Génesis Rodríguez: Nothing came easily

Glam Belleza Latina cover with Genesis Rodriguez
Glam Belleza Latina cover with Genesis Rodriguez

From telenovelas to the big screen, Génesis Rodríguez is the ultimate crossover success. But El Puma’s daughter opened up to Glam Belleza Latina’s Holiday 2015 issue, saying that despite her famous pedigree, Tinseltown doesn’t play favorites. She had to work for her fame.

“I’d been on sets since I was 15 years old, but I would audition in Hollywood, and they’d look at me like I had never worked before,” said the costar of such films as Man on a Ledge, Casa de Mi Padre and What to Expect When You’re Expecting. “I’ve had to earn every single step.”

The 28-year-old L’Oreal spokeswoman, who attended Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, was in for a bit of a shock when she first started auditioning for parts.

“As soon as I came to L.A. I was told that I was exotic. I’d think, ‘But I’m from Miami! I’m as American as a cheeseburger!’ 


Did you catch Giada De Laurentiis during her quick stop at Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Tuesday night? That twinkle in her eye wasn’t necessarily due to her excitement over a new book, Happy Cooking (Pam Krauss, $35).

The Emmy-winning Food Network star, who is in the midst of a 13-city tour, has a new guy, reports E! News. He’s Shane Farley, the executive producer of FabLife and formerly of The Rachael Ray Show. According to the site, the two — who, according to an insider, are “totally in love” — first met during talks for her own show back in 2013, when she was still married to fashion designer Todd Thompson.


Wrinkles are no fun, but bellinis are. That’s why we are putting this event on our radar: “Bellinis & Botox.” Translation: On Saturday at Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique in Fort Lauderdale guests will be able to partake in imbibing and injections, more or less at the same time. On tap at the beauty brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: a free make-your-own mimosa bar, Nespresso coffee gallery and a Greek yogurt parfait station. Also on the menu are such pampering services as massages, cheek and lip augmentation, teeth whitening, eyebrow touchups and and semi-permanent lash extensions as well as fillers administered by Dr. Patty, aka celebrity dentist Dr. April Patterson. Bring a pal, and you both will get $25 off. More info:; 954-524-2300; space is limited.