Meeting Teen Mom 3 star Briana Dejesus, you would never think this is a girl who has had to deal with so much in her short 19 years. When we met Briana, she came off strong, poised, and we must say, also admirable.
We caught up with Briana over at the MTV offices to talk about what it's been like sharing her story in front of the cameras, raising adorable little Nova and more!
Read our exclusive interview with the Teen Mom below:
After putting your journey on 16 & Pregnant, what made you decide to be on Teen Mom 3?
MTV gave me an opportunity to continue sharing my story, and since I had such really good feedback on 16 & Pregnant, people would come up to me and say -- “you are very inspiring, we can relate to your story.” I was like, “You know what? I am just going to take this opportunity and run with it and see what happens.”
It’s good that you want to get your story out there and be a role model for girls. How does it feel to be part of the Teen Mom 3 cast?
I love it! We are so close; we have matching necklaces in different colors for Teen Mom 3 on it. We have gotten so close, we group chat almost every day and I enjoy being around them.
In the Teen Mom 3 trailer you say Nova has three moms, so would you say your mother and sister have been your support system?
Yes they have. They have helped emotionally, physically, and financially. I’m so grateful to have my mom and my sister.
How do you think things would be different if they weren’t there?
I don’t know. I don’t think I would be the person I am just because they are my backbone. I don’t know where I would be. I don’t even want to think about it.
That’s good. Stay positive, positive thoughts. So, as a Latina what do you think makes us great moms?
We are nurturing, right? We are loving, we are patient and we grew up with such a big family. I think that is all that really matters.