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Chris Evans Is The Face Of A Mexican Leche Company And I Am Living For These Memes

In the United States, commercial acting isn’t given the respect it is in the rest of the world. While celebrity cameos are becoming more widely used in advertising, most popular actors and actresses wouldn’t be caught dead selling coffee, bottled water or bubble gum on American television. However, big-name stars regularly appear in commercials in other countries where they can hide from the shame of being wealth hoarders.

In Japan, Tommy Lee Jones sells coffee and Britney Spears advertises candy. In Germany, Snoop Dog promotes cell phone service. The latest example of a famous star acting in a foreign commercial is Chris Evans who is tapping into the Mexican milk market. 

Chris Evans really wants you to drink Lala milk.

In the advertisement for the Lala Leche campaign, Evans sits down on a park bench next to a Mexican woman. The woman begins to go on a spiel about the milk entirely in Spanish, a language that Evans does not speak. Nevertheless, the woman convinces Evans to drink Lala 100 which is 100 percent lactose-free milk. Is Captain America lactose intolerant? Unclear. What is clear is that Evans likes stacking them pesos as much as he likes stacking them dollars. 

Fans, of course, went insane with Lala Leche memes.

Yes, all that vitamin D in milk turns growing boys into grown men. 

Not a fan of milk but can’t say I disagree with this one.

“When they offer you milk vs. when you see that Chris Evans drinks it,” one user wrote. 

Seriously, some of these memes are giving me life.

Perhaps my favorite meme is Chris Evans emerging from a giant bottle of Lala Leche, reborn as Captain America. Do they make this Lala Leche with vibranium from Wakanda or is that just the special Afro-Latinx blend? 

While others are feeding into my ultimate fantasies…

Fans of Captain America, of whom there are many, are thirsting over all the questionable and outright obscene content out there thanks to this odd pairing.

Evans is even traveling around Mexico at the moment to fan’s delight.

The A-list movie star has been spotted in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico all week filming a new television series set to debut on Apple’s new streaming service. The show, Defending Jacob is based on William Landay’s 2012 New York Times best-selling novel and will star Evans as Andy Barber, an assistant district attorney who is assigned the case of a 14-year-old boy and discovers his own son is a suspect. The thriller will run for eight episodes. 

According to the Vallarta Daily, the series will feature much of the unique landscape and many locals were hired as extras.

“Over the course of more than a week the production took full advantage of the destination’s beautiful natural scenery and luxurious hotel infrastructure for its shoots, which also included extras from the local community.” 

It is unclear why the series is filming in Mexico when it geographically takes place in Massachusettes and much of the filming has taken place there since April. Maybe it’s a spoiler? According to the IMDB page, as far as I can tell, there will be no Latinxs in the cast. Cool.

Of course, everybody was freaking out when Evans landed in Nayarit.

Fans were stunned that Evans graced us mere plebians with his presence. People began tweeting at the MCU leader, and they did not look thirsty at all. 

“Hey I am from here from Riviera nayarit I want to meet you I am your biggest good fan of many cevans, as I can do, really, it is one of my biggest dreams and above all goals, please help me,” one user wrote. 

At least one person on Twitter was basically planning her trip to Nayarit…

“If I have time and money I would already be traveling to Nayarit to meet @ChrisEvans but I’m poor and a simple automotive industry worker without holidays. This is so sad,” another user wrote. She added. “Anyway, I hope @ChrisEvans is enjoying México. I can’t wait to can watch ‘Defending Jacob’ filming in my beautiful country.”

“So close to Riviera Nayarit but so far from @Chris Evans!!!!” another user wrote. 

Why did Chris Evans do this ad?

The last time Chris Evans did an advertisement was in 2011 for a Gucci Guilty fragrance campaign. Last year, when he launched the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, a Virgin Radio and Sky produced radio show, it was completely ad-free. Evans expressed skepticism about ads in general. 

He once said: “So much has changed in broadcasting since I was last at Virgin Radio that now, thanks to Sky, we can do the show without ad breaks.” He added, “There are so many of them now that we sort of become anesthetized to them, and so if you actually turn your commercial partner into a storyteller… we’re trying this thing, it’s never been done before, it’s quite ground-breaking.”

Maybe Evans just actually really likes Lala Leche 100 percent lactose-free milk. We’ll never know. 

Karen Vega Becomes The First Oaxacan Model To Grace Pages Of Vogue Mexico

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Karen Vega Becomes The First Oaxacan Model To Grace Pages Of Vogue Mexico

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According to the National Commission for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples, Oaxaca has the greatest percentage of indigenous people in Mexico. Making up 48% of the population in Oaxaca, Mexico the indigenous group continues to flourish and influence Mexican culture to this day. And yet, despite their prevalence and contributions, Oaxacans remain sorely underrepresented in Mexico and Latin America. Only recently, with the rising attention towards actress Yalitza Aparicio, have most mainstream outlets featured the indigenous people of Oaxaca on their screens and magazine pages.

Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

Karen Vega broke barriers recently after becoming the first Oaxacan model to be featured in Vogue Mexico

Just 18 years old, the model graced the magazine’s pages and spoke out about the importance of seeing more diversity in the world of fashion. “It is time for new generations to have media that show them expressions of equality and educate them about the differences that make us all beautiful,” Vega told the outlet. “My grain of sand would be to put the focus on the southern woman, our stories, where we come from so that more than just photo models, we can also be an inspiration of another kind.”

According to Vogue Mexico, Vega’s journey began at the age of 14 when she helped her abuelo’s wife with her business as a seamstress.

At the time, Vega helped her measure out the dresses that she made for a local fashion form. According to Vega, she quickly fell in love with the world of fashion and began to dream about modeling as a profession. Using social media sites as her instruction guide, she began to obtain an understanding of what fashion meant. She flipped through the pages of magazines and began connecting with models to understand how to break into the world of modeling. Soon enough, after receiving an invite from the designer Pompi García and the photographer Enrique Leyva to model for part of the production “Magical Realism” in the city of Oaxaca she found herself on the path to a professional career in modeling.

She went on to join García and Leyva’s modeling agency, Talento Espina. The agency strives to represent Oaxacan models and ultimately helped Vega receive an invite to participate in an Autumn-Winter show in Mexico City.

“At first there was a lot of doubt about my participation, because although it was a very nice opportunity, the move and my parents’ confidence to leave was difficult, since it was the first time I was leaving Oaxaca,” Vega told Vogue. Fortunately, Vega’s agency was able to help her older brother come along with her.

Now she’s modeling for big brands like Vogue and says its thanks to her agency which taught her to never tolerate abuse from people who hired her and to speak up. According to Vega, working with her agency has taught her that while pursuing her dreams of modeling will come with its struggles because of her Indigenous origins it’s not at all impossible. 

Someone Claims That They Discovered A Long-Lost Frida Kahlo Painting But Experts Don’t Agree

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Someone Claims That They Discovered A Long-Lost Frida Kahlo Painting But Experts Don’t Agree

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Frida Kahlo is one of the most iconic artists in global history. The Mexican artist was known for blazing her own path both in art and in society. One of her most famous paintings “The Wounded Table” has been missing for 65 years but one art dealer claims he found it.

A Spanish art dealer claims to have found a long-lost Frida Kahlo painting.

Kahlo painted “The Wounded Table” in 1940 and over the years it disappeared. It is unknown if it was returned to Moscow, was lost, or destroyed. All that is known is that Kahlo’s largest painting to that date is gone.

Cristian López Márquez, a little known art dealer in Spain, claims to have found the long-lost and highly sought after painting. According to La Voz de Galicia, the art dealers claims to have acquired the painting from some who settled in Spain from Mexico.

The painting is one of Kahlo’s most famous works of art.

The decades-long mystery about where the painting ended up does add to the allure of the claim. However, people are not convinced that the painting is a fake that is being peddled by someone who is after money by selling an inauthentic painting. To make matters more skeptical, the art dealer has very few details but is adamant about its authenticity.

“Time will give us the truth,” Márquez told AP. “Whoever proves genuine interest and the ability to pay the figure of 40 million euros, can spend as much time as wanted with their experts analyzing the work.”

Despite Márquez’s claims, art historians are very skeptical that the painting is true.

Márquez claims to have the painting safe in a warehouse in London. He has put the painting on sale asking for $45 million. No one seems to be biting but Márquez continues to say the painting is an original.

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