Name: Vanessa Arriola
Residence: Vallejo, CA (Bay Area)
What do you like about being Latino?
I love that Latina’s are known as the epitome of sexy & fierce. While I believe that each woman poses something special of their own, Latinas are immediately connected to overcoming any obstacles & their strength. In a nutshell, being Latina is the luchadora (warrior) cutthroat attitude but we also nurture like no other.
Latinas are the perfect blend of everything & that reflects a lot in our different cultures within Latin America. I am Mexican but even within Mexico we have different takes on our culture, there is so much to be appreciated within the Latino culture.
What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?
Something about me that people will be very surprised to know about me is that I was a huge tomboy growing up. I grew up with my brother who is 3 years older than me so I would always ruin my clothes playing with the boys & mix my Barbie dolls with his action figures.
What are your favorite colors and outfits that make up most of your closet?
My favorite color to wear is red but if you take a look into my closet you’ll see a lot of Olive & a lot of Black. People think black is easy to work with but I think its elegant & sexy. When in doubt, turn some heads in black.
What is your favorite brand/designer? What do you like about that brand?
I don’t think I have a favorite brand. I will seriously wear anything from anyone because I like it & its affordable. Dream designer to wear would have to be Carolina Herrera because she dressed Jackie Kennedy & Michelle Obama.
Which actresses or models do you believe have the best style?
I love the way Zendeya dresses. You can really see her creativity & personality though her style & the woman can make anything look good.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what are your goals?
In 5 years I see my self (above all) to he happy. I am a broadcast journalist so I see myself working to the top of my field & interviewing. I also see myself taking over my family business 100% so my mother can retire & maybe finally allowing marriage & kids in my life lol.
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