I’ve rarely seen myself on television. Growing up in a Latino household, watching Novelas was and still is a normal thing for many families. Some over the years have been absolutely hilarious, from children-driven ones to more light-hearted and somewhat religious ones.
Despite that, I’ve always felt a personal void seeing all the beautiful actors and actresses - I always and still see light-skinned characters as the main spotlight. They usually have big bold blue or green eyes, and if their fair-skinned, still have some kind of gorgeous colored eyes.
And while I’m sure people out there probably think I’m exaggerating and should grow up: Listen. Representation matters, whether you like it or not. It’s what sometimes motivates people of all ages to really delve down and think, “hey, they resemble me: that means I too can do something great - be an actress, singer etc”.