Julian Castro’s Daughter Steals The Show At The DNC, Flipping Her Hair And Rolling Her Eyes
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro may have made history last night as the first Latino to deliver a keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, but it was his daughter, 3-year-old Carina Victoria, who stole the show and won hearts all across the internet.
Castro delivered what has been called a “powerful” and “historic” speech on September 4th at the DNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, but his daughter is the one getting all of the attention in this morning’s media coverage. Carina Victoria watched her dad deliver the speech, and as dear old dad waxed poetic about his daughter, opportunity, and other things, she seemed more concerned with her appearance, rolling her eyes and fluffing her hair constantly.
“Today, my beautiful wife Erica and I are the proud parents of a three-year-old little girl, Carina Victoria, named after my grandmother,” the mayor said. “A couple of Mondays ago was her first day of pre-K. As we dropped her off, we walked out of the classroom, and I found myself whispering to her, as was once whispered to me, ‘Que dios te bendiga.’ ‘May God bless you,’” he said.
Cameras cut to little Carina Victoria at about this time, and it was clear that she was bored. She rolled her eyes and flipped her hair while Castro continued on with his emotional speech.
“She’s still young, and her dreams are far off yet, but I hope she’ll reach them,” he continued to a room full of laughter. “As a dad, I’m going to do my part, and I know she’ll do hers. But our responsibility as a nation is to come together and do our part, as one community, one United States of America, to ensure opportunity for all of our children,” he said.
Here’s the video of Julian Castro’s DNC keynote speech. Carina Victoria shows up around 16:50.