JESSICA TORRES-CEDILLO

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This Latin Princess is currently working for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) as a “Bilingual Production Assistant,” in their international department. She loves the people and the environment there—it blesses her to know that she is a part of something much bigger than herself: spreading Christ’s message and His love with the entire world. Jessica is also part of her church’s worship band, blessing those near and far (via the internet) with her amazing voice—this girl can sing!

Jessica says:

Though born in Puebla, Mexico, and raised in several different cities, I call Chesapeake, Virginia home. However, as a believer in Jesus Christ, I ultimately know that my true home is in Heaven and that this world belongs to my Heavenly Father. With this understanding comes a sense of curiosity and creativity at discovering His world and catching glimpses of eternity. Recently, I channeled my curiosity for God’s world by completing my bachelor’s degree in biophysical sciences at Regent University. After an unexpected health scare in high school, and God’s miraculous intervention, a curiosity for science and a passion for advocacy rose within me. I have always had an insatiable curiosity for learning—especially through travel and exposure to many cultures and languages as a child. Still, my first love has always been music—more specifically, songwriting. From an early age, I channeled my creativity by writing songs about my Creator’s love for me. Later, I discovered that the performing arts were deeply rooted in the creative side of my personality. After exploring multiple science and medical career paths in the last three years, I am happy to say that I am taking a deep breath, stepping back, and re-discovering my creative side as I wait for God to guide me toward the path I should take. Ultimately, my goal on earth is to know Him and make Him known.

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When asked about style:

I think one’s style starts with how one carries herself—whether in jeans, heels, or both. The inner component—inner style—seeps out into the clothes and accessories one chooses to express herself. Personally, I like maintaining an air of femininity even on my most casual days and, whenever I get dressed up, I like to keep it modest and add a touch of elegance. With the coming and going of various trends and styles, I know I will always stay true to myself.

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Favorite Makeup Product: I have been using Estée Lauder lipstick since I was a toddler. Not kidding. My mom caught me putting on her lipstick (perfectly) when I was two years old, and ever since, she always makes sure I have lipstick on hand.

Favorite Accessory: My favorite accessory is a simple, custom-made silver ring with the Hebrew word “chosen” written in gold letters. I got it in Israel when I was thirteen years old. I had just finished reading a book with the same title, “Chosen,” by Christian author Ted Dekker, and deeply desired to have a physical reminder of the covenant I made with God—to choose Him because He chose me first. I have worn it every single day since.

Favorite Quotes/Verses:

  • “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” --Psalm 29:2 KJV
  • “Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will and being just what God wants us to be.” --Thérèse of Lisieux
  • "Because she has decided that what I think is more important than what others think..." --The Woodworker [from the children’s book “You are Special” by Max Lucado]
  • "Character is what you are in the dark." --Dwight L. Moody
  • “Love is the supreme ethic.” --Ravi Zacharias
  • “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” --Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” --Susan Sontag