Rising Up and Breaking Barriers: Latina Bosses
Ivangellys Gonzalez is the creative mind behind Latina Explorer. Raised in Orlando, the Puerto Rican beauty created a platform intended to empower her followers to take risks, set goals and enjoy the journey of life. She lives and breaths the millennial demographic experience and embraces emerging global cultures in her travels. She navigates life with the point of view that the world knows no boundaries or language barriers when common interests are shared. She is a truly innovative mind and thrives off of the creative process. She was nominated in 2018 by Orlando Weekly for best local Instagram and has a website launching soon!
Yilena Hernández was born in Holguín, Cuba. Since she was a child she showed a lot of talent in the art of acting; However, at the age of 15 after winning a Beauty contest, she would start her career as a model, in 2009 she packed her suitcases full of dreams and decided to go after them moving to the United States. Her beginnings in a foreign country were a challenge to make her way in the world of fashion but this did not stop her, so she participated in several Beauty contests in which she was Miss international Bikini and because of the resemblance to the doll Barbie began to be recognized for "The Cuban Barbie." Yilena Hernández has been invited as an influencer in catwalks by haute couture designers such as: Tom Ford, Balmain and Roberto Cavalli. This Cuban model has made its way into the world of fashion in an impressive way, being the face of the well-known designer of stars Willfredo Gerardo.
Yilena has worked as an international model throughout Europe and the United States walking the most important catwalks of the fashion world, such as Paris fashion week, New York fashion week, Milan fashion week, Los Angeles fashion week, and many more. It has been the cover in several prestigious magazines such as Playboy, fhm, maxim, Ellements, latina, Vogue, Elle, cosmopolitan, men's health, life style, jmg. The Cuban Barbie has been invited and working on several television programs, some of which are "Sabado Gigante," "Latin Angels," "Hoy." She recently launched her line of lashes "Yilena Luxury Lashes." As of today, she is working with Willfredo Gerardo on the creation of a line of bikinis that will be exhibited in the Miami swim week and will create a special line of couture clothing.
Gilda Garza is a Mexican artist born in Sinaloa, Mexico. She started to paint as young as she can remember, a generational talent passed down to her from her grandmother. Living in one of the most dangerous places in Mexico, Sinaloa, she was surrounded by war and kidnappings in her family. Her paintings show all of the raw emotions from these impactful events in her life. She believes the best works of art happen when pain and suffering turn into inspiration and creativity.
In a recent interview for Hermosaz, Gilda said, "My secret to break barriers and take my art to another level is to do things from the heart! What I do is my true passion and I do it with all my love, from when I start painting there is no work that does not have a part of my life in it, even when I'm at an event of mine I want those who accompany me to spend it well and make a whole experience, for me it is an honor to accompany me and travel from all over the world to see my works. When I paint, it is a part of me that needs to express itself. My secret is to do everything with the heart."
Miryam Rochin is a Mexican-American digital influencer. She works as a teacher while attending university. Besides dancing, one of her passions is traveling, she has visited over 15 countries. While traveling, she also finds a way to help local communities. In a recent interview, Miryam said, "travel causes you to change your perspective on society and its different cultures." Miryam also holds the title of Miss Grand Arizona 2019, in which her duty as queen is to promote the message of NONVIOLENCE around the state. In August, she will travel to Chicago to Nationals, representing Arizona.
"Persistence and determination is the key to being able to achieve everything you want. I would like to continue learning, traveling and continue to make a change in my community." - Miryam Rochin
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