Sarah Terry
August 01, 2016 3:29 pm
Netflix

On Orange is the New Black, Mendoza is one of the mother hens of Litchfield. She’s feisty, strong-willed, and she protects her girls at any cost. But Mendoza is played by Selenis Leyva, and IRL, Selenis is a daring fashion goddess and we love it.

Like everyone else in Orange is the New Black, we’re used to seeing Mendoza in her typical prison garb.

Or giving everyone sass as one of the heads of the kitchen.

This season, she got tough with Daya, trying to keep her from getting mixed up with dangerous fellow inmates in a plain gray sweatshirt.

But when she hits the red carpet, there’s nothing plain about Selenis.

We love this daring white number that is super sexy with a nude layer that looks like it’s nothing but skin.

She’s not afraid to show off her amazing curves.

This deep purple mermaid gown fits Selenis like a second skin, and we are loving it! And she is rocking a deep keyhole neckline. Don’t even get us started on how fab her cleavage looks.

She’s is also not afraid to go bold with color.

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This amazing, bright yellow looks absolutely stunning against her skin tone. We love that she paired it with that coral lipstick, and those shoes are a fantastic contrast as well.

She is totally inspiring us to go a little bolder with our next outfit.

We could all use a little drama in our lives.

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