For this week’s podcast, Vine personality Lele Pons had a lively conversation with What’s Trending’s Shira Lazar, Jonathan Harris and Hayley Hoover on her sudden rise to fame by age 19, which recently landed her on Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list alongside Elon Musk, Mark Zukerberg and Amy Schumer.
The Venezuelan star, who recently graduated from high school and moved from Miami to Los Angeles, explained that she is both appealing and challenging because of her habit of being upfront with people.
“I am someone that is very hard to handle,” she said. “I’m very picante, intense. … Sometimes I’m very outgoing and spontaneous and super hyper. Latinas, we love to touch each other, like cuddle. That’s why a lot of people are intimidated.”
She also told us about a new book that’s coming out about how to survive high school, her plans to start a YouTube channel and why she wants to be the next Sofia Vergara.
“People tell me all the time when they meet me, in comedy, they say ‘You have that type like Sofia Vergara, you can be like her.’ She’s beautiful, but she can be ugly too, she can make ugly faces, she doesn’t care. She’s very outgoing.”