Kenia Robles is your 2012 Quinceanera cover girl for Quinceanera.com Magazine’s San Diego issue. She is also a teenager with a big personality and decisiveness. The reigning cover girl went all out for her Quinceanera and says that she will never forget the waltz she danced with her father.
After celebrating her coming of age with 350 guests, Kenia Robles is energized to do anything she puts her mind into. Her Quinceanera, which she celebrated two months ago in her hometown of Fallbrook, California, was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that she is more than able to make her own decisions at the age of fifteen.
Her mother and “nina,” as Kenia calls her godmother, were in charge of the organization of the party while Kenia took care of the creativity. She chose the party’s theme, dress, and even designed her own cake. In regards to transportation, Kenia decided to ditch the typical limousine and instead arrived in a classic car owned by her uncle.
“Everything was very exciting because it was the way I had imagined my Quinceanera since I was a kid, arriving in a classic car wearing a princess dress with diamonds,” explains Kenia, who clarified that although the diamonds were not real, the outcome was the same. “I wanted everything in my Quinceanera to shine. That’s why I added silver decorations to the cake, invitations, and flower vases at the reception hall. The result was magical.”
Kenia also decided to simplify things and not have any damas, only chambelanes. “I have heard that in many Quinceaneras the biggest problem is trying to pair up the guys and girls in the court of honor, so I decided to have four chambelanes instead and the truth is that everything was great. My best friends were invited to the party and I was able have a good time with them.”
In fact, Kenia assures us that one of the most special moments during her Quinceanera was when her best friend, Rosa, gave her a letter. “It was something unexpected and made me very happy. My best friend Rosa told me that she loved me, that I was very important to her and that she would always stand by me. It was really, really cute.”
Soon after it was time for the father-daughter waltz, something that Kenia describes as the best part of the celebration. “Dancing with my dad was something beautiful, especially since he had been waiting for that moment for a long time.” Noe Robles nods as her daughter speaks and explains that when Kenia was born, he said to his wife that his greatest dream was to celebrate their daughter’s Quinceanera and dance a classic waltz with her.
It was a dream come true for Noe. Martina, Kenia’s mother, says that although she had her own small celebration in her hometown of Sinaloa, Mexico, she is very proud to have gone all out to celebrate her daughter’s Quinceanera. “We try to keep our Mexican traditions alive and we know that this is a celebration she will never forget.”
At the moment Kenia says that her Quinceanera has been the best thing that has ever happened to her and having her family and friends together in one place was an incredible experience. She is also very proud of being able to carry this important tradition in the hispanic culture, “because although I was born in California, I’m proud to be Latina.”
Kenia also speaks about other matters that concern her, such as school bullying, and says that though she has never experienced it herself, it is very important for parents to become involved in their child’s life and show them they care.
When it comes to boys, there is nothing going on at the moment but Kenia says that whenever she has boy troubles, she goes to her mother for support and tells her everything that happens. “My mom says that there will always be someone who hurts me but that she will always be here to support me.”
Regarding school, Kenia is already thinking about her future. Currently she is interested in studying history and assures that she is a good student. She wants to pursue a career as an investigative reporter, just like her favorite character in the Law and Order television series, although she is also leaning towards fashion, something that is reflected in her latest achievements.
“This has been an incredible year. On one hand, I was chosen as Fallbrook Miss Teen and on the other I was able to make my dream of being in the cover of a magazine come true. And all this without having to be a size zero or being 6’5″ tall, says convincingly. “This proves that you can do anything you set your mind to.” Confident and decisive, Kenia has everything she needs to succeed in life.
Get to know your 2012 San Diego cover girl:
Name of school: Fallbrook High School
Date of Quinceanera: August 25, 2012
Total guests attending her party: 350
Venue: Palamesa Golf Resort, Fallbrook
Transportation method: black classic car
Dress description: turquoise with a puffed skirt and plated with diamonds
Party theme: bling
Court of honor: four chambelanes
Cake description: strawberry vanilla with turquoise icing
Waltz song: Classic Waltz
Surprise dance song: “Loca” by Shakira and “Bambú” by Prince Royce
Party favors: MAC lip gloss wrapped in paper with her initials
Favorite moment: father-daughter waltz
Favorite singer: Espinoza Paz
Advice for future Quinceaneras: To enjoy their party to the max because you only live once
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