Priscilla Diaz Biography
Claim to Fame:Musician, Entertainer, and Actress
DOB: May 8, 1994
Priscilla Diaz, also known as P-Star, set out at the age of 9 to become the youngest female rap star on the scene. The Bronx-bred entertainer lives with her older sister and single-parent father, Jesse Diaz, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. A series of setbacks stalled the upcoming musical career of Jesse Diaz so Priscilla set out to reclaim the dream for the sake of her family.
P-Star won the Citywide Hip Hop Competition as the youngest female participant. She also won eight beauty pageants and was recognized with the Latina of Distinction award in 2005. She has appeared on many Latin television stations, Nickelodeon, and MTV. In response to rising obesity rates among children, Priscilla released her own exercise video, Exercise Your Body and Mind, in 2007. She played Jessica Ruiz in The Electric Company on PBS Kids from 2009 to 2011. P-Star Rising, A documentary about her life, family and music, was released in 2009.
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