Adriana Fonseca faced discrimination when she first came to the United States to pursue her acting career like many other Latina’s have before her. Her accent had become an obstacle she thought she would have to overcome. Many other Latina’s have encountered this same struggle, one of whom is Sofia Vergara.
“As a Latina, if you don’t pronounce something correctly in English, they look at you badly,” Adriana said, according to Diario Basta. “They don’t respond to you. They humiliate you.”
Some Latina’s such as Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek had not fixed their accent and it has worked for them as well as Sofia Vergara. Penélope Cruz, who once struggled to speak English, has even gone on to win an Oscar.
What inspires us most about Fonseca is that she is determined and ambitious and she has not let this obstacle defeat her. Fonseca is apart of a group of Hispanic celebrities that has overcome adversity. We are hoping we see this strong and motivated Mexican actress more in the future.