Dascha Polanco: "I Have Ancestry From Every Part of the World"

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Dascha Polanco is one of our favorite up-and-coming Latinas in Hollywood!

The Orange is the New Black star, who is gearing up to continue her role as Dayanara on the show's second season this summer, attended P&G's special Orgullosa Nueva Latina event in NYC on Wednesday.

And we must say, she was looking gorgeous!

Orgullosa's Nueva Latina campaign was started to empower women to define what it means to be a modern, bicultural Latina. The event was filled with inspirational Latinas who were treated to a "Chicas Night Out" beauty bar and were able to catch the debut of Orgullosa's production "Nueva Latina Monologues."

Dascha took a little break from posing for the cameras on the red carpet to talk to us about what makes her proud to be Latina, her Latina heritage, Latinas in Hollywood who inspire her and more.

(P.S. Dascha, YOU inspire US!)

Watch our exclusive interview with the OITNB actress below:

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Priscilla Rodriguez, Associate Editor

Priscilla Rodriguez is Latina.com’s Associate Editor. She provides coverage on nearly every topic with a focus on celebrity entertainment. Before hitting the pavement at Latina, Priscilla worked for various outlets including Teen.com, InStyle and Us Weekly. You can follow her on Twitter @priscilrodrig.

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