Get to know our newest Elvis Duran Show member! She's brilliant, hilarious and our little sister! 

Yaritza 

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

Grilled Cheese!! I think it still might be my favorite. 

 

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Surprisingly, I have two most played songs! Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter and Don't Save Me by HAIM. 

 

What is one of your favorite quotes?

"I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it," I saw this quote on Pinterest a few years ago and have lived by it ever since! I love travelling. 

 

What's your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?

My favorite indoor activity HAS to be Netflix and chillin'...with my best friends! There's nothing like watching a show that you love with the people you love. Since I grew up on an island, you know my favorite outdoor activity has to be going to the beach. I love laying out on the sand, tanning, and feeling the ocean water. I love just everything about it! 

 

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

I hate ironing my clothes. I'm hoping for the day where clothes just unwrinkle themselves! 

 

What is your favorite form of exercise?

DANCING! DANCING! DANCING! Whether it's bachata, merengue, hip-hop, EDM, country, I will be front and center, waiting to break a sweat. 

 

What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

I used to think that I was a night owl, but I think I'm becoming more of a morning person the older I get. My favorite month(s) are July and December since Christmas in July is a THING..mostly because July is my birth month ;) 

 

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?

I'm extremely afraid of airplanes, but I love travelling, so I have to suck it up all the time. If there was an invention that would teleport people to places, I would be the first to try the prototype!

 

What is your favorite body part?

Everyone's expecting me to say booooobs, but definitely my smile! You have no idea how much a smile can affect someone. 

 

What sound do you love?

My nieces saying I love you Titi (Auntie) Yari has to be the sweetest sound on earth. 

 

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

When I was younger I used to get mistaken for Zendaya by the patients in the pediatric center I used to work for. Recently, I've been told I look like Alessia Cara, but I think it's the hair haha

 

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

FaceTime my nieces!! 

 

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

"Oh My God! Not In That Way, Yaritza": How I Make Anything Inappropriate 

 

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

1. Kill Em With Kindness by Selena Gomez 2. Too Much by Spice Girls 3. Nothin' Like You by Dan+Shay 4. Ciega, Sordomuda by Shakira 5. Sometimes by Britney Spears .. The list could go on and on, but these pretty much describe my life in all its' craziness.

 

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

Ashlee Simpson's debut album, Autobiography. Best 21.49 spent! 

 

When was the last time you were nervous?

Probably about ten seconds ago when I was thinking about telling someone I have feelings for them... ugh nerve-racking!

 

What is something you learned in the last week?

I learned how to swim!!!!! Well..kinda.. getting there!

 

What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up? PARENTHOOD. It's my current show I'm binge-watching and I heard season four is gonna wreck me emotionally. I am ready with my box of tissues.

 

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Moving back to New Jersey and saying goodbye to my dad, family, and friends is still the hardest thing I've done and that was when I was 15! I still miss them everyday. Thank God for social media and technology because I still get to talk to them everyday. 

 

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?

I went hiking on Father's Day and it definitely made me a stronger person, physically and mentally. I was so close to giving up, but when I made it to the top, no one could take away that feeling of accomplishment! Now I can't wait for the next hiking adventure. 

 

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

Talk on the phone with my friends until 2am on a school night! That was every night haha my parents didn't know where else to hide the phone. I was definitely the reason for the landline phone bill being THAT high!

 

When was the last time you had an amazing meal?

HANDS DOWN, my moms' home-cooking is to-die-for. Nothing can beat her mangu con los tres golpes..that is plantains, with fried eggs, cheese, and salami.. amazing! (Hope you're reading this, mommy. Teach me your ways!)