Bunker Hill Community College Welcomes Daytime Emmy® award-winning television host, lifestyle personality, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton
Thursday, January 18, 2024
On November 17, 2023, Bunker Hill Community College welcomed Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, a Daytime Emmy® award-winning television host, acclaimed pop vocalist, lifestyle personality, producer, and founder of the faith-based jewelry brand XIXI. In a lively Q&A, Adrienne discussed the impact of her role in The Cheetah Girls on Latina identity and embracing diversity. She emphasized the importance of authenticity, making wise decisions, and creating a new blueprint for the future while also acknowledging the influence of the Latinx community and the value of celebrating diversity. She shared, “Be authentic on social media, post what you genuinely like and love to attract like-minded people.”
She shared that being the first Latina to host a daytime talk show was bittersweet and a privilege. As a child of an immigrant, there was pressure to be the family translator and provider from a young age. Being raised in a bilingual household opened opportunities for jobs and career paths. “Small things and influences can have a big impact on who you become,” she said.