Lava is a make-up artist hailing from Portland, Jamaica. She believes she is exotic and is proud of her heritage, in addition to being a fan of boxing. She also dislikes girls who act too ghetto. Lava, whose real name is Taneish, became known for participating in the second season of the VH1 reality dating competition For the Love of Ray J. She was eliminated on episode 3 for being too demanding.