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El Mando And Yodito Are The Latino Versions Of The Baby Yoda Memes We Didn’t Know We Needed

Jennifer Lopez was stopped on the red carpet to get her response to Internet sensation Baby Yoda, and, after being initially caught off guard, she told Variety that she, in fact, likes Baby Yoda. If you’re Latino and, so far, you’ve just “liked” all the Baby Yoda hype and memes, let us be the first to introduce you to the Latinized series of Baby Yoda – “Yodito.” Lil’ Yodito can be found listening to Daddy Yankee or “Despacito,” no matter how many times The Mandalorian, known by the Latino Internet as ‘Papi Mando,’ turns off the radio to their spaceship. Yodito uses VapoRub, and sips tea when their abuelita asks them about ‘el novio.’ 

Yodito sees us, and we hope J.Lo sees Lil’ Yodito in all their glory.

The verdict is still out on whether J.Lo actually knows what Baby Yoda is.

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The Variety reporter stopped Lopez on the red carpet of the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York to ask her if she’s “seen Baby Yoda.” Confusion washed over her face as she asked, “Baby Yoda? No.” The reporter tells the Nuyorican “Hustlers” producer and actress that she “has to see Baby Yoda.” She turns to someone else to ask, “What’s Baby Yoda?” As the woman begins to break down Baby Yoda to J.Lo, her glowing face breaks into a smile and she laughingly says, “Oh yes I have seen it. I like Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda’s amazing.”

For those of you who don’t live on the Internet, Baby Yoda is a character in Disney +’s The Mandalorian, a series set in the Star Wars universe. What the Internet calls “Baby Yoda” is scripted as “The Child,” who is the same species as Yoda, but appears as a small toddler, who has yet to speak a single word. The Child is actually a beautifully designed puppet, and the Mandalorian takes to him or her immediately. The Mandalorian, often called “Mando” by the other characters he meets, protects The Child in a quirky, loveable relationship. Since The Child’s appearance on Disney +, a Baby Fever has taken hold of the Internet.

On the Latino Internet, it’s more like Papi Mando taking care of Yodito with all the ways our parents took care of us.

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On Latino Twitter, Mando takes care of Baby Yoda with the age-old panacea of VapoRub and that magical poem that almost always ended in a tickle fight: “Sana, sana, colita de rana…” The fact that the English-speaking world is calling The Mandalorian “Mando,” has people like Aaron Duran pointing out via Twitter that “Mando = Armando and he is clearly a space tío. Yodito shall be canon. This is the way.” Other people are asking, “Is it Yodito or Yodita? I don’t want to assume the babies’ gender.” To clarify, Yodito is already 50 years old, but simply has the appearance of a baby. 

All we know is that we agree with @LatinGeeks: “Baby Yodito is truly one of us.”

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Tío Mando is letting Yodito learn his own lessons and letting him try Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. It’s what all our tíos told us when we wanted to try a sip of their Patron, also. “El Mando y Yodito is my favorite novela,” tweeted Latinx Geeks. 

Just yesterday, Julián Castro tweeted a photo of Yodito sipping Lipton tea alongside some political tea: “If the Democratic Party wants a field that’s representative of its members and its voters, it probably shouldn’t have two states as white as Iowa and New Hampshire vote first every year,” Castro retweeted Nate Silver. In fact, Yodito is trending even higher than most 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, according to Axios.

Yup, Yodito has their own extremely miniature esclava.

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Yeah, but when is Mando piercing Yodito’s ears? It’s long overdue,” Enrique Rea asked. Another Yodito fan posited that Yodito probably smells like that Royal Violets cheap perfume our mamis subjected us to as infants. As the Internet began asking what Baby Yoda’s first word will be, Latino Internet definitively answered. Yodito’s first world will be “Papi.” *cries*

Yodito is also probably “gay as hell.”

CREDIT: @LATINXGEEKS / TWITTER

*sips tea* I feel so seen. Thank you @LatinxGeeks for making Yodito uniquely belonging to Latinos. We think that J.Lo needs to meet Yodito to move past her mere like-dom for Baby Yoda. Yodito is the most loveable muñeco lindo on the Internet right now.

READ: Disney Finally Gave Us A Trailer Of Pedro Pascal As A Bounty Hunter In ‘Star Wars’ Series ‘The Mandalorian’

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A Mexico City Restaurant Is Offering Up A Rosca De Reyes De Baby Yoda

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A Mexico City Restaurant Is Offering Up A Rosca De Reyes De Baby Yoda

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The Rosca de Reyes is a traditional dessert shared among family and friends on Jan. 6. The dessert has a biblical meaning behind it that gets kind of dark. However, one restaurant in Mexico City is making the rosca a fun and pop-culturally relevant experience.

Kraneo Food is offering customers a Rosca de Reyes de Baby Yoda.

Día de los Reyes Magos is coming up soon and you have a chance, if you live in Mexico City, to celebrate in geek style. Kraneo Food is giving the traditional cake an amazing glow up with a unique twist. Instead of baby Jesus, Kraneo Food customers get to search the rosca for the Baby Yoda.

The cake is honestly so adorable.

The cake is 500 pesos (or $25 USD) and, tbh, looks so worth it. Not only does it look like a delicious rosca, but it also has a Baby Yoda in it. This is the perfect cake for all of you Star Wars fans out there. You can even use it to impress your Star Wars loving bestie. Imagine their face of excitement then dread then excitement again as they find the Baby Yoda, realize they are on the hook for tamales, and then realize it is Baby Yoda again.

Kraneo Food is no stranger to using Star Wars in their promotions.

Last year, Kraneo Food offered a Yodita Box, which came with a burger, potato chips, and a “Mandalorian” inspired craft beer. The Instagram page shows that this is not the first franchise they have tapped into to make their sales. The restaurant has used Harry Potter, The Simpsons, and even Tim Burton to sell their food.

It seems pretty fair to say that Kraneo Food is not concerned with copyright leaving them open to tap into so many fandoms. This one, however, is probably the best one yet.

READ: The Definitive List of Latinos in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

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Jennifer Lopez Washed Off All Her NYE Makeup With JLo Beauty Skincare And It Was Pretty Powerful

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Jennifer Lopez Washed Off All Her NYE Makeup With JLo Beauty Skincare And It Was Pretty Powerful

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Just about anyone with a pulse and a heart for makeup knows that Jennifer Lopez established herself as a beauty guru ages ago.

The actress, singer, and business entrepreneur has been an influential part of the beauty industry throughout her decades-long career. Having established dozens of fragrances (the worth sum of which clocks in at a cool a $2 billion), collaborated on a hit makeup line with Inglot and likely inspired hundreds of thousands of women to invest in countless bronzers, there’s no denying that Jennifer Lopez was a beauty influencer long before social media became a thing.

Soon after ringing in the new year, Lopez took to Instagram to show fans how she uses her newly-launched JLo Beauty skincare to clean up.

Lopez told fans she was going to “wash away 2020” to share how effective her products worked. “It’s a lot of makeup and I’m ready to wash it off,” she explained before dampening her face and showing how her products like That Hit Single In a Gel Cream CleanserThat JLo Glow Multitasking Serum, and That Blockbuster In a Nonstop Wonder Cream.

After washing up, Lopez dried up with a towel and held it up to show that she had no makeup left. “My skin is completely clean. Every one of our products leaves you with a little bit of a glow when you’re done. All the makeup is gone. You can see a little bit of the redness that I have naturally. A little bit of what I have under my eyes,” she revealed.

JLo Beauty’s collection of glow-boosting products include a Gel Cream Cleanser ($38), Multitasking Serum ($79), Multitasking Mask ($18), Nonstop Wonder Cream ($58), Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer ($54), Eye Cream ($48), Complexion Booster ($39) and Skin-Nutritious Dietary Supplement ($36).

Fans have waited for nearly two years for Lopez’s new skin-care line to drop.

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Sunset glow… #JLoBeauty coming soon

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The “Hustlers” actress announced in December 2018, that she had been working on her own skin-care collection for quite some time. After years of holding our breath for the launch, it looks like we’ll only have to wait just a smidge longer.

In a post to her Instagram page, Lopez dropped the news that J.Lo Beauty is coming soon. In the post, the actress shared two selfies, both of which featured that infamous J.Lo glow, and topped off the look with a caption that teased “Sunset glow… #JLoBeauty coming soon.”

Fans on Instagram poured over the picture and expressed their excitement in the comments section. “Make-up line???” one fan commented. “Skin care products???? YESSSS YESS TO EVERYTHING JEN!!”

“Coming soon?! Need that glow!! Looking gorgeous mama,” another chimed in.

Sadly, Lopez did refrain from sharing the launch date of the products and has yet to reveal what to expect out of the new line.

Which isn’t so surprising since Lopez is the queen of teasers.

Earlier this month, Lopez hinted that she had something in the works related to her beauty brand when she posted a makeup-free video and challenged fans to guess what she was working on. “Woke up this morning feeling extra grateful and excited! 🤍 Want to know why? Comment below if you wanna know what I’m working on,” she wrote.

However, we might just have one hint! According to People a trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office last December, JLo Beauty aims to provide cosmetics and skincare products.

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