Emily Fernandez was born on June 30, 1992. The type of dwarfism that Fernandez has is Achondroplasia. She was adopted during her childhood. Before she was on Little Women: Atlanta, she was a club dancer alongside her best friend/fellow cast member Bri Barlup. She and Barlup were also featured in rapper Lil Chuckee's music video for his song,"Da Wop". After that, Barlup went as "Leftcheek" and Fernandez went as "Rightcheek" at performances, and performed together as the duo called,"The Cheeks". Fernandez moved back to Dallas in 2016 to be with family, and joined the cast of Little Women: Dallas.
Behind the Scenes
Fernandez was in a relationship with a man named Lontel Johnson. They were together for four years. Fernandez and Johnson welcomed a son, Lontel "JJ" Johnson Jr. in April 2016. Just like Emily, JJ was born with Achondroplasia. Unfortunately, JJ passed away on August 6, 2016 at 3 months old due to health complications. Fernandez has a daughter named Ava (5), from a previous relationship. Ava is average-sized.