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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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A Mexican Gymnast Who Was Body-Shamed During The 2016 Olympics Just Qualified For The 2020 Games

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A Mexican Gymnast Who Was Body-Shamed During The 2016 Olympics Just Qualified For The 2020 Games

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In 2016, when 22-year-old Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno competed at the Olympic Games in Rio it wasn’t her impeccable skills as an athlete that many focused on. The Olympic competitor took on a feat that few have the chance to do by turning up to the Olympics and place in 31st place that the competition. But critics ignored her impressive skills on the uneven bars, the floor, vault, and beam and instead drilled into her for her body type. According to Today, one user on Twitter at the time wrote of her attendance at the Games saying “Alexa Moreno has the body of two gymnasts, a diet before going to Rio would have been good.”

Three years later, the now 25-year-old athlete has shrugged off nasty comments and is back in the Olympic games, haters be damned.

Since her 2016 days, Moreno has become the first Mexican woman gymnast to medal at a world championship.

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🤸‍♂️ día con día tengo una meta.

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In 2018, Moreno took home her first bronze medal win at the world gymnastics championships. Competing in Doha, Qatar, Moreno won a bronze medal in vault. Her 14.508 point win put her less than point behind U.S. gymnastics champion Simone Biles.

Last week, Moreno officially nailed the opportunity to represent Mexico at the 2020 Olympic team.

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Un momento de la competencia en Doha 2018

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After coming in third for the vault in a competition at Stuttgart, Germany, Moreno qualified to represent her country at the Olympics.

A Latina Threw A ‘Coco’ Themed Party For Her Quinceañera And It’s The Cutest Thing Ever

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A Latina Threw A ‘Coco’ Themed Party For Her Quinceañera And It’s The Cutest Thing Ever

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It’s an understatement to say that the beloved Disney movie “Coco” has inspired a generation. Not only do the themes of family and acceptance resonate across all age groups, but the movie’s vibrant colors and catchy musical numbers make it the perfect movie to entertain the whole family. As well all know, the film was created as sort of a love letter to Mexico and Mexican culture. 

In some Latinx families, watching it has become a sort of tradition. 

Many “Coco” fans will tell you that the movie isn’t just a movie–it’s a way of life. 

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The movie has obviously hit a chord with the younger set, inspiring endless amounts of musical covers, artwork, and blog posts. And of course, the movie has also become a huge hit in the theme-party racket. A simple Pinterest search will turn up dozens of photos of children’s’ birthday parties inspired by the hit Disney musical. When it comes to throwing a “Coco”-themed party, the artistic possibilities are endless!

But the most recent act reverence for the acclaimed film may be the most exciting one yet.

While many Latinas have quinceañeras that end up being more of their mother’s vision than their own, it looks like one lucky Latina got to take the reigns on her special day.  Recently on Twitter, a super-fan shared pictures with the film’s director of  a “Coco”-themed quinceañera. The party was complete with calacas, candy, and ofrendas–all of which brought to mind specific parts of the movie.

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The birthday girl’s cousin shared the pictures to Twitter tagging the film’s director Lee Unkrich and asking Unrich if he liked it. Olivas shared four photos (although we would love to see more), of different parts of the party’s decor.

Needless to say, the pictures are a sight to behold.

It’s obvious from how intricate the decorations are that someone put in an incredible amount of work. We all know that many Latinx families spare no expense when they’re throwing a Quinceañera, but the amount of effort put into this one may just take the cake.

Just look at this beautiful “Coco”-themed ofrenda:

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If you look closely, you can see that one ofrenda has pictures of what are (presumably) family members that have passed. But on another ofrenda, the people in the photos are all characters from the movie. 

So much thought was put into the fictional ofrendas that the only characters displayed are ones that Miguel meets in the afterlife:

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As you can see in the display, great-grandma Coco sits in the middle. Then, there are Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe in the background, and Tía Rosita on the left. And of course, we couldn’t forget the infamous torn photo of Miguel’s great-grandfather, Hector, on the right. It looks like this family didn’t leave anyone out!

And of course, it wouldn’t be a “Coco” without Miguel’s guitar being featured prominently on one display:

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You can truly tell that this quinceañera’s decorations were a labor of love. The amount of detail that was paid attention to is inspiring. We wish this movie had been around when we turned fifteen!

And of course, the true piece de resistance was the cake, that has the signature “Coco”lettering emblazoned on the top:

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We can just imagine all of the photos the birthday girl was forced to take standing in front of this. And although we know that it’s a tradition in many families, we don’t want to imagine this cake being destroyed at all! It’s truly a work of art.

As for the director, he responded to Olivas’s tweet with the perfect response:

Unkrich must be proud to know that they movie he helped create is helping Latinos truly celebrate their own culture. Latinas from generations past have not been lucky enough to have movies that starred Latinx characters with a well-rounded identity. In the past, Latinos have been sidled with watching stereotypical renditions of themselves onscreen from drug-dealers to “Mexican Spitfires”. “Coco” puts all of those stereotypes aside and simply tells a story where Latinos are shown for their humanity.

It’s moments like this prove that the movie “Coco” is more than just another children’s movie–it’s a piece of art that has touched people’s lives. This further proves that seeing art that reflects you and your culture is so important. Not only does it make  you feel seen in the world, but it can make you appreciate your culture so much more. This is especially true for marginalized groups.