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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.

Jennifer Lopez

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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.

Alex Rodriguez

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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 ❤️❤️”

Mariah Carey

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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”

Laura Gomez

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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”

Bella Thorne

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When your celebrity crush’s #10YearChallenge reminds you how stinkin’ young they are.  🙈 🙉 🙊

Manny MUA

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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”

 Christina Aguilera

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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.

Jaime Camil

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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.

Antonio Banderas

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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.

Justina Machado

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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.

Marisol Nichols

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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.

Salice Rose

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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.

Yesika Salgado

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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.

Snooki

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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.

Massy Arias

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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.”

Melissa Alcantara

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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.

Gisele Bündchen

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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.”

POTUS

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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.

Sammy Sosa

CREDIT: @Denlesks / Twitter

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.


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Maluma Brought J Lo On-Stage For A Duet, But The Latino Stars Are Planning Something Bigger

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Maluma Brought J Lo On-Stage For A Duet, But The Latino Stars Are Planning Something Bigger

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For the second time in his career, and second year in a row, Colombian reggaeton star, Maluma performed in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The reggaetonero surprised fans at his sold-out show by inviting the diva from the Bronx, Jennifer Lopez to join him on stage. 

Jennifer Lopez joined Maluma on stage at his sold-out show, but not for the reasons you’re thinking…

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It feels like it’s J.Lo’s world and we’re all just living in it. 2019 has been Jenny from the Block’s year, and she’s not slowing down anytime soon. The Boricua’s still promoting her hit film Hustlers, which has earned her the best reviews of her career. She crashed Milan Fashion Week last month and broke the internet in her iconic 2000s Versace dress, she’s launching a skin care line soon, and all the while she’s planning a wedding to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez, that will no doubt be epic.

The two latino super stars performed J.Lo and Marc Antony’s classic ballad ‘No Me Ames’

Last week, Lopez hit the ground running right after she threw a lavish engagement party in L.A. with husband to be A-Rod, and took Maluma fans by surprise when she joined the singer on stage at Madison Square Garden to sing her 1999 hit ‘No me ames’—but not for the reasons you might think. 

On Friday, October 4, Jennifer Lopez, walked on stage through a hidden trap door to join Maluma for a duet. ‘No me ames’, a 90s classic, was first popularized by J.Lo and ex-husband Marc Anthony. Maluma’s performance was a tad dissappointing to say the least. Social media users described it as “a bad attempt to reach ‘el astro de la salsa’s’ notes. Maluma regrettably stumbled over a few of Anthony’s lines, which Lopez tactfully recovered by singing them herself.

According to HOLA! USA magazine, fans “roared as J.Lo rose up centerstage in a spume of smoke like a Greek goddess.” The 50-year-old singer actress looked breathtaking in her gold-ensemble and bold lip color. While her statueque gown gave us major J.Lo vibes, we should point out that on stage, she was channeling a character named “Kat.” As it turned out, the two Latino music stars used the 25 year old’s sold out concert as an ideal backdrop to film a scene for an upcoming rom-com starring Lopez, Maluma and Owen Wilson.

J.Lo’s upcoming movie ‘Marry Me’ starring herself, also includes Owen Wilson and king of reggaeton, Maluma.

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The romantic comedy “Marry Me” is the pop star’s latest project of the year. Based on Bobby Crosby’s graphic novel, the film is about a pop star, similar to Lopez herself, who finds out her fiancé is cheating on her with her assistant. After an epic meltdown during a concert at Madison Square Garden, the pop star picks a random math teacher to marry. Owen Wilson is set to play the math teacher that is forced to navigate a new relationship with the popstar. According to a casting announcement by Deadline, Colombian singer and reggaetonero, Maluma, will play Lopez’s cheating fiancé.

The two artists took to social media to share a sneak peek of the first days of filming.

“The art of collaboration…it’s what I love about this business!!! True magic happens when inspiration meets the absence of ego. It’s so much fun when different artists come together and everyone contributes to create something special and true and real for everyone to experience and enjoy!! Issa flow… Here we go!!!,” wrote the Second act actress on Instagram. ‘Chantaje’ singer replied to her post writing, ‘I’m so grateful’. 

The singer also shared on Instagram, a short clip of their performance in NYC.

Upon wrapping their theatrical duet, Maluma informed his fans in Spanish that a camera crew had filmed the whole scene for use in the movie — but Lopez would have to re-shoot her extravagant trap door reveal just a few more times. Unmoved by Hollywood magic, the New Yorkers audibly complained — but ultimately complied, and with a lot of applause.

Described as Notting Hill meets The Proposal, ‘Marry Me’ starts as a goof and ends up becoming an exploration of relationships, expectations and destiny. The film’s release date has not been announced yet, but we can’t wait to see how their iconic performance will translate to the big screen!

A Newly Restored Version of The 90s ‘Selena’ Classic Film Starring Jennifer Lopez Is Coming To The Big Screen Again

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A Newly Restored Version of The 90s ‘Selena’ Classic Film Starring Jennifer Lopez Is Coming To The Big Screen Again

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Twenty-two years have passed since Latinas across the globe watched in awe as Jennifer Lopez took on the role of Tejano music icon Selena in the biopic of her life. The 1997 classic lovingly spotlighted the singer’s life and death years ago and, in the years since, has been a sort of cultural Latino touchstone for young girls who didn’t have the chance to grow up watching the singer herself.

Now, young Latinas who didn’t get to see the classic in the theaters during its original release will have a chance to do just that this weekend.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced that it will screen a new digital print of the film in theaters this weekend.

Back in 1997, when the film was originally released, “Selena” spent fifteen weeks at the box office. It’s time in theaters proved that Latinos could not only direct films, but they could star in them as well while also drawing massive audiences to movie theater seats. At the time, the film marked a breakout moment for actress, singer, and dancer Jennifer Lopez.

If you’re in NYC this weekend and plan on attending the screening, here are some fun facts to remember while watching!

Fans of Selena protested when they learned Jennifer Lopez was playing Selena.

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Selena’s fans began protesting the film once they learned that Jennifer Lopez was taking on the role of their beloved singer. Many thought that Lopez, a Puerto Rican from New York, was unfit to play the Mexican-American from Texas.

Six other women gave J.Lo a run for her money.

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Three women from the open call were selected and three other actresses including Salma Hayek and Bibi Gaytán were considered.

Jackie Guerra lied about her talents.

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Jackie Guera who played the role of Suzette, wanted the role so badly that she lied at her audition and said that she was an expert drummer. Suzette later gave her private lessons.

“Selena” almost became a victim of brownface.

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The film’s director had to fight to get Lopez the role of Selena. At the time, Warner Bros was considering a non-Latina actress to take on the role which would have been AWFUL.

Jennifer Lopez lip-synched

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Creators feared that fans would be upset if they saw Lopez singing the song on her own. So Lopez was coached to lip-synch instead.

Abraham Quintanilla didn’t want to show Selena’s murder.

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The film which came out just two years after Selena’s death was likely a very hard project for Abraham to work on. He didn’t want to show his daughter’s death but the film’s director convinced him it was necessary.

Constance Marie could be Jennifer Lopez’s sister.

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Lopez and Marie play mother and daughter in the movie. But in real life, Marie is only 4 years older than Jennifer Lopez.