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The 2000s Were A Crazy Time For Fashion And These Photos Show Our Favorite Stars Rocking Super Dated Looks

The early ’00s were not a kind time, fashion wise. While the ’90s are back in style (much to some of our chagrin), we’re hoping and praying that the butterfly clips, glitter gel and Juicy velour sweatsuits (no matter how comfy they are) stay in the past.

Even so, all us fashion victims weren’t alone. Some of the biggest Latino pop stars were rocking just as embarrassing looks as we were. Yes, it was in style back then, but looking back – yikes! No one was safe from making major fashion faux pas, and here are 25 examples of some of the biggest Latino pop stars looking soooo 2000’s.

1. Jennifer Lopez

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The pink velour jumpsuit is one thing (and we’ll likely be seeing it appear in various forms). But the matching pink hat, single strap butterfly heels, and one leg rolled up? Oh J.LO, that is a lewk that does not stand the test of time.

2. Christina Aguilera

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Listen, Christina Aguilera’s fashion choices in the early ’00s were tragic. And this outfit,worn to the VMA’s, is seven layers of no. The ultra low patchwork jeans paired with a belly chain and lingerie top are bad, but topping it off with braided hair and a denim hat is just offensive.

3. Thalia

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Thalia brought some of the biggest looks of the era to life in her video for the song “Arrasando.” Sparkly, sexy halter top – check. Low cut flared jeans – check. Spiky hair – check. If you didn’t rock the hair twists and spikes, you didn’t do early aughts right.

4. Paulina Rubio

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Before there was Pharrell’s infamous hat, there was this banger sitting atop the blonde head of pop star Paulina Rubio. What even is this hat? The low-cut jeans are back also.

4. Shakira

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Shakira, warrior princess, had the abs and hips to pull off the slinky halter and low waist pants that were the look back then. It’s a fierce look, for sure, but something that doesn’t need to be revisited nowadays.

5. Ricky Martin

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Ricky has been a big star in Latin America, but when “Livin’ La Vida Loca” hit the English-language airwaves he blew up, bringing his Austin Powers dance moves, frosted tips, and leather pants with him. We all swooned hard.

6. Marc Anthony

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Oh lordy, Marc Anthony. While the former Mr. Jennifer Lopez brought the heat to the dance floor with jams like “I Need to Know” back then, the outfits were not so good. The wide collar and rope-chain necklace is a look that needs to never, ever come back.

7. Enrique Iglesias

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Enrique had all the bases covered in the early ’00s when he hit the VMA red carpet with his longtime love Anna Kournikova. He’s got the distressed jeans, vintage style t-shirt, leather jacket, and slouchy beanie. This look should be immortalized in the Smithsonian for its importance in the history of fashion.

 8. Juanes

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We’re all used to seeing Juanes looking clean cut and more grown up, but back in the day the rockero was all about that grungy, scraggly haired style. He was going for down to Earth and effortless, but we saw dorm room hacky sack competitor.

9. Luis Miguel

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Luismi has been a heartthrob since he was just a little kid, but it was his handsome face and probably his button up shirts buttoned real low to show off his chest that got the women screaming. Among them was Mariah Carey, whose heart he notoriously broke. Not cool, Luis, and neither is that belt buckle.

10. Mariah Carey

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Speaking of Mimi, while Luismi might have dropped her but he might have regretted it once he saw this outfit. Her love of butterflies is well documented, so naturally this midriff baring halter shaped like a buttefly had to be worn by non other than Mariah. And those jeans with the top cut and frayed! They take me back.

11. Luis Fonsi

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Luis Fonsi has got great style now, but the early ’00s weren’t his highlight. The denim cowboy shirt with the layered beaded necklaces is one thing. Add the clear glasses and the shaggy hair? Well, that’s a look.

12. Alejandro Sanz

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Oh. My. God. Alejandro Sanz is fine af. No one is denying that. But this whole look, from the bleached hair to the baggy distressed jeans and all the mess in between, is just bad. So so bad. Thankfully he’s done better for himself.

13. Chayanne

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If there’s one thing male Latin pop stars absolutely cannot live without, it’s a v-neck tee and vest combination. Chayanne was just one of the many who rocked this look back in the day. It’s a good thing he’s aged out of it.

14. Alejandro Fernandez

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And sometimes you don’t need clothes at all, especially when you’re Alejandro Fernandez and have a bod like that. Well, at least back then. The slick back hair and stacked dog tags and rope necklaces just sitting on that chest are still sexy, and so are the peak a boo white undies. Still, soo 2000s.

15. Carlos Santana

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To be fair, Santana’s look hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years. He’ll forever love a fedora and a tie dye shirt. That’s just Carlos, and we’ll always love him.

16. Adrienne Bailon

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Whether she was a Cheetah Girl or a member of 3LW, Adrienne Bailon rocked a style that was very era specific, and she went all in on it. The chain belt and dip dyed, distressed jeans paired with that halter is something any girl would have dreamed of wearing.

17. Lumidee

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The ultimate eyewear of the early 00s were the clear lenses (preferably in a bright color), and one-hit wonder Lumidee wore them like a boss. We all wanted these shades that didn’t actually protect from the sun!

18. RBD

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Low waist, ultra short plaid schoolgirl skirts were it in the 2000s, and RBD represented them well. And the fellows weren’t far off with their distressed jeans and boots. This is like looking back at my high school yearbook.

19. Nina Sky

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The duo behind Nina Sky brought the bright colors and frosted eye shadow that were an absolute must during the early ’00s.

20. Daddy Yankee

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He hasn’t changed too much over the years, but his taste has gotten much, much better. The man that gave us hits like “Gasolina” will always love his bling.

21. Julieta Venegas

The accordion queen has always bridged the alt rock look with some earthiness and a bit of sophistication. Still, this look that’s almost 15 years old missed the mark, even if it gives us the polka dots and hair we longed for back then.

22. King Chango

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This one-hit wonder brought were all about that Latino reggae sound – which in itself is something to discuss. With the dreads, they wandered into cultural appropriation territory. With the outfits, they wandered into a rummage sale at Sports Chalet and took everything one size too big.

23. Sasha Sokol

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The former member of Timbiriche, telebovela actress and TV host also dabbled in some solo music back in the day. When she released “Seras el Aire” she (and every other pop star) was doing the etherial Eastern look, with bindis and flowing tops to prove how earthy and cool they were. Don’t worry. They got over it quick.

24. Aleks Syntek

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Syntek was all about bringing a kooky edge to the pop scene, wearing funky glasses, fedoras and suits that you wouldn’t find at Men’s Wearhouse. While he went all out with the look and truly committed to it, in hindsight, it wasn’t the best.

25. Belinda

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Someone was really into Paris Hilton back in the day! Belinda really went for it. The hot pink D&G tank, cuffs, and abundance of accessories? Well, that’s hot.

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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Touching Tributes To Kobe Bryant Fill Social Media One Year After His Tragic Death

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Last year was a wild and often scary time. The world will forever remember 2020 being the year that everything stopped and we all had to isolate. It was also the year that we lost Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash and that death rattled the world.

Last year started with the shocking news of Kobe Bryant dying in a helicopter crash.

John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Ara Zobayan, Christina Mauser, Kobe Bryant, and Gianna Bryant all died when a helicopter crashed in the hills near Calabasas. The crash was a shock but TMZ reporting the deaths of Kobe and Gianna without Vanessa being notified angered many. Most of the world learned about Kobe and Gianni’s death because of the TMZ article.

People are remembering the Black Mamba as more than a basketball player.

Fans and friends have shared stories of Kobe and what he has meant to them. Social media is filled with fellow athletes remembering times they spent with Kobe and the kindness and wisdom he gave them in those moments. The basketball player was a legend in the sporting world and became a very important member of the Los Angeles community.

The Dallas Mavericks honored Kobe today in a tweet.

In 2007, Kobe requested a trade to leave the LA Lakers. Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, revealed that during that time the Mavericks almost acquired Kobe in a trade. Though Kobe almost went to Chicago, Dallas was in the running to be the next home for the legend.

Kobe was honored throughout the sporting world with some teams retiring his numbers. The sorting world lost a legend and ambassador for athletics that day and his absence is still felt strongly today.

Some people have shared small notes that Kobe sent them.

Kobe always had the reputation of being a thoughtful and kind person. Someone that people were able to connect with professionally and personally. These moments have endeared him to the LA community and why the city mourned his sudden death for months after.

You can check out Kobe with Guillermo in this clip of Guillermo’s NBA Media Day interviews.

Continue to rest in peace, Kobe. You are greatly missed.

READ: People Are Keeping Kobe Bryant Murals Safe

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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