Melissa Villasenor has found herself amidst controversy, one that could lead the 28-year-old comedian to be fired from Saturday Night Live before she even has a chance to start.
Villasenor was announced earlier this month as a ground-breaking addition to the late-night sketch comedy show, the first Latina cast member in the show's history. There have been only two Latino cast members to date -- Horatio Sanz and Fred Armisen -- and Villasenor's hire earned praise for the show.
Villasenor came in with a strong reputation as the popular impressionist from the sixth season of America's Got Talent, where she won over the judges with impressions of Barbara Walters, Miley Cyrus, Kathy Griffin, and Christina Aguilera. Videos of her performances went viral at the time, helping to earn Melissa a strong following that she would theoretically bring with her to Saturday Night Live.