‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Dascha Polanco Wins Big At Latino Media Awards


After two incredibly successful seasons on Orange is the New Black, Latina Magazine’s latest cover girl, Dascha Polanco, is honored at the 16th annual NALIP (The National Association of Latino Independent Producers) Latino Media Awards at the W Hollywood Hotel on June 27.

“It makes my stomach get full of butterflies,” she told Latin Post about receiving the coveted Lupe Award. “I don’t feel entitled, and at times I feel like ‘why am I getting this?’ Sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve what I am getting.”

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The Dominican actress, who is gearing up for her upcoming role as Jennifer Lawrence’s best friend in David O. Russell’s film “Joy”, was humbled to be recognized by her peers and proud to put on for her community. “It’s an honor to be acknowledged, especially to be acknowledged from your own people,” she added. “I try my hardest to work hard and represent my Latino culture to be the best at whatever I put my mind to and to be rewarded at this point in my career it’s a an honor. I am humbled by it and I am so thankful for it.”

Congrats to Dascha Polanco. See more of her and her flawless look of the night in the gallery above.

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The Lupe Award, named after the late Lupe Ontiveros, actress, producer, activist and visionary, aims to spotlight Latino talent or producers who have received a significant amount of buzz and shown great promise as a future artist, or have worked in the industry for many years and flown under the radar.

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