Singer and spokesmodel Digna Mederos balances multifarious interests in her life

MARK STOKES  | Illustrator
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Name and age: Digna Mederos, 26

Spotted at: 7-11 at Oak Lawn and Maple

Occupation: Marketing/promotions, spokesperson, brand ambassador, actress

This lovely Cuban-Mexican-American with the warm smile and long legs was born in Dallas and raised in neighboring Ennis. She was a gorgeous child with personality to boot and her Cuban father nourished her burgeoning interest in performing with ballet classes (since age 3), singing, dancing, voice and piano classes.

Her World, the Stage. Digna attended community college for commercial music, and then switched her study to music theory and dance at a performing arts school in Corona, Calif. Her student life was put on hold when she was chosen as one of the finalists in “La Academia,” a Big Brother/American Idol type program produced in Mexico by Azteca-America. Although she didn’t ultimately find herself in the final cast, the experience gave her a new perspective on the world of performing for television. You can also spot her in numerous local television commercials.

Digna has an incredible singing voice, honed from an early age. Her natural beauty and vocal chops won her the title of Miss Kaliente, after three nights of stiff competition. The competitors were selected from three categories: swimsuit, formalwear and talent. She borrowed a dress from a drag queen, who helped her adjust it to fit her. Her win was guaranteed when she sang “No Me Queda Mas,” one of Selena’s most popular songs.

Digna’s hobbies include attending art shows, tennis and Asian cuisine

(Korean, Thai and Vietnamese are her favorites).

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 16, 2011.