What I love about being Latina: I love the warmth of the Latin culture and the close support of Latino families and friends.
What I love about being Americana: The opportunities available truly are endless. The education and travel that I have been afforded through growing-up as an American have been wonderful.
My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: My biggest challenge in growing up with a Latina background in the US (other than missing my extended family so much) has been juggling the American work ethic with the Latino appreciation and spirit for life. I feel like I am in a constant struggle to live up to the American standards of success without sacrificing my quality of life.
My biggest support in growing up Latina in America: My biggest support in growing up Latina has been from my parents. They have sacrificed so much of themselves for my brother and I and have always encouraged us to pursue our dreams.
Why I am beautiful: I am beautiful because of my passion for life and my attempt to bring happiness and laughter to those I come in contact with.