5 Latina Rising Stars to Watch in 2013-MainPhoto

Born and raised in L.A., this young Mexican-American rapper/singer’s talent and drive come straight from the heart. Rebecca Marie Gomez (aka Becky G) embarked on her career in the entertainment industry at only nine years old. When her parents lost their home, she begged them to let her audition for commercials so she could contribute to the family’s income. It’s a good thing they listened! At 15, her star is clearly on the rise. In April, the always amazing JLo, with boyfriend Casper Smart, appeared in the video for Becky from the Block, which became an instant YouTube sensation. This month Becky G signed on as the new face of CoverGirl and released her first EP, Play It Again—including a track featuring Pitbull—which made iTunes Top 100 on the day it was released. Look out for her album in early 2014!