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

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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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Are you as fierce as Dulce? Tell us how. Leave a comment below.  

This Body Positivity Activist Is Jessica Torres And You Need To Listen To What She Says

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This Body Positivity Activist Is Jessica Torres And You Need To Listen To What She Says

Maybe we all deserve hundreds more Jessica Torres to remind us that this world and its fashion isn’t just for las flacas. Jessica Torres is a plus-size model and body positive activist who isn’t going to be shamed for hiding her nalgas or accentuating the “right” curves. We have all the curves which means they’re all right.

Jessica Torres is keeping it real and combatting fat shaming by just straight up loving her self and her body. She’s calling out magazines every time they reshape a woman’s mind to cover their belly or show it off. She’s posting images of the “most unflattering outfit for [her] body type” to prove a point to the fashion industry. Fashion for plus-size women shouldn’t be about how to best cover and mask their bodies. It should be about fashion. If Jessica Torres isn’t the most fashionable chingona from the Bronx, we don’t know who is. I said it.

Her journey towards crop tops wasn’t out of self-love, but rather a love for fashion.

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She started her plus-size style blog to show off her outfits and inspire other plus-size women to live “fashionable fat lives,” she writes for HipLatina. Her blog was meant to be a stepping stone to get a job in fashion. 

Torres essentially became a body positive advocate by accident.

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“Any plus-size body that grows a following on social media and takes full body pictures is instantly labeled a self-acceptance warrior,” she said. She was just wearing bright colors and modeling off the clothes that inspire her, and a social media following just naturally happened.

Still, she didn’t love her body.

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But she did notice that she was holding herself back from embracing a diverse range of fashion because of her “body type.” Magazines love to dress women like they’re fruit: pear shapes, apple shapes, etc. Instead of dressing women for fashion, the clothes are meant to hide certain parts of their bodies.

Once she realized she was holding her fashion style back because of the “hate” she had for her body, she knew she needed to change.

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Like so many of us, she didn’t walk outside in a crop top and a skirt for the first time feeling confident and gleaming with body positivity. But you fake it till you make it, and now, Jessica Torres identifies as a self-acceptance advocate.

For every outfit she was afraid to wear, she had the courage to open up about it on social media.

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She started sharing stories of being fat-shamed at the doctor and saw the comment threads as a communal space of support and inspiration for other ladies living while fat. When she was afraid to wear a two-piece for the first time, she wrote about that, too, and found other women who gained the courage to do the same in solidarity.

As her following grows, she’s also experienced fat-shaming within the body-positivity community.

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Her body was always being compared to Ashley Graham’s or Iskra Lawrence. When Torres went up a single size in pants, she noticed how society still only accepts certain curves that are deemed beautiful. Meanwhile, others promote obesity. 

Torres is staying present to the hypocrisies and to her self.

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Caption: “Throwing it back to that time I was butt nekkid and wet and Kelly told me to sit on her lap.”

Being a social media influencer hasn’t made her any less real.

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Torres has partnered with Mod Cloth, Dove, and JcPenney to promote body positivity. She’s sharing her insider tips for strapless bras with the thickest, most comfy straps. She’s also still a person who tells publicists she farted. 😂

She’s not playing like her life is all together.

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While this would be very disappointing for all our mamis to read, it is deeply comforting to us all who have been traumatized by Saturday limpias. Where’s the link, Jessica?

Jessica Torres is the boss of all of us, and that’s how we like it.

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Tell me more about how I can all parts of myself, not just the ones that make me look like an hourglass. Who chose hourglasses as the epitome of sexiness anyway? All we know is that self-hate is a time thief and we’re done robbing ourselves of love, time and fashion, thanks to Jessica Torres.

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Trump’s Children Were Called Anchor Babies By George Lopez And A Lot Of People Got Very Upset

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Trump’s Children Were Called Anchor Babies By George Lopez And A Lot Of People Got Very Upset

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The term “anchor baby” is an offensive term that President Donald Trump used before his political career. The phrase refers to the children of undocumented people U.S. By law, that makes them U.S. citizens. The term, however, is Trump’s way of demonizing the offspring of immigrants. Calling anyone an anchor baby is a moot point because everyone in the United States comes from immigrants except Native Americans, and some Mexicans whose ancestors were born on U.S. soil when the land still belonged to Mexico. But all of this is to say, the majority of U.S. citizens come from immigrants. Never the less, the term was brought up recently due to the impending ICE raids.

After Trump threatened undocumented people in the U.S. with ICE raids last week, comedian George Lopez told them to detain Trump’s “anchor” babies.

“Uh, @icegov ‘if your listening’ you can find these immigrants at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave – Signed Enrique Empanada the third 😭😭 #vivalaraza #45melapela.”

The post included mariachi music and the Trump family with photoshopped sombreros.

Lopez’s use of “anchor baby” is using Trump’s words against him by suggesting that his ex-wife and current wife, both immigrants, had children in the U.S. making them citizens, which is a birthright.

Lopez is a loud opponent of Trump and his administration since before the election. It began after the then-candidate referred to Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals.”

During his 2017 comedy special, Lopez said if he ever ran into Trump, he would sexually assault him since he said that is what Mexicans do. Lopez also pretended to urinate on Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a plastic water bottle.

So did people like the joke? Hmmm…yes and no.

The joke can be taken different ways depending how you look at it. For some people, it is great to see these words weaponized against the man who is harming the community.

He’s only saying what Trump has been saying for years.

Trump and Lopez have the same logic, which makes the joke very funny. They think that using insults is the way to debate these kinds of issues. Clearly, the Instagram post is catching people’s attention.

Did he go too far?

People didn’t like that he used a picture of the youngest Trump. However, to be fair, Trump has no issue with infants being taken from parents at the southern border and left in detention centers. Those in the detention centers have ended up getting pretty sick lately.

Lopez gained new fans from the joke.

They say some humor is supposed to be offensive. Not to mention that political comedy can get really offensive since people don’t like being challenged.

Oh, come on now. Why are you crying?

Did you think the joke was funny or do you think that Lopez went a step too far.

READ: People Are Dragging George Lopez Because He Says He Is Going To Quit Golf Until A Clean DREAM Act Is Passed

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