I feel so honored to have been asked to do this magazine and to best represent my Mexican heritage," says Vanessa. "So let me start by introducing myself. My name is Vanessa Cervantes and I'm the new flavor of the month for May. My family has come a long way and so have I. I've always looked at my culture as one of the most beautiful, loud and spirited cultures. I love almost everything about my background. No one can ever make me think otherwise."

"In about five years, I see myself well accomplished in modeling as well as with my dance group called Dulce, which means 'sugar' in Spanish. It's a burlesque dance group. I also see myself very well off. I know how to manage my money right and there's a lot I want to do. I want to travel the world. I'm not afraid to do anything alone as long as I have my courage beside me. I consider myself a free spirit and an open-minded person. Whatever comes at me within the next five years, I'm definitely ready for it."

"My weakest spot on my body is a body part that I will leave to the imagination. Why would I want to spill the goods and tell everyone? You'll have to find out on your own if you're lucky (laughing). The best way to seduce me is nice, soft, slow kisses. Keep me interested."

"The quickest way to my heart is a sense of humor. I love it when a man isn't afraid to make a silly face and make me laugh. One thing I won't tolerate from a man is one who tries to control my every move. We both must be 50/50 with each other."

"I love my friends. I have incredible people around me and I love each and every one of them. I thank God for everyone in my life. The other people who cross my path who aren't so nice, I give thanks for them as well because they just make me stronger!"