EXCLUSIVE: Sophi Alvarez on 'The Vineyard,' Being Discovered by Emilio Estefan & More!

Sophi Alvarez is one of the star's on ABC Family's reality show, The Vineyard. The 19-year-old Miami Venezuelan took time to talk to us about what it's like to be mentored by music greats Gloria and Emilio Estefan, her Hollywood crush and starring on reality TV.

Read our exclusive with Sophi below for more on this rising beauty:

What made you decide to be part of The Vineyard cast?

The network that the show would be on was a key factor in my decision to be a part of The Vineyard. ABC Family is a huge and respectable network, so I knew this was a big opportunity. I had never been to Martha's Vineyard nor had any real experience in front of the camera, but I felt that the overall theme of self discovery in the series was one that I could connect with and truly be a part of.

Would you say being on the show has impacted your life in a positive way? How so?

It has definitely impacted my life in a positive way. Not only have I gotten a ton of publicity for my music but also I've learned a lot about the industry and myself. Had it not been for the show I would not be as far down my career as I am now.

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