Marcela A. Pertusi
Miss Puerto Rico América Latina 2018
Residence: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: Puerto Rican
What do you like about being Latina?
We have well defined values and a strong sense of sisterhood. Latinas have the capacity to be resilient and rise up against any adversity. We do things with passion and we make a positive impact everywhere we go. Not only are we beautiful, but we are intelligent, we fight for what we believe in, and are proud of our heritage.
What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
When I was 7 years old I starred in my own tv show in Puerto Rico, called “Mi Pequeño Músico.” It was aimed at children so they could learn about different types of music and dances, and their importance in our culture.
What are your favorite colors and outfits that make up most of your closet?
I love bright colors, such as yellow and magenta. Colors that make you stand out and smile! My closet is full of colorful dresses, jeans and shirts I’ve acquired during my travels. I love traveling and I always get shirts to remember all of the places I’ve visited and learned from.
What trends are big in your city?
At the moment, big earrings are trending in Puerto Rico. Earrings with tropical vibes that reflect my island’s culture and our beautiful landscape. That is why I have partnered with a talented jewelry designer in Puerto Rico, Mónica Martinez, to model her M3 Collection and showcase her talent and designs in various events.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
My favorite designers are Shirley Krifter and Sonia Rivera. They are designers that have made their mark in Puerto Rico’s fashion industry and bring to life designs that are representative of the purpose driven woman. I worked with them during my time as Miss San Sebastián Petite and I will always be grateful to them, as their designs were a reflection of my personality and made me feel like a true queen.
Which actresses or models do you believe have the best style?
Jennifer Lopez and Dayanara Torres are at the top of my list. Through their elegant, classic, and unique styles they have inspired Latina women all over the world. They are able to reflect their confidence and empowerment in their fashion and that is something I aspire to do as well.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are your goals?
In 5 years I see myself having a perfect balance between my personal and professional life. Succeeding at my career as an entertainment lawyer that represents Latin American talent and establishing my own non-profit organization that offers scholarships to students and promotes education. Above all, I want to enjoy every moment of my life, spend time with my family and friends, and keep sharing my knowledge with others.
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