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Becky G Makes The Funniest Faces When She Isn’t Paying Attention And Here Is Proof

There’s nothing we like more than a hella expressive face. And Becky G? She always delivers. We’re here for her face and her aesthetic! We’ve done some digging and found some good pics, and some fast facts about our girl. So without further ado, feast your eyes on some stellar shots – or, uh, classic duck faces, double chins, and sassy eyes – from our fave, Becky G.

1. Her birthday is on March 2, 1997.

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That makes Becky G a relatively freshly minted 22-year-old – and a Pisces. Deep down, she’s a sensitive, artistic soul. Although considering her musical and acting talents, her creative spark might not be that deep down.

2. Her official debut single was “Becky from the Block”.

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It was released in 2013. That’s right friends, that was six years ago! The song’s music video was filmed in Becky G’s own neighborhood. Given that it is a cover of Jennifer Lopez’s 2003 hit, “Jenny from the Block”, Lopez herself appears in the music video, too.

3. Becky G has also cameoed on Empire.

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She played the part of Valentina Galindo, who was introduced as a potential love interest for the main character, Hakeem Lyon. However, it was the shortest of romances, with Becky G finishing her stint on the show after two episodes. As part of her appearance on the Empire, Becky G contributed two new songs to the television show’s soundtrack: “Do It” and “New New”.

4. She was born in California.

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Her parents and most of her family – brothers Frankie and Alex, and younger sister Stephanie – were also born in the US. In fact, Becky G’s parents were high school sweethearts, having met at Santa Monica High School. That being said, all four of her grandparents are from Jalisco, Mexico. 

5. She knew she wanted to be a singer when she was nine years old.

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Becky G previously said in an interview that she attributes her desire to sing as the result of a “mid-life crisis”. Heaven help her when she actually reaches middle age! 

6. Her full name is Rebbeca Marie Gomez.

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But don’t be mistaken – she’s of no relation to our girl Selena Gomez!

7. Becky G was homeschooled.

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She started working part-time when she was nine years old, after her family lost their home due to financial issues and moved into her grandparent’s house. While she initially attended public school, she was bullied harshly for her work in the entertainment industry, which led her to being homeschooled.

8. She taught herself to play the guitar.

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At the tender age of thirteen, she had started writing her own songs – and playing the guitar naturally accompanied that creative process. This was after Beck G had already dabbled in using GarageBand to release cover songs on Youtube.

9. While working on her debut album, Becky G released her first song.

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Let’s face it, this girl is driven. She hadn’t even released a proper solo album, and was already snapped up to record music for a film soundtrack! “Problem”, featuring will.i.am, was created for the movie Hotel Transylvania. It was eventually used to promote the film, with both Becky G and will.i.am featured in the music clip.

10. Becky G previously served as brand ambassador for CoverGirl.

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The makeup brand started their partnership with her in June 2014, which lasted for roughly two years. If you look closely at her music videos from around that time, you’ll see CoverGirl products featured in them. #productplacement

11. She performs with a real social conscience.

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Becky G released “We Are Mexico” in 2015, after Donald Trump made derogatory comments against illegal Mexican immigrants. She used the song as a platform to open up a conversation about immigrants’ family values and dedication to hard work.

12. Becky G not only sings – she acts, too.

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Beyond her brief stint on Empire, she has also appeared in a feature film: the reboot of The Power Rangers that was released in 2017. She stole the show as the badass Trini Kwan, or, Yellow Ranger. This role marked a real departure from the original storyline of The Power Rangers, as Trini is shown to be queer in the film.

13. She once got pulled offstage by security during a performance.

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Back in 2017, Becky G was confirmed as the opening act for Fifth Harmony during the Latin American part of their tour. While Fifth Harmony was performing in Argentina, our girl Becky G noticed that band member Dinah Jane was suffering from a wardrobe malfunction, and rushed onstage to cover Jane up with the country’s flag. Security mistook Becky G for a fan, and pulled her offstage!

14. Becky G suffers from anxiety.

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While touring with Fifth Harmony, there was an incident with fans grabbing at and harassing Becky G when she tried to leave her hotel. Panicked, Becky G fled. This led her to take to Snapchat to talk about what had happened, and explain that she suffers from anxiety.

15. Becky G is inspired by artists like Khalid and Normani.

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“I think that they just have that thing that, you look at them and they know exactly who it is that they are, where it is that they wanna go,” she said in a recent interview with E! News, “And when I look at them … it’s intimidating but it’s also very inspiring.”

16. She has no problem sliding into those DMs.

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… to get duets happening! Get your mind out of the gutter, please.

17. Her current squeeze is soccer player Sebastrian Lletget.

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Apparently, the lovebirds were introduced by Becky G’s Power Rangers co-star, Naomi Scott. Before her current relationship, Becky G was linked to singer-songwriter Austin Mahone.

18. Becky G currently has a partnership going with ColourPop.

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The makeup brand put together a lineup, named Salvaje, with Becky G at the end of 2018. Not only does it celebrate her Latinx roots, the makeup line also signifies the first time that ColourPop has collaborated with a musical artist! The makeup collection includes eyeshadows, matte and satin lipsticks, and highlighters.

19. She is politically aware.

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Becky G knows that she has a responsibility to act as a role model for her fans, and has used her fame to promote the importance of voting. She has also voiced support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program in the US.

20. Becky G has recorded hits in both English and Spanish.

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Her move into the Latin American pop charts was marked by collaborations with the likes of Pitbull, Play-N-Skillz, Axel and Lil John. She has also released solo songs in Spanish, such as “Sola” and “Mangú”.

So were there any facts about Becky G that shocked you? Or, were you too busy giggling over her facial expressions? Tell us about it on our Facebook page – you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.

Our FIERCE Readers Share Some of the Most Outrageous Lies They’ve Told To Get Some Time Away With Their Boo

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Our FIERCE Readers Share Some of the Most Outrageous Lies They’ve Told To Get Some Time Away With Their Boo

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Vacationing with your significant other is a big step in a relationship. It isn’t just the shared travel or the expense that can be the most trying. Many times, it’s figuring out a cover story to tell the padres. Don’t got it wrong, we’re grown. However, Latinx folk still have to answer to our parents when we leave the house. So if we want to vacay with the novio, we need an alibi. 

With this in mind, we asked our FIERCE readers what their go-to lies are whenever they need to cover up a vacation with their significant other. You might want to jot these excuses down for the next time you need a justification for a weekend away.

1. The mandatory vacay.

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“I told my parents I would be out of town (only an hour away from home) for work and that my job was paying for everything and that it was mandatory we all stay there in the hotel because my dad said I could just drive everyday I needed to go. We ended up vacationing 12 hours away from home 😂 they still haven’t found out lol.” — @baerenis 

2. Technically, she still went to Disney.

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“I had a summer job that involved church and I told my mom I was going to stay an extra week because a bunch of us were going to Disneyland. My boyfriend ended up picking me up and we did technically go to Disneyland, but it was just him and me. Lol” — @lilpeaches_12 

3. Total fail but still worth it. 

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“Went to Rosarito w/ex to a wedding and told my mom I was going to visit girlfriends in San Francisco. One of my moms friends lives in Rosarito and recognized me at wedding. Total fail. Lady memorized my license plate # y todo 😂😂🇲🇽”   @vidajuicebar_

4. The abuela alibi. 

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“My now husband is from a town 2 hours away from Houston, and the only way my parents would let me stay the weekend over there, was if I stayed and slept with his grandmother. We would actually stay in a hotel room from Friday – Sunday in downtown, 4 miles away from my parents house. This was back in 2003, there’s no way I could get away with that now with smart phones! 😂” @areal1982

5. Staycation, all she ever wanted.

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“Lol I would just tell them I was working a long shift and leave for a stay-cation.” @jenoemi87

6. When white lies become second nature.

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“I lied until I got married at 31 😂 now my instinct is to lie but stop my self because – wait a minute I’m married now! 😂” — @deerayv

7. This lie came with a lot of work.

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“My husband and I had been dating for almost a year he wanted to take me to Puerto Vallarta for my birthday I didn’t know how to tell my parents my husband was like how old are you I said were Mexican we don’t sleep over nobody’s house ever we sleep at home. I told my dad my job needed me to travel to mexico since they were branching out to Puerto Vallarta and they needed a fluent Spanish speaker he was so excited they picked me. He said go tell me what hotel your staying at so I can tell your primos from El Rancho to meet you there… 🤦‍♀️ I gave him the wrong hotel name each time he called I would say were in meetings or were looking at property I’ll call the primos when I have time. We met 1 time to show I wasn’t with anybody I shouldn’t have been with… 😂”  — @melliesemily  

8. You need to go to confessional after this one.

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“I told my mom I was going on a church retreat and got a text free number to pretend I was one of the people at church verifying I was attending 😩💀 I’m going to hell.” — @aimechinchilla

9. An educational experience.

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“So I’ve always been super involved on campus and sometimes for student government we would travel and once we went on a trip to a conference for 2 days but I told my parents it’s was for 5 so the other 3 days estaba de pata larga 😉😂 later on that always became my excuse que tenía una conferencia para la escuela (btw i would tell them they were at other sister schools so you know it’s educational ) en total I probably actually had like 5 conferences my whole college career but to them it was like every other month 🤷🏻‍♀️😂” — @anythingforcelinaaas

10. That’s what friends are for.

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“I was 20 and had been dating my bf for a year and he had the house for himself one weekend. I told my parents I was sleeping over at my friend’s house and got my dad to drop me off there (about a 20 minute drive away). My bf was waiting for me around the corner and came and picked me up. My friend even played the game and came and said hi to my dad 😂” — @laviajeraporvida

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A Latina Shared A Photo Of Her Taylor Swift ‘Love Story’ Quinceañera Dress And It’s The Dorkiest Thing

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A Latina Shared A Photo Of Her Taylor Swift ‘Love Story’ Quinceañera Dress And It’s The Dorkiest Thing

Everyone remembers what it was like to be a teenage girl: the agony and ecstasy of thinking everything was permanent and the biggest deal in the world. Every crush was the only guy you’d ever love. Every song was the best song ever written. That’s why Taylor Swift’s style of songwriting is perfect for teenage girls’ psyches. Swift’s songs paint the world in black and white, good and bad, love and hate. 

Not to mention, they’re catchy AF. 

One Latina, in particular, seemed to be affected more than the average girl by the fairytale nature of Taylor Swift songs. 

Swift-stan Paola Andrea (who goes by the name of @goodgirlfaith13 on Twitter) is a superfan that puts everyone else to shame. The Orlando-based Latina not only has an Etsy shop called Stitch It Up by Paola in which she sells stickers and other crafts dedicated to T-Swift fandom, but she also runs a Tumblr blog dedicated to Swift and her artistic genius. 

And Andrea’s devotion to Swift runs deep: on her Twitter page, she revealed that she dedicated her entire quinceañera party to a single Taylor Swift song.

Andrea explained that when she turned fifteen, she convinced her parents to let the theme for her quinceañera be Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. For those of you who forget, the video features a teenaged Taylor Swift, dressed up in intricate ballgowns, waltzing with a hot male model who looks to be dressed up as  Mr. Darcy. The video flashes between Taylor daydreaming on her highschool quad and singing from the top of an isolated tower. So, yeah–you could call the video “a mood”. Naturally, Andrea shared an adorable #TBT photo of herself dressed in a ballgown identical to Swift’s costume in the music video.

But when we think about it deeper, this quinceañera theme makes complete sense. Taylor Swift songs ruminate on true love, innocence, fairy tale endings, and the sting of growing pains. What could be more perfect for a celebration of a young woman’s coming-of-age?

In the caption, Andrea shares that she was “so obsessed with the Love Story music video” that she “chose it as a theme for [her] quinceañera”. 

It all makes sense, actually. Taylor Swift’s songs are tailor-made for 15-year-old girls with a princess complex. In Swift’s “Love Story” music video, she channels a princess trapped in a tower in a long, flowing gown. Naturally, she’s waiting for her Prince Charming to come and save her (as every 15-year-old girl with a pulse is doing too). Thankfully, Taylor Swift’s songwriting has evolved since then and she no longer identifies with the “damsel in distress” narrative. Still, this young Latina’s commitment to her fandom is quite inspiring. 

In that same vein, Paola Andrea isn’t the only Latina who used her quinceañera as an opportunity to stan a favorite piece of pop culture.

Twitter, as well as the rest of the internet, is full of Latinas sharing hilarious #TBTs of the unique themes of their quinceañeras.

This girl shared photos of her “Beauty and the Beast”-themed quince:

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Back in 2017  when the Emma Watson-starring “Beauty and the Beast” Disney remake was dominating the box office, 15-year-old girls everywhere were snatching up yellow ballgowns en masse at the nearest mall. Who doesn’t want to be a princess who’s both beautiful and smart? We could take or leave The Beast, however.

This “Harry Potter” fan who convinced her entire Quince party to dress in Hogwarts-style house robes:

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If you see the video from this Latina’s quinceañera, you’ll see that this birthday girl went all-out on her chosen theme. Not only was the entire quince venue decked-out to resemble the Hogwart’s dining hall, but every dinner plate came with a wand and a golden snitch. Not to mention. the guest of honor also had her face photo-shopped onto the movie posters. Now that’s dedication. 

The Latina who loved “The Phantom of The Opera” enough to dedicate a milestone birthday to it:

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Cleverly enough, this quince was held at a theater. We hope there was no actual phantom waiting in the wings to crash the party.

And last but not least, this Birthday Girl who proved what real love is by devoting her entire Quinceañera theme to the cult-favorite fast-food restaurant, “Whataburger”

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This Chicana’s Quinceañera theme was so iconic that Whataburger apparently reached out to her directly to thank her and sent her a gift in the mail as thanks for her loyalty! We don’t know about you, but our madres would’ve whooped our behind if we tried to eat a burger like that in our brand-new quince dress. 

Here’s to all the young Latinas who march to the beat of their own drum! May your quince themes always reflect your unique personalities!