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12 Photos That Prove Latinos Are The Absolute Best At Over-The-Top Photoshoots

If there’s one thing Latinos do better, it’s everything. More specifically, we are very, very, very good at coming up with and posing for dramatic photoshoots involving props and backdrops made of various sumptuous fabrics.

Don’t believe me? Just look:


It all begins even before you’re even born:

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Credit: Awkward Family Photos / Henry in Canada

Just look at this gorgeous, giant couple terrorizing that happy mom-to-be in a forest. It’s so beautiful.


It continues into babyhood, with floating babies everywhere:

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Credit: We Know Memes

Someone please give this child a churro.


Nothing conveys our religious fervor quite like a looming Jesus:

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Credit: Selena Gomez / OceanUp

Please don’t bite little Selena Gomez, Jesus.


There are patented, iconic photoshoot poses, like this one:

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Credit: Jose Ernesto Carrillo (netocar) / Myspace, via Pinterest

The distance, gaze into it.


Of course, no talk of photoshoots is complete without mentioning quinceañeras.

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This very natural, totally casual pose is a particular classic.


We can’t forget the accessories:

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Credit: Photography by Peter Grant, via pgrant1 / Instagram

This picture, for instance, shows that the quinceañera isn’t only poised and very beautiful, she can also hunt ferrets better than anyone on the block.


The “shoe shot” is particularly important.

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They deserve to be the focal point.


Of course, we can’t forget the chambelanes:

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Just look at those smiles.


And what about the big day? So sweet.

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Credit: Awkward Family Photos / Edson from Brazil

xoxo


Don’t forget the all-important family group portrait!

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Credit: Awkward Family Photos / Kathy

Why, you ask?

“As most family photoshoots go during the holidays, my daughter was in a highly anxious mode and later she worked out her frustrations in Photoshop. That’s the face of one of our dogs. She posted it on Facebook wishing everyone ‘Happy Holidays from the Rodriguez Family!’”


Christmas shoots provide a great opportunity to relive moments of pure joy.

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Credit: Reddit / NoMeGustav

Like this young man, who is wearing a shirt so nice, he got it twice.


And, finally, there’s the funeral photoshoot:

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Credit: Marin Funeral Home

It’s your other big day. Go out with a bang.


READ: 7 Quinceañeras Who Didn’t Settle For Basic Themes

Did you star in a truly beautiful photoshoot? We wanna see! 

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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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It is not a lie to say that 2020 has been a year of disappointment and high-stress scenarios. We’ve had to quarantine from a virus, wildfires are destroying a lot of land, and well, everything else going on has just made things worse. Fortunately, on Twitter trend is giving everyone a chance to see that things can get better.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year for everyone but one Twitter trend is making life a little better.

We’ve all seen the “How It Started” memes taking over social media in recent weeks. The memes are both funny and inspirational with some showing some amazing glow ups and others showing the crushing reality of everyday life. We have all felt like the man crying over 2020 at some point over the last 7 months. It’s like this year just doesn’t stop.

Relationships are a big part of this meme trend.

Oof. This is painful and so many of us know this to be true. 😭 Sure, we can all blame our relationship woes on the current state of the world. However, that would just be doing a disservice to ourselves and our love lives. Most of us who are single now have been single for a very long time pre-Covid. But, hey, no one knows that you’re lying if you blame Covid.

A few wonderful people highlighted their transition into their true selves.

Stunning. Show-stopping. Magnificent. We love to see it. There is nothing better to see in this world than someone living their authentic truth. Like, go and do your thing. Slay all of the hearts you see, honey, and take no prisoners. We are all better in their world to be surrounded by people living in complete honesty.

The Lil Nas X joined in on the fun and highlighted his own meteoric rise to fame.

The “Old Town Road” singer really did make a big name for himself. Not only did his song get made into a duet and remix with every artist imaginable, he beat Mariah Carey’s record. Lil Nas X went from someone that no one knew to unseating Mariah Carey for longest time spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts.

There are some very clever takes on this meme.

So, like, who else feels like they are being personally attacked by this meme? College might have been years ago but these memories linger. Tequila is just one of those things that so many of use have to learn the hard way and those lessons stick with you.

Simone Biles gave us one of the most memorable glow ups of the meme challenge.

Simone Biles is one of the most legendary women to ever walk this planet. The way she was able to make herself known around the world as the best gymnast is no short feat. She is and will always be one of the best women to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

READ: President Trump Thinks Injecting Disinfectants Could Cure COVID-19 And The Memes Are Hilarious

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Christina Aguilera Lip Synching ‘Lady Marmalade’ To A TikTok Meme Is A Summer Treat

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Christina Aguilera Lip Synching ‘Lady Marmalade’ To A TikTok Meme Is A Summer Treat

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In 2001, Christina Aguilera was a pop princess on the rise.

She further solidified herself in the world of music that year when she joined forces with the powerful voices of Mýa, Pink, and rappers Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliot for a recorded version of “Lady Marmalade.” The track, which had been created for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, became an instant smash and classic. At the time of its release, the song was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks.

Let us not forget that the song also taught an entire generation the infamous French words “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”

Now nearly twenty years after its release, Aguilera is reminding us of her musical chops and the beloved song.

In a video posted to her Instagram page, the Burlesque actress mimed along to a recent version of the song performed by TikTok sensation Lili Hayes. Hayes, who is 72, blew up on Instagram and TikTok a few years ago for her musical posts and attitude. She can often be seen on her pages singing or sporting hats and has gained fame for her sense of humor. She’s been featured in blog posts and major outlets like Vogue.

Her bio reads ‘Over everything. Always a little p****d.’ 

Christina’s parody of Hayes’s hilarious TikTok sent her 6.8 million followers into an internet craze.

Fans labeled the singer a ‘goddess’ for singing the song while dancing in her swimming pool with a glass of wine and an oversized black straw hat. In the video, Aguilera can be seen showing off her playful side while whipping her hair around.

“I feel like I’ve never sounded so goooooood! Yas honey @lili_hayes ! 😂🔥 #RealLadyMarmalade #LadyMarmaladeRemix #tiktok,” she wrote in a caption of the hilarious clip.

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