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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Christina Aguilera and Her Family Attended ‘The Addams Family’ Premiere In A Group Costume And Twitter Can’t Handle It

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Christina Aguilera and Her Family Attended ‘The Addams Family’ Premiere In A Group Costume And Twitter Can’t Handle It

Christina Aguilera is looking scary good. On Sunday, the iconic pop-star arrived at the premiere of the Addams Family movie dressed very similar to the grande dame of the Addams family herself, Morticia. Never one to phone it in on the red carpet, Aguilera fully committed to the look, wearing a long, slinky black dress with a laced-up plunging neckline. She paired the look with a soft smokey eye and a matching black manicure. Her signature blonde hair was styled into a center part with blunt bangs. 

Not only did Xtina look incredible, but she also looked like she was having a great time.

Aguilera was attending the Addams Family premiere to promote the song “Haunted Heart” that she wrote and recorded for the film.

“Haunted Heart” is a haunting, jazzy track that puts Xtina’s powerhouse vocals to good use. The song has been described as “dramatic” and “soulful”, and definitely catches the essence of this story of an offbeat family while also staying true to Aguilera’s pop roots. Not only is the song a bop, but Aguilera also appears to be having the time of her life promoting it. Aguilera took to her social media accounts to share behind-the-scenes pictures of the big night. “Growing up, I always loved the #AddamsFamily. It’s been so fun to watch the story of this classic family evolve over time,” Aguilera captioned one of her pictures. “That’s why it meant so much to record my latest single #HauntedHeart for this new rendition of the movie”. 

Aguilera indeed made the “Addams Family” premiere a family affair, walking the red carpet along with her partner and two kids–all of whom happened to be dressed as members of the Addams Family too. Aguilera’s fiancé, Matthew Rutler, dressed in a simple pin-striped black suit that was almost an exact replica of Gomez Addams’. Meanwhile, her children, Max and Summer Rain, dressed up in near-identical outfits Pugsly and Wednesday Addams. We applaud Aguilera for convincing her children to agree to a group family costume. Basically, the entire Aguilera brood was embodying #familygoals, and her fans were living for it.

The red carpet premiere of “The Addams Family” isn’t the only place Aguilera has been having fun creating spooky looks. 

Her social media accounts are also filled with other appearances where she is impressively pulling off the Halloween aesthetic. On Saturday, she wore a sexy gothic pin-up ensemble complete with dark lipstick and finger waves, to her performance of “Haunted Heart” at Freeform’s “31 Nights Of Halloween Fan Fest”. The all-black outfit with dramatic winged liner gave off major silent-film-star vibes. We can always count on Xtina to serve us with some old Hollywood glamour. 

Excitingly, Aguilera is not the only Latinx person involved in “The Addams Family”. For the new animated movie, Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac lends his voice to the role of Gomez Addams–a role previously made famous by Puerto Rican actor Raul Julia in 1991. Needless to say, it’s refreshing to see Latinxs consistently involved in such a long-lasting and durable franchise. 

As for Christina’s fans, they were blown away by her Morticia Addams-inspired look.

There’s nothing the people love more than one icon paying tribute to another, and Christina and Moritcia have more in common than meets the eye. Like Morticia, Aguilera has never been shy about unabashedly expressing her sexuality. Both women prove that a woman can be seductive and sensual in addition to being a fully-formed human being. We call that a match made in heaven. 

Some fans felt moved to christen Christina with a new title:

If Mariah Carey is the Latina Queen of Christmas, then Xtina is definitely the Latina Queen of Halloween we didn’t even know we deserved. 

This Twitter user loved how Xtina’s family seem as committed to embracing the Halloween spirit as she is.

You know the old saying: “The family that dresses up in costumes together stays together”. Or something like that.

A lot of fans were living for the way in which her children were posing–especially her daughter, Summer

It looks like Xtina might have to keep an eye on her throne–her daughter might be coming to snatch it. 

This fan made an accurate point about how comfortable Aguilera looks in her Morticia costume.

Can we expect anything less from a superstar who has been performing since she was a little girl? Sat what you want about Xtina, but everything she does, she does 100%. 

Cardi B Flipped Out At A Media Outlet After They Claimed She Said That Her Daughter Called Other People ‘Mommy’

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Cardi B Flipped Out At A Media Outlet After They Claimed She Said That Her Daughter Called Other People ‘Mommy’

Cardi B is once again in hot water after she publicly let her temper get the better of her. The 26-year-old Grammy-winner took to Instagram live to vent her frustration at a story that was written about her that she felt “twisted her words”. While on a press tour for her new Netflix* show “Rhythm and Flow”, Cardi B was asked a question by Access Hollywood as to how she achieves work/life balance as a new mom. Cardi responded with an in-depth, two-minute answer where she described the ways she puts her child before her work. 

However, Access Hollywood ran the story with the headline: “Cardi B Admits Baby Kulture Calls Someone Else ‘Mommy” Because She Works So Much.”

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Cardi B responded to the “clickbait” headline in a fiery, expletive-filled Instagram Live video. In the video, she not only took issue with Access Hollywood using her daughter to generate views but the way in which the media outlet edited her response to change what she said. “That’s not what the fuck I said,” she yelled at the camera. “Don’t use my motherfucking kid for clickbait bitch. Don’t fucking cut shit off, try to make me look like I’m a fuck-ass mom ‘cause that’s something that I’m not.” But, as her tirade continued, she crossed a line for many people. 

At one point in the video, she said: “Access Hollywood, suck my whole dick. Suck a dick, I hope your fucking mom catch AIDs, bitch.”

iamcardib / Instagram

While some people were sympathetic to Cardi’s anger at the media peddling an inaccurate image of her mothering skills, countless others were disappointed in her choice of words–mainly her decision to use catching HIV/AIDS as a “curse” on her enemies. People were quick to call out Cardi’s insults as crass and below-the-belt. LGBT and HIV/AIDS activists have long worked towards erasing the stigma surrounding the STI, and critics are saying that “weaponizing” the disease in this particular way is problematic. 

“Cardi couldn’t come up with a better insult than wishing AIDS on people?!” said Twitter user @EnigmaticLone. “Contributing to the stigma of AIDS is gross and irresponsible”. Others accused Cardi of only aligning herself with the LGBTQ community when it benefited her: “[Cardi B] claims to be a ‘ally’ to lgbt ppl while wishing AIDS on ppl she doesn’t like,” said Twitter user @Gaynerdman.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Cardi B has gotten into trouble over her problematic behavior. 

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She’s previously been dragged on social media for making light of the civil rights movement, spouting transphobic language, and admitting to drugging and robbing men before she was famous. Cardi B’s relationship with the media is so contentious that she even released a song describing her feelings. 

After the most recent influx of bad press and negative fan reactions, Cardi went back on social media to explain herself a bit more. “I go out I do press run people took my kindness for weakness,” she said via Twitter. “I felt violated I said how I felt now I am THE INDUSTRY WICKED WITCH AGAIN.” She then claimed she would shortly be taking a break from social media because she is “over it”.

Naturally, the reaction on Twitter has been swift and immediate.

While a lot of people understand Cardi’s anger at her words being manipulated, the majority of her fans don’t condone how she went about expressing it. 

Some fans expressed their support but still asked for an apology.

Cardi has been the first to admit that she comes from “a place that people have closed mindsets”, and she isn’t always educated on the baggage that certain language comes with. Still, ignorance can’t always be an excuse for bad behavior.

This fan is still on Cardi’s side regardless of her problematic words:

Cardi responded to this stan’s Tweet with: “Thank you…Boy they will push every type of narrative to cancel me NOBODY CANT CANCEL ME BUT GOD…”. 

This fan believes that Cardi B should choose to rise above negative press.

The truth is, this won’t be the last time the press takes Cardi’s words and twists them around. If she wants to stay in the spotlight, it might benefit her to either get a thicker skin, or avoid reading articles about herself. Celebrities have always been the targets of negative press. 

This Twitter user seems to be 100% fed up with Cardi’s history of problematic statements:

At this point, it does seem rather likely that Cardi B might continue to say hurtful things about marginalized communities.