I really want to keep on opening doors for myself, and others who want to come in.
I want people to consider talent without a last name or a race attached to it. I knew it would be a long path but also worth the struggle. That's when I got my confidence and when I started to figure out what beauty is.
Being by the ocean is the greatest thing.
I loved that people loved my dad. He never said no to an autograph but didn't make fame a "thing" or act any differently. And it was beautiful to have that support from his fan base when I started to study acting.
Making a fool out of yourself and putting it on the Internet is one of the best bonding experiences you could have.
I love Miami; I miss it so much. I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea.
I especially want to change the way we as Latinas see our beauty. I feel that there is a misinterpretation of what we're supposed to look like.
A director once told me, "You need to act like you're on mute and speak as though the viewer is in the other room doing the dishes." You become a part of the house. We can make fun of telenovelas, but not to the point where we're mocking them.
Although telenovelas have been part of my world since childhood, I always felt like I had to be something that I wasn't. I had to put on so much makeup and wear a push-up bra and have huge hair with blond highlights. I was falling into a mentality where "more" was more beautiful.
As soon as I came to L.A., I was told that I was exotic. I'd think, But I'm from Miami! I'm as American as a cheeseburger!
Telenovelas have been part of my world since childhood, I always felt like I had to be something that I wasn't.
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