The multi-talented Val Mercado is a 23-year-old from New York City who has used her social media platform to gain mainstream recognition. Not only is Mercado a journalist and aspiring actress, but this New York native is a bombshell in her own right. With a natural beauty and her fashionable ways, Mercado has also jumped in the world of modeling and has been killing it ever since -just look at her Instagram.

As the beautiful Mercado continues her takeover, XXL highlights today this 23-year-old bombshell in the daily eye candy of the day.