Name: Andrea Peña
Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota
What do you love about being Latina?
First, I love that being Latina makes me different in any setting. By standing out, it gives me the opportunity to share my experiences and educate others about our culture. Second, I love how prideful and rich our culture is. From traditions, to the food, to the music, and the people, Latinos take pride in everything we have and everything we are. Last, I love how go getter we are. We are willing to break barriers and push boundaries all to have a better life.
What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
Though I love fashion and beauty, I also love Harry Potter. I’m a huge Harry Potter Nerd. I own all the movies, all the books, a wand, a scarf and a sweater.
What are your favorite colors and outfits that make up most of your closet?
I incorporate a little bit from all sorts of styles but mostly my closet consists of neutral colors and basic pieces that I can reuse and style in any season and in different settings. Although, I do still have those pops of textures and colors that I can incorporate in a look depending on what I’m going for and on the season.
What trends are big in your city?
Since it’s still winter in Minnesota, faux fur, white boots, track pants, and long jackets are still very much in. And of course, flannel too. I mean this is the Mid-West LOL.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
For High-End I love Gucci and Versace. They have this sort of regal streetwear vibe that’s perfect for special occasions but also for everyday wear. Their accessories the last couple of seasons have also been so unique and honestly my favorites. For more affordable, I love ZARA for trendy, quality pieces and Target for everyday or casual wear.
Which actresses or models do you believe have the best style?
So many good ones but I love Kim Kardashian, Emma Watson, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Lopez and Tammy Hembrow.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are your goals?
In five years, I hope to inspire women by showing them that it is possible to have it all if you are willing to work hard. I hope to have a thriving career, a house, children of my own, a loving marriage, and time to continue to pursue my passions in beauty fashion.
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