luiza romero

full name luiza rae romero also known as lu, lulu date of birth + age December 06, 1987 + 27 years old hometown Bronx, new york resides in Highland Park, Brooklyn, new york relationship status single occupation publicist

full name luiza rae romero also known as lu, lulu date of birth + age December 06, 1987 + 27 years old hometown Bronx, new york resides in Highland Park, Brooklyn, new york relationship status single occupation publicist

BORN AS THE YOUNGEST, AND ONLY GIRL, OF FIVE TO EDUARDO AND ALMA ROMERO, LUIZA HAD A LIFE FULL OF UPS AND DOWNS. HER PARENTS WERE HARD WORKING AND BOTH WORKED TWO JOBS TO PROVIDE FOR THE FAMILY OF SEVEN. WHEN THEY WEREN'T WORKING, THEY TOOK THEIR CHILDREN TO CHURCH, TRYING TO RAISE THEM TO BE MORALLY RIGHT AND TO ACCEPT JESUS INTO THEIR LIVES SO THEY COULD MAKE IT TO HEAVEN. THIS WANT CROSSED OVER NOT JUST TO SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING MASSES, BUT BY SENDING THE ROMERO CHILDREN TO CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. 

FROM LUIZA'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TO HER SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, SHE ATTENDED AND ALL GIRLS CATHOLIC SCHOOL, WHILE HER BROTHERS WERE ALLOWED TO ATTEND A CO-ED SCHOOL. HER PARENTS TRIED TO KEEP BOYS OUT OF THE MIND OF THEIR DAUGHTER, SO MUCH SO THAT THEY SET IN PLACE A RULE THAT SHE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO DATE UNTIL SHE WAS SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. THIS WAS INSPITE OF HER BROTHERS BEING ALLOWED TO HAVE GIRLFRIENDS FROM A YOUNG AGE. THESE DOUBLE STANDARDS CAUSED FRUSTRATION TO THE YOUNG LUIZA, OFTEN LEADING TO HER SECRETLY REBEL. 

AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, LUIZA DECIDED TO POSTPONE GOING TO COLLEGE. SHE MOVED OUT OF HER PARENTS HOUSE, ALLOWING HER THE FREEDOM THAT SHE WAS DEPRIVED OF GROWING UP, THOUGH SHE KEPT HER LIFE SECRET FROM HER PARENTS DUE TO NOT WANTING TO DISAPPOINT THEM. SHE KEPT IT UP FOR A YEAR UNTIL SHE REALIZED HER PARENTS KNEW THE ENTIRE TIME. ONCE THAT REALIZATION OCCURRED, IT DAWNED ON HER SHE HAD NOTHING TO REBEL AGAINST, SO SHE DECIDED TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE.

IN 2006, LUIZA WENT BACK TO SCHOOL, TO THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK TO OBTAIN HER DEGREE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS. SHE DID THIS ALL WHILE WORKING FULL TIME AS A MAID FOR MAIDS OF MANHATTAN. IT WASN’T IDEAL, BUT IT PAID THE BILLS AND THE HOURS WERE FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ALLOW HER TO COMPLETE HER BASIC EDUCATION BEFORE TRANSFERRING TO NYU TO COMPLETE HER DEGREE.

ONCE DONE WITH COLLEGE IN 2010, AND AFTER A SLEW OF INTERNSHIPS, LUIZA QUIT HER JOB AT MAIDS OF MANHATTAN, SHE GOT A JOB AS AN ASSOCIATE PUBLICIST AT BLEACHER REPORT, AN ONLINE SPORTS NEWS SITE. THE JOB WAS A DREAM ONE, IT COMBINED HER LOVE OF SPORTS AND HER TALENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS.

AT THE END OF 2014, LUIZA LEFT HER JOB WITH BLEACHER REPORT TO WITH FOR UP2US, A NON-PROFIT, NATIONAL YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM. THE CHANGE WAS INSPIRED BY HER NEPHEW, DESHAWN, WHO TOLD LUIZA ABOUT HIS FRIENDS WERE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM AND HOW HE WANTED TO BE TOO. LOOKING INTO IT, SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CONCEPT AND WHEN AN OPENING CAME AVAILABLE IN THEIR NEW YORK OFFICE, SHE QUICKLY APPLIED AND SOON FOUND HERSELF WITH A NEW CAREER.

personal facts • IS OF MEXICAN AND COLOMBIAN DECENT. HER FATHER IS FIRST GENERATION MEXICAN-AMERICAN AND HER MOTHER IS COLOMBIAN.

• GREW UP SPEAKING MAINLY SPANISH AT HOME. IF HER DAD WAS CALLED INTO A PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE WITH AN ENGLISH SPEAKING TEACHER, LUIZA WOULD HAVE TO TRANSLATE FOR HIM. OFTEN TIMES, SHE LIED TO HER FATHER ABOUT WHAT WAS BEING SAID.

• HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CURVY GIRL. IT TOOK YEARS OF HATING HER BODY FOR LUIZA TO FINALLY EMBRACE WHO SHE IS.
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