Straight Walk: A Supermodel's Journey to Finding Her Truth

Straight Walk: A Supermodel's Journey to Finding Her Truth

by Patricia Velasquez

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Overview

The riveting story of a Latina actress and supermodel, and her rise from a poor neighborhood in Venezuela to the fashion runways of Milan, Paris, New York, and London. Patricia Velasquez worked tirelessly to help lift her family out of poverty, but she spent years feeling isolated, living a lie, and hiding her true self from those she loved most. In this intimate, inspiring, empowering and heartfelt memoir, she finally reveals the naked truth about her life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150273399
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Patricia Velasquez, known as the “world’s first Latina supermodel,” has walked runways for Chanel, Gucci, and Carolina Herrera, and has appeared on countless magazine covers. She posed for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Victoria’s Secret several times.

Velasquez is also an internationally recognized actress and activist. She’s appeared on the big screen in the box-office successes The Mummy and The Mummy Returns and starred in and produced many independent films including Liz in September. Her television credits are Ugly Betty, CSI: Miami, Arrested Development, Rescue Me, Ed, and American Family, among others.

Patricia also built and runs her charity, The Wayuu Taya Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the living conditions of Latin American indigenous groups while maintaining respect for their culture. She competed on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2012 to raise money for the organization. She’s a UNESCO Artist for Peace and has been frequently recognized for her charity work by multiple organizations including the United Nations.

Patricia launched a line of organic hair care products called Taya Beauty, using ingredients from the indigenous communities of the Amazon through environmentally friendly and sustainable programs.

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