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Froy Gutierrez Is Supernatural Mexican Eye Candy And This Post Proves It

Froy Gutierrez has played so many different roles in his short 20 years of life that you may see him as Nolan from “Teen Wolf,” Charlie from “Bella and the Bulldogs,” and Josh Flores, Elena’s almost boyfriend, from “One Day at a Time.” Or maybe you’re just into Froy Gutierrez because you’ve seen a photo of him.

Before you just see him as eye candy, get to know the guy a little. Here are 20 facts about Froy Gutierrez that, once you know, you’ll love him for it.

Gutierrez has only been acting for a few years.

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In an interview with Regard Mag, Gutierrez said that, while he started acting as a hobby, he always was “obsessed with storytelling, drunk on it. Even when I was little, I knew that film and TV were immersive in ways that books were not, and spoke in ways that orators could not articulate. Little me would watch and replay the ‘Hercules’ movie daily. As I grew older, that hunger for good storytelling stuck with me. I guess I’ve always been profoundly enamored with this industry.”

Gutierrez grew up between Mexico and Texas.

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While he was born in Dallas, he lived in Guadalajara for five years and is Mexican on his father’s side.

Caption: “happy mother’s day to the coolest cat in town. sincerely, grumpy baby. ➖🧤➖”

He considers his bilingual childhood “more of a privilege than anything else.”

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He explained to Buzzfeed what it was like to code-switch between America and Mexico: “I’d go to Mexico and have a very ‘American’ accent when I spoke Spanish, then I’d come back to the States and I’d speak English with a Mexican accent. So, it was really funny to be both but neither one at the same time.”

His favorite curse word in Spanish is “cabrón.”

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Spanish curse words are better than English curse words. Maybe it is the emotion that comes through when you speak Spanish, or it is the fact that Spanish curse words are the best.

He joined the Dallas Children’s Theater just for fun.

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He’s always looked at acting as sort of a hobby and followed that passion. That theater group was how he was discovered and brought into a local musical, “Teen Brain.”

He dropped out of an Economics major in college to take on “Teen Wolf.”

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When Regard Mag asked what he would be doing if he wasn’t an actor, he said, “Before acting, I was studiously aiming for a career as an economist, believe it or not!”

He grew up watching “Teen Wolf.”

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Gutierrez said that acting was always a passion, never a career goal. He never expected to be a star in the show that his friends would break down week after week at lunch.

He always felt like “the new kid” on set.

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He started out as a guest and was suddenly on set with all these people he’s seen all over Tumblr for years. He told Buzzfeed, “So in my first couple of episodes I just kept thinking, I am going to keep to myself and do my best work. And if they talk to me they talk to me, and if they don’t they don’t. I definitely felt like the new kid [laughs]!”

He did take some souvenirs from the “Teen Wolf” set.

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Don’t worry, Gutierrez is a good Latino boy and “of course, I checked with the wardrobe people first.” He told Buzzfeed, “Because the show was ending and they were auctioning off everything anyways, they let us pick out things to keep. I kept Nolan’s shoes and the hoodie with his number on the back.”

He was shocked when he finally got to play Josh Flores, a Latino, on Netflix’s “One Day at a Time.”

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The showrunner, Gloria Calderón Kellet, had made it very clear to him that Josh Flores would be played by a Latina actor, which, according to his interview with Buzzfeed, “is usually not a great sign for me, because they’ll invite me in to read, but then want someone who looks more of a certain way. Still, I went in anyways, and when I got the call that I landed the role I was genuinely shocked.”

He didn’t know who Rita Moreno was at first, but his very excited father schooled him.

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Apparently, when he told his father he got the role and gave the list of actors, he said, “Rita Moreno! ¡No manches, güey!” 😂

From Gutierrez’s account, Rita Moreno is the abuela we all deserve.

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He told Buzzfeed, “Honestly, she has just done so much for the Latinx community. I remember after the first season wrapped she invited all the young Latinx people on the show to her apartment, she showed us her Oscar and her Grammy, which we got to hold! She was walking us through how the industry works and told us how she dealt with X, Y, and Z situations. “

Recently, Gutierrez has been trying out a career in music.

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It wasn’t until he heard Pure Heroine by Lorde that he felt a deep connection to music. “Music for me comes from a more experimental place more than anything,” he told Buzzfeed. “I find all art forms very compelling, but acting and music for me are the things that I am compelled to the most.”

He just released his first single, “Fix Me.”

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I know what you’re thinking. Another actor trying to make it in music. Truly, you should listen to “Fix Me,” because Gutierrez’s voice has surprising range. The song is an upbeat anthem for folks just trying to get their life together.

His favorite bands in middle school were Linkin Park, Green Day, and Blink-182.

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He told Buzzfeed how, “In middle school, I had a lot of feelings of estrangement and loneliness that were very new to me and I very much leaned on some of my favorite bands at the time, like Linkin Park, Green Day, and Blink-182, and drew a lot of emotional courage from them.”

His favorite Selena song is “Como La Flor.”

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Boy’s Mexican-American from Texas. Of course he would have a favorite Selena song. He has a favorite Selena song and it’s because his primo used to play it all the time.

Your boy is messy.

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In 2017, he told Regard Mag that when it comes to fashion, he’s not the guy to ask. “I know for a fact that my room is ridiculously messy. All my clothes are from Target and the thrift store by my house. As I’m writing you, I’m wearing gym shorts from my freshman year and a black t shirt I purchased on clearance. I would not be the guy you go to for fashion/style advice.”

He used to work for Build a Bear. 🐻

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He also worked for AT&T, Hasbro, Boy Scouts of America and more.

Caption: “she doesn’t want me cause of my dirty laundry”

He recently starred in a feature film, “A Cowgirl’s Story.”

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The film is about a young girl whose parents are fighting in the Afghanistan War. Gutierrez plays Jason, a country teenager being overly pressured by his father to run the family business. This outfit suits Gutierrez and that’s all I know.

Look out for Gutierrez in Season 2 of Hulu’s “Light as a Feather.”

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Gutierrez will play a character named Ridge in the supernatural thriller. The “Teen Wolf” fandom can celebrate Gutierrez staying in the supernatural realm, though we don’t expect any werewolves to come out to play in this series.

READ: Netflix Canceled ‘One Day At A Time’ And Fans Are Livid With The Network’s Decision

This Kid Is Going Viral In Mexico For Using His $70 Peso Winning Lottery To Buy Tacos For A Man In Need

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This Kid Is Going Viral In Mexico For Using His $70 Peso Winning Lottery To Buy Tacos For A Man In Need

Mexico News Daily

As 2019 comes to a close there are few things to be optimistic about when it comes to the path that humanity as a whole has taken. It seems that all the wars and cruel processes of colonization and dispossession taught us very little about how awful we can be to each other. At the same time, we are damaging our planet at a fast pace and we are rendering it practically inhabitable for future generations. And no, we are not being dramatic, these are cold facts. 

Let’s be absolutely honest, shall we? The world is a pretty nasty place to live in right now.

Just look at this little blue planet, hard to imagine that so much goes on in it. And for all the good that many people in the world do on an everyday basis, as a species we seem to be in red numbers when it comes to basic human compassion. Just look at Mexico and the US there, sitting side by side, from space no one could imagine that so much suffering is happening at the border when the two countries meet. 

Extremism and discrimination is running rampant.

There is an ideological battle being held between those who believe that some humans deserve more than others based in the color of their skin, and those who advocate for inclusion. It is hard to believe that hate symbols such as the Nazi flag are making an appearance in Global North countries. 

Climate change is rendering even the nicest places in the world unbearable… and cheap labor is still a thing.

This is a picture of Sydney, allegedly one of the best cities in the world to live. But is is now being covered in smoke as a result of bushfires that are likely related to climate change, even if politicians and the coal lobby say the opposite. This year we saw other terrible fires ravage the Amazon while the Brazilian president blamed Leonardo Di Caprio of all people! 

Forced migration has left millions of people without a home.

So people from all sorts of places including war-torn Central America are being forced to flight or die as gangs and cartels take over their country. And they start a perilous trip through Mexico and then towards the United States. They are treated as third class citizens and as criminals, and have to face further suffering even if their journey is, in most cases, nothing short of heroic. So we would think that compassion and generosity is gone forever, right? Well, think again! 🙂 

But you won’t believe what this 8-year-old boy did even if the world kinda sucks at the moment: this is human nature at its best.

This scene might seem as something not totally out of the ordinary. But the story behind it melts our hearts: this Mexican little hero from Uruapan, Michoacán. His proud mom posted on Facebook that Adalid, this tiny champ, won $70 pesos at a lottery. Instead of spending it on candy and toys, he approached an old man who sells candy to survive. The old man looked tired, sad and hungry.

So what did Adalid do? He bought him a nice round of tacos! He told newspaper El Universal: “I saw the viejito arrive to sell [lollipops] but nobody bought from him. He looked very sad and hungry. When I gave him the money, I saw that he only bought one taco so I asked my mom if we could buy him more so that he could eat well”. Are you crying already? Mom couldn’t be prouder and she wrote on her Facebook post: “sometimes as a mom I ask myself if I’m doing my job well . . . but actions like this provide answers to all my doubts.”

This boy’s generosity warms our hearts.

And Adalid, overcome with emotion, started to cry. The chiquito hermoso told El Universal: “I cried because I saw him cry, I saw him wiping away his tears. When he finished [eating] he thanked me and gave me a hug”. Now imagine if we all acted with the same type of compassion towards each other, ourselves and our little blue dot in space. 

This Nude Painting Of Mexican Icon Emiliano Zapata Has Gone Viral But It’s Actually Not Even New

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This Nude Painting Of Mexican Icon Emiliano Zapata Has Gone Viral But It’s Actually Not Even New

Secretaria de Cultura / Fabian Chairez

La Revolución by Chiapas artist Fabian Cháirez depicts Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata riding a white horse. Zapata has his eyes closed as if he was lost in reverie, he’s totally nude, wearing high heels, and a shimmering pink hat — and the horse has a massive erection. 

The painting isn’t new, it is one of 141 works included in the exhibit Zapata Después de Zapata to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the revolutionary’s death. When the Mexican Secretariat of Culture shared the image on Facebook, many users had a polarizing response. Cháirez believes the negative responses are rooted in sexist and homophobic attitudes. 

Zapata’s grandson says he is taking legal action against the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature. 

“We are not going to allow that. That’s why they’re going to take legal action”. Zapata´s grandson said in a statement. “We came here to exhibit the nonsense they did… to exhibit a photograph of our general (Emiliano Zapata) in Bellas Artes”

One would think the issue a critic would have with the image is that there might be an implication of bestiality. No, according to Zapata’s grandson, Jorge Zapata who held a press conference in Cuernavaca  says the problem is that Cháirez painted him as “gay.” 

“What could we call him? An unknown painter, who I think wants fame… he portrays general Zapata as, gay. So I believe that as a family, as a people, where we are clearly Zapatistas, we are not going to allow that,” Jorge said according to the Yucatan Times

Does Jorge think being gay means two men love each other or that a man and a horse love each other? Jorge appears to be more repulsed by the thought of his grandfather possibly liking another man, more so than him being attracted to a horse. 

“Now we’ve done what’s right, we are going to sue them, and we´ll have demonstrations and hold press conferences. We are going to sue both the painter and the person in charge of Bellas Artes.” Jorge said at the conference. 

Art is subjective and isn’t always meant to be literally interpreted, Cháirez appears to be trying to evoke a feeling and a response from the viewer about what the image might mean rather than creating something intended to be taken at face value. 

Many people on social media were also offended by the painting.

“I truly think that the image is offensive for the Mexican leader and hero. I’m not at all against homosexuality . . . but Zapata deserves respect. He was a leader who fought for land rights and freedom. I will never accept the denigration of his image in this way,” Jonathan Gómez Rios wrote on Facebook.

However, others defended Cháirez’s painting, commending the artist for being able to stir controversy as it was clearly intended. 

“I love that a simple painting causes so much controversy. People argue and seethe because of a painting, A PAINTING! Well done to the Secretariat of Culture and whoever’s behind this post. Congratulations!” said another user on Facebook.

Cháirez speaks out in defense of his work of art. 

“The feminine [form of Zapata] is what causes contempt . . . We’re in a super sexist society. There are some people who are bothered by bodies that don’t obey the norms. [But] in this case, where’s the offense? Are they offended because he’s feminized?” he told El Universal.

Cháirez says portraits of Zapata usually glorify his masculinity, while his own works intend to do just the opposite. According to the Yucatan Times, the Chiapas painter is part of the Neomexicanism movement and his works typically portray bodies in ways that challenge traditional stereotypes about masculinity and social mores about sexual orientation. 

“His piece, ‘The Revolution’ questions the macho stereotypes that make up the national identity and makes visible the movements of sexual diversity,” the Yucatan Times writes. “The image has caused great offense among those who defend the memory of General Emiliano Zapata the ‘Caudillo del Sur’ and reject the idea of portraying him as a homosexual.”