She is originally from Richmond, Virginia and was a competitive dancer since the age of two, modeling since she was five, and a competitive cheerleader since middle school. "I got a lot of bumps and bruises from that " I got a black eye before going on to compete " but it was a lot of fun. It gave me stamina and strength." She is also Playboy's January 2012 Cyber Girl.Ariana told Playboy, "I have a very strong sexual appetite. I epitomize the saying 'A lady in the streets but a freak in the sheets!...I'm blessed to have been born with natural curves and an hourglass shape." She calls her loyal followers on Twitter her "Tweetourage."