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We’re ‘Un Poco Loco’ Over This Mexican Gymnast’s ‘Coco’ Floor Routine And Charro-Inspired Outfit

“Ay mi amor, ay mi amor” — you need to take a look at the energetic performance Ana Lago Serna performed at The Superstars of Gymnastics competition in London. The Mexican gymnast put her culture front and center as she took to the floor while wearing a charro-inspired leotard and even had a sombrero with her (not during the routine, of course). Check out Lago’s floor routine below.

Ana Lago Serna took her Mexican culture and a little bit of “Coco” to London and it is everything.

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Before the first strums of the film’s lively “Un Poco Loco” song, the TV broadcaster says Lago “brought a bit of her Mexican tradition to her performance, her personality shining through.”

Her charro outfit is one of the most magical moments to happen on a gymnastics mat and we are all here for it. Not to mention the way she color-coordinated her sombrero and her leotard. Talk about owning your heritage and being unapologetically yourself no matter what.

Her personality and cultura Mexicana took center stage and she delivered a fun routine as the audience clapped along.


Lago danced and tumbled around the mat and everyone was clearly feeling her vibe. She seems so happy and way into this routine. Honestly, everyone would be ecstatic to share their culture is such a fun and athletic way.

Even the announcer at the stadium was totally into it—you can hear him yell “Vamos” to the crowd while he narrates her performance. You know that you are delivering one amazing routine when the commentators get really into it.

Fans watching online were also taken by Lago’s performance and charro outfit.

Lago looks so comfortable on that floor that it is so easy to get carried way with her performance. Her own excitement about what she does is palpable through the screen. Also, the song really makes the routine pop with culture and sabor.

And that leotard is what everyone is talking about.

Does that leotard come in our size? Asking for a friend. By friend I mean me. I don’t want to start gymnastics or anything. I just want something to wear during the Olympics while I cheer on Mexico without having to buy a full charro outfit. Those are expensive, heavy, and so hot that it is not worth it.

Some of Lago’s faithful fans even made art inspired by her “Coco” outfit.

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The gymnast is not completely new to the spotlight. She has been a champion at both the Panamerican and the Central American games, and has been a member of the Mexican national team for the past 10 years.

Her artistry in gymnastics earned Mexico’s first gold in the category. That’s what you call a national treasure, and after this performance, a Mexican cultural treasure.

Honestly, we are most excited to see Mexican culture making such a splash in London.

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Apart from her gymnastics triumphs, Lago has also competed as a celebrity athlete on the TV Azteca show, Exatlón Mexico, and Instagram has over 700,000 fans and her official Facebook page boasts over 300,000 followers.

Here’s hoping we keep seeing Lago’s creativity flow through her gymnastic routines for several more years.

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Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez’s Former Coach Suspended By USA Gymnastics For Abuse

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Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez’s Former Coach Suspended By USA Gymnastics For Abuse

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It’s a well-known fact that the world of gymnastics can be particularly grueling. Gymnasts are often subjected to long hours of intense workouts, immense pressure to compete, and the high likelihood of sustaining injuries. It’s all part of the sport and what makes elite gymnasts like Laurie Hernandez so inspiring.

What women like Hernandez, do not sign up for however is the culture of abuse pervasive in the gymnastics world. Recently, USA Gymnastics has seen a period of years in which instances of abuse have come to light. In 2018, in fact, Lawrence Gerard Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and osteopathic physician, was sentenced to prison for his sexual abuse of minors who were gymnasts and patients of his. As part of his conviction, many gymnasts were quick to point out that the toxic and abusive nature of certain coaches allowed such abuse to happen. As it turns out while Hernandez never came forward to make a claim against Nassar she has recently made one about her gymnastics coach.

Maggie Haney, a gymnastics coach who trained Hernandez during the 2016 Olympics, has been suspended by USA Gymnastics.

USA Gymnastics decided that she would be suspected for a period of eight years for her part in verbal and emotional abuse of athletes. According to reports, once the suspension period is over Haney will be permitted to reapply for membership.

“The independent hearing panel — comprised of three members of the gymnastics community, including an attorney, a club owner, and a former national team athlete — found that Ms. Haney violated the USA Gymnastics Code of Ethical Conduct, Safe Sport Policy, and other policies,” the organization told People.com in a statement.

Hernandez spoke out about the abuse in an Instagram post shared to her page.

Hernandez, who won a gold and a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, testified against Haney throughout a series of months of hearings which involved other gymnasts who trained under Haney.

20 Movies That Came Before ‘Coco’ That Are Perfect For Latino Kids Right Now

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20 Movies That Came Before ‘Coco’ That Are Perfect For Latino Kids Right Now

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When it comes to Latino representation on screen, the opportunity our kids get to see characters, stories and actors that are like them are few and far between. Here’s a look at twenty great movies that were made for kids in mind and are starring, produced by, and about Latinos. 

1. The Book of Life

CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

The 2014 movie is an American  3D computer-animated musical fantasy film starring Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Kate del Castillo. It won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film that same year.

2. Ferdinand the Bull

CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

The 1938 American short was produced by Walt Disney Productions. The movie is based on The Story of Ferdinand which was published in 1936. 

3. Zootopia

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Shakira starred as Gazelle in this 2016 film about a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist. In the film, Shakira plays a famous pop star.

4. Thumbelina

CREDIT: Warner Bros. Family Entertainment

The 1994 American animated musical fantasy film starred Charo as Mrs. Toad. The movie was based on a  book of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen.

5. Shrek

CREDIT: DreamWorks Pictures

This American animated fantasy was loosely based on a William Steig fairy tale book and put out in 2001. Cameron Diaz starred as Princess Fiona.

6. Puss in Boots

CREDIT: DreamWorks Pictures

Antonio Banderas starred in this Shrek spinoff as Puss in Boots. The actors played a talking cat running from the law. 

7. The Prophet

CREDIT: GKIDS

In 2014, Salma Hayek produced this animated adaption of Kahlil Gibran’s book and took on the role of Kamila. The film did some gender swapping and was previewed at Cannes.

8. Spy Kids

CREDIT: Dimension Films

The 2001 American spy adventure comedy was produced by Robert Rodriguez and starred Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara. The actors starred as a family that fights an evil mastermind together.

9. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

CREDIT: Dimension Films

Antonio Banderas, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara joined forces again to star in this film in 2003. The movie was another spy adventure comedy that followed the Cortez family on an adventure.

10. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

CREDIT: Columbia Pictures

Benjamin Bratt starred as Manny, Sam’s Guatemalan cameraman who was also a former doctor, co-pilot, and comedian.

11. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

CREDIT: Warner Bros. Pictures

This 2005 adaptation of the book by Ann Brashares starred America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel. The movie was released in May 2004 and topped the Box office at 42.01 million.

12. Book of Dragons

CREDIT: Paramount Pictures

America Ferrera stars in this 2011 movie about a legend that pertains to new dragons.

13. Ice Age

CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

John Leguizamo stars in this 2002 movie about animals migrating south to escape the winter. For his part, Leguizamo plays Sid a giant ground sloth. 

14. Home

CREDIT: 20th Century Fox

Jennifer Lopez stars along side Rihana in this 2015 hit about a girl who manages to avoid capture of a space invasion. The movie includes Lopez’s ballad song “Feel The Light.”

15. Foodfight!

CREDIT: Universal Pictures

Eva Longoria stars in this 2012 animated adventure comedy alongside Charlie Sheen and Hillary Duff. Longoria plays Laxy X the character’s antagonist against a dog who is a private investigator.

16. The Cheetah Girls

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The Cheetah Girls debuted on Disney in 2005 and starred Adrienne Bailon who was a member of the girl group, 3LW.  The movie followed four teen girls living in NYC trying to score their own music label. 

17. Gotta Kick It Up

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America Ferrera starred in this film about a group of Latina girls who compete as a dance group despite the odds that are stacked up against them. 

18. La Bamba

CREDIT: Columbia Pictures

This biographical movie about the short life of singer Ritchie Valens. Esai Morales stars as Bob Morales (Ritchie’s brother).

19. Around the World in 80 Days

CREDIT: United Artists

This 1956 American epic adventure-comedy film starred Cantinflas and David Niven.

20. The Maldonado Miracle

Salma Hayek stars in this Daytime Emmy Award special. Hayek received the award for her outstanding directing in the 2004 movie about a town whose faith is tested when a statue of Jesus appears to be crying real tears of blood.

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