You might remember Isabela Moner from Nickelodeon’s 100 Things to Do Before High School or 2019’s cute Christmas Netflix hit Let It Snow. Now, the Peruvian American actor goes by Isabela Merced, a name change that represents a new chapter in her life and her career and that also honors her late abuela.
“Isabela Merced represents the values that were passed on from my grandmother. She was a force of nature, unafraid of anything, always ready to take on every challenge and person that said she couldn’t,” she told Refinery29 in 2019.
Before she starts filming the Latinx remake of Father of the Bride – yes, it’s happening, with Andy Garcia playing the dad and no other than Gloria Estefan in the role of the mom – catch her this weekend in Netflix’s just-released action-drama Sweet Girl, costarring Jason Momoa.
Keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know from this bilingual triple threat, from debuting on Broadway while costarring Ricky Martin to her obsession with her sweet three-legged dog and her love for Selena!
Sha’Carri Richardson Is Ready to Make Her Comeback With an All-New Blond Hair Color
The first half of the clip shows Richardson bare-faced and sporting her natural dark, textured hair before her stylist rips off her smock and the video cuts to the athlete wearing full makeup and a wavy, waist-length, platinum-blond wig with an icy-blue under layer. “August 21 and I’m not playing nice 👊🏾,” Richardson captioned it.
Richardson took first place in the women’s 100-meter dash at the Olympic Trials earlier this summer wearing a fiery-orange hair color that she later admitted was chosen for her by her girlfriend. She’s since been praised for her statement-making style and joins a growing list of Black women athletes freely expressing themselves through beauty while competing.
Richardson is set to compete in the 100-meter at the Prefontaine Classic this weekend against the three women who took home medals in the event in Tokyo earlier this month: Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson, all from Jamaica.