2013 Nominee: Erika Batista
The New Americano
Erika Batista is a fierce, strong-willed, and hard working Ecuadorian fashionista who is living proof that you can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it. In slightly over a year she has not only successfully started her own bilingual fashion blog, Lola Blue, which has a substantial readership in both English and Spanish, but also has created an online jewelry boutique called Lola Blue, the closet. As a goal to reach audiences that transcend the U.S.A., Erika takes pride in being a Latina woman and therefore proudly shows the world her heritage one stylish step at a time.