Essence-V Model

Model, Actress, Philanthropist Christina Mendez is making the world more fashionable one click at a time, as one of the newest virtual models on   “As one of the only real-size virtual model on the website, I am truly honored that they chose me to be apart of this virtual fashion community…with styles ranging from hair, accessories, and wardrobe, consider me your personal fashion doll”, says Christina Mendez. With’s Makeover Magic, website users will have the opportunity to use the likeness of Christina and 11 other models’ photos to experiment on specific hair color/hairstyles, makeup choices by Covergirl Cosmetics, and fashion.

For more information on Christina Mendez and the latest up-to-date appearances, please log onto:

About Your Voice. Your Style. Your Life. is an expansive web destination aimed to be the ultimate online destination for African-American women. serves as the daily source for African American-related news, entertainment and community, and reflects the intimate tone and approach of the esteemed Essence brand.  As part of its daily content offerings, delivers engaging blogs, robust photo galleries, original video programming, and a substantial online community across four channels that include Beauty & Style; News & Entertainment; Relationships; and Recipes. The new launched in September 2008 and is one of the first projects to come from the partnership between The Warner Bros. Television Group and Time Inc.’s Essence Communications Inc.

About Christina Mendez

Christina Mendez has graced the pages of Glamour, All You, Latina Magazine and Urban runway for BET’s Rip the Runway, Art of Curves, and Lane Bryant’s In-Store Fashion Show in NYC. She has also become one of the first real-size, Hispanic Urban models to work as a featured model for brands such as Baby Phat, Apple Bottoms, Rocawear, Dereon and more. Besides appearing in various magazines and runway shows, Christina has been featured in national television segments  including The Rachel Ray Show, Fox News, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, BET News, Lifetime’s “Matched in Manhattan” with Matt Titus, New York local favorites Good Day New York , CW 11 and others.


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