This picture pretty much sums up the Nueva Latinas Living Fabulosa event I attended earlier this week! For the second time, I was invited by Procter & Gamble (P&G) Orgullosa to celebrate Latina trendsetters and their stories of success. Special guests consisted of Gina Rodriguez, Angie Martinez, Nina Terrero, Janet Jones, Lilliana Vazquez, Diane Guerrero, Selenis Leyva and more. It was truly an evening filled with lots of laughs, tears and of course dancing.
It was so inspirational and refreshing being able to relate to Latinas in the industry that I look up to. It's not easy being a 'Nueva Latina' (balancing your culture with your way of life in America) in today's world but, it is possible. The panel discussion hosted by Angie Martinez, Lilliana Vazquez, Nina Terrero and Gina Rodriguez was my favorite part of the event. I loved listening to them share their childhood memories, experiences breaking into the industry and their accomplishments. I literally felt like I knew each and every one of them personally because of the commonality.
To sum things up, I left the event feeling PROUD, EMPOWERED and MOTIVATED. It may take me years to accomplish my dream but as long as I stay true to myself and keep my head up high, I know I can achieve anything! There's no need to conceal or overcompensate for the attributes that make me a 'Nueva Latina.'
The Vixen Workout intense Hip-Hop cardio class is awesome! I highly recommend you try them if you love dancing and want to work up a sweat! ::HUNGER POSE::
It would be amazing to see a daytime talk-show hosted by this group of FABULOUS Latinas!!!
(Use hashtag #LivingFabulosa on Instagram and Twitter to see more photos from the event.)
Lilliana Vazquez - Fashion Expert/Correspondent (Love her! I appeared on two of her fashion segments)