She enjoys listening to Hip Hop, R&B, and Latin music.
Her style icons are Gwen Stefani and Coco Chanel.
She loves to buy shoes, bags, and belts.
Her personal style is "Bohemian meets New York flair."
Mercedes is fascinated with geology, and collects rocks.
Mercedes keeps in touch with Sara Racey-Tabrizi, who was also on America's Next Top Model Cycle 2.
Mercedes would like to have children someday.
Mercedes doesn't drink or smoke.
In 2005, Mercedes appeared on the cover of Wedding Dresses magazine.
Her dress size is 4, and her shoe size is 8.
Mercedes suffers from Lupus.
Mercedes is signed with NOUS Model Management.
Her measurements are 34-25-35.
Before America's Next Top Model, Mercedes was a waitress.
Her life motto is "Actions speak louder than words."
She describes herself as charismatic, spontaneous, and curious.
Mercedes has appeared in a 2007 Chili's commercial.
After appearing on America's Next Top Model, Mercedes became a spokesperson for the National Lupus Foundation of America.
Mercedes was actually born in New Jersey, but her mother moved her to California at a young age.
She grew up in a Spanish neighborhood.
Mercedes was a Communications major at California State University, Northridge until one of her friends suggested that she try out for "America's Next Top Model".
Her favorite movie is "Finding Nemo" and her favorite TV shows are "Seinfield", "The Simpsons", "Sex And The City", and "106 & Park: Prime".
She had plans to move to New York to pursue her modeling and acting dreams, but has since been signed with New Model Managment in Los Angeles.
Mercedes was born to a Caucasian mother and an African American father, but she has a Chinese step-father.
Mercedes has brown hair, and brown eyes.
Mercedes is 5'9" and she weighs 122 lbs.