Patricia Velásquez is a multi-talented actress, author, and activist known for her award-winning performances on both the big and small screen. With a career spanning over two decades, she has starred in blockbuster films like THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA and THE MUMMY franchise, and her recent performances in MAYA and SATANIC HISPANICS have been highly praised.
Her talent as an actress has been recognized with multiple awards, including two Best Actress awards for her film FREE DEAD OR ALIVE. She was also nominated for an Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the MOW LIST OF A LIFETIME, which was itself nominated for a Critics Choice Award for best movie for Television.
Patricia is more than just an actress, however. She is also a history-making supermodel who has broken down barriers for Latin models in the fashion industry. As an activist, she uses her platform to raise awareness for important causes. She is the Goodwill Ambassador for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas for the Organization of American States (OAS) and a Member Leadership Council of The Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet. In 2003, she was appointed a UNESCO Artist for Peace in recognition of her work as an activist.
In addition to her many accomplishments, Patricia is also the founder of the Wayúu Tayá Foundation, which supports the indigenous Wayúu community in her native Venezuela. With an eternal creative spirit and a dedication to making a positive impact, Patricia Velásquez has become an inspiration and role model for many, both in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Hello Patricia, thank you for your appreciation and participation, welcome to NEOQUE!
How do you usually start your day?
My mornings look different depending on my schedule. When I’m filming or working with with The Wayuu Taya Foundation, my mornings are focused on preparing for the day’s tasks. But when I’m at home with my family, the highlight of my mornings is spending quality time with them. I love having breakfast together. It sets a positive tone for the rest of the day and reminds me of what’s truly important in life.
What does “beauty” mean to you?
I have learned that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While physical appearance can be captivating, it is the inner beauty that truly shines and leaves a lasting impression. To me, a person’s inner beauty is reflected in their kindness, empathy, and sincerity. It is the way they treat others with respect and compassion, and how they bring joy and positivity to those around them. Inner beauty is a timeless quality that can never be diminished, and it is what truly makes a person beautiful in my opinion.
What does “be a famous Latin Woman” mean today?
“Be a famous Latin Woman” is a phrase that carries a lot of weight and responsibility. As a Latina woman, it means being conscious of the stereotypes and biases that exist in society and using my voice and platform to challenge them. It means being proud of my culture and heritage and representing it authentically in all that I do.
You are an Activist for many important causes, THANK YOU for what you are doing. Activist for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Activist for Sustainable Planet are key topics, today.
How and Why do you choose these causes?
I chose these causes because they align with my personal values and beliefs, and I believe they are crucial issues facing our world today.
Regarding the rights of marginalized communities, I acknowledge the past injustices and present-day prejudices that they have encountered. I strongly believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, and I am dedicated to promoting awareness of the obstacles that these communities continue to confront.
Regarding sustainable planet causes, I believe that climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our world today. I am passionate about protecting the environment for future generations and believe that it is our collective responsibility to take action to reduce our ecological footprint.
In both cases, I am motivated by a belief in the power of collective action to effect change and make the world a better place for all. I believe that by working together, we can create a more just and equitable world that respects the rights of all people and preserves our planet for future generations.
What does “be Activist” mean for you? Do you recommend everyone an experience of activism and volunteering?
To me, being an activist means being engaged and informed about the world around us and taking action to create a more just and equitable society. It means being committed to making a difference and working together with others who share our values and goals. Ultimately, activism is about using our voices and our actions to effect positive change and make the world a better place for all people.
Participating in activism and volunteering can be life-changing experiences that will also you to make a positive impact, develop skills, and connect with communities. These experiences can provide you with personal growth, a sense of purpose, and opportunities to learn about different perspectives and experiences. When you choose to get involved, you will find that it will change your life in profound and meaningful ways.
Tell us about your next projects
My upcoming film, “Hispanic Satanics,” is scheduled for release in theaters this coming September 2023. Additionally, I have a project in the works titled “Maya,” which sheds light on the critical issue of human trafficking and is currently undergoing post-production editing.
I’m currently filming “No Address,” a poignant tale that delves into the lives of those facing homelessness. With this project, we aim to bring greater attention to the plight of those affected by this issue.
I am personally dedicated to expanding the reach and impact of the Wayuu Taya Foundation with the help of our partners. I am passionate about working collaboratively to help provide support and promote sustainability to thousands of people in Venezuela.
Leave us with a smile, what do you think about our motto: “Life lines are privilege”?
This motto is a great reminder to appreciate the privilege of being alive and to use our time and resources to make the world a better place. It’s a simple but powerful reminder to cherish the gift of life.
Muse: Patricia Velásquez @wayuuprincess represented by IconicFocus @iconicfocus – Manager: AUTHENTIC @authenticmgmt
Photographer: Osvaldo Pontón @osvaldoponton
Stylist: Marisa Ellison @marisa_ellison
Makeup Artist: Marianne Vegas Brandt @mariannevegasbrandt
Hair Stylist: Anike Rabiu @anikerabiu
Photo assistant George Schramm @schrammalamadingdong
Backstage Video: Oliver Krisch @oliver_krisch