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Here Are Some Reality Stars Who Are A Better Follow Than Kim Kardashian

Keeping up with the Kardashians means keeping up with Kanye and I don’t need that kind of instability in my life, no shade to Kim. Keep your feed fresh with these fierce, unapologetically Latino reality stars that are just trying to make it in this world, like you.

Hint: Netflix is your new home for your more diverse reality TV needs. Meet the influencers that will become your 2019 obsession.

Cardi B

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Claro, we’re all following “Love & Hip Hop” star Cardi B. With almost 40 million followers, she’s still like 80 million followers short of Kim K, but Latino follows should count twice as much, because we’ll savagely defend her to all the haters.

Follow @iamcardib to see a Dominican bruja stay real, get glam, and be totally chill to live stream in her pajamas without makeup on. ????????????

Amara La Negra

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Another “Love & Hip Hop” alumnus, Amara La Negra’s mere existence on the show has raised awareness around Afro-Latinos. Latinos on the show itself were trying to tell her she can only be one: Black or Latina. Amara’s artistry is all over Spotify and you can support and enjoy her glam feed @amaralanegraALN.

Carmen Carrera

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She first came into our empty lives on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” before she transitioned, and has transitioned in the public eye. That’s a wildly vulnerable and courageous act of activism. Follow @carmen_carrera to watch this babe walk the catwalk, model on magazine covers, and slay.

Karamo Brown

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Another activist babe, Karamo Brown blew up at the start of 2018 with Netflixs reboot of “Queer Eye.” Brown is a retired social worker and activist and plays the “culture expert” on the show. Basically, he’ll melt your heart onscreen.

Taz Zavala

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Netflix’s recent release of “Westside,” a music reality series, features nine young musicians coming together for a local production. We get to know Zavala, who is open about her struggles to gain approval from her family for her career path. Her story is so relatable. Follow @tazzavalaofficial for all the bella and talent you need.

Anitta

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Anitta is one of the most famous Brazilian pop stars of all time, and now, she has her own reality show on Netflix called “Vai Anitta.” Trust, it’s worth a watch and you definitely follow her.

Laurie Hernandez

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The Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez was a celebrity dancer on “Dancing with the Stars.” Spoiler: she’s just as sweet and kind as she looks. No drama here, but lots of wild gymnastic moves on her feed.

Andrea Espada

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Don’t be fooled by her babeliness. Andrea Espada is the mother in chief of the self-made reality show “The Royalty Family” on YouTube, and she’s funny. Follow @andreaespadatv for prank videos, dumb skits, and all around beauty.

Christina Milian

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Milian has been in the spotlight since we were little. She is in the music industry. She has acted alongside Uma Thurman and John Travolta in “Be Cool.” She was a cheerleader in “Bring it On: Fight to the Finish.” Who can forget her own reality show “Christina Milian Turned Up” and her appearance on “The Voice”?

Follow @christinamilian for her best festival looks, cute baby pic throwbacks, and proof that Latinas don’t age.

Bianca Espada

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Mexican Espada made it on “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” and her feed is exactly what you would expect. Imagine “Pretty Little Liars” made Mexican, and just as fabulous. Truly, her fashion is Blake Lively iconic and upsetting.

Kelvin Peña

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Peña became Instafamous by just straight talking to the deer in his backyard. Watch him on Netflix’s reality show “Inst@famous to meet his deer squad, named Money, Baby Mama, Lola, Lil Bambi, Money June, Canela y Tequila. Or just follow him @kelv to meet all the other animals he’s befriended.

Chrissy Lampkin

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Lampkin was gifted to us by “Love & Hip Hop NY.” The Afro-Cuban beauty won her own show featuring her and decades-long rapper boyfriend Mr. Jones, called “Chrissy and Mr.Jones.”

Luis Ernesto Franco

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Luis Ernesto Franco started out as a telenovela star, but he did host Netflix’s “Ultimate Beastmaster” fitness competition reality television show for México’s competitors. His feed is basically him looking beautiful always. De nada.

Evelyn Lozada

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Lozada was made famous in VH1’s “Basketball Wives” all five and soon to be six seasons. The Nuyorican now has her own television series, “Livin’ Lozada.” Follow @evelynlozada to see her hang with Khloe, her fitness regime, and trips a Puerto Rico.

Niurka Marcos

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Cuban-Mexican Niurka Marcos started her career as a telenovela star in “Velo de Novia,” where she played an erotic dancer named Karicia. Today, @niurkamarcostv has her own shows “Espactularmente Niurka” and “El Show de Niurka” under her belt and has been with “Rica Famosa Latina” for the last three seasons.

Liz Woodburn

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The Chilean-American food blogger is now big on Netflix’s recent reality TV series “Made in Mexico.” Follow @lizwoodburn for very cute puppy pics and Dia de los Muertos inspo for 2019.

Follow @felizfoodie támbien!

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Woodburn followed her Mexicano husband to Mexico City and posts all the incredible food of the city on her separate, but just as worthwhile account @felizfoodie.

WARNING: Do not follow when hungry.

Kitzia Mitre Jimenez-O’Farrill

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Kitzia Mitre is basically Mexican royalty, descended from Gustavo Baz Prada, and, as a fashion designer, her feed is just chic. Find her on Netflix’s Made in Mexico or just read the Mexican press, which has featured her wedding photos, son’s baptism photos y mas.

Follow @kitziamitre to meet her horse, dog, pony and two llamas.

Patricia de Leon

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Panamanian beauty queen, host, actress and now “Rica Famosa Latina” TV star, Patricia de Leon will give you all the beauty and drama you need in the new year. Remember when she broke a glass on castmate Luzelba Mansour and Mansour needed 30 stitches?

Well, whatever the new year brings, @patriciadeleonb will guarantee to bring you a feed of beauty and gratitude.

Joseline Hernandez

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“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” queen has six seasons of reality TV drama under her belt, and while she started life out in Puerto Rico’s public housing, @joseline will give you a bit of booty and a bit of her adorable family life today.


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Goodbye To The 2010s: 11 Crazy Reality TV Moments You Didn’t Remember Actually Happened This Decade

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Goodbye To The 2010s: 11 Crazy Reality TV Moments You Didn’t Remember Actually Happened This Decade

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Reality is messy and unpredictable. So it’s only fitting that reality TV is just the same, messy and unpredictable —x1000. And these past 10 years have really seen a surge in reality programming. So we couldn’t say goodbye to the decade before revisiting some of the wildest reality TV moments of the past years. Some of these were so shocking that we thought they deserved their own shout out. So read along and enjoy. 

When Snooki got punched

Okay, okay, we know this isn’t technically part of the last decade but it was right at the very brink of it. In 2009 Jersey Shore cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was enjoying herself with her squad at the bar and having a good time when she started arguing with a random guy who seemed drunk, and punched her. Ferro was not a cast member and the whole thing became a huge scandal. 

Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition

In a “KUWTK” special called “About Bruce,” Caitlyn Jenner revealed that she was a transgender woman publicly for the first time and was beginning her transition. 

Miss Universe 2015

Steve Harvey only had one job the night that he hosted Miss Universe and that was to announce the rightful winner to the crown. As you know by now, he messed it up and big time. Instead of announcing Miss Philippines, as the winner, he announced Miss Colombia as the winner when she was actually the runner-up. 

American Idol Charlotte Auditions

Be honest: How many of you watched American Idol just for to see the eye rolls and subtle (and not-so-subtle) digs between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey? You can answer truthfully, this is a safe place. And you are definitely not alone.

Chrissy Lampkin Sucker Punched Kimbella

Chrissy Lampkin has always been super protective of her man and her friends and she proved this during season 2 of VH1’s Love And Hip-Hop. When Kimbella dropped the bomb on Emily B. that she was dating rapper Fabulous while Emily was pregnant with his child, Chrissy went straight into defense mode. 

When Aviva Drescher slammed her prosthetic leg on the table

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Aviva, from The Real Housewives of New York City, announced there was only one thing fake about her, and proceeded to slam her prosthetic leg onto the table.

Mystique Summers Madison reminded Morgan McMichaels where she’s from.

When things got tense on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Mystique Summers Madison reminded Morgan McMichaels where she’s from; “B*tch I will whoop yo a*s I’m from Chicago!” …things escalated pretty quickly from there. 

Tristan Khloe and Jordyn Woods’ cheating scandal

In season 15 fans got to watch the family learn about Tristan’s cheating scandal just days before Khloe gave birth to True Thompson. Unsurprisingly, Khloe’s sisters were angry, but Khloe tried to keep her cool for her daughter’s arrival.

When Kelly and Abby got into a physical fight on Dance Moms.

Kelly brought up that Abby said Kelly’s daughter looks miserable, Abby denied saying that…cue the fighting.

Kenya using a megaphone to call Porsha a “Dumb ho”

When Kenya used a megaphone to call Porsha a dumb ho, at the reunion episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Porsha lost her shit —and was subsequently arrested.

Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy reveal

When rumors about Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy were at their height, she stopped appearing on the show altogether. But then, she showed up pregnant on “KUWTK” in season 15, proving that she had actually been filming for the show in secret.

The Stars of “Real Housewives of Dallas” Have Split The Internet Into Two Camps Following a Drama-Filled Episode That Ended in a Xenophobic Rant

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The Stars of “Real Housewives of Dallas” Have Split The Internet Into Two Camps Following a Drama-Filled Episode That Ended in a Xenophobic Rant

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We’d be lying to ourselves if we didn’t admit that we love to indulge in some good, old-fashioned reality TV drama just as much as the next person. Luckily for us, Wednesday’s episode of Real Housewives of Dallas offered us just that. And this time, the drama centered around RHOD’s primadonna LeeAnne Locken and RHOD’s first cast member of Mexican descent, Kary Brittingham. 

For those of you who don’t know, Brittingham is a wealthy Dallas socialite who moved to Dallas from Guadalajara at the age of 16. She is married to Eduardo Brittingham, a Mexican-American millionaire, and entrepreneur who founded a company called Tu Familia, a “social media engagement app platform which connects and empowers Latino communities globally”. 

Episode 12 of Season Four saw the ladies taking an impromptu trip to Thailand. The trip was meant to be a relaxing learning experience for everyone, but of course, nothing can ever be relaxing in the Real Housewives world. Locken and Brittingham immediately began to butt heads over arbitrary tourism “rules” of Thailand–specifically, the expectation that visitors take off their hats when entering a Buddhist temple. 

The drama reached another level, however when Brittingham and fellow cast member D’Andra Simmons went out of their way to publicly mock Locken’s business venture, her L’Infinity dress.

For those of you who aren’t aware, last season, Locken debuted a dress she designed that she was incredibly proud of, the L’Infinity dress, which, according to her, could be worn in 175 different ways. Sensing a potentially hilarious opportunity, Simmons brought the dress with her to Thailand in order to wear to dinner. When Brittingham and Simmons arrived at dinner, they claimed that their tardiness was due to how much they struggled with putting the dress on. 

“We had a little wardrobe malfunction. This is all coming apart,” Simmons said while sitting down. While at first, her ensemble was met with exclamations of “How cute!” and “That dress looks gorgeous on you!” from the rest of the cast members, the mood quickly changed as the women began to realize that Simmons wasn’t wearing it from a place of support. Brittingham piled on with the criticism, adding selling the dress with “an instruction booklet…with pictures” would be “super helpful”.

While Locken first tried to brush off the teasing, she soon snapped, leaving the dinner table in tears. 

While being privately interviewed, later on, Locken explained the origins of her frustration: “If it’s a ‘joke’, you come down, you make it, you move on,” she said. “If you keep going because you haven’t gotten a reaction from me, it’s because you did it to get a reaction from me”. Indeed, it wasn’t only Locken who were a bit turned off by the ladies’ incessant teasing. “There’s a difference between a joke and a joke at someone’s expense”, Stephanie Hollman said later. “What they’re doing is, it’s a joke and LeeAnne’s a punchline, and that’s not cool.”

To make matters worse, the entire fiasco culminated in LeeAnne totally losing it and verbally attacking Brittingham due to her Mexican heritage. As part of the episode’s conclusion, as well as the preview for the next episode, we see Locken venting her frustration to Hollman, saying that Brittingham doesn’t “have the balls to be courageous” and admit that wearing the dress was coming from a place of malice. Talking about it, Locken becomes visibly more and more enraged, hitting herself in the face and saying, “C’mon Mexican, I thought you were all Mexican and strong. F*** that b****. You ain’t survive s***. And I’m tired of it”.

After Wednesday’s episode fans of RHOD were firmly divided into two camps: those of Locken’s side and those on Brittingham and Simmons’ side.

Others believed that Locken couldn’t justify why came off as a pretty racist rant at the end of the episode.

Some people couldn’t get past what they saw as Locken’s pretty racist rant at the end of the episode.

Others truly believed Brittingham and Simmons went too far and crossed the line into “bullying” territory. 

It’s interesting how starkly different people feel about the same situation.

This person called out Locken for her, frankly, xenophobic behavior:

Making fun of Brittingham’s perfectly understandable English is icky.

And this person seemed personally aggrieved at Brittingham and Simmons’ “prank”.

As for us, we believe all of the women involved could benefit from an intense session or two of therapy.