Victoria Rivera

Aug 17, 11 Victoria Rivera

City you live in:
Los Angeles, California (specifically the lovely East Los Angeles)

English/Spanish/Spanglish:
English.

Favorite Latin food you can’t live without:
Tacos! Everything is instantly better when you have tacos!

What is your Latina contradiction?
I’m a latina that doesn’t know spanish (well not entirely). Shocking, I know! I’ve grown up with the language, I hear it and see it everyday! Growing up and to this day I’m sometimes criticized or ostracized because I’m “not latina enough” because I don’t speak Spanish. Growing up, my father thought it would be best if I only spoke english. I know enough to enjoy small talk and to get me by, but one day I’ll be fluent. It’ll be like fitting the missing puzzle piece of who I am.

When you think of Latin culture, what are the first words you think of?
Colorful, Beautiful, Wonderful! Latin culture is beyond colorful in every aspect: food, music, people, etc. We have diversity, vibrance and passion in everything we do!

What is your ethnicity? Or where is your family from?
Mexican. I’m first generation born in the US on my fathers side and I’m fourth generation (born in the US) on my mothers side. My father is from Fresnillo, Zacatecas Mexico and my mother’s side of the family is kind of unknown– I’m not sure what Mexican states they’re from.

Latina? American? Both?
Both. I’m a very proud Latina and American. I couldn’t ask for anything better!

Favorite Latin artist or music?
Hmm… I like to listen to a little of everything. Old mexican boleros, mambos, mariachi, pop. Some of my favorite latin artists are Los Panchos and Julieta Venegas, oh and of course Selena!

iPhone or BlackBerry?
iPhone.

How do you describe your style?
It’s very vintage inspired, retro, classic, chic and fun– not just pertaining to clothes but to everything! I love to dress according to my mood. My style is definitely unique!

What is your favorite Latin restaurant?
I don’t think I have one…

What media in English and/or Spanish do you prefer/consume, as in what magazines, newspapers, TV shows, etc?
English, but occasionally I’ll watch spanish language talk shows with my parents and brother.

[ethnicity]Mexican[/ethnicity]
[name]Victoria Rivera[/name]
[description]I’m a very proud Latina and American. I couldn’t ask for anything better![/description]

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