Meet Maytee Martinez — The 'House Of DVF' Contestant That's About to Take the Fashion World by Storm

Meet Maytee Martinez — The House of DVF Contestant We're Obsessed With Right Now

Raise your hand if you're just as obsessed with House Of DVF as we are! (Insert emoji here.) While we religiously tune in to see which cool accessories and over-the-knees boots Diane will be rocking, the cat fights the girls will be having, and the challenges they will be undertaking, we also tune in for DVF's epic car chats with the ladies. Between dishing out the best advice ever (seriously can we hire her as our personal life coach?!) and occasionally handing out the "swag bag of death," DVF manages to be one of the most likeable bosses on TV — even the girls who are let go still love her. We caught up with Maytee Martinez, the inspiring Cubana from the show to see what she learned, what's up for her next, and what exactly was in that bag...

What was the best part about being on the show?

The best part about being on the show was being mentored by my idol Diane and the DVF team. It was a dream come true and an experience of a lifetime! I also gained a lot of knowledge and met some pretty amazing girls. Being able to connect with the viewers over social media has been amazing as well. They always send me the most beautiful comments and messages!

What style rules did you learn from DVF?

Use your feminine power. Simplicity is key and at the end of the day it's all about confidence.

You were very vocal about your latin roots influencing your style on the show; can you speak more about how?

Latin people are very fashion forward, we love to dress up and look our best ALWAYS! Us Latin women love our curves and we have no problem embracing them. I was influenced by my parents’ style. They love fashion and always wore the hottest trends. Growing up in a very happy Cuban family influenced me also to bring out the best out of my culture. 

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What did you learn from your elimination?

Even though the elimination came as a shock to me, I learned that sometimes we need to be better informed before we act. 

What advice do you have for young girls also trying to make it in the fashion industry?

Never ever give up! Focus on your dreams and goals. When one door closes, 100 others open! It's a bumpy road, but nothing worth having comes easy. Always be your own cheerleader and motivate yourself. Always remember that your hustle and heart will set you apart from the rest. We are so privileged to live in a country where all dreams are valid and everything is possible! Your only limit is you. Our minds have the power and the sky is the limit! Be fearless in everything you do.

Who are some of your latina style icons?

Carolina Herrera, Nina Garcia, Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Hayworth, Thalia, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Rita Moreno,  Iza Goulart, Carmen Miranda, Maria Felix, Salma Hayek, and Joan Smalls.