This Is What Being A Chambelan Looks Like When You Hate Being In The Spotlight
Being a dama or chambelan in a quinceañera court comes with a ton of responsibility, including paying for your outfit, learning the choreography for a dance piece and having to participate in a million photoshoots. Although all of this can be fun, it’s not so much fun when you’re a non-photogenic introvert who hates being in the spotlight. And that’s what we have here – a collection of quince photoshoots with chambelanes who, by the look of their facial expressions, are not meant to be in the quince business.
One clue that tells you a chambelan ain’t having it, is his absolute refusal to smile in pictures.
This is the exact face my chambelan had on his face during my quinceañera.
You can tell that this chambelan is just ready to go home.
He is over it.
Meanwhile, this chambelan looks like he’s about to break down and cry.
His mom probably forced him to be a chambelan even though he clearly didn’t want to be.
The kid on the right is cheesin’ from cheek to cheek, but the kid on the left…
He’s lying there thinking, “Why the hell did I say yes to this? Fml.”
This guy has that “Really? Another picture?” type of look on his face.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he just grabbed the photographer’s camera and threw it against a tree.
Instead of having a cheesy smile on his face, this chambelan looks like he’s about to cry.
This is probably the fifth quinceañera his mom has volunteered him to participate in.
This chambelan on the other hand, is praying for the day to be over with already.
Poor guy. Hang in there buddy.
As you can see from one picture to the next, there’s a clear pattern with these chambelanes’ facial expressions.
I give this stank face a 10/10.
Clearly, this chambelan is not entertained.
Homeboy is just trying to go home already.
Just in case you haven’t had enough chambelan stank faces, here’s another one.
Someone give this kid a hug and tell him everything is going to be okay.
From the same quince court, here’s another chambelan who also isn’t enjoying a single moment of the photoshoot.
I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that this is about the 90th picture the photographer has taken so far (and he’s not even close to finishing).
This chambelan is like, “I can’t believe I volunteered for this and am not getting paid for it.”
I feel you dude.
Although this image is blurry, you still get a sense of how excitingly amused this chambelan is to be part of the quince court.
You can tell he is totally ecstatic to be wearing that long sleeve purple button up, black bow tie and overalls on a hot summer day.
Ever seen a chambelan pout? Well here you have it.
Even the quinceañera is tired and totally over it.
This chambelan doesn’t seem too happy about being in a full on charro suit in the middle of the beach.
I don’t blame him. I don’t think I would feel very comfortable either.
The guy to the right of the quinceañera is over there sweating, trying to smile as hard as possible. Meanwhile, the guy on the left is just like:
Zero effort whatsoever. LOL
This chambelan is so upset that he’s not even looking towards the camera.
LOL. That side eye says it all.
Overall, you can get a sense that these guys were not meant for the role of a chambelan.
So if you’re looking for a good chambelan, make sure you go for someone who’s outgoing, lively, energetic and charismatic.
You can’t blame them for not smiling though. Being a chambelan is stressful AF.
The best thing you can do for these guys is just be there for moral support. Remind them that it’ll all be over with soon.
This dude is even using the quinceañera as an arm rest because of how exhausted he is.
Just 200 more pictures buddy. You got this.
Here you have a chambelan who has been placed far deep into the friend zone.
This chambelan is straight up mad dogging the photographer.
“I dare you to take one more picture. I f*ckin double dare you. Go ahead. Click click, flash flash.”
Last but not least, here’s a picture of a chambelan having the time of his life.
On a level from 1 to 10, how much do you relate to these chambelanes?