OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTINA MENDEZ:
Born and raised in the city that never sleeps-New York City, exotic-beauty and grand-daughter of Meringue King Joseito Mateo, Christina Mendez has flaunted her god-given curves through magazine spreads, fashion campaigns, and runways. By creating fashionable moments in the modeling industry working with many well-respected clients such as: BET, Ashley Stewart, Sofia Vergara for Kmart, Madrag, Qristyl Fraizer Designs, Cyberswim, Baby Phat, Rocawear, House of Dereon, PZI Jeans and more, Christina is continuing to change industry-standard proving “curves can be marketable and sexy”.
As industry honchos began to take notice to the “powerhouse phenom” being featured in numerous fashion campaigns, Christina became (and still is) one of the most in-demand models to grace the pages and sites of leading fashion and entertainment media forums from Elle.com, Latina Magazine, Shape.com, Essence, Cosmo Latina, Vogue.it, The Source Magazine to being seen nationwide on The Rachael Ray Show, The Today Show, Noticias al Despertar and Good Morning America.
With the public finally shining a positive spotlight curvaceous beauty, Christina has been fortunate to be added to countless “curvy beauty” lists (MSN Living, Zimbio.com, ODDEE-10 Incredibly Hot Women over a Size 10, StyleBistro- The Most Beautiful Plus Size Models , Wiki Noticia- Top Sexiest Women In the World) joining fellow successful plus models: Ashley Graham, Crystal Renn, Whitney Thompson, and Kate Dillon.
Continuing to make headlines and garnering attention, in February 2013 Christina historically walked in Adrian Alicea’s Haute Couture Fashion Show ”CHRYSALIS” in Couture Curves during New York Fashion Week, as the only plus model integrated with straight-sized models! Showcasing and proving to critics of the plus community that the beauty of fashion is for everyone during New York Fashion Week.
If walking the catwalk, modeling for major brands, and lending her support to various events weren’t enough, Christina lends her support and time to Autism Speaks — a charity close to her heart. As a mother of an autistic son, Christina helps raise awareness as well as provide the most up-to-date information on breakthroughs and treatment for Autism as the spokesperson for the New York Chapter of Autism Speaks.
Mother, Model, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist…there’s no stopping the powerhouse that is Christina Mendez!
Official website: http://www.christinamendez.com