Model Michelle Salas, daughter of Mexican singer Luis Miguel, said in the cover story of the latest People en Español magazine that she's happy with her career and her economic independence.

Wearing a glittery gold dress and with her hair flowing loose, the cover girl told the magazine that modeling and her blog, in which she offers fashion tips, have not only helped her make a name for herself professionally, but also provide income that finances the independence every girl her age longs for.

"When you feel like saying "Mom, grandma, I invite you for a meal, I'll pay...it means I'm supporting myself. My family, my mom have always been there for me in good times and bad, but when I realized that I could handle whatever came up, I said 'This is my moment,'" the daughter of Stephanie Salas said.

About her relationship with "El Sol de Mexico" (The Sun of Mexico), as Luis Miguel is known, and the boys he had with actress Aracely Arambula, Miguel and Daniel, ages 6 and 4 respectively, the 24-year-old model said she has good relations with his family.

"We have a good relationship. Some things are more complicated than others, but...they're all something special to me and I respect all of them for who they are," she told People en Español.

Speaking openly of the singer, Salas said she inherited from her father his "smile and the color of his skin."

"My mom gave me a lot of good advice. She taught me that it doesn't matter which hive you grow up in, you have to make your own honey," the model said, adding that she remains single though early this year she was seen around with Mexican actor Diego Boneta in Southern California. EFE