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You Won’t Make It Through This ’90s Latino List Without Smiling

From hip fashion trends to the revolution of digital technology, the 1990s was a real game changer for everyone. The decade introduced us to some of our favorite Latino artists, telenovelas and trends that still have us swooning today. Don’t believe me? Here’s a small reminder of some things we were obsessed with in the early ’90s. In case you somehow forgot.

1. Let’s take it way back to 1990 when “Nubeluz” was the ultimate children’s TV show.

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“Sube a mi nube, nube luz… su su su sube, su su su sube!”

2. And when Mexican group Garibaldi gave us major squad goals.

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Not only did we obsess over their catchy tunes, such as “Que te la pongo,” but their 1993 movie “Dónde quedó la bolita” was our favorite flick at the time.

3. Gloria Trevi’s 1991 hit “Pelo Suelto” was our anthem.

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Despite mom thinking her music was una “mala influencia” and made us close our eyes every time she came on TV.

4. From 1991 to 1993 “El Show de Xuxa” was everything we obsessed over.

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Best. TV. Show. EVER!

5. We were so obsessed with Xuxa that almost every young girl owned her very own pair of “Xuxandalias.”

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The Xuxa jelly sandals were life!

6. Speaking of fashion trends, remember these statement vests?

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Ricky Martin, Chayanne and even A.C. Slater from “Saved By The Bell” had us obsessing over their vests!

7. The ’90s gave us the Trilogía de las Marías: “María Mercedes,” “Marimar” and “Maria la del Barrio.”

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We obsessed over Thalía, Eduardo Capetillo, Fernando Colunga and Itatí Cantoral as the ultimate telenovela villain, Soraya Montenegro.

8. Los Del Río dropped a party jam that had everyone dancing in the early ’90s, the “Macarena.”

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And we still know the dance moves. Ain’t no shame.

9. If you did not obsess over “Agujetas de color de rosa” you had no childhood!

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A lot of great teen telenovelas were born in the ’90s. But none can ever compare to “Agujetas de color de rosa.”

10. Enrique Iglesias (and his lunar) became an international sensation in 1995.

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We’ve been obsessing over the Spanish crooner ever since his sweater, mole and mushroom hair days!

11. Fey slayed the early ’90s with “Media naranja.”

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“Tu mi complemento, mi media naranja, ya te quiero sin cruzar palabra!”

12. Shakira.

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She’s had a bazillion hits since the her first studio album, “Pies Descalzos,” but we still have these songs in rotation 21 years later.

13. And of course, Selena Quintanilla!

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Because the ’90s are not the ’90s without the iconic “Queen of Tejano.”


READ: 11 Latino Songs You Were Obsessed with in the 90s and 00s that You’re Now Embarrassed Of

What were you obsessed with from 1990 to 1995? Sound off in the comments below!

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What To Say When Someone Questions Your Latinoness

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What To Say When Someone Questions Your Latinoness

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People find the most absurd reasons to say you’re not Latina enough. Not Mexican enough. Or more annoying yet – that you’re whitewashed. WTF? Who are you to tell me I’m not enough? Here are just a few of the most ridiculous reasons people say you’re not enough.

Ya te crees because you have a degree?

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Actually, no. Since when does having a degree make us pretentious? Some of us just want to make our parents proud and thank them for all their sacrifices.

Your accent isn’t heavy enough.

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I’m sorry I say Walmart instead of Gualmar. I’m not judging people who have an accent, just don’t give me sh*t for it.

You don’t eat spicy food.

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I appreciate having stomach lining. Doesn’t mean I don’t love Latino food. I just wasn’t built with super-human organs.

You’re bougie for getting a cocktail >> tequila shot.

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It’s not my choice. I promised myself three years ago after a major hangover I wouldn’t again. Believe me, I’m looking out for ALL of us.

You’re not brown enough.

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Newsflash: Do we really need to go over this again? Latinos come in every color of the spectrum.

Or curvy enough.

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Am I supposed to apologize because my genetics don’t fit your “ideal”?

You don’t listen to banda or corridos.

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Not hating on banda or corridos, but there’s so much more to love. Like salsa, bachata, cumbia. C’mon, we have way too much rhythm to stick to one genre.

Because you don’t follow soccer.

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I get it, it’s kinda fun watching others chase a ball, but no matter how hard I try, I don’t find it interesting to watch people run around.

Your Spanish isn’t perfect.

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And neither is yours, so how ’bout that?

Basically, people will ALWAYS find a reason to say you’re not Latina enough.

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Oh hell nawww.

But remember…

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You are enough.


READ: Do You Relate? Most Latinas Say They Had To Work ‘Twice As Hard’ As Non-Latino Co-Workers

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