Stephanie Acevedo is a solid member on VH1’s collection Cartel Crew. The present follows the lives of little children of infamous drug cartel members to witness how the youngsters will deal with their household legacy and transfer ahead with their lives outdoors of the drug scene. Acevedo’s father was “one of many largest drug smugglers in Miami historical past,” based on VH1. He was ultimately arrested for cocaine trafficking and despatched to federal jail, which upended Acevedo’s life and had a robust impact on the younger woman. When her father was arrested, she was solely eight years previous.
On the present, Acevedo is attempting to piece her life again collectively and go away behind the cartel life whereas specializing in making a reputation for herself within the music business. After seeing her household lose every little thing, she promised herself she’d do no matter it takes to achieve success.
Acevedo was born on October 11, 1990, and is presently 28 years previous. She is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent however was born and raised in Miami, Fla. the place her father turned a infamous drug smuggler. He served six years in jail and years on probation. Led by her mom, Gloria, Acevedo’s household struggled financially when her father did his time. Whereas she needs her father didn’t have a historical past with the cartel life-style (because of the have an effect on it had on her household), she refuses to let her father’s legal historical past holds her again.
Acevedo began her profession as a mannequin and later segued right into a singing profession. Her dream got here true when she was signed to Younger Cash in 2015. She labored with Lil Wayne on his music title “Crystal Ball” from the No Ceilings 2 mixtape that dropped November 26, 2015. She additionally confirmed her singing prowess in a video protecting Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love.”
In a latest episode, fellow solid member Nicole Zavala steered that Acevedo’s father might have gotten a lowered sentence as a result of he snitched to the Feds. Stephanie, Marie, and Kat weren’t pleased with Nicole’s phrases, discovering her to be extraordinarily disrespectful. All three of them suffered many hardships after shedding a dad or mum to the cartel enterprise.
Simply as Stephanie and Kat deliberate on taking Nicole to activity for what she stated about Stephanie’s father, Nicole apologized (due to her father’s suggestion), and Stephanie graciously accepted. Stephanie and Nicole’s amends didn’t sit effectively with Marie, nevertheless, which raised tensions between Stephanie and Marie (the girlfriend of Michael Corleone Blanco).
The official description for the episode airing January 28 reads, “Kat convinces her mother to make a journey to New York and uncovers secrets and techniques about her father’s final night time. Stephanie pursues a brand new friendship with Nicole. Loz and Michael Blanco cope with the demons of their previous.”
Blanco, the unofficial chief of this Crew instructed Newsweek, “Individuals have to grasp that these are human characters. [Our relatives] had been cartel bosses and boss women, however they had been nonetheless folks with households. They’d come residence and have a meal with their households. They’d stroll the canines along with their household. That’s a part of our tradition too, the household essence of us Latin Individuals,” Blanco stated. Blanco says the present shouldn’t be attempting to glamorize the narcos life-style. He added: “There’s extra to the tradition than the dangerous folks doing dangerous issues. It’s not like somebody wakened within the morning and was like ‘I’m gonna dedicate my life to promoting medicine.’ At the moment and in that period, folks had no alternative. They had been farmers. They weren’t getting paid. Individuals needed to construct some sort of business to feed their households.”