In Sergeantsville, Ocasio rents a three-bedroom townhouse with a washer and dryer, backyard, and driveway for what a studio apartment costs in New York. But the proud Mexican-American didn't keep the name for long. Ortega even suggests relocating for future savings in areas such as education. On Sundays, she makes one big dish they can easily divide into smaller portions for a quick dinner later in the week. Sign up to receive the latest news from Latina. She also changed her natural dark brown hair to dark red to land a broader range of roles. Get the latest issue before it hits the newsstand!
It's a strategy Denise, a financial advisor, often recommends to couples with multiple children.
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And then what really took it home was that the first job I got—which was a sitcom pilot for ABC—one of the execs strongly suggested to me that I consider changing my name, because it was the late 90s and the NAACP was really cracking down on the networks for lack of diversity. He changed his name back to Camargo. Most people know that Adrienne Bailon of The Cheetah Girls is Latina, but with a last name like Bryan, not everyone knows that her fellow cheetah Sabrina is also Latina. When the family was ready for a roomier house, they found a good deal on a home with an outdated kitchen that they renovated for 40 percent off simply by buying refurbished and floormodel appliances and fitting in cabinets bought directly from a manufacturer. Anita was of Spanish ancestry and her grandfather was a consul from El Salvador. Get the latest issue before it hits the newsstand!