Paola Andino keeps it super cute while doing some shopping at The Grove on Sunday afternoon (March 15) in Los Angeles.
The 16-year-old actress recently opened up about being Latina and a lead on a TV show.
“It’s pretty surreal. It makes me incredibly proud to be able to positively represent my culture and so many people,” Paola told HuffPo. “I just hope that I never let the young girls, that hopefully look up to me, down. I always want to be a good role model for them and make good choices, always.”
She added, “It also feels really special because Gina Rodriguez, who plays Jane on Jane The Virgin, also has Puerto Rican roots, so I’m proud I’m following her footsteps as well. She’s so successful and great, so it’s pretty amazing. I feel like I can maybe open up doors for younger generations like people above me are doing, and that’s just an incredible feeling.”
The 16-year-old Every Witch Way actress took us along for the ride as she stopped by to chat all about her show with Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Seventeen and Latina.
“This whole day had me cheesin’ like… but really, so grateful and appreciative of the mad love and support,” Paola wrote on Instagram.
She added, “I wouldn’t have experienced all these cool things for the first time today had it not been for some awesome fan(best friend)s. I love you guys wayyy more than you can imagine..promise. ???? Thank you @justjaredjr for letting me do another takeover and allowing me to spam everyone, ha! Until the next oneee, much love. #PaolaJJJ @paolanandino.”
JJJ is still crossing our fingers for another season of Every Witch Way!
Psst, did you see the show was nominated for a 2015 Kids’ Choice Award?
Actress Paola Andino, who plays Emma, has a love letter for all you Team Jax fans:
“Hi Every Witch Way fans! That was one crazy intense season finale and in the end, you all decided that Jax should win Emma’s heart! To be completely honest, I’m not that surprised! I had seen many of you change your mind and switch to Team Jax after Jax abandoned some of his bad boy ways for Emma. I have to confess…I think you all made a great choice.
“Emma and Jax have a huge part of their life in common — they’re powerful in the Magic Realm. Not only that, but Jax opened up to Emma and showed her his vulnerable side. Then he helped her with her magic and showed Emma a side of herself she never knew existed..a more fun, carefree Emma. This season Jax was also by Emma’s side the entire time. He comforted her during Rebel’s Bootcamp, when Daniel was under the Spider Seal, and stood up to the Council for her.
“Now they can finally be happy, without Emma having any strings attached to Daniel. Thank you all so much for watching and supporting another magical season of Every Witch Way! We wouldn’t have a show without you. I love you all lots! xo”
WHAT DID YOU THINK of the season finale? Are you happy with Emma’s choice?