Originally arrested on drug charges, Penelope Soto got herself in even more trouble by flipping off the judge at her hearing.
‘There was a time when I hated to go to school because I knew people were talking about me behind my back.’
‘I’ll be honest, I love everything about me. And that’s the first time in my life that I’ve been able to say that.’
‘And to everyone that said my son would destroy me...the proof is in the pudding. It's just not true. I feel the sexiest I've ever felt.’
‘Despite my parents telling me I looked beautiful, I would get into the bathtub and try to lighten my skin by scrubbing it with a loofah, because all the girls I knew had lighter complexions.’