10 Latino Reality Stars Making A Name For Themselves In The Entertainment Industry [PHOTOS]

Erica Mena
When you think of Latinas in reality television Erica Mena is usually the first beauty that comes to mind. After appearing on a few episode of "Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami" the beauty gained notoriety on the hit show "Love & Hip Hop NY." After her dramatic exit from the show, Mena has grown to become a television host for BET, created a fashion line titled "Her", became a published author and moved on to other hosting gigs. Getty Images

Reality television has become a huge part of the entertainment industry. We have witnessed what typically goes in the lives of some of our favorite celebrites and Hollywood socialities as they share their stories with the world. While many people often scrutinize people who appear on reality telvision shows, there are many people who use their platform for good. Latios have long been making their mark in the entertainment industry and some have even gained notoriety through appearing on different reality television shows. Using the show as a platform, Latinos have transformed themselves into household names and have taken the industry by storm. Here are 10 Latinos who have made a name for themselves through reality television.

 

Chrissy Lampkin
Chrissy Lampkin was introduced to the world through the hit franchise Love& Hip Hop NY. The Cuban and African-American beauty who has been dating rapper Jim Jones for 10 plus years later moved on from the show to her own reality show named "Chrissy and Mr.Jones." The beauty also has a hand in fashion working on the line Lady Vamp as well as her work with Bg Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keegan. Getty Images
Hennessy Carolina
The youngest sister of rap sensation Cardi B, Hennessy Carolina is making a name for herself in her own right. Recently joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop NY, Hennessy is just as fun-loving and real as her older sister and we know for a fact with the hustler mindset she and her sister has, this is just the beginning of the takeover for the starlet. Getty Images
Cardi B
Cardi B bursted on the scene through her funny Instagram videos and gained notoriety as a cast member on Love & Hip Hop NY. The former stripper has moved on to better things with a inspirational career as a rapper, magazine cover star and now she is moving on to explore acting on the new upcoming season of "Being Mary Jane." Getty Images
Julissa Bermudez
Julissa Bermudez has come a long way with her career. Starting as a television host for BET, the beauty quickly rose to fame with her fun-loving personality and amazing talent. Appearing on the hit show Empire Girls, we watched as the beauty continued to make strides in her career. Bermudez has moved on to model and also work on a career as a singer. Getty Images
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie was first introduced to the world on the hit show "The Simple Life" with Paris Hilton. After making her mark on the show, Richie has expanded her celebrity becoming an author, actress and a blossoming fashion designer. Getty Images
Adrienne Bailon
Although Adrienne Bailon's rise to fame didn't start with reality television, it defiantly help catapult her career. The beauty first appeared on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" back when she was dating Rob Kardashian. She later moved on to her own reality show "Empire Girls" starring her and her best friend Julissa Bermudez and from there the rest was history. Ballon now works at one of the hosts of the hit daytime talkshow "The Real." Getty Images
Nicole Polizzi
Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki made her reality television debut on MTV's hit show "Jersey Shore." The show which was centered around young Italians vacationing during the summer was a huge hit. The adopted Chilean star became a fan favorite and went on to different ventures such as her own reality television show with best friend Jenni Farley, becoming a published author and even appearing on the WWE. Getty Images
Cyn Santana
Cyn Santana is one of the most popular Latina reality stars in the entertainment industry. After becoming a fan favorite on the hit franchise Love & Hip Hop, the Dominican beauty has taken her celebrity to the next level. Sin has created her own clothing line named NU which favors women with curvy features. The beauty also serves awareness about suicide after losing her brother tragically. Brian Ach, Getty Images
Evelyn Lozada
Evelyn Lozada started her journey in the entertainment industry as she starred on the hit franchise Basketball Wives. One of the veterans of the show, Lozada owned a shoe boutique in Florida, works as a model and brand ambassador for fitness companies as well as having her own reality show on OWN named "Livin Lozada." Lozada also serves as an advocate against domestic violence. Getty Images