The Mixtape to My Life Character Profile: Dominic Mendoza

While The Mixtape to My Life is essentially a coming of age story, what would an eye-opening summer be without a romantic interest. For Justin, that would be Dominic Mendoza. The two shared a moment when they were in the eighth grade after Dominic helped save Justin from a bully, but then Dominic suddenly moved away before anything could happen. But as luck would have it, Dominic moves in next door to Justin, and his feelings automatically come back. But does Dominic feel the same way?

Who are they?

Dominic Mendoza is a hunky football player with a heart of gold. He is kind and gentle, but fiercely protective of those he cares about. He doesn’t feel smart, but being around Justin makes him feel like that doesn’t matter. He also shares Justin’s love of 80s rock, and often works out to some of the same songs that Justin daydreams to.

What do they love?

Dominic loves sports, especially football. He also loves to exercise, and is often in his garage lifting weights or going out for quick runs.

What makes them special?

Dominic believes in protecting the people he cares about. He doesn’t like to see anyone get bullied, and will stand up for people even at the risk of getting hurt or being shunned.

What are three songs he has on his workout Mixtape?

That’s a good question. Gypsy Road by Cinderella is one. Some KISS would also be on there, probably Rock and Roll All Night. Definitely Patience by Guns N’ Roses as a cool down song.

Would you date Dominic?

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