Name: Vanessa Estrella
Residence: Bay Area
Nationality: Mexican American
Tell us about yourself.
I am 25 years old, born in Chicago, Ill. Moved to California about 11 years ago and I love it here! I’ve been working in the dental field for over 6 years, but I enjoy being in front of a camera on my down time.
What do you like about being Latino?
What I like about being Latina, is being able enjoy the culture. The music, the food, the people. Everything and everyone is so different, it’s amazing!
What are your favorite colors?
My favorite colors would have to be grey and black.
What are your favorite brand of clothes?
I really don’t have a favorite brand of clothing. If I see something I really like, regardless of the brand/price I’ll buy it.
What’s your favorite style?
My favorite style would have to be something that I’m comfortable in but can play around with it. More casual than anything.
What are the items you always carry in your purse?
The five items I always carry in my purse are: lipstick/lipgloss, floss, gum, bodyspray, lotion.
Which actor/actress or model has the best style according to your taste?
I really like JLo’s sense of style. When it comes to getting all glammed up, I can relate. And even on her not so glamorous days, she still makes anything look great!
Who was your role model growing up and how does that influence who you are today?
My role model growing up would always be my mom. She always showed me character, humility, and a sense of determination and responsibility! I am what I am today, because of her.
What is your favorite Latino Dish?
My favorite Latino dish would have to be Chiles Rellenos! I can never have enough!
What is a good life lesson that you would like to share with others?
One good life lesson I’ve learned is to not live your life for others. Sometimes it’s good to be a little selfish and think about yourself. You can’t many anyone else happy if you’re not happy with yourself. You only live once, so make the best of it!
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