Dascha Polanco From OITNB Talks Curves and Self-confidence

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Everyone has been waiting impatiently for the return of Orange is the New Black show on Netflix and now we’re only a couple months away from the premiere of season 2! The show which is based on the story of a woman that ends up in prison is an action packed drama that features quite a lot of strong Latina female characters. Dascha Polanco who plays Dayanara Diaz is sexy curvy Dominican who is not afraid to tell it how it is on and off camera.

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In an interview with No Filter, she talks candidly about how difficult it was for her to be in the spotlight in the beginning, especially when she had to dress up for a special event. Every time she had to go to a fancy event they would bring her sample sizes in the size 0. This was very frustrating because they had to order a very expensive dress in her size and she had no idea how it would fit because she couldn’t try it on before buying it. “I’m never going to be a size zero, and I don’t want to be. I love being thick. I love having things to move around—to twerk with!” she said.