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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I give this stank face a 10/10.

Clearly, this chambelan is not entertained.

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Homeboy is just trying to go home already.

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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Zero effort whatsoever. LOL

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Just 200 more pictures buddy. You got this.

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

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LOL. Pobrecito.

This chambelan is straight up mad dogging the photographer.

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“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.

CREDIT: @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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This Latina Added Voting Registration to Her Quinceañera to Help Encourage Latinx Voting


This Latina Added Voting Registration to Her Quinceañera to Help Encourage Latinx Voting

If you’re a Latina, you probably spent years dreaming of your quinceañera. Questions of the song you’ll come out to, what your dress will look like, and who will escort you into womanhood dance around so many of our heads until the moment we hit the actual dance floor.

Chances are, however, you never considered how to incorporate the current political sphere, freedom and voting rights to your big day.

Quinceañera Aleida Ramos decided to have an innovative addition to her recent quince: voter registration.

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On the Houstonian’s big day, she invited Jolt Initiative — the Latinx Youth Advocacy group. Their goal is to register as many Latinx voters as possible. For Ramos’ party, the organization set up Poder Quince booths to assist guests with voter registration.

In between thanking friends and family and celebrating her quince, Ramos encouraged guests to visit the Poder Quince booths. Her father, Marco Ramos, Jr, joined in on urging guests to register to vote. The pair focused on the impact that the Latinx vote can make in the 2020 election and elections to come.

Community was a big focus of this push. Ramos’ motivation for inviting Jolt Initiative was to pay back the community that has supported her and invested in her these past 15 years. Undoubtedly, even this small gesture can have huge outcomes.

“Our vote ensures we continue to protect our community and those who matter to us most,” the quinceañera told her party goers.

With Poder Quince, Jolt has made it their goal to reach potential Latinx voters through quinceañeras.

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The Texas-based advocacy group started their Poder Quince initiative in May of 2019. Thanks to the huge Latinx population, quinceañeras have become mainstream in the Lone Star State. By Jolt’s estimation, around 50,000 quinces are held each year.

With this in mind, these quinceañeras prove to be an untapped resource to connect with Latinx voters. Jolt — which is a non-profit association — recognizes that in order to mobilize a community, we need to be part of the community. Their presence at quinceañeras helps accomplish this.

Ramos’ quince is the first in Harris County to invite Jolt Initiative.

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Harris County — which includes the city of Houston — has the second largest Latinx population in the country. At over 2 Million, it’s second only to Los Angels’ nearly 5 Million Latinx population.

Harris County set a new historic turn out record during the 2018 elections — no doubt helped by their large Latinx and Millennial vote. This turnout officially changed the county blue in the traditionally red state.

According to Jolt’s spokesman, Antonio Arellano, Texas is a crucial focus for voter turn out.

As he shared with NBC News, “That’s why we are so focused on energizing the Latino vote in Houston. The Latino vote lives here, and we have to mobilize them and there is so much riding on them.”

While Ramos is still too young to vote, she was intrigued by the other quinceañeras who welcomed Jolt to their celebrations.

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Ramos shared with NBC News, “I liked their stories and what they said about everything. I wanted to do something that would help us — trying to make a difference in things for our community. It inspired me.”

Her father — who doesn’t consider himself political — has voted in every election since he was 18. His example also heavily influenced Ramos’ decision to incorporate Jolt into her quince.

Ramos shared with NBC News the wisdom that her dad has passed on to her.

“My dad tells me I have to be educated to vote and have to know what I’m voting for and about the person,” she explained. “When people ask you why you are for that person, you don’t stutter. You know because you are educated.”

Jolt also provided a photo booth for the quinceañera and her guests.

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Guests of Ramos’ quince reported that they enjoyed the presence of Jolt at the celebration. Younger guests had fun with the props and Instagram-able opportunities. Similarly, voting-aged guests appreciated the chance to register and update their personal information.

Ultimately, it was a quince that her guests won’t soon forget. Altogether, it might make a difference in Ramos’ community and ultimately our own.

Baby Sis Roasts Her Hermana At Her Quinceñera In This All-Too-Relatable Stand-Up


Baby Sis Roasts Her Hermana At Her Quinceñera In This All-Too-Relatable Stand-Up

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No one will ride for you — or roast you — like your sibling. This older hermana learned that during her quinceñera, where her baby sis performed a stand-up and made her the butt of every joke.

Natasha may have been the star of the evening during her quince in San Jose, Calif. back in 2016, but a video making the rounds on the Internet shows that her little sis Aneesha is the one who stole the show. While Natasha sat in her white, puffy gown and tiara, baby sis, then 11, spit  wisecracks on a mic right beside her.

“Her closet, it’s as if you have just entered Nordstrom. She has all the new clothes. All her clothes are in season. All her clothes are sparkly, glittery, the prettiest things you’ve ever seen. You enter mine, and it’s like a goodwill,” Aneesha said as the room of family and friends erupted in laughter.

If you’re a younger sibling, you know the pain of watching the eldest in the family get new garbs while you’re tossed the stretched-out, out-of-season clothing and sneakers they need to get rid of to make space for their fresh new wardrobe.

“Every single piece of clothing that I have, whether it’s a pair of pants, whether it’s a T-shirt, whether it’s underwear – it has been worn by this girl,” Aneesha said, delivering each joke with on-point comedic timing.


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While the sisters, who are Nicaraguan-Indian, are just three years apart, Aneesha frustratingly quipped that she has to wait seven years to wear her older sister’s clothes because she’s so much taller than her.

“Have you seen her height,” Aneesha asked. “She’s like that character from ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’… not the giant, the beanstalk,” she joked, as her sister, embarrassed, threw her head in her hands.

Then, Aneesha ended her nearly-four-minute performance with a banger: “You don’t need to come to my quinceañera. You already know what I’m gonna wear,” she said hilariously.

According to the girls’ dad, Rajiv, he and Aneesha worked on the jokes together, but ultimately the young jokester was the real brain and talent.

Aneesha, who carried the crowd effortlessly with the flow of her family-friendly quips, didn’t even rehearse before taking the stage.

“She is a natural, she is a savage, she is fun to be around,” Rajiv said. “She insults people without hurting them. I bear the brunt of most of her jokes!”

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