Entertainment

Here Are Some Amazing Unearthed Yearbook Pictures Of Your Favorite Latino Celebrities

 
So many of us hope and pray our yearbook photos never see the light of day, but we think fame and stardom exempts you from that luxury. All I’m gonna say is, pay attention to the hair. It is the most important part of any yearbooks picture so keep that comb on deck, and that’s a fact.

1. Cardi B

CREDIT: @iamcardib / Instagram


Behold, the moment Cardi B came up with the line, “Said little b*tch, you can’t fuck with me, if you wanted to.” She looks ready to take on the world.

2. Christina Aguilera

CREDIT: Christina Aguilera. Digital Image. Popcrush. 13 July 2018.


Christina Aguilera has been known for her hair throughout the decades. Check out the style that started it all: bangs, pigtails with different color headbands, and all her natural lowlights. Too cute.

3. America Ferrera

CREDIT: Seth Poppel / Yearbook Library


In 2001, junior America gave a big grin for her El Camino High School photo.

“My [four] sisters dried my hair for me until I was 14, and then I finally started drying my own.”

4. Bruno Mars

CREDIT: Seth Poppel / Yearbook Library


Is it just me or does baby Bruno Mars actually have a halo around his fro? Couple that halo with that tux and it’s safe to say that Bruno has been ready for his moment in the limelight.

5. Selena Gomez

CREDIT: Splash News / Pinterest


Selena Gomez was home schooled, and by the time she was ready to graduate, her character on “Wizards of Waverly Place” was too. She didn’t walk a stage for her personal GED, but took her on screen walk across the stage as her very own, too.

6. Mario Lopez

CREDIT: Seth Poppel / Yearbook Library


How badly do you want to pinch his cheeks? I think it’s the dimples. “Saved by the Bell” and “Extra” host graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1991.

7. Jennifer Lopez

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


Jenny from the Block graduated from Preston High School in the Bronx. How bizarre is it to see J.Lo without her signature long locks? That’s because she spent her high school years doing gymnastics, competed nationally for her track team and played softball.

8. Mariah Carey

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


During Mariah Carey’s senior year of high school, she decided she’d become a singer songwriter and started composing songs with her then boyfriend. Crushed it, Mariah.

9. Jimmy Smits

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


Puerto Rican actor Jimmy Smits went to Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, New York, along with all our Puerto Rican mothers. We jovenes know him as Miguel Prado in “Dexter.”

10. Eva Longoria

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


Yes, Eva Longoria is a Mexican American beauty queen. She was also dishing spicy chicken sandwiches part-time at Wendy’s for most of her high school years.

11. Eva Mendes

CREDIT: Snakkle / Pinterest


Eva Mendes has not aged, and I have no words. Girl grew up in Glendale, California, so maybe it’s the California sun.

12. Zoe Saldana

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


This is the face of a young Zoe Saldana right after she moved from the Dominican Republic to New York to start off her junior year of high school. Someone make a meme.

13. Naya Rivera

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


Rivera has been acting since she was 4 years old, and worked through high school. She quit retailing for Abercrombie & Fitch to start selling memberships at a country club.

14. Fergie

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


Can you tell that Fergalicious was a cheerleader throughout high school at Glen A. Wilson High School? Oh, and she was also a straight-A student.

15. Cameron Díaz

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.


See that big smile? That’s because during her senior year, she knew she’d appear on the cover of “Seventeen” magazine’s July 1990 issue. Talk about making your high school bullies jealous.

16. Becky G.

CREDIT: Becky G Fan / Pinterest


Becky G. was born Rebecca Marie Gomez and raised in Inglewood. By the time she was 9 years old, their family lost their home and moved into her grandparent’s garage. That’s when she decided to start singing and posting YouTube videos online and how she was discovered by Dr. Luke.

17. Laurie Hernandez

CREDIT: @lauriehernandez_ / Instagram


By the time the gymnastics star was going to the prom, she was already a World Olympian. How’s that for extracurricular activities.

18. Camila Mendes

CREDIT: @Hey_Rae_Rae_4 / Instagram
We know Camila Mendes from “Riverdale” but her photo was hard to track down. The crucial information is all in the fun facts. Girl chews her ice cream.

19. Bella Thorne

CREDIT: @bellathorne / Instagram

Born in Pembroke Pines, Thorne only ever worked as a child actor to help support the family after her father died in a car crash. Her mom was left a single mom with four kids to raise.

Thorne was dyslexic and was home-schooled as a result of bullying because of her learning disability. She tried to read everything she could, including labels of cereal boxes, and eventually started reading a grade ahead.

20. Sabrina Bryan

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Latin Times. 13 July 2018.

The best Cheetah Girl we’ve ever seen graduated from Esperanza High School in 2002. She went on to keep living the high school dream, on screen.

The World Has Finally Seen The Light: Mariah Carey Has Been Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame At Last

Entertainment

The World Has Finally Seen The Light: Mariah Carey Has Been Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame At Last

mariahcarey / Instagram

2020 is already proving to be a big year for some of history’s most iconic musicians. The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees have just been announced—and among them are classic artists like the Isley Brothers, Eurythmics, Steve Miller, and the ever-iconic Mariah Carey. Many of this year’s inductees boast prolific careers that span literal decades, and Carey is no exception. She’s best-known for her outrageous vocal range and trademark high-notes, but she’s got some serious songwriting chops, and the time has finally come for that particular gift to be celebrated, too.

“I can’t believe it . . . The SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME!!!!” Carey gushed on Twitter. “This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career,” she wrote, praising previous inductees as well as her peers in “the class of 2020.”

Mariah Carey has won five Grammys over the course of her 30-years-and-counting career, writing or co-writing 18 of her 19 songs that hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100. Some of the catchiest pop songs of all time—from 1993’s “Dreamlover” to 1995’s “Fantasy” and “Always Be My Baby”—were penned by Carey herself, and you can’t say that these tunes have never drilled themselves so deep in your head that you were humming them for days (or weeks) on end. (Well, you could say that, but we wouldn’t believe you.)

Although the woman’s got a knack for writing some serious bops, she’s rarely been lauded as the incredible songwriter she is. Carey even expressed frustration at this lack of recognition in a 2018 interview with Rolling Stone, acknowledging that it has always been important for her to be responsible for the crafting of her lyrics (her contracts have even stated that she would primarily perform her own original work).

On the topic of her songwriting skills, Carey said, “The average person who is not a fan or [doesn’t] follow what I do . . . they just don’t know, because I’m not seen sitting behind a piano or strumming a guitar, for the most part.” She added, “I’ve had those moments, but that’s not really what people associate me with.”

And it’s true—people usually associate Carey with her powerful voice, a key ingredient to her abundant success (and her long list of record-breaking accolades).

Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

As a vocalist, Carey has logged the highest number of weeks spent at the top of the charts (79 in total!), and her characteristic alto/soprano sound has made her a timeless, international sensation—the global obsession with “All I Want For Christmas (Is You)” led to a series of historic firsts. For example: it made Carey the first artist to top the singles charts in four separate decades; as a resurrected 2019 holiday bop, it was the first-ever song to top the Billboard Hot 100 before disappearing entirely; and it earned her a 2020 Guinness World Record for the “highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the US Hot 100 by a solo artist.”

Damn, Mimi. When she told Rolling Stone that “oftentimes people put [songwriting] as a secondary thing, and for me it’s always at the top of the gifts I could be so thankful to have,” we heard her loud and clear. And the folks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame seem to have finally gotten the message.

In a statement about the prestigious award, Songwriters Hall of Fame chairmain said: ““The first thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the second thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the third thing you need to know is it’s about the song.” He added, “I am very proud that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2020 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, writers who have enriched our lives and in their time literally transformed music and helped make it what it is today.”

Without a doubt, the landscape of music today would be very different without Mariah Carey’s impact. 

Credit: The Pop Hub / Twitter

In a 2008 blurb for Time Magazine, Stevie Wonder wrote, “When people talk about the great influential singers, they talk about Aretha, Whitney and Mariah. That’s a testament to her talent. Her range is that amazing.”

A legend himself, Stevie Wonder was right—everyone from Beyonce to Missy Elliott (who was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year) to Ariana Grande have cited Mariah Carey as a major influence. Carey’s signature melismatic singing style has shaped popular music in an undeniable and major way (think: Beyonce/Jennifer Hudson/Christina Aguilera vocals, how ubiquitous and fundamental they are to the current state of pop). All in all, there’s no questioning it: Mariah Carey is a force to be reckoned with, and her extensive oeuvre includes some pretty praise-worthy lyrical prowess.

A Trump Supporter Tried To Come For Cardi B After She Said She Wants To Be A Politician And Failed

Entertainment

A Trump Supporter Tried To Come For Cardi B After She Said She Wants To Be A Politician And Failed

iamcardib / Instagram

The 27-year-old queen of rap, Cardi B, announced to her Twitter followers Sunday that she’s thinking about becoming a politician. “I think I want to be a politician,” the rapper tweeted, adding, “I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment.” Since then, the rapper has expanded on what she’s thinking she’ll do next to make those dreams come true, including returning to school. Since announcing her interest, Cardi B’s already started expanding on the issues that matter to her. She wants to represent the vast majority of Americans who don’t want war. Cardi B wants gun screening to look more like screening to join the military. Cardi B says she believes “we have the right to bear arms,” but she also believes in raising the minimum age limit to own a gun, requiring “mental check-ups” and “proper training” to screen for gun owners. 

Of course, Trump supporters have come to drag Cardi B, using coded language to attack her intelligence, education and slut-shame her. Good thing Cardi B is self-secure enough to combat classism.

First, Cardi B says she wants to go back to school “a couple of years” to “shake the table.”

CREDIT: @IAMCARDIB / TWITTER

“I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense,” Cardi suggested, saying, “I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table.” A few minutes later, Cardi B recalled all the war documentaries she’s been watching lately. “No matter how many weapons a country have you need people! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American,” she tweeted.

Trump supporter and internet personality Mindy Robinson decided to try Cardi B.

Credit: @IHEARTMINDY / TWITTER

You’re going to need more school than that.  👌🏻,” Robinson tweeted, along with a proofread version of Cardi B’s tweet and the subversive white supremacy symbol. “Your spaces are off too…but hey, how can we hold you accountable for kindergarten level sh*t, am I right?” Robinson asked of Cardi B. 

Cardi took the bait and clapped back with a warning: “don’t want to dog walk you ❤️”

CREDIT: @IAMCARDIB / TWITTER

“Sis your lips ashy and you barely have none …Leave me alone,” Cardi responded to the MAGA right’s internet poster child. “I didn’t insulted your party or your believes so please don’t try me and let’s keep sweet OK….don’t want to dog walk you  ❤️,” Cardi added. Of course, Robinson soaked up the attention and responded to essentially assert classism. “I went to college for both American History and Political Science,” Robinson tweeted, adding, “although to be fair…even my cat is more qualified to run for Congress than Cardi B. 👌🏻” 

Robinson concluded her tweet once again with the controversial “👌🏻” emoji, which was initially used by a small set of white supremacists who thought the hand gesture symbolized the “w” and “p” in “white power.” It’s since grown into an internet sensation for the right as a way to “troll” liberals. The “👌🏻” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy for someone who uses it maliciously to just say they’re making an “okay” symbol. From MAGA far-right supporters, it’s become a well-protected microaggression to people of color.

In response, Cardi followed through on her word and dog walked the mierda out of Robinson.

CREDIT: @IAMCARDIB / TWITTER

“You really mad cause you stay takin pics like this and mention Trump 20 times a day to get his attention,” Cardi B tweeted back along with a photo of Robinson in an American flag bikini. “HEY! Don’t take your anger out on me cause he don’t wanna fuck you sis  🤷🏽‍♀️ 😩😩,” Cardi B added. The MAGA-supporting right has been consistent in retweeting photos of Cardi B stripping or wearing bathing suits along with captions like, “she and ole AOC can compare how their cup size is inversely proportionate to their IQs.” A “Women for Trump” account with over 5,000 followers shared the news along with calling the rapper “Low IQ Cardi B.” We don’t even need to explain why “low IQ” is a racist dog whistle.

“Cardi B for Congress” has started a conversation on classism and has already generated campaign banners.

Credit: @PEOPLE4BERNIE / TWITTER

The irony of suggesting someone couldn’t be a member of congress because of their grammar despite the fact that the president you so vehemently support uses nothing higher than 3rd-grade level diction 🤦🏾‍♂️grammatical skills ≠ intelligence,” another supporter tweeted at Robinson and Cardi. “Let me tell you something cause every time I post anything political I get attack all type of crazy,” Cardi later tweeted. “If you are a conservative & if you support a opposite party that’s OK( unless you racist)we can get into friendly debates on here voice your opinion… And I’ll voice mines HOWEVER don’t try me and don’t take my kindness for weakness.I BE VIOLATING!!! I don’t really like being on that type of time. We grown! Let’s be grown. Lets teach and learn.”

In conclusion, in the words of another Twitter user, “If Donald Trump is the president of the United States right now I don’t see why Cardi B can’t be a politician.”

READ: Cardi B Made A Video With Bernie Sanders And It’s Not Totally What We Expected But It’s Still Vital