The 10 Year Challenge Is Showing How Gracefully Latinos Age And It’s Beautiful
It’s a brand new year with a brand new Twitter hashtag trending. Essentially, what we’ve learned from this trend is that Latinos reverse age and we all have a lot to look forward to. We’re also happy that A-line animal print belts haven’t carried through to 2019.
Friendly disclaimer: all these people are paid to be beautiful for forever. It’s a full-time job. Don’t torture yourself.
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She’ll be at the top of all our lists because this woman is mega on top of her game. She’s a business mogul, producer, mother, and artist. I’m okay with these genes.
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Once J.Lo posted her #10YearChallenge, we knew A-Rod’s would be moments behind hers.
Caption: “How would you caption this?!.#10yearchallenge” 🙈
Mark Consuelos & Kelly Ripa
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Power couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos win the Cutest Couple Award with this caption:
Caption: “#10yearchallenge closer now ❤️❤️”
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Meanwhile, Mariah is the Aries queen who is above it all.
Caption: “I don’t get this 10 year challenge, time is not something I acknowledge. 🤷♀️ *Picture taken at some point prior to today”
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The only way I ship Laura is with a Frida-style brow.
Caption: “What can I say? It’s been a rough decade 👵 ¿Qué puedo decir? Los años me dieron duro. #10yearchallenge”
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When your celebrity crush’s #10YearChallenge reminds you how stinkin’ young they are. 🙈 🙉 🙊
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While makeup mogul Manny MUA shared the most inspiring story of 2019.
Caption: “GIRLLLL that #10yearchallenge has me SHOOK! 10 years ago I graduated high school…. I was battling so much internally at the time and never wanted anyone to know so I’d bottle it away and pretended I was always happy and perfect… but the reality was that I was angry! I didn’t understand why I was gay, I didn’t want to be gay, that wasn’t part of my “plan” so I’d hide it away and do my best to never show the world who I truly was… leaping forward a decade and WOW what a difference! Not only have I accepted myself, millions of others have as well! Never give up on yourself, it will get better as long as your continue to strive to be the best you that you can be! ❤️ #2009vs2019”
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The only difference I see between 2009 Aguilera and 2019 is that she’s going for a bolder lip these days. Way to slay.
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Your favorite telenovela star seems to have found his salt and pepper look in only the last few years! You age well, Camil.
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There is so much to unpack here, that we just won’t. Let’s instead acknowledge that Banderas looks exactly the same as ten years ago.
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Now we begin the series of Latina women who truly don’t seem to age. Is she rocking the same earrings? I’m impressed.
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You can’t even tell which photo is of the older Marisol, can you? Truly, this is brujería, which would also explain what is happening in Riverdale right now.
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I’m sorry, what, Salice?! This comedian/beauty queen has it so together, it’s impossible to believe she’s only 25 years old. #Fierce.
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Caption: “My thirties look better than my twenties”
Honestly, yes, queen. This bangin’ Salvi poet is La Reina of #bopo, and is embracing all of it with those red lips and gold nails. Te amo.
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You thought we’d forget about our favorite Chilean-Italian-American? Snooki has graduated from playing in sandboxes to snuggling with her adorable hijos.
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Then there are the fitness glow-ups.
Caption: “#10yearchallenge From unhealthy, depressed, and unhappy. To healthy, confident, and living the best years of my life. Life isn’t a race, but a marathon. I started working out and eating healthy as a way to cope with depression, lack of self-confidence and purpose in life. It became my passion, and my medicine. Today my passion has become my career. I am thankful for all the hardships, the set backs, the late nights, the sacrifices, and everything life has thrown at me. Because today I an say I feel and look better at 30 with a toddler, than I 10 years ago.
Make your life count. Do not waste your best years doubting yourself waiting for the perfect moment to act on the things you want the most. Every year brings different challenges. Let’s keep learning, growing, and pushing ourselves. Happy Monday my tribe, I’ll be seeing you at the LA Fit expo January 26th-27th. Cannot wait to see you there.”
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Melissa’s ten-year transformation has earned her the coveted slot as Kim Kardashian’s personal trainer. You don’t need to wait another year to feel inspired by another #10YearChallenge. @fitgurlmel will challenge you every day of the week.
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While we’re always ready for more Gisele pics, the supermodel gave us food for thought instead.
Caption: “#10yearchallenge is a great opportunity to reflect. Have you ever stopped to think where you were 10 years ago? What were the dreams you had for yourself and for the world? What are you most proud of today? If you ask me, I would say that, besides creating and nurturing my own family, I´m also very proud of the Agua Limpa Project, that my family and I created 10 years ago to help to better the quality of the water in my hometown – Brazil. In the beginning it was challenging, but we had a dream and a deep desire to be helpful. 10 years later, I’m happy to say that we did it! We planted more than 40,000 trees on the river banks that not only improved the water quality and helped to preserve the area for the future generations but also created an ecological corridor that brought wildlife back! It´s incredible to see when we give Nature a helping hand, she does the rest and thrives. The more we take care of Nature the better she can take care of us. We are all connected.”
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This is one stunning and jarring photo. It’s kindof amazing how much the White House can change in just 10 years.
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Nothing is worse than seeing Dominicana baseball hero Sammy Sosa bleach himself white. Hopefully, the next ten years are all about self-love and Latino pride.