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Latinos Dominated The 2018 MTV VMAs With Some Of Your Faves Taking Home The Top Awards

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The 35th MTV Video Music Awards were last night in New York City and they were everything you expect from the music awards show. While there is a lot of talk about Madonna and her non-tribute tribute to Aretha Franklin, Latinos showed up and cleaned up when it came to the awards.

The night was very special to four people in particular: Camila Cabello taking home the Moon Person for Video of the Year, Nicki Minaj who won and served up some incredible tea, and Jennifer Lopez who was presented with the Video Vanguard Award. Here are some of the biggest Latino moments from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

Latinx artists represented at the 2018 VMAs thanks to a couple of special ladies and gentlemen.

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Big hitters like Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, Maluma and Amara La Negra all showed the country what Latinx excellence looks like and it’s beautiful.

Cardi B made her first red-carpet appearance since giving birth and she slayed.

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The Bronx princess was sporting a new short hair cut and was a vision of beauty in her asymmetrical purple velvet dress.

She delivered on her opening monologue and reminded us all why we love her.

Tbh, we were all hoping that she was really hold baby Kulture on stage so we could all get a loving glimpse of the sweet baby.

Logic used his performance to take a stand for immigrants and ‘Dreamers’ while wearing a “F*ck the Wall” t-shirt.

The rapper included the words: “Bring us your tired, your poor, and any immigrant who seeks refuge / Together, we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united.”

Canadian-Colombian singer Jessica “Jessie” Reyez serenaded the crowd with “Apple Juice.”

Reyez has had an incredible year in her career and the break into the MTV VMAs is just the latest in her strong and fast growing career. How can you not love a voice like that?

Maluma sang “Felices Los 4” and it was just refreshing to hear Spanish fill Radio City Music Hall.

It was ever better to see people singing or even attempting to sing the words to the song. Not to mention the song is a damn bop and deserves all the play it can possibly get.

That performance left a lot of people shook.

It’s also pretty likely that a lot of the audience and viewers are hearing about and seeing Maluma for the first time. That’s one way to make an impression.

The best part, however, was the slew of Latino winners like Willy Williams and J Balvin’s “Mi Gente” winning Best Latin Video.

J Balvin wasn’t at the show to accept the award so Willy Williams accepted in both of their honors.

Song of the Summer went to Cardi B, because obviously.

She, Bad Bunny and J Balvin won Song of the Summer for their hit song “I Like It.” Well deserved.

Best Collaboration went to Jennifer Lopez for “Dinero” featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B.

J.Lo gave Cardi B major props for being pregnant during the filming of the video. There seems to be a recurring theme for award winning songs. That theme is Cardi B.

Cardi B also took home Best New Artist.

If you think back to everything she’s done in one year alone, you know very well that she’s so deserving of that award.

Cabello was the real star of the VMAs taking home Artist of the Year and Video of the Year.

She was very nervous before the show started because she was up for some of the biggest awards of the night.

And can we just say real quick, Cabello spoke this night into existence back in 2012.

Look what happens when you go out chasing your dreams.

Madonna presented the award to her and Cabello pretty much lost it.

She was just a young girl when she auditioned for “X-Factor.” Look how far she has gone. Never limit yourself.

Congratulations to all of the winners from the 2018 MTV VMAs.

Si se puede indeed.


READ: Watch Camila Cabello Slay At An Impression Challenge While Singing ‘Havana’ As Different Celebrities

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We Took 'Game Of Thrones' And Replaced That Cast With All Latino Actors. Here's The Result

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We Took ‘Game Of Thrones’ And Replaced That Cast With All Latino Actors. Here’s The Result

If you’re a “Game of Thrones” fan then you were probably very excited when Chilean actor, Pedro Pascal, was cast as Dornish Prince Oberyn Martell. But like many of us, you must have been left wanting to see more Latinx representation on the show. This is why we decided to reimagine this epic saga with an all-Latino cast. If you think you can come up with better GoT Latino casting choices let us know in the comment section below.

Daenerys Targaryen: Tessa Thompson

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Who better to play the role of Daenery than the badass Tessa Thompson. We already know that she is able to rock out as a superhero like she did in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Jon Snow: Diego Boneta

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Mexican actor, Diego Boneta, not only has some resemblance to Jon Snow but he’s also been trained in sword fighting. He did play the role of a Jewish rebel in the miniseries “The Dovekeeper.”

Sansa Stark: Bella Thorne

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What better redheaded Latina than Bella, who looks more like a Season 7 Sansa. Definitely less childlike and more like a woman ready to take charge of her kingdom.

Cersei Lannister: Shakira

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Blonde wavy hair, beautiful and known all around the land.. Those are all things the Colombian superstar has in common with the Queen Cersei.

Khal Drogo: Marlon Teixeira

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There’s no denying it, Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira looks like Khal’s baby [hotter] brother. All you need to do is add some beard hair extensions and some heavy smokey eye makeup and you have an instant Dothraki.

Jamie Lannister: William Levy

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What about Cuban actor William Levy? Not only is he tall, blonde and well-built but he and Shakira would make a great couple… can you imagine how beautiful the “Baratheon“ kids would look?

Lord Varys: Juan Gabriel

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Flashy outfits? Loving personality? There’s no question about it, Juan Gabriel would be the perfect choice to play the role of Lord Varys. Obviously he is dead, however, they do have holograms nowadays so, there you go.

Arya Stark: Selena Gomez

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The short-haired brunette could easily become the youngest of the Stark clan. Maybe this could be Selena’s crossover to more dramatic roles on TV. Plus, she’d be able to contribute to the soundtrack.

Grey Worm: Bruno Mars

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You might be asking why are we pairing these two Afro-Caribbeans musicians but have you noticed how much they look alike? It’s like they’re actually related to one another.

Missandei: Nathalie Emmanuel

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Who better to play the role Missandei than the OG Missandei actress Nathalie Emmanuel who is also Dominican???

Catelyn Stark: Salma Hayek

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Who better to play the role of the Fierce Lady of Winterfell, who will do whatever it takes to protect her kin, than Mexican beauty Salma Hayek. Coincidentally, she has already played the part of a medieval Noblewoman in “Tale of Tales.”

Margaery Tyrell: Alexis Bledel

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When you need a Latina with big blue eyes and a porcelain-like complexion, just like Margeary, it has to be Alexis Bledel.

Joffrey Baratheon: Frankie Muniz

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There’s probably no actor that looks more like Joffrey Baratheon than “Malcolm In The Middle” star, Frankie Muniz. As such, he would make the perfect match to play this brat.

Ellaria Sand: Eva Mendes

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These beauties might not be twins but they sure have the same goddess-like poise needed for the role of strong and beautiful Ellaria Sand.

Lady Olenna Tyrell: Ivonne Coll

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Remember Jane’s abuelita from Jane The Virgin? Well, we think she would make a great (maybe a bit younger) version of bad**s Lady Olena.

Bran Stark: Tyler Alvarez

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They may not be up at the beginning of the list but Isaac and Tyler are probably one of the pairs who have the strongest resemblance. Honestly, it’s hard to tell them apart.

Melisandre: Camille Belle

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The Indie star, Camilla Belle and her piercing eyes are definitely the perfect choice for the all-powerful Red Woman. Just look at how well she would be able to pull the look off.

Hodor: Luis Guzman

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Maybe Hodor and Guzman don’t have the same height but they sure can pull that scruffy medieval look. It also helps that everyone loves Guzman.

Petyr Baelish: Raul Esparza

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Some might not know who this Littlefinger look-alike is but if you’re a fan of “Law & Order: SVU” then surely you’ll notice that Esparza is none other than ADA Rafael Barba.

Theon Greyjoy: Diego Luna

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The Mexican actor may not be a dirty blonde with super pale skin but he sure would make a great Theon.


READ: If “Sex And The City” Starred Latinas

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