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Some Paint Her As A Beauty Guru, But Very Few Know She Served For Our Country

Dulce Candy went from being bullied by her sergeants in the army to doing a fierce hairlip and becoming one of the baddest Latinas on Instagram. Yep, she’s fierce AF and here’s why…

Millions look up to this Latina.

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From fashion and beauty tips, to precious moments with her husband and son or learning about her life journey, everybody wants to know what Dulce Candy is up to, and she’s not afraid to share. Dulce Candy posts unabashedly about her life across social media.

So she’s honest about her struggle with depression and suicide.

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No secrets here. Dulce candy suffered from depression in high school, which led to several suicide attempts over a boy. For many years she battled against her insecurities and lack of confidence: she felt rejected, unwanted and unattractive. It took time, but she was able to defeat her inner demons. She shares this journey to let others know they are not alone.

Until she found her self-confidence in the unlikeliest of places, Carl’s Jr.

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It’s very hard to believe, but this beautiful Latina was not always confident. For many years she “faked it.” At 16, it all changed. While working at her first job, as a cashier for Carl’s Jr., she started finding her own voice among her co-workers and realizing how powerful it was.

Part of her confidence comes from being proud about where she came from.

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At the age of six, Dulce Candy immigrated from Mexico with her mother and three sisters in search of the American Dream.

She’s also a proud American and served for our country.

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Dulce Candy had a drill sergeant that changed her life and whipped her “wild side” into shape. But not all was picture perfect… At 18, another sergeant made her life miserable because of her looks: he thought Dulce was looking for special treatment because she was “good-looking.” This took a big toll during the 15 months she was in his unit and, once again, messed with her confidence. Evntually, she was able to put that dark time behind her.

In the second unlikeliest of places, she found her calling.

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Dulce Candy started vlogging while in the Army, right after she got back from Iraq. Being in uniform for 15 months, 24/7, inspired her to share with the world her fashion style. She even came up with two military-approved hairstyles in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Luckily, her parents gave her a great name, Dulce.

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To be fierce like Beyoncé or Madonna you need to have a cool name and, as Jeb Bush said, Dulce Candy is a pretty cool name. Especially because it’s not fake and that’s actually what her parents named her.

As a vlogger, Dulce Candy shares everything with her audience, even her plastic surgeries.

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Dulce has had two procedures done: breast enhancement and rhinoplasty… and guess what? She’s not afraid to talk about them. By discussing her experiences publicly, she hopes to help young girls that are going through the same things she did.

She also champions for people to see their inner beauty.

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What actually makes her fierce is the way she cultivates her inner beauty by sharing messages filled with positivism and light. That’s how she has connected with so many young Latinas out there… As an “influencer,” as she calls herself.

And uses her voice to help others…

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We all heard her question during the Fox News Republican debate challenging some negative GOP remarks about immigration. Dulce Candy has proven to be a fierce advocate and leader within expats that deserve the same respect and treatment as natural-born citizens… Mic drop.

Because her fans come first.

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This lady is a famous vlogger, the CEO of Dulce Candy, Inc., has appeared as a “Beauty Smartie” in Seventeen Magazine and even wrote a book, “The Sweet Life.” Even with that hectic schedule, Dulce dedicates most of her time to answering questions from her followers and using Instagram to post pictures her fans really want to see.

So duh, celebs like Jessica Alba, JLo and Eva Mendez are fans.

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When asked who is her Hollywood beauty crush, Dulce Candy new exactly what to answer: Jessica Alba. She loves the actress’s different trends and how she personalizes them. And this vlogger is the living true that dreams come true because Jessica Alba is one of her followers on Instagram.

Yup, she’s living the dream.

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Nicki Minaj Announced That She Is #Preggers And Fans Are Saying It’s About Time

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Nicki Minaj Announced That She Is #Preggers And Fans Are Saying It’s About Time

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Although fans have long speculated that Queen of Rap may be pregnant, she herself has thrown out some not-so-veiled hints, we finally have confirmation that the rapper is expecting her first child.

On Monday, in a beautiful series of Instagram photos, the 37-year-old rapper confirmed that she was #preggers. Her fans – including her celeb friends – immediately chimed in to offer their congratulations.

On Instagram, Minaj confirmed that she was definitely pregnant.

A huge congratulations are in order for the raptress, Nicki Minaj, who on Monday confirmed in an Instagram post that she’s pregnant. The rapper, 37, announced the news that she’s expecting her first child in a series of photos on Monday.

In the first post, Minaj wears a bikini and shows off a side view of her baby bump with the hashtag “#Preggers” and a heart emoji.

In two more posts following her initial announcement, Minaj shared more photos of her holding her growing belly. In the third post, she writes, “Love. Marriage. Baby carriage. Overflowing with excitement & gratitude. Thank you all for the well wishes.”

Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, started dating in 2018 and tied the knot in October 2019. Just five years ago the rapper predicted that she’d be a wife and mon by the year 2025 – looks like she made that prediction come true.

Ten years from now, I will have two children, unless my husband wants three,” she told Cosmopolitan at the time. “I will be into my fitness a lot more, I will stop yo-yo dieting, and I’ll be a housewife with careers that I can run from home. I want to be able to cook for my children, bake cookies for them, and watch them grow up. I just want to be mommy. Take them to school, go to the parent-teacher conference, help them with their homework, and put their work on the refrigerator.”

It wasn’t exactly a secret though, as the raptress had been dropping hints for months.

Fans have been speculating for months whether or not Minaj has been pregnant when she tweeted about her food cravings after being asked what she’s cooking during quarantine, and alluded to symptoms of morning sickness. She also posted a video of her husband, Kenneth Petty, rubbing her stomach back in February. 

“Absolutely. Steak. Shrimp. Plus my famous cheeseburgers. So good. Been rlly having red meat cravings then salad cravings with extra jalapeños. Ordered Chkn nachos that didn’t come w/jalapeños. Who does that? Wow.”

Before news of her very real pregnancy, Minaj seemed to enjoy having fun with the idea and the frenzy a potential pregnancy would cause. On an episode on Queen Radio last February, Minaj announced she was expecting before backtracking and explaining it was a big joke.

“I’m pregnant,” she said, releasing a loud laugh moments later. “They really gon’ believe me — my manager’s face! He was about to die!”

Minaj has also been very open about her desire to become a mother.

But pregnancy hasn’t always been a joke for Minaj. In 2018, Minaj told Wonderland how much she wanted to have kids. “I’ve got to get married first then I’ll have a child. I might be closer than people think actually,” she said. “I love children. I’m not going to put that off for much longer.”

In September, Minaj announced on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” After uproar from fans, she clarified her comments in December during an interview with Billboard.

“I love music and interacting with fans, so I can’t really see taking myself completely away. But I want to be open to other possibilities in my life,” she said. “I do believe it is important to become a woman outside of the magnifying glass. I have to make sure that I’m well-rounded as a human being.”

Fans – including some other major celebs – chimed in offering their congratulations!

As soon as news broke on Monday that she was pregnant, the well wishes started to pour in. Her Instagram post already has nearly 8 million likes from fans and tons of felicidades from everyone from Halle Berry to model Winnie Harlow.

Halle Berry wrote, “YES Congratulations beauty!!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️”

Sam Smith wrote, “Congratulations beautiful x”

Model Winnie Harlow wrote, “Knew it knew it knew it 😍😍😍😍 SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Love you!!”

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Demi Lovato Laughing At Herself While Rewatching ‘Camp Rock’: how awkward am I?

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Demi Lovato Laughing At Herself While Rewatching ‘Camp Rock’: how awkward am I?

Quite a lot has changed in the years that have passed since Disney Channel made the 2008 hit Camp Rock. For one, the star of the film (Demi Lovato) is much more than a former Micky-head and is now a household name amongst way more than the fanbase she held at the time. And according to recently dropped tracks and music videos, Lovato no longer hangs tight with her former co-stars the Jonas Brothers.

Still, all of these years later, and some years of growing up, Lovato seems to be able to look back at her big starring role and laugh.

Lovato took a stroll down memory lane this past weekend to watch the 2008 Disney Channel movie and share her reactions on Instagram Story.

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The 27-year-old singer her reaction the Disney hit in series of Instagram Stories wherein she gives some pretty hilarious commentary about her “awkward” character. At the time, Lovato depicted Mitchie Torres, an aspiring singer who attends a summer music camp called “Camp Rock”

In one scene that features Lovato alongside her Camp Rock co-star Alyson Stoner, Lovato writes “The amount of awkward f—ing things I did in this movie… I can’t.” In another scene shared with her and Joe Jonas, Lovato wrote “I told yall – how awkward am I?!!!”

Lovato finished off her Camp Rock rewatch party with a post sharing a scene of herself performing the song “Our Time Is Here.”

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“This s–t still slaps not gonna lie…,” the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer wrote of the clip.

The original Camp Rock which also starred Nick and Kevin Jonas was given the sequel treatment back in 2020 and was released as Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

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But it might not be its last? Recently, Lovato expressed her desire to take part in a third installment, this time with content that’s a little racier.

“We want to come out with an R-Rated Camp Rock 3,” the singer told Ellen DeGeneres in 2017. “I mean, all of our fans have now grown up and so anybody that watched Camp Rock is now older and can appreciate it.”

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