Who is Helen Lasichanh?
Helen Lasichanh was born in Miami, Florida USA, on 22 July 1980 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, she holds American nationality, and is of unusual Ethiopian and Laotian descent. She is a model, fashion designer and a stylist, but who might be known best for being the wife of the American rapper and singer Pharrell Williams.
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Childhood and education
Helen was raised an only child in Miami by her father who was a lawyer, and her mother who was an accountant. Although she dreamed of becoming an actress, her parents urged her to focus on obtaining her college degree.
Helen attended Miami Coral Park High School at which she became interested in modelling and designing clothes, and upon matriculation in 1998, she enrolled at St. Thomas University from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2002. She became an accomplished volleyball player, and in 2001 she won the Florida Sun Conference Player of the Year Award. She also started working while still attending college, to financially support herself.
Helen prefers to stay away from the media’s attention, so hasn’t talked much about her career, but it’s known that she has been working as a model for years now, and is hoping to become a famous fashion designer. She is also interested in making her debut acting appearance, and in founding her own charity organization.
Love life and marriage with Pharrell
In 2008, Pharrell and Helen met at a banquet, but at that time Helen was in a serious long-term relationship, and believed that she was to marry the man she was dating. However, the two split by the end of 2010, and Pharrell then started asking her out on a date nearly every day. Helen eventually gave in and kept him company during many of the events he attended, during one of which the two were noticed holding hands. While being a guest of Oprah Winfrey, Helen stated that she behaved rather uncommon around Pharrell, because she wanted to find out what exactly it was that he wanted of her.
In July 2013 the two became engaged – it wasn’t them who announced it, but was rather people who noticed Helen’s diamond ring while she was attending the premiere of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” on 16 July 2013. They married on 12 October that year at The Kampong National Tropics Botanical Garden, attended by their wide circle of friends and family members, including the famous singers Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Gwen Stefani.
Helen and Pharrell have a son together, and triplets born in January 2017.
Helen hasn’t talked about any other men she might have dated in the past, while it is known that Pharrell was in a relationship with five other women: he dated American singer-songwriter Kelis in 2001, the jewelry designer Jade Jagger in 2003, singer Alesha Dixon in 2004, Czech model Karolina Kurkova from 2004 to 2006, and American music video director Vashtie Kola.
Hobbies and other interests
Helen is quite secretive when it comes to her personal matters, including her hobbies, so isn’t very active on the internet, and doesn’t have an Instagram account.
She appears to be enjoying leading a lavish lifestyle, and is keen on travelling and staying at some of the most expensive hotels. Helen has been all around the US with her other half, and the two have also been to Europe on various occasions for both work and pleasure, while her dream travel destination is still New York City.
Helen is a lover of animals and is an advocate for the preservation of the endangered species – she has volunteered at various animal shelters since her teenage years, and today has several pets including dogs, cats and parrots.
In her spare time she’s keen on watching movies – her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Scarlett Johansson, while a few of her favorite movies are “Sleepless in Seattle”, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Lost in Translation”.
Age, height and net worth
Helen’s age is 40. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and she weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of November 2020, her net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, while her husband’s net worth is reputedly over $150 million.
Who is Pharrell Williams?
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia USA, on 5 April 1973 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. He gained recognition in the early 1990s when he formed the duo The Neptunes together with the American singer and multi-instrumentalist Charles Edward ‘Chad’ Hugo.
Pharrell was raised alongside his two brothers in Virginia Beach by their mother Carolyn who was a high school teacher, and their father Pharaoh Williams who was a handyman. He was introduced to Chad Hugo while at a summer band camp, at which Chad played the tenor saxophone while Pharrell played the drums. The two went on to attend Princess Anne High School together, and upon matriculation in 1991, Pharrell enrolled at Northwestern University, but dropped out after two years.
In 1992, Pharrell and his friends formed the band Surrounded by Idiots, but which disbanded before they released any songs, and this led Pharrell and Chad to form The Neptunes, together with Mike Etheridge and Shay Haley.
They were mostly focused on making music for other performers such as the hit song “Rump Shaker” for Wreckx-N-Effect, “Superthug” for Noreaga and “Shake Ya Ass” for Mystikal.
Pharrell was also a member of the band N.E.R.D., and they released their first full-length album “In Search of… “ in 2001. In 2006, Pharrell launched his solo career with the release of his debut album “In My Mind”, which peaked at #3 on the Us Billboard 200 Chart. In 2010, he helped compose the music for the animated movie “Despicable Me”, together with Heitor Pereira and the famous German film score composer Hans Florian Zimmer, who might be known best for having composed the music for the movie “Gladiator”. Pharrell also helped compose the music for “Despicable Me 2”.
On 3 March 2014, he released his second solo album “Girl”, then co-wrote the music for the 2014 superhero movie “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. On 8 February 2015 he voiced a character in the episode “Walking Big & Tall” of the animated comedy series “The Simpsons”, and most recently, in 2019 he produced five songs for the musical drama movie “The Lion King”. Concurrently in 2015, he served as the executive producer of the comedy drama movie “Dope” which starred Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons,
Pharrell is also a businessman, having launched this career in 2005 when he collaborated with the Japanese fashion designer Nigo in creating two brands, Ice Cream and Billionaire Boys Club. He founded the multimedia creative collective I Am Other in May 2012, and in 2014 became a partner at Adidas.
2015 saw him found the non-profit organization From One Hand to Another (FOHTA).
Pharrell likes to watch science fiction series, and his favorite is “Star Trek”.
He is an avid skateboarder and his house has a half-pipe inside it.