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Peter Weber Is The New Bachelor And He Is Making A Point To Show Off His Cuban Roots

Season 24 of “The Bachelor” is finally here, and we know you’re already exhausted, but you should know this season is actually worth watching. We totally understand that every season host Chris Harrison always promises us something new and unlike anything we’ve experienced before — but this time it’s true! Our first Latin Bachelor is here! (The first one didn’t count and was a total tool, but more on that later). 

Peter Weber is proving to be the best Bachelor so far, and we have to thank his Cuban family for it.

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We know the show just premiered, but we’re already so excited for this season, and it’s entirely because of his family and his views on family and love. First a brief recap on the massive 3-hour premiere episode last night on ABC: Peter Weber, a Delta pilot, met his future wife, but he just doesn’t know which one it is yet. He has to choose among 30 female contestants. Yup, that’s the premise of the show, and that’s that. After so many bachelors and bachelorettes, it is hard to distinguish one contestant from another, but alas, that is the name of the game.  The main reason we’re super excited for this season is that Weber is expressing why marriage and family mean so much to him, and that’s attributed to his parents and Cuban culture. 

“You see a lot of my Cuban roots come out from probably the first episode,” he said in an interview with Us Weekly. “There’s definitely a theme of the whole Hispanic side throughout the show, I’m not gonna lie. It’s cool. And I love that.”

In the first episode, viewers got to learn more about his parents and his brother.

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Weber shared how much he loves his Cuban background. He went on and on about the fantastic Cuban food and how he and his family are always dancing in the kitchen and having a great time. Seems to good to be true? Who cares!?

The 28-year-old Bachelor, who reportedly still lives at home, expressed that his Cuban-born mom was a former pageant queen and met her husband when she worked as a flight attendant, and her Weber’s dad worked as a pilot. How romantic! 

Weber has also talked in-depth to his new girlfriends that he wants a healthy marriage just like his parents have. He said he is seeking a real connection with someone who values family as much as he does. Okay, okay, but now to the real stuff. Will any of these ladies be his match?

Another fresh of breath air is that this season also features a number of Latinas.

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While we know many of them won’t last very long, it’s so good to see Latinas represented on the show. Also, it’s no lie that men often choose a partner that is a lot like their mothers. So, we’re thinking Weber might want to Latina just like his mom. 

Yet still, there’s a lot of people on social media who couldn’t care less that Weber is Cuban, mainly because he’s a half-white Latino.

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Some are saying that ABC is pushing the diversity card too much and “not for the right reasons.” The network has been criticized for not featuring enough Black or brown people. So, just because Weber is half Cuban, he is still not representative of real Cuban culture. 

Mike Johnson, who appeared alongside Weber on the last season of The Bachelorette, said that Weber’s inclusion does not represent true diversity. Last year, many wanted Johnson to be the first Black Bachelor, but Weber got the job. 

“Yes, Peter has a Cuban mom, but let’s just be honest — he’s white, right? And that’s just being completely transparent,” Johnson said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I think that there should be an Asian lead, an Indian lead… diversity is not just black and white. It’s not just salt and pepper.”

As we mentioned earlier, the first Latino Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis (season 18) was a total snore and hardly ever spoke about his Venezuelan roots. He was a true mimbo. Weber, on the other hand, has a job and is sweet and more importantly knows how to please a woman. But more than anything, his love for his family is what makes him so attractive. We just hope he continues on this path and doesn’t do anything to shame our people.

 READ: These Bachelor Contestants Brought Drama, Love And So Much Character That We Still Love Them

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Disney Just Announced That We Won’t Have To Wait For The Pandemic To End In Order To Watch Mulan— Thank The Ancestors!

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Disney Just Announced That We Won’t Have To Wait For The Pandemic To End In Order To Watch Mulan— Thank The Ancestors!

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After months of delays and waiting, Disney has announced that Mulan fans will no longer have to wait for a major theatrical release to see the live-action version of the animated classic. On Tuesday the Walt Disney Company revealed that the film will no longer seek a major theatrical release and that the blockbuster’s debut will take place on the subscription streaming service, Disney+.

To see the movie, customers will need to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the cost of the monthly subscription for Disney+

“In order to meet the needs of consumers during this unpredictable period, we thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family-friendly film to them in a timely manner,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek explained in a statement according to Variety. “We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to a broad audience currently unable to go to movie theaters.”

The company has said that it plans to release Mulan in theaters in areas where Disney+ is not available to audiences.

According to Variety, “The decision to put Mulan on premium video-on-demand further emphasizes the studio’s increased reliance on Disney Plus at a time when most of their business — from theme parks and cruises to movie theaters and retail stores — have been crippled by the pandemic. Research, Chapek says, suggests that bringing a high-profile release like Mulan to homes “will act as a fairly large stimulus to sign up for Disney Plus.”

Mulan had been originally scheduled for a theatrical debut on March 27 and was meant to be Disney’s biggest theatrical release for the year.

Disney shelled out a $200 million budget and in early March the studio set up a lavish red carpet premiere at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Days later, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Disney to postpone the movie’s release. The movie’s debut was then pushed back several times before Disney announced last week that they would indefinitely remove it from the release calendar. Fortunately, they’ve changed their mind and Mulan will debut on the streamer’s new platform on September 4, 2020.

Disney’s latest version of Mulan stars actress Yifei Liu as the titular character based on the legend of a female Chinese warrior who disguises herself and takes her father’s place as a soldier.

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Someone Leaked A Massive Bachelorette Spoiler About A New Black Lead And We Are Here To Taste That Té

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Someone Leaked A Massive Bachelorette Spoiler About A New Black Lead And We Are Here To Taste That Té

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Each year fans of “The Bachelorette” series wait in anticipation for the upcoming season which its host Chris Harrison always promises will be “unlike any other.” If you’re a fan, you know that this declaration rarely ever lives up to the hype. After all, year after year, Harrison makes the same promise but few seasons fail to live up to the dramatically cut trailers of the show or Harrison’s promises.

This year, however, a newly confirmed rumor suggests that when it comes to the series’ 16th season it might just be true.

According to reports the season’s original Bachelorette, Clare Crawley, has been replaced with Tayshia Adams.

In July, a viral Reddit thread posted by a Bachelor spoiler account leaked a story that we all thought was too good to be true: that this year’s lead Clare Crawley had been replaced by Tayshia Adams. On Monday, the Bachelor Nation confirmed the spoiler and revealed that Adams had replaced Clare Crawley as the Bachelorette. Crawley, a hairstylist will “still be a part of” the show’s upcoming season but her role will come to a quick end because she fell in love with one of the contestants.

According to ET, Crawley left the show on good terms with producers, but as filming is still underway it is unsure as to how Tayshia’s entrance into the series will play out. “Filming did not stop, but Tayshia got a fresh start as the Bachelorette,” ET reports. It has not been confirmed by ABC if new men have been brought into pursue Adams or if she will be left with Crawley’s original bunch.

Adams, who was one of the final two women in Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor,” also starred in “Bachelor in Paradise” for season 6.

Season 16 of “The Bachelorette” started filming again in July after production was put on pause in March because of COVID-19 concerns. According to Refinery 29, “ABC announced that the film and crew would follow strict coronavirus safety protocols while filming in one location — the giant La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California — and then revealed the final list of 42 suitors who would compete for Crawley’s heart.”

It didn’t take long for Bachelor fans and alums to react excitedly with the new season’s epic plot twist.

“Holy freaking plot twist of Tayshia becoming the new Bachelorette and Clare apparently found love. I cannot confirm or deny… but I have thoughts,” Kaitlyn Bristowe, the eleventh season’s Bachelorette said in her Instagram Story. “I love both of these women. I was really excited to watch Clare’s journey. But like, that’s part of the contract. That’s one of the hardest things about going through the show, is you have to take each relationship to the necessary place to really know who your guy is at the end, and I’m just so confused.”

“Obviously, I just hope she’s happy. Now, enter Tayshia. Great, I wanted her to be the Bachelorette a while ago. I’m super pumped on this… but I’m still, what is happening? The Bachelor franchise is genius, and we’re all talking about it!” Bristowe exclaimed.

Colton Underwood, who pursued Adams on his season of “The Bachelor” also tweeted about the news writing “Congrats @TayshiaAdams — good luck and I hope you find yourself a better kisser.”

Fortunately, fans of Crawley and Adams were on the same page about the news and were beyond elated.

No doubt, Adams’ new role is the best news to come out of 2020!

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