Malentina is an actress and singer-songwriter from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Known as "La brava y sofisticada" (the bold and sophisticated), she's the embodiment of sugar and spice.
Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Malentina's musical influence is as diverse as her artistic output. Her musical influences date back to the days when mambo reigned supreme in New York Latin clubs, with her main favorites being Puerto Rican legends such as Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Tito Puente, and Ray Barreto. Her female role models were the Cuban songstresses Celia Cruz and La Lupe, Olga Tañón, and the glamorous Marilyn Monroe. To Malentina, what is classic never goes out of style and she embodies that whole-heartedly with her mambo, son montuno, and cha cha cha tunes.