Vayntrub was born in Uzbekistan and first came to the United States as a refugee, along with her parents, when she was just over two years old. Being Jewish, they feared for their safety in the troubled Soviet Union.
The family moved to West Hollywood, where they settled down and got their daughter into acting. The move came in an effort to make the money they needed to put their feet down in the country. They likely had no idea that their little Milana would go on to become a celebrity.
Making it Work
When the family first arrived in the United States, Milana said that her parents worked very hard to provide for her.
After Milana started making money of her own, she made it her mission to pay them back – well, it was one of her missions, but she was about to turn things up a notch.
Milana is proud of her Russian heritage, which she says was very influential in her home when she was growing up. The family used their native language in their home, and they still use it to speak to each other today.
She’s very close with her mom and even asks her permission before doing some more risqué shots. “I asked my mom for permission before basically putting my chest on a platter,” she said in the caption of one of her recent costumed images on Instagram.
If you have ever seen a picture of Milana’s younger sister, you’ve probably also seen all of the “wow, that family has some good genes” comments. And rightfully so, because both sisters are just naturally beautiful.
The girls are tight with each other, just like they are with their mom. In 2018, her sister, Briana, posted a picture online around the time she celebrated her 20th birthday. Big sis may not be super happy about it, considering she’s tried to keep her away from “the creeps.”
As a child in Uzbekistan, Milana faced turbulent, unsettling times with the family. They feared that, due to their religious identity, they would be targeted.
So, they came to the U.S., hoping to find a better life – and they did. But just a couple of years after they arrived, when Milana was just five years old, she was already helping to rake in the dough.