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Dancing Abuelitas Are The Youtube Sensation That Will Feed Your Soul

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means! It will soon be time for us to find ways to show the mother-figures in our lives how much we appreciate them. Some of our favorite mother figures are our abuelas–the older women in our lives who never fail to offer us kindness, wisdom, love, and of course, a hefty dose of silliness on occasion. We all know an abuela or two who prides herself in being the life of the party.

There’s something refreshing about seeing a family member from an older generation feeling free to let loose and show off her goofy side. It’s a great reminder that, although your body gets older, your sense of fun never truly ages. To celebrate Mother’s Day, and all the women that have taken such good care of us throughout our lives, we present to you 20 videos of abuelas getting their groove on. Enjoy!

1. This abuela could’ve been a flygirl in another life

This clip of the 96-year-old grandmother dancing perfectly to a choreographed dance along with her family members went viral recently. We have to admire this abuela for memorizing all of these steps and not missing a beat. We couldn’t even do that now!

2. This abuela is definitely living her best life

Honestly, this woman’s lifestyle is #goals. What we wouldn’t give to be chilling at home in the kitchen, dancing, and drinking a nice cold cerveza.

3. This abuela gives new meaning to the term “young at heart”

Let’s be real: this grandma’s moves puts most of us millennial to shame. We’ll admit that even we struggle with nailing “the floss”. Maybe she could give us lessons sometime?

4. This video is proof that the talent for dance is hereditary

A while back, Camila Cabello posted an adorable video of herself getting jiggy with her abuela on the dance floor. Watching the video never fails to melt our hearts.

5. This abuela’s twerking puts Cardi B. to shame.

We can practically read this abuela’s thoughts. She’s thinking: “Where has reggaeton been all my life?”.

6. This abuela took some dance lessons from the TV

This abuela just showed us all that it’s never too late to learn some new moves.

7. This abuela was kind enough to teach her grandson what real dancing looks like

Before there was twerking, or the floss, or event the carlton, there was the steady one-two-step movements of the classic waltz–and you can tell this abuela knows a thing or two about waltzing.

8. This abuela lit up the family home with her dance moves

This video is the perfect example of how, often, the best bonding moments in Latinx families are centered around music.

9. This heart-warming video of an abuela dancing with her grandson

We love seeing how gentle and considerate this young man is. We’re sure this dance made his abuela’s night. It proves that chivalry really isn’t dead!

10. This abuela got a little too excited

We get it. Sometimes you’re so excited to get in on the action that you don’t have time to look where you’re going. Then, before you know it, you’re on the floor. We’ve been there.

11. This well-dressed abuela is hot enough to be a super-cougar

The jewelry. The off-the-shoulder blouse. This woman deserves a residency in Vegas alongside JLo.

12. This abuela is just being a good sport about dancing on Snapchat

Even this abuela can’t resist the pull of a truly catchy Taylor Swift bop. We’re so glad her granddaughter was smart enough to document it on Snapchat so the rest of us could enjoy the cuteness overload!

13. This abuela’s sense of humor is contagious

We love how all her reservations seem to go right out the window when she’s dancing.

14. This abuela’s hips don’t lie

One general rule of life is: if you happen to get into a dance-off with your abuela, accept the fact that you will most definitely lose.

15. This abuela possibly loves Drake more than we do

Look at those leg movements! We have a feeling this might be the next big “Fortnite” dance trend.

16. This abuela is tearing up the dance floor

We could watch this abuela dance all day! Just look at the foot work.

17. This abuela’s moves are too good to be true

We can just imagine this abuela hitting the floor and mesmerizing her line of suitors with her dance moves back in the day. She has real talent!

18. This abuela doesn’t let sitting down stop her from busting a move

Even at her age, her joie de vivre is in full-swing. We love to see abuelas bonding with the younger generations of their families.

19. This abuela is spry enough to keep up with her energetic granddaughter

If we did as much spinning as this young girl, we’d be on the floor by now. Props to this abuelita for keeping up!

20. And of course, the #1 abuelita of all time…

You didn’t think we’d make a list of dancing abuelas without adding Abuelita from “One Day at a Time”, did you? We would never. Rita Moreno’s portrayal of the sassy matriarch to the Inclán family never fails to deliver us dance moves that keep us rolling on the floor all day. She’s definitely the queen of all dancing grandmas.

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

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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.

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