The new face of Revlon is a little-known Mexican TV host with a rags-to-riches story

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Revlon revealed its latest ambassador, Alejandra Espinoza, a Mexican TV host who most Americans don’t know.

This is a huge compliment – she now sits among other Revlon ambassadors, including Emma Stone, Halle Berry, and Olivia Wilde, as Buzzfeed points out.

So who is she?

Get to know the gorgeous model with a wild rag-to-riches story before you start seeing her on a more consistent basis.


“I came from nothing,” the 28-year-old Espinoza said to the Daily Mail. “I am the American dream.”

A seguirle???????? #work. @marco_hair_makeup Te extraño ????

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Source: Daily Mail


When she was just 16, the Daily Mail notes she moved from her home in Tijuana to the US. Her ten siblings came along.

Source: Daily Mail


She used to work three jobs just to help her parents pay the rent.

Good Morning☀️ nos vemos en un ratito en @despiertaamericatv con toda la info que necesitas para audicionar en @labanda

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Source: Daily Mail


Her aunt had encouraged her to try out for a competition television show.

Source: The Daily News


It was a great idea. In 2007, Espinoza competed in Univision’s “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (translation: “Our Latin Beauty”). She won, and earned a contract with the network.

Source:The Daily News


She has guest-hosted many other Univision shows, including “El Gordo y La Flaca.”

En solo minutos ???????????? @elgordoylaflaca

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Source: The Daily News


She now hosts the Mexican TV show “La Banda,” which is produced by mega-producer Simon Cowell, with cohost Ricky Martin.


She described her beauty style as “polished, but effortless,” to PopSugar.

Source: PopSugar


When PopSugar asked when she feels the most beautiful, she said, “I think it’s all about attitude. In order to project beauty you have to feel it first and that’s what I try to do every single day … every day. No matter if I just woke up or if I’m tired and going to sleep or I’m working, it’s on you to feel beautiful.”

The magic of @marco_hair_makeup #feelingbeautiful ????#cosmoForLatinas #NY

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Source: PopSugar


She’s been married for four years to a choreographer named Anibal Marrero.

Me encanta pelearme a besos contigo papa de @matteomarrero ???????? @anibalmarrero te amoooo!!

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Source: The Daily Mail


Crazy fact: Espinoza had a baby just this year! His name is Matteo. “He’s my biggest blessing,” she said to the Daily Mail. “I’m in love.”

Source: PopSugar; Daily Mail


How does she stay in shape? “I drink a lot of water. And I do yoga. Those are two of the most important things,” she said to the Daily Mail.

@matteomarrero y yo llegando a nuestra primera clase de yoga juntos???? vamos a ver como nos va!! #MommyAndMeYoga

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Source: Daily Mail


She also doesn’t believe in over-the-top Photoshopping. “It’s not good for the company, and it’s not good for the model,” she said to the Daily Mail. “You need to embrace yourself — not the photoshopped version of you. That’s not the way I want people to see me.”

SONRIE PARA LA FOTO???? feliz sábado guapísimo(a) SI, TU! GUAPÍSIMO(a) ????

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Source: Daily Mail


But, she told the Daily Mail, she loves Instagram. “Today with Instagram, you can actually see the real person with their imperfections. I think that’s a much better way to see a celebrity,” she said.

Ahora soy @alejandraespinoza a secas ???????????????????? gracias al súper equipo de @instagram

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Source: Daily Mail


And Instagram loves her back — she has 1.2 million followers as of now.


At the end of the day, she’s still a normal person who just likes to spend time with her family.

@matteomarrero #loveIsOn #centralPark #blessed #superMatteo #NY

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But we’ll definitely be seeing more of Espinoza now that she’s an ambassador for Revlon.

Los Azules de #PuertoRico

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