When it comes to celebrities and the use of covering up teeth, celebrities LOVE grillz. Rapper Nelly is credited with making grillz mainstream, when his song “Grillz” was released in 2005, the demand for the fashion piece spiked up according to The Huffington Post. Johnny Dang, a Houston-based jeweler know for his Grillz appeared in Nelly’s 2005 music video. At the time he was selling around 400 pairs of Grillz a day for at least $500 a pop.
Since then, Grillz have graced the pages of Vogue, and celebrities outside the Hip Hop world have started embracing the trend. Even high fashion models like Cara Delevingne have had custom grillz made for their teeth. Jeweler Dolly Cohen is the face behind a lot of current designs that we see on celebrities. She started working at 19-years-old as a dental prosthetist which eventually led her to become a grillz designer.
The Paris- based designer has worked with A$AP Rocky, Rita Ora, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian to name a few. She initially made a pair for her boyfriend, when she decided she wanted to design grillz for women. Each grill she makes is custom hand-made.
Lil Wayne once admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that he paid $150,000 for his Grillz. The expensive price tag and exclusivity of the jewelry piece is likely what keeps the trend alive.
Some celebrities who’ve shown off their “grillz” include Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell, Jay-Z, Drake, Travis Scott, and so many more. But you there in the snow! What day is it!? And more importantly, what do you think of grillz? Is it less or more important than Christmas day? What would you bite with your grillz? You can tell us what you would bite in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.