Kristina has been a social media sensation and is motivating the younger entrepreneurs with her exceptional work ethic. Her work portfolio includes some amazing brands and she has an amazing story to tell.
Kristina is half Ukrainian and half Cuban. She went to Old Dominion University in Virginia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She has started her YouTube channel and has since worked with numerous makeup and fashion brands such as Fashion Nova, Insert Name Here and Honeybum.
With YouTube being a success, she decided to continue a career with it after graduating college. She then moved to Los Angeles by herself and had assembled a large following on social media; Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube under the handle @k3chocolate. You may have seen her in viral Facebook videos with other creators which has gathered hundreds of millions of views on her K3chocolate page.
Earlier in 2020, Kristina was handpicked to be one of only 6 ambassadors to represent the Los Angeles-based skincare brand Derma E for the 2020/2021 year. Derma E is known for their environment-friendly and vegan skincare products. Kristina is a true supporter of environmental integrity and has been Vegetarian since 2014 so it was a perfect fit.
Both health and fitness is important to Kristina, especially after an extreme case of Covid-19 earlier in 2020. Kristina has many talents and has done a lot, she was a cheerleader as a teenager and has done gymnastics as a child, but dancing was always her passion which makes dance fitness her favorite type of exercise. Her favorite dance style is Latin, including salsa, bachata, cumbia and merengue. She loves learning different styles of dances though like belly-dancing and hip-hop and mixing all styles into one final performance. Kristina’s grandfather, Ruben Urribarres, was the National Cuban Orchestra director and composer for 40 years, so music holds a really special place in her heart.
Kristina is part of a new fitness app, Turbofit founded by Turhan Douglas and his business partner, and she is now a trainer for the app with just a dozen other trainers including Corey Wharton and Cheyenne Floyd from MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “The Challenge”. All trainers on the app have their own fitness styles like boxing, weights, cycling, sculpting etc. Kristina’s specialty is dance fitness. Kristina has experienced being bullied while being a cheerleader and says she wants everyone in her fitness class to feel included. “I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re unwelcome or they’re not good enough. I want everyone to have fun while exercising.” she says.
Although you may see her doing her thing with beauty and fitness, Kristina also hosts charities like “Babes in Toyland,” which hosts red carpet events to support the military, Christmas Toy Drives and animal shelters.