Jackie Cruz Talks Dominican Slang and Importance Of Family in ‘Growing Up Latino’


In this week’s episode of Growing Up Latino, Dominican-American singer and actress Jackie Cruz talks about her appearing and music profession, Dominican slang, and the significance of household.

Cruz, who was born in New York however raised in Santiago, Dominican Republic, talked concerning the lack of Latino illustration in Hollywood when she was rising up. “I didn’t get the function in Los Angeles as a result of I wasn’t ‘Mexican sufficient,’” she says. “But then right here, I play a Mexican,” she provides of her massive appearing gig as La Flaca on Orange is the New Black.

Jackie additionally opens up concerning the tragic accident she had at 16 that left her in a coma and unable to stroll. “Latino households are so supportive,” she says. “I needed to surrender and I didn’t due to my household. Family is essential,” she provides.

The 32-year-old artist additionally revealed that “vaina” and “que lo que” are her favourite Dominican slang phrases. “When I’m in DR, you may inform I’m Dominican for positive!” she says.

Watch the complete episode above.