Puerto Rican Princess Joseline Hernandez Knows She’s Fly AF
If you seen “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” you know all about the seductress that is Joseline Hernandez.
We can’t describe Joseline better than she describes herself, which is “the baddest puta,” a “fly ass bitch” — you get the idea. We caught up with her about how her upbringing influenced her style and what’s next on “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.”
You have such an unapologetic sense of fashion. Where does your fashion inspiration come from?
Well, first of all, I’m Puerto Rican. And so, when I was growing up I always wanted to be like Selena and I used to sing all her songs. I have that sense of fashion from the Spanish. And then this other lady called Iris Chacon — I don’t know if you heard of her, but she used to be like this Spanish singer and dancer and she was real sexy and real beautiful and different. She was like a sex symbol.
Oh, and my mother of course. She always been a sexy, sexy Spanish woman. So, I think that’s where I get it from.
And then, I’m just a fly ass bitch. So I just know what looks good.
I know you’re into fitness, what are some your favorite workouts?
Well, I have my own workout program. My trainers and I came together and wanted to create a program that was easy for people who really like to work out and for people who have a hard time getting up and going to the gym. So, we put together this program called “Results In 28 Days” (RI28) and you can check that out on resultsin28days.com, and the program is real easy. It’s simple things that makes your heart rate go up, which burns the fat out.
I did that throughout my whole pregnancy. I just had my daughter Bonnie Bella four months ago and I’m back to a size two. That’s the only thing I stick to and I stand by it. It’s like a personal trainer on your phone without having to go to the gym.
What is one thing that absolutely annoys you about life in front of the camera?
You know what, really nothing. I’m pretty cool with being in front of the camera and pretty cool with people having their own opinion about whatever it is that they want to say. So, at the end of the day, really nothing even bothers me.
You know what I’m good at? I’m good at seeing, but really not seeing. So, I see everything, but I act like don’t because I don’t give a f*ck. Like I’m so focused — I’m working on my music career, I’m working on “Star” as an actress, I just executive-produced my delivery special for my daughter.
And you know, I have so much going on that there’s really nothing that could annoy me in the industry because I don’t have time to pay it attention. I have so much on my plate right now, which is a blessing.
What are we getting music wise from you — a debut album?
So right now, I’m an independent artist. So, I’ve been putting out singles — I just put a single out called “Baby Daddy.” Amazingly, it did great for it to be done independently. A lot of my fans bought it — shout out to Bad Boosh Nation, that’s like my army. And I shot the video on Love & Hip Hop. The song is about strength and women empowerment and being able to move on without no record label behind you and without no man or no one behind you.
As an independent artist, I have the right to sell it and make the royalties and make my own money and just own me — not let anyone or any record label own me. Right now, Stevie and I are about to put a single out called “No Time” (remake of Puffy and Lil’ Kim’s “No Time”) and he’s on the hook. It’s a cool and hot song. So, we just got some singles coming out and working on some stuff with Hispanic community. It’s pretty cool because I get to do my music, act my reality show, produce, be a mother, and get to do everything that I love at the same time. It’s just amazing.
Are we going to see you in more TV — maybe even movies?
Yes, absolutely! I love to act and going to be in front of the screen for many, many years to come. And I got a few phone calls to go read for a few movies and things like that. But right now, I just have to pick and choose what works for me because I have so much work coming my way that for me to get into the character, I want to live that character. I want to really come up hard and really show.
For example, the character I play in “Star,” that’s who I am and I can play somebody who I’m not, but I want to choose that character. With acting, you just have to choose the right roles, so you can really show the world that you can get into a different frame of mind and be a different person.
Name your top 5 people you want to work with — it can be in both music and Hollywood.
Of course, I think J. Lo is super, super, super, super talented and she’s a producer and we’re both Puerto Rican, so we can always do a movie with that — you know, speaking Spanish or English or bilingual, that’ll be fun. And then, I love Ice Cube. I think he’s amazing.
As far as music, of course, I love to work with Stevie J — he’s awesome. Of course, if me and Ri (Rihanna) get into the studio together that’ll be an amazing song — it’ll be straight Caribbean. You know, that’s my home girl. She’s knows what’s up — shout out to Ri.
Nicki Minaj of course, I think she’s awesome. And Ivy Queen — she’s a Puerto Rican rapper and she’s been rapping for many, many years since I was a kid and she’s still doing it. I respect her so much.
Since having a baby, did it tame the Puerto Rican Princess a little or you just as wild as before?
Oh, I’m definitely still a wild person, but I know for a fact that I think before I act now. I think before I move. I think before I do anything. And I control my life. I control my situation. I control my surroundings. I control every single thing that I do. And if I can’t control it, I can’t get with it.
So, what craziness can we expect from your upcoming special, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: Special Delivery”?
Omg, the delivery special that’s coming out May 1st and executive produced by your girl Joseline Hernandez! It’ll be great. You going to get to see a different Joseline. You’re going to get to see all my family. There’s a lot of new editions to my family — my baby, my niece’s baby, my brothers’ babies. You get to see strippers at the baby shower. You going to get to see who I am and who I’m always going to be. And I just enjoy what I do and enjoy myself and that’s just how I live life nowadays.
Even though the season is not quit over yet. Are you planning to come back another season or is this it for you?
I don’t know. But I tell you one thing, you always going to see Joseline Hernandez around.
Make sure to catch her Love & Hip Hop: Special Delivery on VH1!
Photographer | Mike Boyce
Stylist/ Creative Director | Assad Tyler
Graphic Design/Art Direction | Chris Correa
Makeup | Barkeia Veil
Hair | Blow Couture
Clothing | J. Loren SS17 Collection
Shoes | Gucci, Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs