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#ChampetaChallenge Goes Viral As People Attempt Shakira’s Halftime Dance

It has been almost a week since Super Bowl LIV. Everyone was talking about the J.Lo and Shakira halftime show and the unapologetic Latin performance. Shakira’s appearance was arguably the most successful. Her single “Whenever, Wherever” reached the No. 1 spot on the charts and she created a viral TikTok dance challenge called #ChampetaChallenge.

It all started when Shakira posted a video teaching the choreography of her Super Bowl halftime show.

Champeta is a form of music and dance that originates from the Caribbean coastal region of Colombia. It is traced back to people of African descent who lived in Cartagena before spreading in influence to Barranquilla.

Then, Shakira posted a behind-the-scenes video of her staff learning her halftime show dance.

Everyone looks like they are having so much fun learning this dance that it makes you want to give it a shot. Her video is captioned, “Directors, producers, cameramen,… all of them learning to dance Champeta. #ChampetaChallenge.” Smart.

With that behind-the-scenes video, the #ChampetaChallenge was born and soon found a home on TikTok.

@angieborbon_

shakira #champetachallenge #shakira♬ original sound – shakira

Videos have popped up all over various social media channels of people and influencers jumping on the #ChampetaChallenge bandwagon. Some of these people are super talented.

Friends have joined forces to spread the regional dance style.

@christopheraguirree

Shakira did THAT with this beautiful dance break ❤️ shakira #champetachallenge #dance #viral #fyp #foryou #foryoupage♬ original sound – shakira

Who doesn’t like spending time dancing with friends? It’s a workout, bonding moment, and just a good time. And if you can make a viral video at the same time then why not?

Some people wanted to match the dancers and Shakira’s outfit in their own performance.

@besperon

Love this dance so much! Tag shakira in the comments!!! #champetachallenge #champeta #shakira #superbowlliv #halftime #halftimeshow #dance #fyp♬ original sound – shakira

Certainly, this earns them extra points. Learning and doing the #ChampetaChallenge is one thing. Coordinating your outfit with the people on the tv takes this whole thing to another level.

And some people really let loose during their dance challenge.

@giovanni.tisera

Anyone else inspired after that show????? Gracias @shakira✨????#champetachallenge #superbowl #champeta #dancetrend #latino #peruvianboy #dancelove #baile♬ original sound – shakira

Alright now. Look at you go.

Oh, and Shakira has been going through to like, comment, and share some of the #ChampetaChallenge videos.

@nanabeladi1

yes shi did????????#foryou #champetachallenge #dance #shakira shakira♬ original sound – nanabeladi1

Might as well upload yours and see if you can get Shakira’s attention.

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James Charles Gives Rosa From TikTok A Makeover And The Glow Up Is Everything

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James Charles Gives Rosa From TikTok A Makeover And The Glow Up Is Everything

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Adam Martinez gifted the world Rosa on TikTok and the videos have become the needed humor right now. Every time you hear “Dude, come here” you know that Rosa is about to leave you in stitches. James Charles had Martinez on his YouTube channel for a makeover and it is a wonderful moment in Internet history.

Adam Martinez, a.k.a. Rosa, joined James Charles on his YouTube channel for a makeover.

The TikTok legend joined the YouTube beauty guru to chismear and try a new look on the iconic Rosa. While we know there is nothing wrong with her incredible makeup look, it was interesting to see Rosa all done up. We also got to learn a little bit about how Rosa came to be.

During the video, Martinez tells Charles about how he once ordered some lashes from a random lash company and what he got were huge eyelashes. Martinez immediately knew that he had to do something creative with them. He put them on and Rosa was born. Martinez also decided on the name Rosa because he wanted something that was not basic but basic.

People on social media were split on Martinez doing a video with Charles.

Charles fans were excited to see more of Rosa and learn about the iconic social media star. Rosa is the kind of Latina character we all know from our lives and the way Martinez plays the character is hilarious. We have all heard that one girl say, “Dude, come here.”

Martinez’s fans seemed less enthused to see Rosa sharing a screen with Charles.

Charles has created some controversial moments on social media. It seems that, to some people, the controversy was too much and have not forgiven him. The most stunning moment of controversy from Charles was his feud with Tati Westbrook that captured the attention of most people on social media.

Meanwhile, some fans just want to see Rosa grow and become the major Internet celeb she is destined to become.

There is nothing wrong with collabing with someone for content. Sure, there are some things that should be avoided because of the values they represent. However, collaborating with a beauty guru on YouTube seems pretty normal for these days.

It is something to celebrate for Martinez. He was famous on TikTok first and his star is starting to rise. Rosa is hilarious in the video and the fans are sharing their love for this kind of content in the YouTube comments.

Fans are already giving Martinez advice on what videos they want to see.

Credit: Hanna Holland / YouTube

Ummm, yes, please. Imagine seeing some of your favorite beauty gurus on YouTube all rocking Rosa-influenced makeup. From James Charles to Dulce Candy, there are no beauty influencers that wouldn’t look super cute in some Rosa style makeup looks. This is the content fans deserve.

You can watch the full makeover video below!

Get it, Rosa! You keep being the social media queen we all know you are!

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A Quick Explanation About What Is Happening In The Dominican Republic

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A Quick Explanation About What Is Happening In The Dominican Republic

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Dominicans across the world are protesting in unison to demand transparency in the recent elections in the Dominican Republic. The protests stem from a recent municipal election that many are calling into question. Faulty voting machines and a lack of transparency have set off a warning call within the global Dominican community fearing election tampering and a power grab. Here’s what we know so far.

Dominicans are demanding answers about irregularities in the latest election on the island.

Four hours into the voting process, the Dominican government reported irregularities with the voting machines. According to officials, 60 percent of the voting machines were experiencing the same issue of showing voters incomplete ballots. Many showed just one party on the ballot. That’s when the government, in an unprecedented move, suspended the Feb. 16 elections.

People across the island have joined in taking to the streets to protest against the government’s decision to suspend the elections.

Tensions are flaring on the island about election tampering and voting after one party has ruled the presidency for 24 years. It is also three months until the general elections and Dominicans don’t trust the process after the latest snafu.

“The electronic vote failed us that morning,” Electoral Board Presiden Julio César Castaños Guzmán, said at a press conference.

Yet, Casatños Guzmán admitted that the Dominican government was warned that they knew of the issue before the elections began but were under the impression that they could be fixed when the machines were installed. The elections proved that the issue was not corrected.

Concerned Dominicans are desperately trying to shine a full light on what they consider an imminent dictatorship.

“The Dominican people are under a dictatorship disguised as democracy,” Alejandro Contreras, a protester in New York told NBC News. “We will be demanding the resignation of all the members of the electoral board, as well as a formal public explanation on the impunity and corruption within the government, among other issues.”

The protests and election fears come the same week as the Dominican Republic’s independence day.

On Feb. 27, 1844, the Dominican Independence War led to the imperial independence of the Dominican Republic from Haiti. The number of casualties from the war are unknown but Haiti is estimated to have lost three times more soldiers than the Dominican Republic.

The fears of a dictatorship are real on the island who was under a dictatorship for 31 years in the 20th century. Rafael Trujillo ruled the island with a brutal fist from February 1930 until his assassination in May 1961. He was president of the island for two terms covering 18 years from 1930 to 1938 and again from 1942 to 1952. After the last term, he ruled as an unelected military man keeping the island in fear.

All eyes are on the Dominican Republic and their government as Dominicans across the world fight to preserve its democracy.

Credit: @sixtalee / Twitter

Sigue luchando. El pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido. Viva la democracia.

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