The Latina may have become something of a “sex symbol” in Hollywood, but Eva Mendes is out to prove that she’s all heart! The Cuban American actress is an official spokesperson for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, which encourages athletic competition in people with developmental challenges. Eva’s an avid supporter of PETA, and has appeared in ads to show her love for animals. The “Hitch” star also gives her time to The Art of Elysium, the Food Bank for New York City, and the Afghanistan Relief Organization. The latter delivers aid to the needy in Afghanistan, through distribution of essentials, and also provides education to children and adults in the nation.
As an international spokeswoman for Revlon Cosmetics, Eva joined their campaign for breast cancer to raise research funds.
In short, this sexy Latina knows that while the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to America’s heart is through giving back.
Tomorrow, it’s back to UCF for me. I’m not complaining, as I relish the experience to be part of the collegiate community. Sure, I often get tired of wheeling myself around, but I appreciate the opportunity to get my education. (And I’m told I should enjoy being a student while it lasts!)
Then again, that’s just hearsay.