Longoria told Latina Magazine about her teen years working at the fast food restaurant: "I loved it. And I still love them. They are an amazing organization. I still keep in touch with my manager from when I was 14. They are just great to me. I wanted to have a quinceanera, so I went to Wendy's to work to pay for my own quinceanera. I stayed. I paid for my cheerleading and everything through that. It was like whatever you want to do outside of school, you have to pay for it. I never had a car because I was always trying to save."
Longoria graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M Univerisity-Kingsville and planned to become a sports trainer.