Who is Loni Love? 'Gorilla Glue Girl' Tessica Brown to get custom wig from comic and 'The Real' talk show host
Comedian Loni Love has come forward to help Tessica Brown, aka 'Gorilla Glue Girl'. The talk show host has stated that she empathizes with Brown, whose hair became solid after using Gorilla Glue.
“We know as Black women how hard it is, our hair is so important,” Love said. “I’m one of the few Black women — me and I think Whoopi Goldberg — [who] actually wear our hair in braids or locks because traditionally it has been known to be unprofessional. But the times are changing”.
As per Love, Brown, who recently underwent a cosmetic procedure to remove the glue from her hair, may need a good wig. ‘The Real’ talk show co-host added that she is offering to gift her a custom wig. Love added that she has a “wonderful wig maker, who will make a wig of her styling”.
Who is Loni Love?
Love, 49, is an acclaimed comedian and television host who graduated in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University, Texas. While at the university, she found an inclination towards stand-up comedy and performed at several college functions.
Love started her comedic career in 2003, after appearing on ‘Star Search’. Since then, she has appeared on numerous movies and shows, including ‘Adopt a Highway’, ‘Mother’s Day’, ‘RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race’, ‘Kevin Can Wait’, and others. Since 2013, Love has worked alongside Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, and Jeannie Mai for the talk show ‘The Real’. She and her co-hosts won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
Love has also authored a memoir, ‘I Tried to Change So You Don't Have To’ that chronicles her childhood, career journey, and time as a co-host on ‘The Real’.
Apparently, Love is not the only acclaimed celebrity who has come forward to help Brown. Beyoncé's longtime hairstylist, Neal Farinah, has also offered help with the recovery process.
“When she leaves the hospital if she needs a wig or taking care of her scalp I’m here for her,” Farinah wrote on her Instagram.
Gorilla Glue controversy explained:
Earlier in February 2021, Tessica Brown -- whose TikTok username is @Im_D_Ollady -- said to her followers that she had run out of her usual hair spray and made the wrong decision to use the Gorilla Glue spray in the interim. Brown told her followers that weeks had passed, but her hair was still not able to move.
“My hair, it don’t move. You hear what I’m telling you? It. Don’t. Move,” Brown said in the first video explaining her ordeal “So I’ma tell y’all like this: If you ever, ever run out of Göt2b Glued Spray, don’t ever use this. Unless you want your hair to be like that forever.”
In a subsequent video, Brown demonstrated an unsuccessful attempt to wash out the adhesive spray. Brown applied a lot of shampoo on her head and then wiped it away with a cloth only to reveal that her hair remains the same.
After informing her followers, Brown visited St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, Louisiana. The very same day, she shared a photo of a hospital official checking her hair. In one of her earlier interviews with Kiss 92.5, Brown said that the hospital staff attempted to use the nail polish remover mixed with the saline water on her head, but it caused a burning sensation.
A report from TMZ confirmed that Dr Michael Obeng from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, offered to perform a procedure that helped Brown. After getting the procedure done, Obeng shared a detailed video outlining the process he and his team developed to give Brown the relief.
“She’s been through a lot and I hope that you guys will learn from Tessica’s injuries or Tessica’s ordeal,” Obeng said. “Make sure that any time you guys grab something, make sure you read it.”