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With All Due Respect To Our Queen Becky G, We Can’t Stop Thirsting Over Her Man Sebastian Lletget

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Becky G is a pop icon. She’s super talented. She pumps out bop after bop. She’s gorgeous. She’s great. However, her boyfriend is someone that you need to get to know. Sure, he might be a soccer player but he is also just really handsome and good to look at.

Let’s take a moment to talk about Sebastian Lletget.

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She’s 21 and he’s 27, so perhaps her song “Mayores” is more of a confessional than we thought. JK. He is definitely one of the hottest bits of arm candy we’ve seen in a long time.

He’s a professional soccer player for the LA Galaxy.

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He’s a midfielder and an athletic king. Excuse me while I go buy season tickets to all their games. It is money well spent and we are all here for it.

I mean, really though, how is someone so beautiful?!

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He has literally perfected the seductively unzipping his sweatshirt tease. Total thirst trap and I am falling for all of it. Who could possibly resist such a good looking man?

OK, Becky G, te gustan mayores eh?

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Well, now I see why…ufff. He might not be a daddy yet but he is definitely inching into the zaddy zone. Soccer has been good to his body and we can all agree on that.

This is the kind of man that could leave me on read for days and I wouldn’t give a damn.

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Like I’d still be grateful. The mere fact that he would even pay attention to me is all I want, honestly. How can I get him to notice me?

The man knows his angles.

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Like, does he even have a bad angle? No matter what photo we’ve seen of him, there is no bad angle.

Of course, he hangs out with other beautiful footballers.

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Beauty loves company and his beauty no doubt draws in a lot of company. He will always draw the attention to himself no matter who he shares the photo space with.

If being beautiful wasn’t enough, the man also pays visits to Children’s Hospital LA to spread joy and inspire those in need.

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This melts my heart. He is not just a handsome man with an athletic body, he is someone with a kind and generous heart.

He’s also an experienced swimmer who may be on the 2020 US Olympic team.

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Please tell me an ad campaign with Speedo is in the works. Because, you know, the people demand and deserve the kind of content they want to see in the world. Obviously, there are so many people who want to see Lletget show off his new speedo.

Whoever took this photo, thank you!

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He certainly loves to show off his athleticism and we are totally OK with that. We just feel lucky to be able to cheer him on as he plays for the LA Galaxy team.

Seductive stares into the camera are his thing.

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Or maybe he is just that talented where cameras love to capture his face. Have you seen one bad photo of him yet? No. Didn’t think so.

Like not just anyone can pull off looking this level hot when they’re writhing in pain.

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Thankfully, I’m professionally trained in athletic medicine so I’m available to help with any future injuries. Just putting that out there. I’ll DM you my number, papi.

He truly knows how to work a tux on the red carpet.

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Those piercing brown eyes are leaving us gagged, honey. He is showing everyone that it isn’t just blue and green eyes that can stop people in their tracks. This man kind of has it all.

If we needed any further proof of his thot status.

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Faceless, shirtless selfie…check. It is like he is trying out new profile pictures for Grindr.

It’s pretty safe to say we’re not the only ones thirsting after Becky’s novio.

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Unfortunately, there’s only one of him on this planet and he’s Becky’s. Good for you, girl!

Many on Twitter are quick to point out exactly what we’re all thinking.

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The thirst is real and everyone is parched. Good thing we live in the time of social media so we can see what he looks like every day.

Even though we’re all thirsting for this beautiful man, we’re so happy for this power couple.

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They are absolutely goals. Hopefully one day we will all achieve those same goals.

READ: 21 Things You Just Gotta Know About Becky G

Not One Of The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Players Is Latina, Here’s Why

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Not One Of The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Players Is Latina, Here’s Why

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On July 7, the U.S. Women’s National Team went up against the Netherlands Women’s National Team for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and USWNT took home the championship cup. During the team’s victory speech in New York, U.S. women’s soccer star and forward, Megan Rapinoe, said, “We got white girls, black girls, and everything in between.”

However, Rapinoe should have thought twice before making that statement. After all, what exactly did she mean by “everything in between” if the U.S. Women’s National Team didn’t feature a single Latina woman on its roster this year?

Rapinoe’s comments recently inspired a Los Angeles Times story about an L.A. girls soccer club trying to make the face of women’s soccer.

Columnist Bill Plaschke spoke to young soccer players from the Downtown Los Angeles Soccer Club, whose team is mostly made up of Latina athletes “facing economic and cultural battles that have long kept them on the soccer sidelines.” The Downtown Los Angeles Soccer Club is made up of 175 girls trying to change the face of women’s soccer that has historically been dominated by white women. 

“That’s why …. I like watching [the U.S. Women’s national team] and everything, but I still say my idol is Lionel Messi,” said 15-year-old-striker Nayelli Barahona

This critique of the U.S. Women’s National Football Team is not new. When they also held the title for world champions in 2017, NPR’s Latino USA published an article “Why Is Women’s Soccer so White?” 

Audio producer and journalist Michael Simon Johnson writes, “The United States women’s national soccer team is far from a beacon of diversity, especially when compared to their male counterparts. With few women of color––and no Latinas––the team is extremely white, in spite of soccer’s entrenched place in Latin American culture.” 

However, the issue isn’t that young girls of color aren’t interested in playing the sport. 

But rather, as NPR notes, “youth soccer’s play-to-play system favors not necessarily the most talented children, but the children of parents who can afford elite clubs’ steep fees.” Club soccer fees run from $2,000 to $5,000 annually, per the Los Angeles Times.

That’s where Downtown Los Angeles Soccer Club comes in. Their club president Mick Muhlfriedel helps run the all-volunteer operation out of a middle school field in Pico-Union. According to Mulhfriedel, “some of the girls contribute $25 a month. Most pay nothing.” 

Since the 1991 World Cup, there have been 12 women of color on the U.S. World Cup or Olympic teams.

According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, 14-year-old girls drop out sports at twice the rate of boys. 

“Add in the lack of diverse role models and access, transportation issues and the cost, the number of obstacles facing girls of color in the game of soccer becomes poignantly evident. Although progress has been slow, there has been progress. It would be remiss to not acknowledge some of the black players who are trailblazing on the field,” writes Stephanie Taylor of Girls Soccer Network.

In September 2018, Hope Solo also penned an opinion piece that focused on what’s wrong when the U.S. women’s soccer teams are dominated by “white girls next door.”

She writes that race was something most people on the teams she played didn’t want to discuss or even acknowledge. 

“Over most of my 20-year career, I hadn’t realized how uncomfortable some teammates were around certain coaches or officials. Most players wanted to represent the US, to be at the Olympics or the World Cup, and they’re proud to be on the team. So they kept quiet. But those conversations with teammates who felt things were off, means race is an issue we need to discuss a whole lot more,” Solo writes. “The numbers are very clear. We need more men and women of color to represent US national teams. So few players of color representing the USWNT means there are great athletes across the country we are ignoring.” 

The Los Angeles Times also cites that according to NCAA reports from 2017-2018, only 8% of female soccer players were Latino women. This is why it’s so important to not only advocate for young Latina athletes but also help mobilize the conversations further surrounding not only gender parity’s in professional sports but also race. 

In the last two years, the Downtown Los Angeles Soccer Club has won three of their eight major tournaments and made it to the finals three other times. This fall, the Los Angeles Times writes that they’ll compete in the prestigious Premier division of the Coast Soccer League and compete in the California Regional League. 

The young Latina soccer players from the Down Los Angeles Soccer Club seem to be resilient soccer players passionate and determined.

More importantly, they seem resolute in their efforts to change the face of future World Cup and soccer matches that take place on a national stage.

Here’s to hoping we see some of these young talented players giving that victory speech or holding the cup in the future. 

Becky G Embraced Her Latinidad At The Amazon Prime Concert But Apparently Not Everyone Is Happy About It

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Becky G Embraced Her Latinidad At The Amazon Prime Concert But Apparently Not Everyone Is Happy About It

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Amazon threw a giant party to celebrate their annual Amazon Prime Day. It was basically a giant Amazon commercial, but also a concert! So, that’s fun.

Jane Lynch hosted and actors like Erin Moriarty stopped by to plug the Amazon series The Boys. Oh, also Taylor Swift headlined the event, but if you ask any Latino – the show was all about Becky G.

She took to the stage to debut a new single and truly stole the show. But, sadly, many fans who had tunedin for Taylor Swift had zero idea who the Latina icon was.

Yesterday was Amazon’s huge Prime Day Concert featuring some amazing talent, including Becky G.

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With a lineup consisting of Taylor Swift, SZA, Dua Lipa and Becky G, it’s safe to say that Amazon was looking to make an impression with their concert celebrating their Prime Day sale (which takes place next week). While the company went big last year with a special Ariana Grande set at a Brooklyn warehouse, this one was something else entirely.

The show, which was livestreamed to all 200 million Amazon Prime members across the globe, saw New York’s dowdy Hammerstein Ballroom tricked out to the hilt, with a gigantic video screen spanning the entire front of the ballroom — and eye-popping visuals ranging from digital effects to sprawling nature scenes — and a stage that was a light show in itself. There were fireworks and steam blasts and eye-popping lights and showers of confetti and streamers falling from the ceiling — framing, of course, performances from four of the most dynamic pop-leaning female artists working today.

The Mexican-American icon was excited to be a part of such an epic lineup.

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“I think it’s pretty dope that I get to be part of a lineup alongside badass girls like Taylor Swift, SZA and Dua Lipa,” Becky G told Billboard. “I love more than anything that we are very diverse. It’s awesome that we come from different places and speak different languages.”

And, as the only Latina performing at the event, Becky G added, “It’s awesome that Amazon provided an opportunity for artists like us to use their platform. The Internet is what changed my life and career.”

She also celebrated the fact each of the performers come from different places and speak different languages.

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Yet people at the concert weren’t dancing and screaming as much when Becky G came out and then online things got even darker. There was a lot of chatter on Twitter from people upset that Becky G decided to sing in her native language.

Apparently, though, not everyone was happy for the Latina to sing in Spanish but, no worry, her fans were there to defend.

Apparently not everyone new what was going on. One user on Twitter said: “I just logged on what’s happening now? Who’s coming after Becky G? This is not going to happen again with another one of our Latina artist.”

Becky G’s fans were seriously not having any of it.

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People were pissed off that some were upset about the Mexican-American singing her new single, Dollar, in Spanish – her native language.

Latinos came out swinging at people who had a problem with Becky G embracing her Latinidad.

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Many people upset at Becky G for sining in Spanish seemed to not realize that Amazon Prime is a global service with service in dozens of languages around the world.

And yes, Prime is available in Spanish and there are Mexican, Chilean, and Colombian subscribers. So it only makes sense to have featured a Latina artist to represent a huge portion of Amazon Prime’s audience.

Many pointed out the disgusting irony between reactions to Becky G and Justin Bieber singing in Spanish.

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Justin Bieber can take to a stage and make a not so great attempt at singing in Spanish and he’s called genius and open-minded and multitalented. But if a Latina signs in Spanish – her native language – people are coming for her.

Despite all the drama, let’s remember these two amazing moments that show just how far Becky G has come in her career.

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She went from posing with a wax figure of Taylor Swift to performing alongside her at one of the year’s biggest concerts. Bravo Becky!

READ: It Looks Like We All Have A Lot More In Common With Becky G Than Just A Love For Mayores

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