Amys Napoles Ochoa He never thought that his dreams as a child while living in Cuba would come true; She has come a long way to become a model, beauty queen and succeed in the United States.
At just 18 years old, she won the Miss Teen Universe Arizona queen title after arriving on American soil in 2021 and competing for the first time in a beauty contest.
“I can’t believe that my nine-year-old dream will come true. A year ago I was in Cuba asking God for the opportunity to make my dreams come true and unfortunately I had to give up a whole life to achieve it,” he wrote on his Instagram after winning the competition last May.
“I experienced poverty and oppression as 11 million Cubans do today. “I will not stop until my voice is heard around the world,” he said with photos where he proudly holds the Cuban flag.
In an interview for Telemundo 51the young woman said that she worked and practiced a lot to achieve this success, even modeling at home in front of her mother to prepare for this moment.
“Always, since I lived in Cuba, I told my mother: ‘Mom, if I go I want to be a model, I want to be a model, a competition,'” said Amys, but she knew that it is in Cuba. it’s hard to get these opportunities. .
He spent most of his youth on the island with his grandmother waiting for the opportunity to join his parents in the United States, something he achieved at the age of 16.
The new beginning in this country was difficult especially because of the language: “On the first day of school I went home crying because I didn’t understand what the teachers were saying. I felt a little left out a lot of times because I didn’t know how to communicate. ”
These obstacles are abandoned, because Amys Nápoles Ochoa is now a beauty queen but above all a winner who serves as an inspiration to many young Cubans.