Penny Tovar

Penny launched her channel under the alias ‘Curly Penny’ the summer after graduating high school on her quest to find self-love after difficult years of low self-esteem and not feeling beautiful without makeup. While she enjoyed being the go-to for all things curly hair, Tovar had a stronger message to convey as a First Generation Mexican American who graduated in the top 10% of her class (specifically being the only brown girl in her cohort). In a world where Mexicans in the United States had the worst high school graduate rates, Tovar was on quest to prove it didn’t have to be that way.