Nahtasha Budhi may not be enjoying the confines of Buckingham Palace, but she is a part of her own royal family, and is proud of it.
The prominent, Jamaican-born model and former Playboy Cyber Girl of the week has evolved into an internet princess for her risqué imagery and strong-willed personality that made her famous. However, there was a secret Budhi held in her personal life for years as she and Dancehall artiste, Snow conceived a daughter, who turned out to be a countess.
“We (Snow and I) decided to come out now, because it's time to reveal these secrets, about his lineage and his daughter’s lineage, so that she can be confident enough to carry her duties as a countess,” she told Examiner.com.
Snow revealed to Budhi that he was a descendant of King Brian Boru, the last King of Ireland. They later wed secretly before conceiving a daughter, Darrian O’Brien Buru.
For the Chocolate Bunny, this life was the stuff of legends.
“I was a very young girl when we wed and I knew that I married royalty and that I was the mother of a countess, so therefore I am use to it,” she said. “It's amazing, how many secrets a woman's heart can hold (laughs).”
It was a joy for Budhi to know she was a part of such a strong lineage. For her now 17-year-old daughter, it was somewhat of a shocker.
“I always was dad's girl and he always told me about his heritage and it was very special to him that I was his first born. I always knew from birth that my dad was a superstar,” she said. “But finding out that he is a Count and direct blood line from King Brian Boru blew my mind.”
As if it wasn’t intimidating enough being faced with this royal path, Darrian was the daughter of two well-known celebrities always in the public eye However, she insists her parents have shown her nothing but love and support in order to adapt to the pressures of both worlds.
“I am my mother's heart, her best friend and confidant,” she said. “My dad's is like having a big playmate. He's still very boyish and easy going. When I visit him, we go snowboarding and skiing and I get to me my other relatives, in Canada. Although they have royal blood, they are very colourful and hilarious.”
Darrian is also now adapting to a new addition to her family as her mother recently married her long-time manager, Chad Buehler. Budhi loves her husband not just for helping her build her career from the ground up, but keeping her afloat with his love and support.
“My husband is a major cinematographer and VFX producer,” she said. “He works with all the major studios and we have done a lot of work on my career. Therefore I am immensely proud of my husband. I'm absolutely excited.”
As for her professional life, Budhi has expanded her Chocolate Bunny brand by creating a fashion line of haute couture, of an ‘upscale’ nature.
“Since last year, my company Chocolate Bunny's branding potential has gone up, from 2.5 million to four million - and I haven't sold one item yet, because of my perfectionist tendencies,” she revealed. “We've also worked on a shoe line and I have a self published book, Memoirs of a Chocolate Bunny that I'm expanding, because I've had offers from major publishing houses”
Her daughter is also building her own entrepreneurial legacy as she has dedicated her time towards animal care.
“I love working with animals and I'm usually volunteering to get as much animals adopted, instead of being put down. This is definitely my passion and I am going to make a career out of Veterinary Science,” she said.
"My Beverly Hills Animal Shelter was started by Frankie Muniz, who donated money to my school to help get us started and I'm continuing my work with animals as much as I can.