Kaya Jones is a Canadian pop singer, model and actress. She originally became known in 2003 for performing with the American girl group the Pussycat Dolls. Since 2004, she has pursued a solo career in music. In 2017 she joined the National Diversity Coalition for Trump as their Native American Ambassador for Trump.
Born Name: Chrystal Neria
Maiden Name: Neria
Other Names: Kaya,The Queen of Dance Music
Occupation: Actress, Singer and Model
Years active 2001–present
Born: August 28, 1984, 33 years and 10 months, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Eye Color: Brown – Dark
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5ft 11in (1.80 m)
Measurements: 34-25-34 (86.36 – 63.5 – 86.36 cm)
Bra size 34D
Instruments Vocals violin
Labels Interscope (2002–2006) Capitol (2001–2002)
Mother: Barbara Reynolds
Chrystal Neria was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She joined the girl group the Pussycat Dolls in 2003, when she was 19, although there has been controversy over whether she was an official member of the group.
Jones has performed with the Pussycat Dolls a few times, but there is controversy over whether she was ever a full member of the group. Founder Robin Antin has stated that Jones “was never an official member of the group”. Jones left the group in September of 2004 while the group was recording their debut album, claiming that it was no longer fun to be in the band. She told Yahoo! Singapore, “When everyone is not on the same page it affects the group so that I think was the worst part and I decided to leave”.
Jones has repeatedly made allegations that the Pussycat Dolls was a prostitution ring. She has claimed that she and her bandmates were abused by music industry executives, however, the group has refuted her allegations.
Jones contributed vocals to the Pussycat Dolls’ songs “Sway”, “Don’t Cha”, and “We Went As Far As We Felt Like Going”, but left the group in September 2004 shortly before the release of these songs and the release of PCD. After appearing with the Pussycat Dolls, Jones began a solo career in music. She released her first single, “Hollywood Doll,” in 2009. Her next single, “Take It Off,” was performed with DJ Regi and had a lukewarm reception in Europe, where it charted in the United Kingdom, Poland, and Belgium. In 2011, Jones started a record company called HueMan Race Records, Inc.
Jones is a conservative, and an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump. She has appeared on the Fox News show Hannity several times, beginning with an appearance in June 2017. In December 2017, Jones announced she had joined the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, where she is listed as a director with the title Native American Ambassador for Trump. With this announcement, she began to draw heavy criticism from prominent members of the Native American community. Jones has claimed to have Apache heritage, but Native American journalists state that no Apache tribe claims her, and that there is no confirmation of any Native ancestry for Jones. Secretary of State of the Cherokee Nation Chuck Hoskin, Jr. has cited genealogist David Cornsilk in a statement saying that Jones is not a member of any federally recognized Native American tribe.
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