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These Athletes From Latin America Are Changing The Game When It Comes To Skateboarding

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Skateboarding started as a local pastime in California with just a hand full of people. Now, it is an internationally recognized sport with major competitions taking place around the world. Just like any other sport, athletes are able to make some serious money thanks to endorsements and grand prizes. As the sport grew, so did it’s reach and Latinos began shredding it up like everyone else. Here are 20 Latino who are elevating the game with their own unique styles.

1. Pedro Barros

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Pedro Barros is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to skateboarding. He dominates every competition he participates in and there’s not quetions why. Barros is one of the most fierce competitors taking home first place prizes in several competitions proving his place among the tops skateboarders in the world.

2. Carlos Ribeiro

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Carlos Ribeiro will make all of his competitors feel a little inferior. The skateboarder is always elevating the technicality of his tricks leaving jaws on the floor. He nails his tricks with ease and will only get better from here.

3. Louie Lopez

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Don’t let Louie Lopez’s youth fool you. The young skateboarder is making a name for himself in a field of talented skateboarders. His intensity is known in the skateboarding community and his skills will leave you glued to his performance. He is definitely someone you should be watching if you enjoy skateboarding.

4. Luan Oliveira

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Brazil is creating some of the best talent known in the skateboarding wold. Luan Oliveira is arguably one of the best examples of Brazilian excellence in the sport. Not only does he nail his tricks, his speed will leave you flabbergasted. That’s why he has become one fo the biggest names in the sport.

5. David González

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There is a good reason this man was was named the 2012 Skater of the Year. He is a beast when he is on a board and any video you see on social media about him will prove it. Check him out and you’ll understand the power this man wields on a skateboard.

6. Diego Najera

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Diego Najera’s talent is very obvious. He debuted with an amazing run for Primitive Skateboards and destroyed the competitions as a newbie after that. He has a sense of control on the board that will intimidate any competitor. He is just beginning to grow within the sport and it’s everything.

7. Leticia Bufoni

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Leticia Bufoni is one of the most Instagram loved skateboarders in the world. But don’t let that change your concept of her talent. She is willing to risk injury and spend times in the hospital to push her skills. Oh, she also became the first female event champion of Nike’s Street League Super Crown.

8. Ivan Monteiro

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Ivan Monteiro is what the future of skateboarding looks like. He is young, charismatic and very talented. He is consistenyl in the top ten in all of his competitions and he should definitely be proud.

9. Tiago Lemos

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Tiago Lemos is one of the rawest skateboarders in the sport. His style is so unique and impressive that he has caught the eyes and money of corporate sponsors. Tbh, that’s what all athletes want: to make money doing what they love.

10. Kelvin Hoefler

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Kelvin Hoefler is another skateboarder that doesn’t brag about his skills. Instead, he just let’s his skateboarding skills speak for themselves. Since he broke out into the scene, he has been a fierce and well-known competitor on the skateboarding scene.

11. Carlos Iqui

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Carlos Iqui uses his technical skills to launch full-on assaults against the competition. Iqui’s videos show his masterful take on any trick, flip, or skill known to skateboarders. He is someone who will change the face of skateboarding, for sure.

12. Daniel Cuervo

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Skater Daniel Cuervo is absolutely on fire. He was the first pro skater to come out of the Dominican Republic and now he’s competing amongst the greatest with insanely consistent runs. His style is so effortless he makes skating half-pipes look easy.

13. Nelson Garza

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This skater from throws it down in the streets. Hitting huge handrails and getting tech on ledges is what he does best. After putting together an insane ten-minute part for Converse, its obvious he’s here to make a mark.

14. Jhancarlos Gonzalez

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Jhancarlos Gonzalez turned Colombia into his personal skatepark. From stair sets in shopping centers to huge drops in residential neighborhoods. His effortless style and massive pop makes for some very interesting video parts.

15. Juan Carlos Aliste

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Skateboarder Juan Carlos Aliste continues to build up his name in the skate community with the smoothest style imaginable and incredible catches on every trick. Juan Carlos never has to worry about snapping boards because he always lands bolts.

16. Matias Dell Olio

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Matias Dell Olio went from tearing up the streets of Mar de Plata to riding with Nike. It won’t be long before he starts taking gold amongst the best in the world.

17. Santiago Rodriguez

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Beginning his career in Uruguay, Santiago Rodriguez has developed an unparalleled determination to land the techest tricks in skateboarding. His Transworld part is a great example of his skills. While combining four tricks into one may sound impossible to some, but it’s just another day’s work for Rodriguez.

18. Pamela Rosa

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Pamela Rosa has a fast paced and flawless style. She is amongst the greatest in the world competing in Street League and finishing on the podium at X Games.

19. Eugenia Ginepro

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Hailing from Argentina, Eugenia Ginepro is now making waves all over the world. Nobody can compete when it comes to lines. The only thing greater than her consistency is her footwork when skating vert.

20. Anacleta Rendón

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This skater perfected her style in the streets of Colombia. With effortless flow in vert and the cleanest grinds on any rail or ledge, she is ready to throw down at any spot that gets in her way.

Prom, Red Carpets, School Uniforms: Here Are Some Of Your Faves Showing Their Amazing Glo-Ups

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Prom, Red Carpets, School Uniforms: Here Are Some Of Your Faves Showing Their Amazing Glo-Ups

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They say prom is a night you’ll never forget. It’s the last time you and all the people you grew up with are in the same room together before graduation. And you’re all wearing outfits that you’ll never live down, no matter if you become an accountant or a famous celebrity.

If you’re Latino, you probably had very little to say in your Prom dress or suit, because your mom had Opinions with a capital O. Here are a few celebs getting ready for this special dates.

1. Demi Lovato

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In 2010, Demi Lovato completed a promise made to her BFF, Nolan Narddechia, by going to prom with him. “A promise made in kindergarten finally coming true… Prom with Nolan!” Lovato tweeted before the big night.

2. Christina Aguilera

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Meanwhile, Aguilera shared her prom date with her very best friend. Somehow, someway, Christina Aguilera has looked like a star since she was 18 years old. 💃

3. Bella Thorne

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We’re obsessed with Bella Thorne’s A-line aqua tutu prom dress. The 16-year old Cubana is giving off major Arielle vibes back in 2013.

4. Jessica Alba

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Literally two whole decades later, Jessica Alba looks the exact same: like a Mexican Cinderalla.

Read: 20 Facts About Jessica Alba That Might Surprise You (Including How She Replaced Aaliyah In a Movie)

5. Fergie

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Fergie went to prom in 1993 and is a blonde bombshell stand out. She’s wearing a pearl chocker to match the pearl studded bust of her floor length gown.

6. Pero like, look at Fergie.

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In full color. With her above-the-elbow white gloves. I’m screaming.

7. Bruno Mars

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So we have no idea what Bruno Mars wore to his prom, but we do know that it’s been 15 years since his 2003 prom at President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

8. Danny Trejo

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OK, so Trejo isn’t wearing a suit in this photo. Umm… de nada! 😉 This is Trejo post high school, but don’t worry, we’ll get him clothed for you…

9. Danny Trejo all done up

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Cleans up nice, huh? The actor and taquería owner typically wears his signature cross when he dresses up these days. 

10. Sofia Vergara

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Ok, ok, so Sofia Vergara didn’t have a prom at her high school, but she did have a uniform dress/smock situation. Here’s the Colombiana holding her high school diploma. Just that same year, she would get married at 18 years old.

11. Sofia circa 2012

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These days, she’s rocking blue dresses a little differently. Modern Family star is rocking a navy blue Vera Wang gown at the Golden Globes in 2012.

Read: Here Are 20 Times Sofia Vergara Absolutely Slayed With The Lewks

12. Becky G.

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Becky G had already made her claim to fame by the time she made it to her senior prom with then-boyfriend Austin Mahone. Apparently nadie is immune to emotional parents on the night of prom: We went with another couple and we did the whole cheesy picture thing with the parents being all emotional and excited for us.”

13. Becky G x2

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Becky G shared details of her prom night with Seventeen magazine, saying, “The party was on a boat, and then afterward we drove around in the limo and went to In-and-Out — I got my usual Number Two with no onions, extra toasted buns, and a Dr. Pepper. I had to be home by 1 a.m., so there was no time to party afterward.”

14. Laurie Hernandez

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No biggie, Laurie Hernandez is just an Olympic gold medalist for the U.S., but girl is still in high school, having high school experiences. She looks belleza as ever in this very recent pic.

Read: Bet You Didn’t Know These 25 Athletes Are Latino

15. Snooki

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Yep, Snooki is best known for being Italian, but she’s actually Chilean. Here she is at a mere 17, just a few years before she would make it on “Jersey Shore.”

Read: These Over-The-Top Personalities Have Given Us Some Of Our Favorite Reality TV Moments

16. La La Anthony

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New Yorican Alani Nicole “La La” Anthony Vázquez enjoyed prom like most of us did. Look at how happy she is. 

17. La La Anthony, 2018

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Now, the MTV VJ, actress and businesswoman is barely baring it all in stunning gowns at the Met Gala. Get it girlll. 🇵🇷

18. Jo-Anna García, 1997

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Jo-Anna García group up in a very Catholic household, extending even to her attending Tampa Catholic High School in Florida, where she was crowned homecoming queen in 1997.

19. Jo-Anna García, 2018

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These days, García is sporting sleeveless little black dresses on the red carpet and is best known for “Once Upon a Time” and “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

Do you remember what you wore to prom? Comment the horrors below.

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