The 39-year-old former MTV video host, fashion model, TV personality and now fashion designer, appeared at Kohl’s to promote her line in conjunction with a Mother’s Day essay contest. “We were here to do our Easter Day shopping and we saw that Daisy was here,” said Becerril of Whittier, who was with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. “I’ve seen her on MTV, pageants, American \ Home Videos, Revlon and she does a pilates video that I bought. I think she’s a wonderful spokesperson for Hispanic women – a good role model.” • 04/11: Daisy Fuentes visits La Habra AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFuentes’ Mother’s Day essay contest awards the winner a $5,000 shopping spree, a fashion and beauty makeover and a trip to a Fashion Week event in Los Angeles next spring. “My mother was a big influence on me,” Fuentes said. “She taught me how to push through adversity, to keep moving up. It’s tough being a mom. It’s a different world for teens now. Often they don’t know what their moms go through.” Fuentes was born in Cuba and started her career as a VJ for Spanish-language MTV Latino before crossing over to MTV. She also co-hosted “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and has made guest appearances on “MAD TV,” “Cybill” and “Larry Sanders,” among other appearances. Last year Fuentes began focusing on her clothing line, “Daisy Fuentes Moda,” which she sells exclusively through Kohl’s. She helps bring style ideas to the table but also works with a team of professional designers to produce her line of women’s sportswear. Fuentes, who sported an outfit from her not-yet- released fall line, said her clothes are suitable for all women. WHITTIER – Shirley Becerril was surprised to meet one of her idols, Daisy Fuentes, while shopping at Kohl’s Department Store in La Habra on Tuesday. “They’re made for strong, independent fashionable women who know and appreciate the Rodeo taste without Rodeo wallet. It translates across all ages.” Whittier resident Gale Infante said she was standing in line to meet Fuentes. “I was just shopping here when I saw her,” Infante said. “I knew who she was from MTV and `America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ I’m going to get an autograph for my grandson.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!