My CoverGirl Shoot for People en Español

By Mercedes Sanchez I've always dreamt of being a CoverGirl, and on Friday I sort of become one via a shoot for People en Español with renowned photographer Derek Blanks who's known for his exquisite alter ego photos. He's worked with stars like Beyonce, Usher, The Real Housewives, Akon and so many others!

Here's a sneak peek to what you'll see in People en Español's June issue, which hits newsstands on May 4th!

Days before the shoot, the team did their research and learned of my involvement with the Connelly Center. So for my alter ego pictures, they decided to play with the idea of philanthropist versus red carpet fashionista. I immediately loved the idea! Take a look:

Almost ready for the first look of the day!

Mercedes wearing CoverGirl's new Blast FlipStick

The philanthropist shoot with my stand-in

The red carpet fashionista

Flor and I sharing a special moment :)

Us with the talented photographer Derek Blanks!

Many thanks to everyone who worked on this shoot. From the people who thought of me, to the hair and makeup crew and stylists! Stay tuned for further exciting news!

And remember to get the issue of People en Español on May 4.

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