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These Libras Are The Pure Embodiment Of The Characteristics That Make Libras The People We Love

You can spot a Libra from their Instagram aesthetic because it’s on point. It’s hard to dislike a Libra, and that’s kind of a fact. They’re kind, romantic as hell, charming, and general do-gooders. Basically, they’re all Hufflepuffs.

They also struggle with saying “no,” can get a little carried away with the superficial, can be fickle and indecisive and self-indulgent. All that said, these Libras made their claim to fame, likely because of every single one of these traits. Make our list next year, dear Libra reader.

Amara La Negra

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Born on October 4, 1990, Amara is the break out star of “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” and is showing her Afro-Latinidad pride all over the place. Plus, that style? I’m here for it.

Bruno Mars

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Our boy, Bruno Mars is turning 33 this year on Oct. 8, and millions of fans will be heart-eyeing the charming half-Puerto Rican. His smooth moves and voice have catapulted him across the globe on international tours, to the top of the charts and beyond.

Christina Milian

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Born on September 26, 1981, Milian is more than just about image. She’s about what her presence represents. She told HuffPost, “I’m Cuban but [people] didn’t get it because I was also brown-skinned… Latinos come in all colors, all shades… You should see my mom and her brothers and sisters… We just vary in color, shapes and sizes. But we’re still Latinos — that doesn’t change a damn thing.”

Classic Libra, speaking on behalf of all of us and working it.

Tyler Posey

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Well, we don’t know if Oct. 18 baby Posey won people over with his Libra ways or just being a dreamy guy on “Teen Wolf.” We do know our hearts go out to him after his mother passed of breast cancer in 2014, and Season 5 was dedicated in her memory.

Bella Thorne

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Bella Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida on Oct. 8, 1997. Like a natural, for-the-common-good Libra, Thorne started acting as a child to help support her family after their father died in a car accident, leaving the family broke.

Carlos Mencia

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Fun fact: comedian Carlos Mencia was born Ned Arnel Mencia on Oct. 22, 1967. Born in Honduras, Mencia is always cracking jokes that make people rethink Latino stereotypes, the criminal justice system and social class. He’s a giver.

Diego de Silva Costa

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Born on Oct. 7, 1988 in Lagarto, Brazil, Costa is known for playing for Atlético Madrid. Like a Libra, he has built and continues to pay for a soccer academy in his hometown, which is more than a little remote.

Jenna Ortega

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Known for playing the young Jane Villanueva in “Jane the Virgin,” Ortega has only been alive since Sept. 27, 2002. Since then, the Mexican-Puerto Rican break out star has also been the voice of Princess Isabel on “Elena of Avalor” and continues to play roles for several Disney projects.

Esai Morales

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This New Yorican was born on Oct. 1, 1962 in Brooklyn and has been known for playing Bob Morales in “La Bamba.” You might recognize him from your latest binge of “Ozark” and “How to Get Away with Murder.”

He describes himself as an “actorvist” and is one of the founders of what is effectively a union for Latino actors.

Celia Cruz

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Born on Oct. 21, 1925, infamous Cuban singer Celia Cruz was born Úrsula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonso, in typical Latino fashion. She fled form Cuba when the country was taken over by a communist regime and pursued a music career in the U.S. She gifted the country salsa music and we should all be proud.

Mario Lopez Jr.

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Born on Oct. 10, 1973, Lopez is a total moth to the light of the arts. He’s been in television, in movies and even on Broadway. The guy is a total Libra through and through. Not to mention that he made everyone fall in love with him, guys and girls, when he was AC Slater on “Saved by the Bell.”

Mario Andrés Ruiz

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This Colombian YouTube star was born on Oct. 1, 1994 and is only 24 years old. Made famous by his rendition of “Harlem Shake,” we have more proof that Libras can sneeze and we’d all clap because they do it so well.

Stacy Peralta

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Wayyy back in the day, half-Mexican, half-Irish, Stacy Peralta was one of the infamous Z-Boys. He was also one of the highest ranking professional skateboarder. Yeah, he was born Oct. 15, 1957, and now he’s a director and producer full time.

Sofía Reyes

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Born on Sept. 25, 1995 as Úrsula Sofía Reyes Piñeyro, the Mexican singer-songwriter and actress has captured everyone‘s hearts, including Prince Royce. He discovered her singing covers on YouTube when she was just ten years old. We know her from “Muévelo” and all the bilingual stardom she brings to her work.

Nathan Arenas

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Disney actor Nathan Arenas was born just 13 years ago on Sept. 30, 2005 in Los Angeles. He’s apparently been performing for his family since he was 2 years old and is now playing Jorge in the Disney series “Bunk’d.”

Guillermo del Toro

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Infamous Mexican horror film director Guillermo del Toro Gómez was born on Oct. 9, 1964 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Last year, he won the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture for his work on “The Shape of Water.”

Tito “El Bambino”

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The Puerto Rican reggaeton singer was born on Oct. 5, 1981 as (wait for it) Efraín David Fines Nevares. I know, epic glo up. This man is a total icon from Héctor & Tito, and while he hasn’t released an album since 2014, we’re tapping his shoulder as we speak.

Carlos Bernard

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Bernard was born on Oct. 12, 1962 and grew up in Chicago. We saw him last as Oscar Rodas in “Supergirl,” but he’s best known as Tony Almeida from “24: Legacy.”

Gabriel Montiel

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Born as Gabriel Gutiérrez on Sept. 23, 1989 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Gabriel Montiel got famous as the defensive midfielder for Murciélagos and is now a Youtuber. Check him out on Werevertumorro and meet the charm and charisma the rest of us non-Libras envy.


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Farina Dances for Arcángel in a Martini Glass in “La Boca” Music Video

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Farina Dances for Arcángel in a Martini Glass in “La Boca” Music Video

That long-awaited Farina and Arcángel project is finally seeing the light of day. The two Latin hip-hop giants teamed up for the sexy “La Boca” music video that was released on Feb. 17.

Farina first opened up about her album with Arcángel last year.

Farina is one of the leading female rappers from Colombia. Arcángel is a Puerto Rican pioneer in the reggaeton music scene. There were rumblings about a collaborative album between the two last year.

“I have an album coming with Arcángel,” she told Remezcla last October. “It’s the first time that a man and a woman are making an urbano album together. It’s an honor for me to be making history in that way.”

“La Boca” is a strong introduction to their collaborative project.

The first taste of that project is here. Farina and Arcángel join forces for the first time for “La Boca.” In the reggaeton banger, the two rappers exchange steamy lines about sharing a kiss with plenty of tongue-action. Farina embraces her baddie side as she boasts about the talents that her mouth possesses. Farina and Arcángel are a great duo and they deliver the goods with this alluring and hypnotic collaboration.

The music video for “La Boca” is just as captivating. In the gold-colored visual, Farina dances in a martini glass in front of Arcángel.

“Working with Arcángel was a dream come true,” Farina said in a statement. “I learned so much from him, and at the time felt like a little girl meeting her idol. I’m so proud of the result of our collaboration and can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store for them.”

“La Boca” follows Farina’s stellar collaboration “Tick Tock” with Mexican pop stars Thalía and Sofía Reyes. The trio teamed up last year for the Facebook Watch series Latin Music Queens.

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A Bruno Mars Catfish Seduced a Texas Woman Over Instagram and Scammed Her Out of $100k

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A Bruno Mars Catfish Seduced a Texas Woman Over Instagram and Scammed Her Out of $100k

When certain fans say that they’d do anything for their favorite celebrity, we usually assume they mean, in a manner of speaking. But in the case of one Bruno Mars fan, that sentiment couldn’t be more serious.

Recently, a 63-year-old Texas woman was swindled out of $100,000 by a catfish pretending to be Bruno Mars.

Yeah, folks. We’re serious. According to Houston authorities, an unnamed Texas woman sent multiple checks to her online lover–whom she believed to be Grammy-award-winning, multi-platinum artist, Bruno Mars.

According to legal documents, the woman created an Instagram page in 2018 in order to find “companionship”. She was soon thereafter contacted by another Instagram user who claimed to be Bruno Mars. The fraudster sent the woman what she believed was ample evidence–multiple texts and photos that “proved” he was on tour.

According to the Texas woman, she believed that her and Mars had “fallen in love” and developed a “meaningful relationship.” According to court documents, the Mars impersonator even promised to quit his 24k tour in order to be with her.

Once Catfish Bruno gained the woman’s trust, he asked her for $100,000 for “tour expenses.” And the woman complied.

First, the Bruno Mars imposter asked her for a $10,000 check via mail. When the woman sent that, the Mars imposter asked for an additional $90,000. The woman wrote that check as well.

The checks were sent to different accounts owned by two men: a man named Chinwendu Azuonwu and his accomplice, Basil Amadi.

It seems that at some point, the woman became aware that she was being scammed and then contacted the authorities. It was then that the police traced the bank accounts back to Azuonwu and Amadi. The men were then arrested and charged with multiple accounts of money laundering.

After the news broke about the Bruno Mars catfish, naturally, the internet had a few questions.

We get that this woman was lonely and in want of companionship, but there’s a line between desperation and delusion.

Many people were caught between pity and disbelief.

We understand that older people aren’t as tech-savvy, but some common sense would’ve told you that a multimillionaire doesn’t need money from a random lady in Texas.

Some people were calling for a deep-dive documentary, MTV “Catfish” style.

Ok, we’d 100% watch this. We want to know how faux-Bruno wooed her, how she convinced herself a rich celebrity needed money, and how she finally became savvy to the scam.

Another question being asked: who has a cool $100k just sitting around?

And how did the scam artists know to target someone so rich?! We hope she the police were able to recover the money, otherwise this woman is going to have a tough retirement.

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