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Prom, Red Carpets, School Uniforms: Here Are Some Of Your Faves Showing Their Amazing Glo-Ups

They say prom is a night you’ll never forget. It’s the last time you and all the people you grew up with are in the same room together before graduation. And you’re all wearing outfits that you’ll never live down, no matter if you become an accountant or a famous celebrity.

If you’re Latino, you probably had very little to say in your Prom dress or suit, because your mom had Opinions with a capital O. Here are a few celebs getting ready for this special dates.

1. Demi Lovato

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In 2010, Demi Lovato completed a promise made to her BFF, Nolan Narddechia, by going to prom with him. “A promise made in kindergarten finally coming true… Prom with Nolan!” Lovato tweeted before the big night.

2. Christina Aguilera

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Meanwhile, Aguilera shared her prom date with her very best friend. Somehow, someway, Christina Aguilera has looked like a star since she was 18 years old. 💃

3. Bella Thorne

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We’re obsessed with Bella Thorne’s A-line aqua tutu prom dress. The 16-year old Cubana is giving off major Arielle vibes back in 2013.

4. Jessica Alba

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Literally two whole decades later, Jessica Alba looks the exact same: like a Mexican Cinderalla.

Read: 20 Facts About Jessica Alba That Might Surprise You (Including How She Replaced Aaliyah In a Movie)

5. Fergie

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Fergie went to prom in 1993 and is a blonde bombshell stand out. She’s wearing a pearl chocker to match the pearl studded bust of her floor length gown.

6. Pero like, look at Fergie.

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In full color. With her above-the-elbow white gloves. I’m screaming.

7. Bruno Mars

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So we have no idea what Bruno Mars wore to his prom, but we do know that it’s been 15 years since his 2003 prom at President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

8. Danny Trejo

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OK, so Trejo isn’t wearing a suit in this photo. Umm… de nada! 😉 This is Trejo post high school, but don’t worry, we’ll get him clothed for you…

9. Danny Trejo all done up

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Cleans up nice, huh? The actor and taquería owner typically wears his signature cross when he dresses up these days. 

10. Sofia Vergara

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Ok, ok, so Sofia Vergara didn’t have a prom at her high school, but she did have a uniform dress/smock situation. Here’s the Colombiana holding her high school diploma. Just that same year, she would get married at 18 years old.

11. Sofia circa 2012

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These days, she’s rocking blue dresses a little differently. Modern Family star is rocking a navy blue Vera Wang gown at the Golden Globes in 2012.

Read: Here Are 20 Times Sofia Vergara Absolutely Slayed With The Lewks

12. Becky G.

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Becky G had already made her claim to fame by the time she made it to her senior prom with then-boyfriend Austin Mahone. Apparently nadie is immune to emotional parents on the night of prom: We went with another couple and we did the whole cheesy picture thing with the parents being all emotional and excited for us.”

13. Becky G x2

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Becky G shared details of her prom night with Seventeen magazine, saying, “The party was on a boat, and then afterward we drove around in the limo and went to In-and-Out — I got my usual Number Two with no onions, extra toasted buns, and a Dr. Pepper. I had to be home by 1 a.m., so there was no time to party afterward.”

14. Laurie Hernandez

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No biggie, Laurie Hernandez is just an Olympic gold medalist for the U.S., but girl is still in high school, having high school experiences. She looks belleza as ever in this very recent pic.

Read: Bet You Didn’t Know These 25 Athletes Are Latino

15. Snooki

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Yep, Snooki is best known for being Italian, but she’s actually Chilean. Here she is at a mere 17, just a few years before she would make it on “Jersey Shore.”

Read: These Over-The-Top Personalities Have Given Us Some Of Our Favorite Reality TV Moments

16. La La Anthony

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New Yorican Alani Nicole “La La” Anthony Vázquez enjoyed prom like most of us did. Look at how happy she is. 

17. La La Anthony, 2018

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Now, the MTV VJ, actress and businesswoman is barely baring it all in stunning gowns at the Met Gala. Get it girlll. 🇵🇷

18. Jo-Anna García, 1997

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Jo-Anna García group up in a very Catholic household, extending even to her attending Tampa Catholic High School in Florida, where she was crowned homecoming queen in 1997.

19. Jo-Anna García, 2018

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These days, García is sporting sleeveless little black dresses on the red carpet and is best known for “Once Upon a Time” and “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

Do you remember what you wore to prom? Comment the horrors below.

[VIDEO] Resurfaced Clip of Sofia Vergara Being Harassed by Gordon Ramsay and Jay Leno, Still El Peor

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[VIDEO] Resurfaced Clip of Sofia Vergara Being Harassed by Gordon Ramsay and Jay Leno, Still El Peor

In a resurfaced video of Sofia Vergara appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2010, Vergara, appears visibly uncomfortable and annoyed at various times during the interview. Vergara’s discomfort is particularly easy to see now in 2018, as a result of increased awareness created by the #MeToo movement, and the ouster of men in powerful positions for sexual misconduct: Matt Lauer (NBC), Charlie Rose (CBS), Harvey Weinstein (The Weinstein Company), Russell Simmons (Def Jam Recordings), and Kevin Spacey (Netflix) to name a few. In light of increased cultural awareness about sexual harassment and consent, people seem to be viewing the Vergara clip with a fresh set of eyes.

During the ten or so minute video, at least 14 sexually-charged comments are made about Vergara’s body and appearance.

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In the 2010 video, Vergara is seated next to Hell’s Kitchen star, Gordon Ramsay, Vergara and subject to six-minutes of male harassment, much of it sexual, coming from both Ramsay and host of the show, Jay Leno. The flagrant sexual innuendos and harassment began soon after Vergara takes her seat in a chair near Leno’s desk. Sitting between Ramsay and Leno, Vergara apologizes to the two men for screaming at them in a comedy bit filmed in advance of the sit-down. She says, “I’m sorry. I never scream like that in real life.” Ramsay cuts in and says “Only in the bedroom.” Vergara lowers her eyes and looks down at her lap as if put off.

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Soon after the interview begins Leno asks Vergara about a recent vacation to Italy, and she discusses the food she ate. Photos of the trip flash on the screen, photos that she provided to the show, including one of herself wearing a white bikini. While discussing a photo of the star eating a large piece of pizza, Ramsay says, “You just pick it up and stick it in your mouth?” While they all laugh at his comment, Ramsay’s face turns bright red, appearing to have embarrassed himself with the remark. He seems to recover from his embarrassment by insulting the Colombian dulce de leche ice cream that Vergara brought for Leno to try during the segment. About the ice cream, Ramsay presumably says, “You can take it back to fucking Colombia.” The expletive is, of course, bleeped out.

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At one point in the video, Vergara slaps Ramsay’s hand away after he touches her on the hip. This after he’s touched her twice already. To further make her point she yells “No touching” at him.

Many who watched the segment on YouTube, commented on Ramsay’s behavior, accusing him of being juvenile and gross.

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After watching the clip, one fan of Gordon Ramsay changed their opinion about him altogether.

Many also commented on Vergara’s body language and apparent discomfort.

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Vergara who once said that she didn’t understand why women are offended by being objectified by men, did appear uncomfortable with the comments made about her body.

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Still, when groped by Gordon Ramsay, she makes a comment about him in Spanish, “Este no respeta,” or “he has no respect.” For his part, Ramsay, who leaps about, moves forward and back in his chair, spreads his legs wide at one point, and puts his hands over his crotch, appears to grow more and more emboldened as the segment goes on. The #MeToo movement which has caused many to re-evaluate behavior that once seemed acceptable, has, fortunately, given all women a chance to be vocal about how they want their bodies treated and that it is also showing people that they will be held accountable when they cross lines.

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Whether Vergara, who has been typecast as the spicy-Latina, cares or claims not to care about being objectified shouldn’t affect how men treat her and her body. While her previous comments have certainly raised eyebrows amongst feminists, they do not grant men like Ramsay say in how her body should be treated let alone mean that she should be groped or harassed. It remains to be seen whether Vergara will embrace the movement, but not doing so, doesn’t give anyone license to grope or harass her in the manner she was on “The Tonight Show.”

Check out the clip below.


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Here’s A Quick Look Into Sofia Vergara’s Rise From Latin American Star To Hollywood It Girl

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Here’s A Quick Look Into Sofia Vergara’s Rise From Latin American Star To Hollywood It Girl

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If we think of a Latina that has really crossed over to the Anglo market while keeping her sass intact, then we gotta consider Sofia Vergara, the Colombian bombshell who celebrates her 47th birthday this July 10. Vergara is mostly known to global audiences for her role of Gloria in the now classic sitcom Modern Family, which started airing ten years ago in 2009 (really, has it been that long?!). However, her career is much older than that, and spans modeling for the Latin American market and acting in Spanish-speaking telenovelas and TV shows. Here’s what you need to know about the highest paid Latina actress of all time (it is really profitable to be the star of a sensation like Modern Family).

Her full name is Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara.

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Uf, that is a mouthful. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on July 10, 1972, and was destined for greatness a long time ago.

She grew up as the rancher’s daughter.

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Her mom Margarita was a housewife, while her father, Julio Emilio, was a cattle rancher who primarily did business with the meat industry.

Her childhood nickname will make you smile.

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“Toti”, that is how her five siblings and many primos called her. We wonder if her husband, Australian actor Joe Manganiello (pictured here) also calls her that! That would be simply adorable

She originally wanted to become a dentist.

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Say “Ahhhhhh”! Yes, that is right, our queen studied three years of dentistry in her native Colombia and was very close to getting her degree when she decided to pack her things and move to Miami (the epicenter of Latino media in the 1990s) to pursue a career in modeling and acting. It was a wise choice although we are sure she would have been successful in anything she set her mind to do. 

Her family fell victim to the violence in 1990s Colombia.

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One of the reasons why Sofia decided to migrate to the United States was the high levels of violence and social unrest in Colombia. Her older brother Rafael was murdered during a kidnapping attempt in 1998. 

Her onscreen debut was a Pepsi commercial.

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Being a good Catholic girl, Vergara was a bit apprehensive about acting and modeling. By the time she was 17, she lit up TV sets across the whole continent by appearing in a Pepsi commercial.

She attended a prestigious acting school.

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Yes, the Creative Workshops School of Acting, which is the alma mater of iconic Latino personalities such as Gloria Estefan. De la realeza de la farandula! She co-hosted Univision’s Spanish travel show Fuera De Serie from 1995-1998, which made her a celebrity in the region. In the show, she would travel to exotic locations with her co-host Fernando Fiore.

Her big breakthrough: Modern Family, of course!

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As Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Vergara has received every accolade imaginable and has become the highest paid Latina in entertainment. She has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Not bad for someone who was typecast as the hot Latino trophy wife but ended up stealing the show!

She is a natural blonde.

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Yes, as this picture from the 1990s attests, she is a natural rubia. However, she asks to get her hair dyed in black or brown to appear more Latina! 

She has her own line of jeans, which she launched with Walmart.

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Talk about breaking into the mainstream! Sofia Jeans was launched in association with Walmart and it offers body-positive products to women who want to look as fab as queen Sofia!

She is a cancer survivor.

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In 2000, when she was already appearing in some Univision shows, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She had her thyroid removed, underwent a tough treatment and fully recovered. Talk about a turn of events for one of the most successful women in the world, regardless of ethnicity.

As of 2016, her annual income was almost $43 million a year. 

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She is a power player in Hollywood and no one, absolutely no one can stop her. Forbes calculates her current annual income to be nearly $50 million USD. Not bad, not bad at all! 

Not bad for a girl who was discovered on a beach.

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Yes, just a few years after this photo was taken, when she was 17, a photographer discovered her at a Colombian beach. We can only imagine how doubtful and potentially worried her family was, particularly given the political and social climate in Colombia at the time. She has said that is she hadn’t gone to the beach that day, she would have become a dentist.

She was an established name in the Spanish-speaking world well before Modern Family.

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We are sure you have seen this magazine, Vanidades, at your abuelita’s house! Vergara got her big break on the  1995 Mexican telenovela Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma

She has even done Broadway.

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Yes, in 2009 she gave her first Broadway performance as Mama Morton in Chicago. A star was born and hasn’t stopped since.

She first married when she was 18.

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She married her high-school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez, and they had a kid in 1991, Manolo. They ended things in 1993, but Manolo is Sofias life! She was engaged to Nicholas Loeb in 2012 but the relationship ended in 2014 (she later had a legal dispute with Loeb concerning the fate of three embryos they produced for future development when they were together). 

She wanted to have a breast reduction surgery when she was a young woman.

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She felt embarrassed by her breasts when she was a child, but she is now proud of her womanly figure, as she should be. Body positivity above all! She now says: “Beauty is really all about confidence…” Yes ma’am. 

She has a personalidad liviana.

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Part of her success has to do with her good nature and free personality. She has said: “I can turn around and scream and get angry, but I turn around and I forget about it.”

She became a US citizen in 2014.

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She announced that she had scored perfect in the citizenship test when she visited the Jimmy Kimmel show! Take that, anti-immigration bullies!

She married Joe Mangianello in 2015.

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Look at these two love birds! They got engaged on Christmas Day 2014 after dating for only six months. But when things are meant to be, well, there is nothing you can do against it. The happy and gorgeous couple married in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 21, 2015. Judging by their Instas, they lead a free and loving existence, and they seriously give us all the FOMO with the amazing holidays, brunches, laughter and everyday domestic moments they share. Here is for tons of happiness for our Sofia, and for her to continue to inspire strong, independent Latinas for many years to come. Te queremos, La Toti, te queremos!

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