Virtual Event
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00PM


in conversation with DR. JUDY HO

The Latina superstar shares the impossible true story of her fight to realize her dreams in this powerful memoir and inspirational guide.

The Girl with the Self-Esteem Issues is the remarkable story of Rosie Mercado's journey from helplessness to becoming a model, life coach, and daytime celebrity and one of the "top 25 most powerful Latinas" (People). But as Rosie reveals, that success came after years of pain.

When Rosie was only nineteen, her husband and the father of her newborn walked out with no warning. With no college degree, no career, and an addiction to emotional eating, Rosie was overwhelmed. How could she take care of a child when she could barely care for herself? Yet despite her lack of self-confidence, the courageous young woman rose from the ashes--only to fall again . . . and again. The journey included three husbands, three divorces, three children, and years of abuse, infidelity, broken promises, and sleepless nights. Rosie's life was anything but easy, especially when her weight ballooned to 400 pounds. Yet she never, ever gave up. When one door closed in her face, she picked herself up and knocked on another one. Despite the pain, the rejection, and the disappointment, there were small victories and successes. Each one gave her the strength to keep on going. Eventually, she found the courage to take control of her life, lost 240 pounds, and found the life she's always wanted.

Hers is a story of survival and triumph you will never forget.

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ROSIE MERCADO is a bilingual Latina model, certified Life Coach, and co-host on the talk show Face the Truth, produced by Dr. Phil and Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions. Awarded one of the “top 25 most powerful Latinas” by People en Espanol and named one of the “Top 6 Latinas You Should Know” by Latina Magazine, Rosie also guest-hosts and is a correspondent on leading Spanish-language networks, Telemundo and Univision, as well as on the Emmy-award winning Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors. Rosie’s journey losing 240 pounds as a single-mother of three was covered in Cosmopolitan, People, Tiempo, Daily Mail and the New York Post, and her amazing story of embracing authentic beauty against all odds has resonated with hundreds of thousands of English- and Spanish-speaking women around the world. Rosie lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.



in conversation

Judy Ho, Ph. D., ABPP, ABPdN, CFMHE is a licensed and triple board-certified Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, a tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, television and podcast host, and published author. She conducts neuropsychological assessments and serves as an expert witness in her private practice, hosts an active research lab, provides expert commentary to media, and is a sought after public speaker.





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