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Power 106 and The Cruz Show’s very own Cece “The Mamacita” Valencia was spotlighted in National Geographic’s July 2018 issue, the articled is titled “How Latino’s Are Shaping America’s Culture.” With the current political climate and the way Latino immigrants are being treated this story could not have come at a better time. Before joining The Cruz Show, Cece was doing middays at Power’s sister station KDay for 6 years and has been in the business for over 15 years.
Cece and her videographer boyfriend Jesse “Guap” Holguin are a media power couple. When she’s not on the airwaves the two of them are making their rounds to various red carpets, listening parties and events throughout Los Angeles. Cece has done the leg work to become one of Hip Hops most respected female personalities. She can often be seen with OG’s like Snoop, Warren G and Dj Quik. The article says she feels that she “broke the mold” when she made the decision to work in the business despite her family’s hesitation and the challenges that come from not only being Mexican-American, but a woman as well. She is a radio personality, television host, and philanthropist among other things. However, she is first a boss Latina who is paving the way for so many other girls who at one time could only dream of having a place in this industry. Now, thanks to women like her they have a seat at the table.