, at the Champs-Élysées building. Her latest project, SEGEL, is coming soon. The label is projected to be a sister brand to SEL, but this time with contemporary, ready-to-wear gowns. All her designs are available on her Sel Doval website.

Selangie Arlene Henriquez Was Lil Yachty’s Girlfriend Until Things Turned Sour

As previously stated, Selangie and American rapper Miles Parks McCollum, aka Lil Yachty, had a thing going on at some point. The rumors of a romantic affair between the Atlanta rapper and Selangie began in January of 2021 after Yachty posted a picture on his Instagram of the two of them in a red automobile, donned in designer clothes and holding a wad of cash.

They began following each other on social media and were constantly spotted out and about together in public. Neither of them spoke openly about their relationship status as their social media pages did most of the talking, and before long, they had become one of the most-watched hip-hop couples in 2021.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Rapper Lil Yachty became famous after the 2015 singles, One Night and Minnesota from his debut EP ‘Summer Songs’ went viral. When he dated Selangie, he was about 23 years old. They dated only for a few months before parting ways.

When Did Selangie Have her Child?

Selangie gave birth to her first and only daughter on the 11th of October 2021 in New York, USA. Her name is yet to be revealed by her mother, and because of how low-key she was during the duration of her pregnancy, it took fans a while to deduce who the father of her child was.

However, reports finally confirmed that the young mother was indeed Lil Yachty’s baby mama. This news took a lot of fans by surprise because the relationship between the Atlanta rapper and his fashionista girlfriend didn’t seem to be that serious for that level of commitment.

Selangie refused to reveal her pregnant status until much later into the pregnancy, and even then, she was notoriously silent about who was possibly responsible. At this point, fans of the couple had put two and two together and figured that all was not entirely well with the couple.

Why Did Selangie and Lil Yachty Breakup?

Fans cannot truly tell exactly why Lil Yachty and Selangie broke up; however, before the birth of their baby girl, Selangie had unfollowed her rapper boyfriend on Instagram. Although the rapper continued to follow her on the platform, their relationship crashed only two weeks after Selangie had put to bed.

Lil Yachty seems to have moved on already with someone new, an Instagram model named Megan Denise, who goes by the name 222Juliet on Instagram. Some reports have stated that he and Megan have been in a relationship since 2017, while others say they only met in 2021.

Nonetheless, Selangie and her baby daddy are officially over and are now co-parenting their little one together, and the rapper was said to have been spending quality time with the newborn. Details of their co-parenting arrangements are not public knowledge.

Selangie Is Not In Any Known Relationship At The Moment

It seems like Selangie Arlene Henriquez is single at the moment. After her humiliating split from her rapper ex-boyfriend in 2021, it would seem that the SEGEL CEO is taking a lot of time off to focus on her child and herself. She is also working on expanding her fashion empire and has been attending many fashion events as well.

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