Jo De La Rosa was born in Lima, Peru. Her family transferred to Tustin, California when she was three years old. Luck started pouring in the family when her parents won the lottery in 1994. Soon after, they moved to Mission Viejo. She attended UC Irvine, where she obtained a degree in English and Comparative Literature. After graduating, she pursued a career in the title insurance industry, where she met her former fianc? Slade Smiley.
Jo De La Rosa was a former cast of Bravo’s reality show The Real Housewives of Orange County. During the first season of the show, Jo De La Rosa was featured as the live-in fianc?e of insurance title executive Slade Smiley. The two were living a luscious life in Slade Smiley’s Coto estate. However, due to their different priorities in life, the couple eventually broke up. Jo De La Rosa, used in going out with her friends and partying all night, is having a hard time trying to be the conventional housewife that Slade Smiley wants her to be. Their breakup was featured on the show during its second season.
De La Rosa’s debut album, Unscripted is set to be released in August 2008.