Who is Leah Sweeney?

Leah McSweeney is an American Fashion Designer and a TV Personality. Independent attitude holder Leah is the founder and CEO of fashion label Married To The Mob (MTTM), a female fashion line, which is started with an intention to empower girls and women in the male-dominated streetwear sector. She has collaborated with many famous fashion brands like Kangol, Nike, Colette, etc. She has appeared in several reality TV shows. However, she gained highlight by starring in the reality TV show “Love and Hip Hop: New York”. She is the newest and the youngest member of the Real Housewives of New York (RHNY). Leah is famous for streetwear clothing and even celebrities like Fergie and Lady Gaga have appeared with the clothing of her. Besides, she co-hosts Improper Etiquette podcast with Laura Stylez. She has also been featured in publications including Vogue, Inked, Nylon, Essence, Elle, and Paper. She is active on Instagram as ‘@leahmob’ with 98.6K followers.

What is Leah McSweeney is famous for?

  • Famous for her initiation in the field of Fashion Design by starting a streetwear fashion label Married To The Mob which is one of the first streetwear brands for women, by women.
  • Famous as she is the new member of Real Housewives of New York and recently is gaining a lot of popularity among the audiences.

Early Life of Leah McSweeney

Leah McSweeney was born on 27th August 1982 in New York City in the United States. According to our information, she is the daughter of father Bryan McSweeney and mother Marie McSweeney. She grew up with her sibling Sarah McSweeney. For Schooling, she attended the Convent of Sacred Heart in NYC’s Upper East Side, Manhattan. But she was expelled for being ‘Bad Influence’ and her family moved to Newtown, Connecticut. Meanwhile, after the expulsion, she had a complicated relationship with her family. For further study, she returned to New York and joined the Fashion Institute of Technology for a very short time but did not graduate. 

Physical Altercation With the Police

In 2002, when Leah McSweeney was 20 years old, she was involved in physical violence with the New York Police Department where she had suffered several injuries and also lost some teeth. She charged the cops for the physical altercation and asked for $1 million in punitive damages and $3 million in special damages but the city denied the allegation. Eventually, the case is settled by awarding Leah McSweeney with a compensation of $75000.

What does Leah McSweeney do?

Fashion Design

With the money she got from the physical altercation, she founded her Married To The Mob, a female fashion line. In 2002. As she had an independent attitude, she wanted to fight against the male-dominated society so she got inspired and with an intention to empower the girls and women, she initiated the streetwear for women. She wanted to show the world that even women can do as men if they have a chance and strong willpower. In addition, she has collaborated with famous fashion brands including Kangol, Kaws, MCM, Colette, Nike, Fafi, etc. Female rappers including Chanel West Coast, Kid Sister, and Lil Debbie are featured in the collections of MTTM as models.

Media

Leah McSweeney is not only limited around her fashion designing but also shows herself in the media as a TV personality and also co-host on the radio. She has starred in several reality TV shows. To begin, she appeared as a client on an episode on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker in 2010. Her appearance in the Millionaire Matchmaker led her to various TV shows including VH1’s’ Love and Hip Hop: New York’. Similarly, in 2015 she featured repeatedly in Shade 45's Lip Service with Angela Yee of Power 105.1. Besides, she started Improper Etiquette as a co-host with Laura Stylez of Hot 97 where she discussed the lifestyle and current issues with Laura and sometimes with celebrity interviews. 

Recently, she has become a new member of the reality TV show the Real Housewives of New York. She is gaining much more popularity after joining the show.

Leah McSweeney has also been featured in the publications including Vogue, Inked, Nylon, Essence, Elle, and Paper. And she is contributing the online publication Hypebeast by providing commentary about the lifestyle, mental health, streetwear design, and motherhood.  Besides, she also writes a column for the Penthouse magazine.

Yet, she has not been put into any sort controversies. 

Who was Leah McSweeney married to?

As of 2020, Leah McSweeney is single and lives with her Kier Marie ‘Kiki’ in New York. Kiki is the daughter of Leah McSweeney and her ex-boyfriend, Rob Cristofaro. The couple separated many years ago. Besides, she is the woman who wants to keep her private life a mystery. Leah McSweeney’s daughter is her first priority and loves her the most. 

Besides, she had bipolar II disorder and was diagnosed in August 2012 on her 30th birthday. Her life stabilized right away in 2015.

Body Measurement of Leah McSweeney

A very good looking woman, Leah McSweeney has a slim body. She stands at a height of 5ft. 7 inches and weighs 59 kg. Information regarding her shoe size, dress size, and bra cup size are not updated. She has 35-28-36 body figure. She has got blue eyes and blonde hair. 

How much is Leah McSweeney worth?

Even though she faced a lot of hardship in her teenage, she molded herself and turned out to be a successful fashion designer and TV Personality. She has a name, fame, and adequate wealth at the present. As of 2020, her net worth is $2.5 million. As of the CEO of MTTM, she earns $74k- $401k. she also earns being a regular columnist ranging from $21k- $160k. Similarly, she charges $61k (estimated) for appearing in the TV shows. Besides that, she earns being a co-host of Improper Etiquette. Hence, she indeed has a successful career in every field that she handles.

Facts of Leah McSweeney you might have not known

  • Leah McSweeney had tattoos on her five fingers of her right hand
  • She strongly advocates mental health awareness.
  • She is a single mother who is caring for her daughter Kiki.
  • She is a close friend of Tinsley Mortimer who has been a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York since 2017.