Breaking Down Barriers and Stereotypes with Miss California Latina Founder, Jennifer Rodriguez


Jennifer successfully managed to incorporate her business skills and her love for entertainment by having grown Miss California Latina® into the largest state pageant competition for Latinas in the country.  In the nine years under her direction, Jennifer established the brand as one of empowerment, servant leadership and opportunity. The organization carries the unique distinction of hosting national corporate partnerships on an annual basis. In 2015, Jennifer added television to the list, by securing a television partnership deal with AztecaTV for the rights to air the state competition.

Women of Worth is a podcast where Worthy Women founder, Audrey Bellis explores what it means to live and lead in integrity with women who exemplify it through their business, leadership, and community activism.

"You can be down in the dumps but, your down-in-the-dumps story could fuel the next person and could help them see the light" - Jennifer Rodriguez

On this episode of Women of Worth, Audrey sits down with Miss CA Latina Founder, Jennifer Rodriguez to talk stereotypes. Jennifer talks about how she had to break down stereotypes as a Latina and as a pageant girl.

 “We are really sexy as Latinas but we’re also really smart, really passionate, and really driven.”

 Jennifer also goes on to talk about self love. She talks about how she gets to work with young women everyday and the advice she instills in them when it comes to body image.

 “I don’t care your size. I just want to see that you’re healthy. If healthy is a size 8, 10, or 12 for you then I bow down for you. All that matters is what’s in your mind and in your heart”

“I love working with young women so that they feel confident and comfortable with the decisions that they are making." - Jennifer Rodriguez

 Audrey talks about how she’s inspired by the pageant community and her relationship with food.

The episode was recorded in sunny Downtown Los Angeles. 

Women of Worth is a product of Worthy Women and produced by AG One Entertainment.