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We Went To A Golf Tournament And Ran Into Mexican Soccer Legend Jorge Campos

OK, if someone asked you what golf clothing looks like, you’d probably describe it something like this:

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A plain polo shirt and a pair of khakis. Not bad, but it’s basically an outfit you’d put together at Costco.

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But that’s not what golf style is about. AT ALL. Current players like Rickie Fowler stand out not just for their play, but their eye-catching outfits.

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Fowler is far from the first to do it. In the ’90s, legends such as the late Payne Stewart and Greg “The Shark” Norman brought some of their personal style to the golf course.

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Stewart (left) was known for wearing newsboy and tam ‘o shanter caps, baggy knickers and long socks in a variety of combos. Aussie pro Norman was more subdued: he often wore a black hat (with his signature shark logo) that sorta made him look like Crocodile Dundee.

Would I wear those outfits? Probably not, but you’ve got to respect anyone who is willing to break the norm.

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My favorite? Kevin Na. He’s not afraid to wear bright colors, but even when he doesn’t, he usually looks pretty put together. Just take a look at the guy:

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We recently had a chance to check out the Genesis Open at the Riviera Country Club. The tourney featured PGA pros and celebs, so we decided to rate some of the outfits we found at the event.

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Btw, that’s Dustin Johnson in those khakis. I’ll refrain from making a comment because when you’re #1 in the world, you can wear whatever you want.

As we walked around the course at the Riviera, we decided to rate the pro and celebrity golfers on a scale of 1 to 5.

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First up was Tiger Woods, who was all business in a mostly black outfit.

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Tiger wears his signature red shirts on Sundays, so he was a little harder to spot until we saw his plush tiger golf head cover (which earned him some extra points).

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Next up was Mexican soccer legend Jorge Campos, who was hanging out with Mexican golf pro Abraham Ancer.

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Campos told us he’s not just a fan — he’s been playing golf for years. The Acapulco native said he’s leading a charge to get more people in soccer-obsessed Mexico to appreciate the sport.

During his playing days, Campos was a daring goalkeeper who was easily recognizable for his fluorescent, flamboyant getups.

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On the golf course, Campos’ look was pretty subdued, most likely because he was just an observer.

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But he did manage throw in a flash of of color with these blue and white Nike Dunks, so that definitely earned him points.

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As we walked by a practice area, we saw a few golfers who could have been clones of each other.

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Come on guys, take a few risks.

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When we ran into Cedric The Entertainer, he was getting loose before he hit the 10th hole.

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One of four OG Kings of Comedy, Cedric was wearing the color of royalty: purple. Not only did he make an impression on the golf course, he looked like he could swap out his shoes and slide in to a bar or restaurant.

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Not quite sure who this guy is, but you could spot him a mile away.

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Again, this style is not for everyone but it takes someone special to rock those pants around thousands of people. Guts, swag, whatever you wanna call it, this outfit requires it. Not only that, this guy gets bonus points for paying homage to Greg Norman with that black hat.

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PGA pro Keegan Bradley kept things pretty subtle…

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… But upon closer inspection, we realized we almost missed his secret style weapon: a pair of crispy Air Jordan cleats with elephant print.

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Well done, Mr. Bradley.

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Moments later, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate shut it down with this outfit.

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That shirt alone was the day’s winner, but Tate also wore a matching hat and a pair of Jordan cleats.

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What more can we say?

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Wesley Bryan came out strong in a bright fuschia shirt but the rest of outfit left a bit to be desired —

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WAIT — there’s more! Bryan, who is sponsored by Taco Bell, was wearing a matching taco belt.

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OK, Wesley, not bad.

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And finally, there’s mitú video producers Andrew and Alejandro, who look like they just go back from a bautizo at the park.

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Look, they both tried to make a statement — Andrew with the mango shorts and Alejandro with the black Tiger Woods-inspired cap — but the rest of their outfits just aren’t doing it. It’s pretty clear it was our first time at a pro golf tourney. Are those Timberland boat shoes, Andrew? Tsk, tsk.

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

It has been 20 years since America Ferrera’s dream of becoming an actor back true. She took to Instagram to reflect on the moment that her dream started to come true and it is a sweet reminder that anyone can chase their dreams.

America Ferrera shared a sweet post reflecting on the 20th anniversary of working on “Gotta Kick It Up!”

“Gotta Kick It Up!” was one of the earliest examples of Latino representation so many of us remember. The movie follows a school dance team trying to be the very best they could possibly be. The team was down on their luck but a new teacher introduces them to a different kind of music to get them going again.

After being introduced to Latin beats, the dance team is renewed. It taps into a cultural moment for the Latinas on the team and the authenticity of the music makes their performances some of the best.

While the movie meant so much to Latino children seeing their culture represented for the first time, the work was a major moment for Ferrera. In the Instagram post, she gushes over the celebrities she saw on the lot she was working on. Of course, anyone would be excited to see Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt hanging out. Yet, what stands out the most is Ferrera’s own excitement to realize that she can make money doing what she loves most.

“I wish I could go back and tell this little baby America that the next 20 years of her life will be filled with unbelievable opportunity to express her talent and plenty of challenges that will allow her to grow into a person, actress, producer, director, activist that she is very proud and grateful to be. We did it baby girl. I’m proud of us,” Ferrera reflects.

Watch the trailer for “Gotta Kick It Up!” here.

READ: America Ferrera’s “Superstore” Is Going To Get A Spanish-Language Adaptation In A Win For Inclusion

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

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Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

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At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

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Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

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Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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