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.

@cristinaloca_photography / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@wewanttodancela / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

He is over it.

Meanwhile, this chambelan looks like he’s about to break down and cry.

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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…

@rompe_condones / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@8studio / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@coreografpattyxv / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@myperfectquinceofficial / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@alejandromelchor_photography / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

I give this stank face a 10/10.

Clearly, this chambelan is not entertained.

@quinceroyalz / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

Homeboy is just trying to go home already.

Just in case you haven’t had enough chambelan stank faces, here’s another one.

@yuyaproductions / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@yuyaproductions / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.”

@houstondancestars_ / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@blancachavezphotography / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@fish7w7r / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@mickyteens / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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:

@yamilexquince2017 / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

Zero effort whatsoever. LOL

This chambelan is so upset that he’s not even looking towards the camera.

@choreography_delaluz_ / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@ohemgeeitsangie / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@pedrobarajasfotografo / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

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.

@israelr_photography / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

Just 200 more pictures buddy. You got this.

Here you have a chambelan who has been placed far deep into the friend zone.

@avmphotoboutique / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

LOL. Pobrecito.

This chambelan is straight up mad dogging the photographer.

@studio_monarca / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

“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.

@fotografiabyk / Instagram / Digital Image / April 16, 2018

On a level from 1 to 10, how much do you relate to these chambelanes?

READ: 25 Quinceañera Photoshoots That Are Way Over The Top

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Two Teen Girls Died in a Suspicious House Fire During a Sleepover After a Quinceañera; Police Suspect Foul Play

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Two Teen Girls Died in a Suspicious House Fire During a Sleepover After a Quinceañera; Police Suspect Foul Play


On November 22nd, Lisa Treviño received news that is every mother’s worst nightmare. Police officers came to Treviño’s house and informed her that two teenage girls had died in a fire at a nearby apartment.

One of the girls was her daughter, 15-year-old Azalyia “YaYa” Hernandez. The other victim was her friend, 16-year-old Eliza “Ellie” Maurer.

Pictured: Azalyia Hernandez. Credit: Britny Cranford via GoFundMe

The girls were sophomores at Fredericksburg High School. The night started out like a typical weekend for any teenager: Hernandez told her mother that she was going to go to a sleepover with Maurer after they had both attended a quinceañera with her family earlier that day.

“I’m the type that when my kids aren’t at home, I’m the type that calls them. And I can’t go to sleep until I hear from them that they’re okay,” Treviño told Spectrum News 1. “I told her, ‘Okay, Azalyia, make good choices, think good choices and I love you.’ And the last text I got, ‘I will mom. I love you too.'” That was the last communication Treviño had with her daughter.

The Maurer family is also coping with their grief. They released a statement, saying: “We are shocked and devastated at the news of our daughter’s death. Ellie (Eliza) was a beautiful child. She loved playing basketball and volleyball. She had a spunky personality and was a social butterfly. Ellie was loved by her friends and family. We still cannot believe this happened. We have been so blessed by the outpouring of support by friends, family and the community and we are incredibly thankful for that.”

Pictured: Eliza Maurer; Credit: @1.ellie.m/Instagram

According to the Sorola-Treviño family, police suspect foul play was involved.

“As with all deaths, they are treated as a homicide until proven otherwise,” said Fredericksburg Chief of Police Steven Wetz to Spectrum News 1.

According to Treviño, police told her that the girls’ bodies were found in a bedroom. The Fredericksburg Police Department says that the primary causes of both deaths was smoke inhalation. Evidence points to the fire having been started on a couch.

“The very first thing that they told us was that they found them nude and that there was foul play, and there was some suspects who had run from the apartment,” said Gary Sorola, Hernandez’s stepfather, to Fox 7 Austin.

It is still unknown why the girls were at the apartment building, but the Sorola-Treviño family say that the girls knew the son of the woman who rents the apartment.

The Fredericksburg community is shaken by the death of the two girls. Both of the girls’ families are devastated. The victims’ families and friends said the two girls had big plans for the future. Ellie wanted to become a lawyer, while YaYa wanted to join the Air Force and work with K-9s before becoming a nurse.

December 14th would have been Azalyia’s 16th birthday. But now, her mother will have to endure what should have been a happy day without her daughter.

“Now she’s gone and I’m not gonna have a chance to ever see her grow or accomplish what she wanted to accomplish. She’s gone. They took her from me too young,” Treviño said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the night in question (November 21st) to come forward. Contact them at 830-997-7585 or call Crime Stoppers at 997-8477 (TIPS).

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Instead Of Celebrating Her Quince, This Teen Donated It All To Help Victims Of Covid-19

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Instead Of Celebrating Her Quince, This Teen Donated It All To Help Victims Of Covid-19

Few days are as important or as celebrated as a teenager’s 15th birthday. So imagine the level of selflessness one must have to be able to say ‘no, I don’t want any of the celebration, I rather help out my community.’

Well, one teen in Merida, Mexico did just that this week when she told her family ‘thanks, but no thanks’ to her big quince and instead used the money that had been raised for her special day to help out her neighbors who have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Her party was canceled thanks to Coronavirus, so she decided to help out those less fortunate.

In many countries across Latin America, the quinceañera is a huge milestone for teenagers. Beautiful dresses, visits from the entire family, big parties, and the best gifts are the norm at most quinces. But for 15-year-old Jiromy Xool Pech, instead of spending money on a lavish birthday celebration, she opted to use her party funds to help feed the needy.

Jiromy and her family had long planned her quinceañera – she had been looking forward to it for years. But with the pandemic hitting her community in Mérida particularly hard, the teen decided to put the party aside and use everything that had been invested in the ceremony to help her neighbors who have been impacted by the pandemic.

“Instead of partying, I prefer to give food to people, to help them with that,” Jiromy told El Universal. Jiromy not only asked to donate the money for her quince to the community, but she was also out there helping distribute the food to her neighbors.

Jiromy and her family weren’t alone in helping out the community either. Much of the food that was given out was prepared from by neighbors and local businesses that came to join Jiromy’s cause once word began to spread.

Unfortunately, many quinceañeras have been canceled or postponed thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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One of Mexico City’s most famous markets for buying quince dresses – el Mercado Lagunilla – has been closed for three months. This ins’t just hating a major impact on dressmakers and salespeople, but it also means that young teens aren’t able to buy the dresses to celebrate their big day.

But not all is completely lost: there are those who have begun to return, like Ximena González, who came with her family to try on dresses. Her quince was scheduled for May 16, but the pandemic changed everything, and now they expect it to take place in November.

“I was scared and upset but I had to accept it. Some friends can no longer go because they are moving,” she told El Universal. She added, “I hope that when it is my party the infections have gone down and that everything is done as if nothing had happened.”

Mexico has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, including Jiromy’s hometown of Merida.

Jiromy’s selfless act to help her community comes as Mexico continues to see record breaking numbers of cases. Tens of thousands are dying and even more are losing their jobs and being forced back into poverty.

As of August 6, Mexico has more than 456,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 49,698 people have died from the virus. In Jiromy’s state of Yucatan, there have been more than 10,000 cases of the virus and it’s had a huge impact on tourism, which is a major economic force in the state. Therefore, it makes sense that the 15-year-old thought it was important to use the money raised for her party to help those who are suffering financially.

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