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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

“Estudié en el colegio Marymount de Barranquilla. Mis mejores amigas fueron varias de mis primas, de mi misma edad, que andábamos juntas y estábamos en el mismo grado.” Digital Image. People En Español. 15 July 2018.


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.

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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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Sofia Vergara Will Be Starring In a Gender-Swapped ‘Zorro’ TV Series Reboot Produced By Robert Rodriguez

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Sofia Vergara Will Be Starring In a Gender-Swapped ‘Zorro’ TV Series Reboot Produced By Robert Rodriguez

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Just when you thought you’d heard it all, news of Sofia Vergara playing Zorro’ TV Series comes out, and you have to start questioning everything.

That’s right–recently the news broke that Vergara will be starring in a “Zorro” TV series where she’ll be playing a female version of the legendary masked vigilante.

According to the press release, the Colombian beauty will be playing the character of Sola Dominguez, an “underground artist who fights for social justice as a contemporary version of the mythical Zorro’ TV Series.” The plot will thicken as Dominguez’s “life is threatened by several criminal organizations after she exposes them.” So…it sounds like the series will also be set in modern times? Interesting.

The character of “Zoro” was created by Johnston McCulley in 1919. The legend follows a masked, caped crusader (alias: Don Diego de la Vega) in Alta California who defends Indigenous and poor Californians from the heartless and exploitative ruling class.

The wildly popular character started off appearing in the pages of pulp fiction books before making his big-screen debut in 1920. Since then, the character has been played by everyone from Douglas Fairbanks to Antonio Banderas to Christian Meier.

This time around, the reboot is being produced by Mexican-American Robert Rodriguez of “Machete” and “Spy Kids” fame.

According to reports, the pilot will be directed by Robert Rodriguez’s sister, writer-director Rebecca Rodriguez. So that means the main creative team is made up of Latinos and will be spearheaded by a woman. This sounds like a super exciting project!

This isn’t the first time that Rodriguez and Vergara have partnered up professionally. The duo previously teamed up for 2013’s Machete Kills in which Vergara played a deadly and seductive brothel owner.

This isn’t the first time that Robert Rodriguez has been attached to a Zorro movie. He was initially set to direct 1999’s version, The Mask of Zorro, starring Antonio Banderas, but ended up shelving that project due to creative differences.

We hope that Rodriguez can truly execute his vision this time around! We love to see Latinos as a creative force in front of and behind the camera.

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