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These 20 Latinx Hotties Totally Stole The Show At Coachella On And Off The Stage

From the lineup, to the celebs in attendance, Latinos owned the Coachella 2018 stage. A record 15 Latino performers this year, up from 11 in 2017, and we’re here for it. While we’re here to celebrate Latinx representation, we want to note that Coachella’s owners continue to fund anti-gay organizations. And Latinx continued to slay.

I mean, Cardi B. actually stole the show. Here’s the highlight reel:

1. Cardi B.

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She’s hella pregnant and was straight up twerking on the stage. She made a guest appearance on The Ellen Show this week and told her that she wanted to show people how she got pregnant. LOL

2. Kehlani

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Only way to make Cardi B.’s set even better? She brought out Chance the Rapper, Kehlani and 21 Savage to the stage. *sob*

3. Princess Nokia

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Princess Nokia, our Afro-Boricua queen  s l a y e d  at Coachella this year. You might remember her from the stories about her throwing soup on a train passenger for being racist. And she gay. ? ? ?

4. Ibeyi

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They are so much more than the Tegan and Sara of Cuba. They’re music will haunt you and their performance will chill your bones. You might recognize them from Beyoncé’s “Lemonade.” They chilled my bones then, too.

5. Kali Uchis

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Yo, her guitarist just straight up didn’t show up to Coachella. Then, she brought out Tyler, the Creator. That was pretty much the end of everyone in the crowd.

6. Miguel

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Yes, Miguel won the big stage, but he also made an appearance at a karaoke bar in Indio. When “Sure Thing” came on, he was a total sport and joined the girl singing. #Dreams

7. Ocho Ojos

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They describe themselves as “psychadelic cumbia” and man, ese grupo had Coachella swaying. For real, this was basically their debut and they are taking off! #ValleDeCoachella

8. Señor Kino

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This surf punk Mexican band brought all the punk to Coachella. That something everyone could benefit from. They define the meaning of cool, don’t you think?

9. The Marías

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The Marías have the sweetest, crispest sound and if you haven’t heard them yet, prepare your ears for the sounds of angels. This is a major set for them.

10. Los Ángeles Azules

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Honestly, these guys were basically headliners. When tens of thousands of people are swinging to cumbia sonidera, you know Latinos are winning.

11. Helado Negro

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Helado grew up in Miami and is now based out of Brooklyn, NY. When he found out, he said “Holy shit I’m playing at Coachella.” Ay ohhh!

12. Cuco

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Rounding out the headlining Latino presence is Cuco, the Chicano solo artist that is so underground LA smooth. Plus, his instagram handle is @cucopuffs. lol

13. Alessandra Ambrosio

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Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret angel captioned this “Sun worshipper.” TBH, I’d worship the sun all day if it was on a unicorn floatie like this one.

14. Bella Thorne

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Mitad Cubana, Bella Thorne, debuted her new electronic group Filthy Fangs at a party in Coachella this last weekend. They even had body painters there! How’s that for a debut?

15. Camila Mendes

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One of our Camilas made an appearance at Coachella, and was worshipping the sun, too.

Caption: “desert thot ? @nastygal #nastygalsdoitbetter #ad”

16. Christina Milian

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I knew overalls were back. Christina Milian crushed the Coachella look like nothing else.

Caption: “Saved the best look for last. good vibes only. I?Coachella.”

17. Hailey Baldwin

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Half Brazilian Hailey Baldwin also made an appearance at Coachella looking hot as ever. I’m having FOMO for not going.

18. Rebecca Black

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YouTuber and singer Rebecca Black thankfully did not sing “Friday” at Coachella this weekend. I mean, I would still be here for it if she did.

19. Victoria Justice

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Half Puerto Rican Victoria Justice was hanging with Camila Mendes poolside. They forgot to invite me but it’s ok. I forgive them.

20. Sweet Rolled Tacos

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I couldn’t talk about Coachella without including these crazy fancy, delicious ice cream tacos. I don’t just wear gold. I eat it, too. That’s what Coachella is all about!

As Coachella Weekend Two Starts, Some Want Concertgoers To Respect Those Cleaning Up After Their Day Of Partying

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As Coachella Weekend Two Starts, Some Want Concertgoers To Respect Those Cleaning Up After Their Day Of Partying

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Coachella is in its second weekend and people are excited about the exceptional lineup. Yet, while most festival-goers enjoy the music and decoration, few pay attention to the people who clean up after the festival ends for the night. Now, Twitter users are spreading the word about the people who make the festival the enjoyable and Instagramable experience it has come to be.

The Desert Sun reports that Coachella Vally farm workers are picking up night shifts to clean up the festival.

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According to the Desert Sun, some farm workers in the Coachella Valley work their full day in the fields and end the day with a night shift cleaning up the festival grounds. The workers start just after midnight when the last festival-goers leave the grounds and their shift ends at 3:30 a.m. with the grounds perfectly cleaned.

“Like a magic act,” Enriqueta Magaña, the team leader for those working double shifts, told the Desert Sun.

Festival-goers are using social media to give attention to the hard-working people who make the festival the dream getaway it is for all the Instagram posts.

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According to the Desert Sun, festival attendees have nothing nice to say to the people cleaning up the grounds of the Coachella festival. The partiers look down on the people working till 3:30 a.m. because their job involves them picking up the trash the partiers throw about.

“They don’t want to be near us,” Magaña told the Desert Sun. “They say, ‘They’re the ones who pick up the trash. They’re dirty.’”

Some concerned Coachella visitors want to make sure that the workers are being properly compensated for the hard and late work.

The Desert Sun reports that Goldenvoice, the company that produces Coachella, sold 250,000 tickets to the 2017 festival. In total, the festival pulled in $114.6 million. The farm workers pulling a second shift to clean the grounds reportedly get paid the minimum wage of $11 an hour.

The manual laborers sacrifice more than just their aching feet and sore backs to do the work. Between the day-long shift on the fields and the festival clean up, the laborers could work up to 48 hours during the three days of the music festival.

“What we do is nothing more than changing the trash bags,” Magaña told the Desert Sun. “This is not tiresome — you do this in your own house.” She added, “it’s tiresome for the people who aren’t used to staying awake past midnight.”

This conversation happens on the backdrop of Latinos finally getting a stronger representation at the festival that takes place in a Latino community.

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The community around Coachella is one of hard working Latino laborers. They have provided the produce we eat every day and then turn around and clean up the mess from festival goers to insure a clean and fun experience. The lack of Latino representation at the festival in a place steeped in the culture is disappointing.

Fortunately, this year is giving Latinos a chance to shine in their own community. Specifically, Los Tucanes de Tijuana rocking out at Coachella was one highlight Latinos won’t forget. Now, if only the laborers who make sure the festival grounds are clean and ready for Coachella revelers could get the same respect and support.

READ: This Is Why You Saw Yalitza Aparicio’s Face All Over Coachella

This Is Why You Saw Yalitza Aparicio’s Face All Over Coachella

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This Is Why You Saw Yalitza Aparicio’s Face All Over Coachella

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Latinx and Latin American artists made history at this year’s Coachella. At the massive music festival in Indio, Calif., heavy-hitters like Cardi B, Selena Gomez, J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna lit up stages with their Spanish-language bangers. But our musicians weren’t the only ones attracting audiences. Yalitza Aparicio — or rather a cutout of the actress’s face — also gained attention.

According to Remezcla, Jesus Nuñez, a fan of the “Roma star,” brought a giant cardboard cutout of Aparicio’s look from the Oscars to the event. Nuñez, who is the son of Mexican immigrants and was raised in Baja California, was inspired by the indigenous actress’s story of survival and wanted to highlight her in a crowd of tens of thousands.

“The reason why I was inspired to make the sign with the image of Yalitza was because of her story. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your culture is, you can achieve a lot of things as long as you propose to do it. Despite all her success, she’s still down to earth,” he told the news site through email.

Aparicio’s presence at Coachella is significant for another reason: real indigenous representation. Attendees of Coachella, and festivals like it, have long been criticized for wearing native headdresses. You know the photos: The almost-always white girl sporting a feathered ornamental covering on her head and getting called out via social media. This time, there was an actual indigenous woman in the crowd, and she was donning a smile and a graceful hand wave.

The cardboard version of the actress was a big hit at the festival, with fans asking to take photos with her. Aparicio’s welcoming grin could be found participating in the La Chona Challenge at Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s performance, taking photos with fans during Mon Laferte’s set and enjoying Bad Bunny’s show.

Stars, they really are just like us.

Read: Latinos Showed Their Power On The Stages Of Coachella 2019

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