Vanessa Villela began her acting career as a soap opera actress in Mexico, starring in iconic telenovelas like “El Cuerpo Del Deseo” and “Una Maid en Manhattan.”

After years in the telenovela game keeping our tias and abuelas at the edge of their seats, Villela is making the drive over to sunny Sunset Boulevard.

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From traveling the world to supporting efforts like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (iFaw), Villela is not only an award-winning Mexican-American actress, she is also an avid world traveler, fashionista, yoga enthusiast and aspiring designer.

Plus her debut in the fashion industry via a collaboration with the swimwear brand Lascivious, as seen on her Instagram, makes Villela a multi-hyphenate star.

Villela took to social media to share the news saying, “I am so excited! Not only because I was able to manifest this dream of blending my background in acting with my latest passion in real estate, but because I want to help empower and show others to never give up on themselves or your dreams. I’m beyond grateful and blessed with this next chapter of my life. I can’t wait to have you and the audience personally watch how it unfolds and I thank all of you for being on this journey with me!”

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Vanessa Villela is bringing her authentic self and her entire Latinx identity with her to the big screen on Netflix. In her new role on season 4 of Selling Sunset, Villela is not only bringing the Latina energy this show needs, she’s doing it in style, even calling out ‘gentrified’ empanadas.

Fans of “Selling Sunset” are just as ecstatic, sharing their excitement for Latinx representation and all the talents she’s bringing to the real estate game and to Hollywood as a Latina claiming her space and breaking the glass ceiling, even for reality tv shows.