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Here’s How Laurie Hernandez’s Character Dealt With The Awkward Moment When Her Friend Over Compensated Her ‘Latina-ness’

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“Being a good Latina means being a good person.”

Stuck in the Middle” has been on the Disney Channel for about a year and a half now. If you’ve never heard about the show, “Stuck in the Middle” is about a Latino family told through the perspective of 14-year-old Harley Diaz, played by Jenna Ortega. Harley is the middle child of seven siblings living in the fictional town of Marshport. In the latest episode, Harley’s older sister Georgie, played by Kayla Maisonet, meets and befriends Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez at a meet and greet in Boston. During the meeting, Georgie manages to convince Hernandez to stop by her home, if she is ever in the neighborhood, for a nice, traditional Latino meal. Thing is, Georgie over-delivered on how Latino her family is and is left compensating and taking things a little too far to prove how Latino she and her family are. That’s when Hernandez dropped some sage wisdom on Georgie, and Latino “Stuck in the Middle” viewers.

During the “Stuck in the Middle” episode, Gerogie has a crisis and starts to doubt if she really is Latina enough.

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This was after convincing Hernandez to stop by for an authentic, home-cooked dinner and trying too hard to make her family and home seem ultra Latino.

But, Hernandez is quick to soothe her doubts.

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She helps Georgie discover what she believes being Latina is all about.

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Hernandez gives Georgie some pretty solid advice. Being Latino doesn’t mean you know every custom and only cook super traditional meals. Being Latino is who you are and nothing can take that away. Simply being yourself, you are being Latino.

You can watch the moment Laurie Hernandez and Georgie Diaz talk about what it means to be Latino below.


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Only In Disneyland California Would Mr. Incredible Know How To Dance ‘Payaso Del Rodeo’ Like A Pro

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Only In Disneyland California Would Mr. Incredible Know How To Dance ‘Payaso Del Rodeo’ Like A Pro

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Apparently, every year there is an Incredibles Super Dance Party in Tomorrowland, where fans get the opportunity to dance with Mr. and Mrs. Incredible. This year, the DJ put on Caballo Dorado and Mr. Incredible was about it. At first glance, it seems like some kind of holograph or automation, but Disney truly just does an excellent job with the costume design and giving Latino talent a place to shine.

So, like, is Mr. Incredible supposed to be a Mexican o que?

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That is the question we all have right now. Clearly, the Latino kids dancing along are pretty stoked to see Mr. Incredible acting like everyone’s Mexican dad.

Mrs. Incredible was spotted dancing alongside the wall clapping to keep everyone excited about their dance.

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She didn’t know the steps, but she certainly was bobbing her head and clapping along. That’s what you call a supportive wife and mother.

The fans have spoken and they are thrilled to see this happening.

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Mr. Incredible is one of us. That carne asada invite is the equivalent of being dubbed either an honorary Latino or straight up Latino.

Here’s a closer daytime look at their costumes.

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Back in 2014, the dance party went viral after Mrs. Incredible took a fall and her face fell off. It was a stunning moment, for sure, but it also gave the dance party some much-needed attention.

The Caballo dance is trending towards viral as Mexicanos everywhere get a good laugh.

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Seeing the wife in the background clapping along is every tired abuela and white novia at the party. There’s always one.

We want to meet the Mexican under the mask.

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The video is irrefutable proof that Disney has undercover Latinos paid to be the life of the party. Hire me.

It is truly such a magical moment in such a magical part that people are not sure how to deal with the excitement.

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Who isn’t excited to see their culture represented at one of the greatest places in the world? It is like seeing your family perfectly and non-offensively represented in media. It is rare and so nice when you see it.

What do you think about this Mexican dance party?

Are you for it? Do you wish there was more going on? Let us know.

READ: These 6 Caballo Dorado Fails Will Make You Appreciate Your Skills

Disney’s New Elote Dog Gets Mixed Reviews But What Exactly Is It

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Disney’s New Elote Dog Gets Mixed Reviews But What Exactly Is It

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Disney Land is no stranger when it comes to offering Latino-inspired foods. From actual elote to tres leches, paletas with chamoy, flan, and margaritas – Disney has definitely been after the Latino market.

Sometimes their creations hit the mark and sometimes they’re total duds but this ‘elote dog’ looks to have a lot of potential.

Disney fans are all about the food when visiting the park, and this new addition is sure to be another crowd pleaser. I mean, look at this thing!

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Pretty much every buzzy food item that I’ve come across at Disney Land I’ve become obsessed with. From the Cheshire Cat Tails and Dole Whip Floats to Birthday Cake Milkshakes and Cinderella Castle Cupcakes, nothing has ever disappointed.

And if you’re like me, you probably have several Disney snacks archived in your Instagram folder at all times. So when I discovered the existence of this massive elote dog, I had to look into it.

I mean there’s esquites (ufff!) slathered on a hot dog. What’s not to love?!

But I haven’t tried it yet so we have to go with what the gente are saying. And reviews have ranged from omg que rico…

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One user on Instagram said: “We’ve read several less than thrilling reviews about this specialty item, but we actually enjoyed it! 😅 Everyone has different tastes, so don’t be discouraged if this looks good to you. Just make sure you have a fork and knife on hand and LOTS of napkins!”

To a not so flattering…meh.

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Another not so positive review said: “Well, we’re sad to say…it was bad 😩 It was so salty we couldn’t even finish it. We‘re super bummed about it and we’re hoping maybe we just got a bad one??? We got it right before the park closed so maybe it was just off it’s game.”

Even though there are mix reviews, I am definitely going to give this thing a try.

I mean the giant elote dog is covered in esquites, mayo, cotija, chili, and limon.

Judging by the looks of it, this thing requires lots of preparation (i.e., plenty of napkins and utensils) and potentially another human to help you finish it.

Though I have to admit, I’m surprised it took Disneyland this long to add something like this to their menu.

I mean it’s pretty obvious that many park residents have long been a fan of elote. It was only a matter of time until they took to esquites on a hot dog.

This isn’t the first Latino inspired things that Disney Land has offered.

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Just a few months ago the park was selling Micky Mouse conchas. Not everyone was happy about it, including many of the parks Latino vendors.

After the release of “Coco,” the park started selling the most adorable tres leches parfait!

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If this parfait is as good as the movie was, I better be in actual tears.

The park even sells fresa-flavored churros!

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Churros are already legit amazing and a theme park stape but Disney Land takes it to the next level with this strawberry flavored churro. Yas!

So what do you think, will you be giving this new ‘elote dog’ a try?

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