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Zoe Saldana on the cover of Glam Belleza Latina

Zoe Saldana on Glam Belleza Latina

Zoe Saldana is the Fresh Face of Glam Belleza Latina’s Fall Issue — ... rules the silver screen, but she’s still rooted in her Latin culture. GBL caught up with the bilingual star to talk beauty and why she’s “happy to be Latina.”

In an interview with Glam Belleza Latina, Zoe Saldana talks about her heritage, being a first generation American and all the pressure first generations face when they grow up.

GBL: You moved to the Dominican Republic from New York at age 10 to live with your grandparents after your father’s death. That must have been hard, yet it’s an experience familiar to a lot of first-­generation Americans, with so many immigrants sending their kids back home as they settle into the U.S. Do you think that’s part of why you are so strong?

Zoe: Strength is something that either you’re born with or you acquire. It’s nature and nurture, you know? I do believe that it runs in my family, but it’s mostly the way that we were raised—by really strong, confident women.

Go to Glam Belleza Latina, to read the full interview with Dominican actress Zoe Saldana.