“Rhina Valentin has served as on-air personality, host and anchor for BronxNet’s award winning signature television program “OPEN” since 2006. Her star quality and unique engaging style has contributed to cultural literacy, community engagement, and BronxNet’s continuous growth. Through the web-series “Rhina Gets Lean” she has been able to bring health and wellness advocacy to our worldwide community with a comical reality base, inspiring thousands to make healthier choices and thrive.”

Michael Max Knobbe

Executive Director, Bronxnet Television



“Our Allstate agency has partnered up with Rhina Valentin and La Reina Del Barrio, Inc for 3 years now.   As, a performer on stage, she has been able to speak to her audience in a comical style about the importance of having insurance, and through, La Reina Del Barrio, Inc. we have sponsored their events and, have been able to reach an online audience through their innovative communication style, through social media.”

Dolores Batista

AllState Agency owner



“Metro Optics recently partnered with Rhina Valentin, “La Reina del Barrio,” to advance our shared objectives of health and wellness in the Bronx and beyond. To date, this relationship has provided our company – a Bronx eyecare institution, 37 years young – with a vibrant new ancillary platform to promote eye health and optical fashion.”

Sara Bonizio

Marketing & Community Relations Manager
Metro Optics Eyewear
Bronx, NY



“Because of her interest in health and wellness and a leader in the East Harlem Community, Harvest Home hired Rhina Valentin, “La Reina del Barrio” to be the Mistress of ceremonies for our annual “Savor the Season” gala at the Museum of the City of New York. Not only was she a fantastic Mistress of Ceremonies but Rhina’s interest in promoting health wellness is very much aligned with Harvest Home’s mission that we invited her to join our Board of Directors.  Since joining our board Rhina has brought new energy and a community perspective to our board.”

Maritza Wellington-Owens

Chief Executive Officer

Harvest Homes Farmers Market