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Salma Hayek Took Photos Of Herself Getting Swallowed By A Wave And Everyone Is Concerned For

Salma Hayek’s Hot Girl Summer is officially OTT. The Mexican-American actress has taken the viral vibe (take notes: it’s a mindset, not a lifestyle) to a completely different dimension in her latest Instagram post which has left concerned onlookers with hundreds of questions.

In a recent post to her Instagram account, the actress is 1. raising questions about how waves should be used and 2. sending me on the hunt for a lavender bathing suit.

Now that you’re caught up, are you ready for a deep dive into Hayek’s recent post?

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Let’s do this!

So Hayek posted a slideshow of pictures to her Instagram that channel a one-woman take on iconic film scenes.

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In a caption for the post, Hayek wrote that “Sometimes you just need to surrender and let the waters move and embrace you. A veces hay que dejarse ir y dejar que las aguas te muevan y te abracen. #waves.”

The caption alone raises a TON of questions. For instance, what does Salma feel like she needs to surrender to? Perhaps it’s her deep desire to appear in a classic film so she can reenact an icon scene?

You know the scenes we’re talking about.

The extremely ~sexUAL~ one in “From Here To Eternity.”

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Which inspired a not quite as sexual scene in “Grease.”


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The photos also show Salma in the pretty cute lavender bathing suit she has been posting about nearly all of August

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Here Salma is in the bathing suit in its most recent appearance.

And here Salma is wearing the suit earlier in the month.

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This was posted on AUGUST 13.

Salma Hayek wore a lavender bathing suit to the beach so I wore a lavender bathing suit.

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This was posted to Salma’s account on August 7th with the hashtag #water #agua. It’s cute, figure-hugging and makes her look like a goddess on the beach.

But back to the Real Business of the matter:

Salma’s pseudo drowning pic posted this week which gives us all kinds of emo vibes.

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It has most of us confused about whether or not she’s okay? Or, if she’s on a different level than the rest of us and is actually pretty tight.

And because Instagram, naturally, is a place to ask real questions about celebrities and their daily celebrity doings we felt pretty validated that others have questions too.

For example:

landopolo asks the question “Oh no baby what is you doin” in a comment of the post made on a post of the images by @officialseanpenn, an account which also wanted to know if Hayek needed a lifeguard.

And this one: “is she okay” – by concerned user ava_royale

And this comment by “Corpse goals😍” by therealgenevievetho.

Hayek also did an extreme close up of herself being nearly damn swallowed by a wave.

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To which I repeat the wise words of Instagram user landopolo “Oh no baby what is you doin.”

It’s okay though, she pops up for breath pretty soon after.

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And that’s on that on Salma Hayek must be trolling us news.

In our next episode, we’ll be chatting about Hayek’s newly changed bio which has been changed to a bunch of emojis.

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“💃🏾🌹🙏🤪👊🏼💋💄👁🗣🧜🏼‍♀️🤱🏼👗👠💍🕶👑🐶🦊🦄🦉🦆🦋🐝🐙🐬🦑🐳🐕🕊🍀🌞🌜💫🌈🔥❄️🌶🥭🥑🍍🍒🍉🍋🍭🍫🍿🍺🥂🍾🍷⚽️⚽️⚽️🧘🏽‍♂️🎼✈️⛵️🗽🏝🎆🌠🔮🧿🛀🏼🛍🎉❤️💝⚜️🎦💭🇲🇽🇺🇸🇫🇷🇬🇧🇱🇧🐎🌵🐞🐯⛲️🎬🌊🌎”

10 ‘Instagram Vs. Reality’ Photos Of Mexico’s Most Instagrammable Places To See Before You Book Plane Tickets

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10 ‘Instagram Vs. Reality’ Photos Of Mexico’s Most Instagrammable Places To See Before You Book Plane Tickets

It’s no secret that Instagram is the highlight reel of life, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded from time to time. Sometimes we forget that influencers, celebs, brands —and even ourselves— are guilty of editing and filtering photos so heavily that they end up looking nothing like the real life version. In the search for the perfect “Instagram-worthy” shot, we lose perspective of what things looked like in reality. 

These places are still beautiful —just a little different than you might expect. 

This is why we thought we’d round up Mexico’s most “Instagrammable” spots according to social media users and show you the curated, edited and heavily filtered version, as opposed to the everyday scenario. And don’t get me wrong, all of these places are beautiful in their own way. I simply thought you might want to know that there can be crowds, it can get hot and humid, and Instagram won’t show any of that. 

1. Hierve el agua 

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Hierve el Agua is a set of natural rock formations in the Mexican state of Oaxaca that resemble cascades of water. There’s no denying that this place is a wonder of nature —but be warned; it will get crowded and the water isn’t always crystal clear. Depending on the season, the pools get a little opaque, just letting you know.  

2. Islas Marietas

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Reality

The Marieta Islands are a group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast of the state of Nayarit, Mexico. Playa del Amor, commonly known as the Hidden Beach, is thought to be —because of deceiving IG posts— “a lovers’ beach, tucked below the surface of the island, provides a safe haven for romance.” In actuality, the beach is only accessible via boat —and you have to swim to get to the hidden beach. Once there, there are crowds and crowds of people in orange life-vests (these are mandatory unless you want to risk a ticket and fine). The place is still beautiful, but getting an insta-worthy shot might be close to impossible unless you make it out there before 9am.

3. Las Coloradas

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The viral cotton candy pink lakes located in Yucatan, Mexico are really a sight to be seen. The vibrant pink color of these lakes is due to red-colored algae, plankton, and brine shrimp that thrive in the salty environment. As the water evaporates, these organisms become more concentrated, glimmering pink in the bright Mexican sunlight. Unfortunately this is a not a year-round event —sometimes the organisms that give color to the lakes run low, and so the water takes on the regular murky color of a good old lake.

4. Grutas Tolantongo

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Tolantongo is a box canyon and resort located 17 kilometres from Ixmiquilpan on Route 27 in the Mezquital Valley, State of Hidalgo in Mexico, It is about 1.5 hours northwest of Pachuca and 198 km or three-to-four hours northwest of Mexico City —aka. it’s a looong drive into the country. The place no doubt, is beautiful and well worth the drive. But you might have to wait a bit to grab a pool due to the large groups of tourists that flock to the area as soon as spring and summer hits Mexico.

5. Jardín Escultorico Las Pozas 

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Reality

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Las Pozas is a surrealistic group of structures created by Edward James, more than 2,000 feet above sea level, in a subtropical rainforest in the mountains of Mexico. The place is comprised of over 80 acres of land —so you best bring a tour guide, lots of water and a change of clothes, because it will get sweaty. Oh, and don’t forget the mosquito repellent, it is the rainforest after all.

6. San Miguel de Allende

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San Miguel de Allende, a colonial-era city in Mexico’s central highlands, is known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving arts scene and cultural festivals. In the city’s historic, cobblestoned center lies the neo-Gothic church Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel. Keep in mind that this city was first built in the 16th century so it wasn’t planned with cars and crowds in mind. The place can get pretty hectic and busy, so set a meeting point for your friends and/or family to meet in case you get lost in the crowds.

7. Ruinas de Tulum

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Reality

The trendy town of Tulum was built next to the Mayan ruins. The 13th-century, walled Mayan archaeological site at Tulum National Park overlooks the sea. It incorporates the clifftop Castillo, built as a watchtower, and the Templo de las Pinturas, with a partially restored mural. The place is truly magical, you’ll get a chance to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean after you tour the ruins —but a word of caution: the walk from the parking lot into the archaeological site es LONG, and it’s HOT in Quintana Roo, so if you can, take the shuttle. Bring lots of water and if possible, a parasol or hat to to get some respite from the sun.

8. El salto del Meco 

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If you visit this waterfall in dry season (May-September), you might find it empty, because a company located next to it, takes all the water to provide energy for the region. But although the waterfall itself is just visible in rainy season, the beautiful green natural pools are always there to amaze you.

9. Sayulita

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Sayulita is a village on Mexico’s Pacific coast backed by the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. It’s known for beaches with strong surf, like the central Sayulita Beach and for its brightly decorated streets. Yes, the place is beautiful but remember that filters and editing can make a place look much more ‘enhanced’ than it might look like IRL.

10.Mercado de la Ciudadela

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Reality

The Ciudadela Market is a traditional style Mexican market which specializes in the sale of Mexican handcrafts and folk art, located in the southwest corner of the historic center of Mexico City. The place is ideal if you need to buy some souvenirs, other than that, it’s just a good old Mexican ‘mercado’.

Scar Talks About How He Went From Being A Cholo On The Streets To A Family Man Pursuing Acting

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Scar Talks About How He Went From Being A Cholo On The Streets To A Family Man Pursuing Acting

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At first glance, Mario “Scar” Ponce, the social media star and rising actor who rose to viral fame in mitú’s “Cholos Try” videos, might seem like an intimidating figure. Covered in tattoos, piercings, and a notable scar marking the left side of his face, he seems exactly the type of bad boy that your madre told you to stay away from. However, with Scar, there is more to him than meets the eye. 

Although Scar got his big break because he looked like a tough-as-nails Cholo, he rose to popularity for precisely the opposite reason. From his first appearance on “Cholos Try,” viewers were drawn to Scar for his soft-spoken demeanor, his warm personality, and his quiet sense of humor. Pretty soon, he racked up an enviable internet fan base, with almost 90,000 followers on Instagram and over 10 million YouTube views of his short film, “Hermanos.” Now, you can see Scar in short films and indie movies where, this time, he played fictional characters. Recently, we had a chance to talk to Scar about his past, his tough exterior, and how his children keep him grounded.

Mitu (M): Tell us a little bit about your backstory. What kind of family did you grow up in?

Scar (S): I’m from the best hood ever, which is father-hood. I have two wonderful kids that motivate me to be a much better person each day. I have three sisters and two brothers. I’m proud to say that one of my brothers joined the Marines, and one of my sisters joined the Navy, while I joined the streets.

M: You’ve built your brand around being a Cholo, but you play up the comedy angle. What does being a cholo mean to you that is different than the Hollywood depiction of Cholos?

S: I didn’t build a brand around being a Cholo, I built a brand out of being myself. When it comes to playing a Cholo on set, I always bring 100 percent raw authenticity to the table–sometimes even more. 

M: You’ve been candid about your previous life on the streets. When did you decide to change your lifestyle? How did you find the strength and determination to change?

S: I knew that I had to change my lifestyle way before I started appearing in videos. I changed my ways the day I became a parent. For once in my life, I found someone that needed me more than I needed them. But in reality, it’s my kids that saved my life. 

M: You’ve admitted to having a “tough exterior” for people you don’t know very well. Why is that?

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S: People will always get the wrong idea about me when they first see me, and I’m okay with that. My mom told me once: “If you weren’t my son and I saw you on the street, I’d be scared of you.” I don’t care if people judge me from my appearance anymore. Hey, normal-looking people scare me anyways.

M: How did you get into acting and performing on digital media?

S: I didn’t choose the set life, the set life chose me. I was at my 9-to-5 one day and my fellow co-worker showed me an ad on Craigslist. It read that they needed Cholos for a TV pilot. I got the gig and I actually enjoyed portraying myself on camera. I was a natural. Oddly enough, I got fired from my job that same week and that’s when I decided to pursue working in the film industry. I ended up being a cast member for “Cholos Try” and after that, it was a vegan-wrap (inside joke).

M: You’ve talked about how “Cholos Try” has changed your life from people being afraid of you to people wanting to be around you and take your picture. How has that changed the way you interact with people?

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S: Everywhere I go, the fans always ask to take a picture with me. This has given me a whole different outlook on life. Before the videos, I always felt like I had to be the “bad guy” due to the way people would see me. But after the videos went viral, I realized that I can be a good person too and that felt much better. Even cops want to take pictures with me now–not all the time, but sometimes.

M: What is the most memorable “Cholos Try” video for you?

S: The most memorable “Cholos Try” episode for me was the one where I tried kombucha and kale chips. I was never open to trying out new foods, but ever since then, I’m always eager to taste something new. Just the experience of trying new flavors is like entering a whole new ‘hood–I mean–a whole new world.

M: Do you think Cholos are misunderstood in the media? How do you want them to be represented? 

S: I don’t think that Cholos are misunderstood in the media. After all, Cholos didn’t exactly build a reputation by being so nice. The only thing that is missing in the media is the backstory of what happens before and after the gang life. When I’m on videos, all I want is for people to see the person behind the tattoos.

M: You’ve also talked before about how when you were younger, you saw gang members as role models, people to look up to. What would you tell young Latinos now who are feeling the same way?

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S: When I was a kid in the early ’90s, I would notice the Cholos hanging out in the streets. To me, it was an intriguing sight to see. They would wear huge, creased-up pants and had shaved heads. My dad despised them, but I thought they were the coolest thing ever. I looked up to them– they seemed tough and respectful, something I wouldn’t mind being.

Now, I would tell Latino kids of today to create their own path and not follow in anyone’s footsteps. If I was growing up [now] and saw what Cholos are like, I would have never joined a gang.

M: Do you consider yourself a role-model? Why or why not? What does being a role model mean to you?

S: I’ve been told that I’m someone’s role model by quite a few people. I’m still trying to get used to hearing that, but it definitely motivates me to keep pushing forward. A role model to me is someone that leads by example. I’m proof of that. “Si se puede”!

M: The short film “Hermanos” has been a massive success with over 10 million views on Youtube. How did you get involved with “Hermanos”? What do you think about its success?

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S: It’s almost as if I was destined to be in the film “Hermanos.” I helped bring this film to life alongside a young director, Timur Bootzin, and a great cast filled with family and friends. The success of the film “Hermanos” doesn’t necessarily come from the 10 million views on YouTube, if the film helped save at least one life then that’s all the success we need.

M: What are some Latino performers you look up to?

S: In all honesty, I only look up to myself now.

M: What exciting things do you have planned for your next career move and your future as an influencer?

S: I’m always working on new and exciting projects, but I prefer to let my work speak for itself. Besides, real Cholos move in silence. Stay posted!

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