Then And Now: Chances Are You Won’t Recognize Some Of These Celebrities From Their Childhood Pictures

As you transition from childhood to adulthood, one of two things happens when it comes to your facial features. You either maintain the same exact baby face as you get older, or puberty gets the best of you and you transform into a completely different looking person.

And when it comes to these Latino celebrities, chances are you might not be able to recognize a few of them.  

1. Selena Quintanilla

CREDIT: @selenaquintanilla1976 / Instagram / Digital Image / July 26, 2018

Before her long hair and signature front bangs, Selena used to rock this mullet-style pixie cut. Definitely only she could rock this hairstyle, don’t you think so?

2. Shakira

Credit: Shakira As A Teen. Digital Image. Nov 30, 2016. Lipstick Alley.

Even though Shakira is recognized for her long blonde locks, her hair doesn’t naturally look like that. Before the start of Shakira’s pop-color hair evolution, she used to rock simple black hair. She looks like a completely different person!

3. JLO

Credit: JLO as a Kid. Digital Image. Booms Beat. Feb 14, 2014.

Jlo is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but with this hairstyle she almost looks like Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch. How cute is this picture?

4. Marc Anthony

Credit: Marc Anthony as a Teen. Digital Image. Pinterest.

Talking about Jlo, check how her ex-husband Marc Anthony used to look like! He kinda looks like Kenny G’s doppelgänger, but if Jlo married him, I guess we all have a chance!

5. Juanes

Credit: Juanes as a Teen. Digital Image. Time Toast.

This throwback picture of Juanes looks like it belongs on the cover of the video game Guitar Hero. Did you know before being one of the most famous latino popstars, he used to play in a metal band? This totally explains the long hair and the bad boy eye expression.

6. Demi Lovato

CREDIT: @ddlovato992 / Instagram / Digital Image / July 30, 2018

If there’s one feature that hasn’t changed about Demi Lovato, it’s that big and bright smile. She has always been and will always be one of the most beautiful girls in the world. How cute is that smile?

7. Ricky Martin

Credit: Ricky Martin as a kid. Digital Image. Ricky Martin BCN. Jan 2013.

Who remembers this little baby face from his time in the boy band Menudo? If you grew up listening to Menudo, here are some facts about the band you probably had no idea about.

8. Christina Aguilera

Credit: Christina Aguilera as a kid. Digital Image. Yahoo Music. October 17, 2012.

Christina Aguilera has been slayin’ since 1980. Even though she is a grown up woman now, her voice has always been unforgettable, only by this pic you just know she was hitting some high notes already.

9. Pitbull

Credit: Pitbull as a kid. Digital Image. Hollywood Reporter. March 26, 2014.

If you’ve never been able to imagine Pitbull with a head full of hair, here you have it, it doesn’t even look like him! Who would have imagined he would become one of the greatest latino stars of all time?

10. Gael Garcia Bernal

Credit: Gael Garcia Bernal as a Kid. Digital Image. T13. August 28, 2016.

Gael Garcia Bernal is one of our favorite Mexican hotties, and it looks like he has always been a handsome boy : just look at those eyes!

11. Camila Cabello

Credit: Camila Cabello as a kid. Digital Image. M-Magazine. March 3, 2016.

Camila Cabello looks almost exactly the same!

12. Cardi B

Credit: @iamcardib / Instagram / Digital Image / July 30, 2018

If you’re familiar with this picture, then chances are you saw it in the form of a hilarious meme. And as you can tell by her facial expression, if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed about Cardi B, it’s her sassy attitude.

13. Bruno Mars

CREDIT: @brunomars / Instagram / Digital Image / July 31, 2018

Kid Bruno Mars as Elvis Presley is giving me LIFE!

14. Selena Gomez

Credit: Selena Gomez on Spy Kids. Digital Image. J-14. Jan 17, 2015.

In case you were wondering, yes, that’s Selena Gomez in the movie “Spy Kids 3D.”

15. Sofia Vergara

Credit: Sofia Vergara as a Teenage. Digital Image. The Huffington Post. September 9, 2013.

Stunning since the age of 17. If you love La Toti, check out these 20 Sofia Vergara facts you probably didn’t know about.

16. Mariah Carey

Credit: Mariah Carey as a Kid. Digital Image. La Casa Morett.

Her eyebrow game has always been SPOT ON.

17. Neymar Jr.

Credit: Neymar Jr. as a Kid. Digital Image. Daily Mail Uk. June 16, 2014.

Neymar Jr. as a Kid was already a rising star! 

18. Maluma

Credit: Maluma as a kid. Digital Image. Scoop Nest.

This superstar has always been a pretty boy. Check out these Maluma thirst posts if you can’t get enough of his now adult man hotness. 

19. Pedro Pascal

Credit: Pedro Pascal. Digital Image. Aqui lo mire. September 10, 2017.

Pedro Pascal used to be blonde?! Whaaaaat.

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Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19


Maluma And J Balvin React To The Loss Of Armando Manzanero, Who Lost His Battle Against COVID-19

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As if 2020 and Coronavirus haven’t taken enough from us, just days before we usher in a new year, the world is forced to say goodbye to Armando Manzanero.

The famed Mexican-Mayan artist lost his battle against COVID-19 and as news of his death began to circulate, reactions from stars all around the world have started to pour in.

Manzanero died like so many in 2020 – fighting the dangerous Coronavirus.

One of Mexico’s most iconic and beloved artists has passed at the age of 85 from complications related to COVID-19. Armando Manzanero had tested positive for the virus on December 17 and put into critical care just a few days later.

The Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM), of which Manzanero was president, announced his death, saying: “The romantic soul of Mexico and the world is in mourning.”

His family told Mexican newspaper El Universal that he was set to be extubated in the coming days, after his lung health had improved, but he then died by cardiac arrest.

Maluma took to social media to share his sadness over the immense loss.

Losing a man who is considered a symbol of Latin American music has left many artists shocked and in mourning. Reactions and memories from around the world quickly poured in to remember the man who helped put his country and culture on the global map.

Maluma shared to Instagram an emotional post, where he expressed his sadness for the departure of maestro Manzanero, “💔😭 RIP MASTER,” the post reads.

In the description, Maluma said “one of my greatest inspirations” had died but that he’d forever treasure the memory of having met Manzanero. The video shows when Maluma, visibly moved, meets Armando Manzanero for the first time. “A pleasure to meet you,” says the reggaetonero; Immediately afterwards, the Mexican singer hugs him while patting him on the back.

J Balvin also shared his condolences while also condemning COVID-19.

Another of the many celebs who showed their sadness over the death of the star was J Balvin. In his Instagram stories, Balvin posted a photo of Manzanero and wrote “Rest in peace, Armando Manzanero.” In addition, he wrote what so many of us are feeling after such a devastating year: “FUCK COVID.”

And Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, addressed Manzanero’s death during a press conference, per CNN. “Armando Manzanero was a sensitive man, a man of the people. That’s why I lament his death,” he said. “He was also a great composer.”

Manzanero was a famed Mexican-Mayan artist who helped bring visibility to his culture and community.

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Manzanero was a romantic crooner who was often covered by artists from around the world. In fact, many of his tracks were translated into English and performed byartists including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Perry Como, and he was awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2014.

He has since written more than 400 songs and released more than 30 albums, including nine since 2001, as Manzanero collaborated with a younger generation of Spanish-language romantic pop singers such as Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel and Lucero.

Manzanero’s impact on Latin music, especially romantic “bolero” songs, was widely recognized during his lifetime. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the Latin Grammys in 2010 and the Grammys in 2014. Earlier this year, the Billboard Latin Music Awards recognized him with a Lifetime Achievement Award, with musicians including Luis Fonsi and Pablo Alborán performing a medley of hits as Manzanero accompanied on piano.

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This Was A Rough Year And These Are The Celebrities And Icons We Were Forced To Say Goodbye To In 2020


This Was A Rough Year And These Are The Celebrities And Icons We Were Forced To Say Goodbye To In 2020

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There’s no denying that 2020 has been one hell of a year. It seemed like everyday we were waking up to some new shocking headline about the election, the pandemic, racial justice, or celebrity death.

Not only did the year 2020 take our sense of normalcy right out from under us, but it also took with it some of our most iconic and beloved stars, celebrities, and icons.

Sadly, we’ve said goodbye to too many to include all of them here but from Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash in January to the tragic loss of Glee star Naya Rivera, we have many to pay our respects to as we look back on those we lost in 2020.

Kobe Bryant

The NBA star died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, in January. Kobe was traveling with eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna. The aircraft reportedly crashed “amid foggy conditions” and a small brush fire erupted. There were no survivors.

Naya Rivera

The Glee actress was found dead on July 13, five days after she went missing while boatingwith her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey (whom she shared with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey). She was 33 years old.

Ruth Badger Ginsburg

The Supreme Court justice and women’s rights pioneer died at age 87 on Sept. 18 after battling metastatic pancreatic cancer.

“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement, per The New York Times. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as T’Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died at age 43 in August after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

His death caused an outpouring of grief from fans around the world and it’s completely altered future plans for the Black Panther series.

Regis Philbin

The famed television host died of natural causes at age 88 on July 24. He was well-known for his decades-spanning career and particularly his time on the Today show with Kathy Lee Gifford.

Natalie Desselle Reid

Deselle-Reid died in early December at age 53 after a private battle with colon cancer.

She was best known for roles on the UPN series Eve (2003-2006) and the Robert Townsend-directed 1997 comedy B.A.P.S., in which she played a waitress in Georgia who ends up caring for a Beverly Hills millionaire and living the life of “Black American Princesses.” The cult classic famously co-starred Halle Berry.

Diego Maradona

The Argentinian soccer legend died on November 25 at the age of 60. The former athlete, who famously scored the “Hand of God” goal during the 1986 World Cup, reportedly suffered a heart attack three weeks after he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.

Alex Trebek

Sadly, the world was forced to say goodbye to iconic Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek after he battled stage four pancreatic cancer. He passed away at the age of 80 and his death was reported by the show: “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” the show’s official account tweeted on Nov. 8. “Thank you, Alex.”

Sean Connery

The actor, best known for playing James Bond, died at age 90 on Oct. 31. James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement: “He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond’ — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”

Doreen Montalvo

Known for her roles in Madame Secretary and The Good Wife, Montalvo died in October of a stroke at just 56 years old.

Montalvo’s manager, Steve Maihack, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “She was having quite the year with two films in the can and a new Broadway show … but she would be so happy to know she will live on through these projects and the outpouring of love from every corner of the business.”

Anthony Galindo Ibarra

Anthony Galindo, popularly known as El Papijoe, was a popular model, singer, and actor from Venezuela. Beginning in 1995, Galindo was part of the last stage of Latino boy band Menudo along with his teammates Abel Talamántez, Alexis Grullón, and Didier Hernández. 

Galindo died at age 41 after being hospitalized for injuries suffered in a suicide attempt the previous week.

Eddie Van Halen

The Van Halen guitarist died of cancer in October. He was 65.

Little Richard

The legendary and iconic “Tutti Frutti” singer died from bone cancer on May 9. He was 87 years old.

John Lewis

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The congressman and civil rights icon died at age 80 in July after battling stage four pancreatic cancer. John Lewis was a legend in the fight for equality and helped give hope and also real tangible rights to countless Americans in his battle for equality.

La Parka

The famous wrestler, whose real name is Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza, died in January of injuries related to an in-ring accident. Reports indicate he was 54 or 55.

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