What I love about being Americana: The way I can be whomever I choose to be, and then change my mind if I want to.
My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: Not meeting anyone’s expectations as to how I should behave.
My biggest support in growing up Latina in America: My family who criticized me lovingly and encouraged me to do whatever made me happy.
Why I am beautiful: I am beautiful because I am the offspring of two wonderfully beautiful people with kind hearts, brave souls and a hearty sense of humor; not to mention patience and love beyond limitations. I hope to someday pass these traits on to my own hija.