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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face time with Christina Mendoza

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

St. Charles resident Christina Mendoza, 21, had just finished shopping at a rummage sale at Riverside Community Church in St. Charles Township when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Chicago, but we came here when I was 12.

Pets? A black lab mix named Holly and a boxer mix named Buster, both rescues

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Selena

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a nanny and then a translator because I speak English, Spanish and German. I work at the store my family owns, La Huerta Supermarket in St. Charles.

How did you come to speak German? I was an exchange student in Germany through Rotary International.

A movie you’d recommend? “Silver Linings Playbook”

Favorite charity? World Vision

Do you play an instrument? Clarinet

Favorite local restaurant? I like the carnitas, that is slow-cooked pork, at La Huerta.

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I do makeup videos on YouTube at Mexigrl4evr. 

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