Por Lena Hansen and Thatiana Diaz
Marzo 28, 2017

Lele Pons entered the list of this year's 25 Most Powerful Women of People en Español as the mentee of the Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino after winning a voting contest that took place on our website earlier this year. The social media star joined her mentor this past weekend to celebrate several events that honored the Hispanic women leaders who are making a difference in the world and empowering other women with their philanthropic, educational or business work.

The social media queen admitted that she has always admired the actress, even before she met her. “It's a dream come true because I was obsessed with Gaby,” confessed the young comedian of Venezuelan roots in an interview with People en Español. “I saw all her telenovelas: Mundo de fieras, Santa diabla, Más sabe el diablo, all of them.”

Pons even changed her facial features to look more like her idol. “I operated my nose to look like her,” she confesses. “I had an album of her on my phone.”

The influencer recently modeled for the iconic fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana. “My grandmother was obsessed with Dolce & Gabbana. Being Italian, [modeling for them] was an honor for my Italian family,” she shares. “I like Italian fashion very much. I like the big glasses, everything.”

Espino has also become an unstoppable force on social media. “I started writing a blog called My Life My Style, on gabyespino.com, dedicated to women because little by little I discovered that on my social networks I was followed a lot,” Espino tells People en Espanol of her impressive cyber presence.