#GrowingUpHispanic Means VapoRub, Walter Mercado, Chanclas, and So Much Cleaning


Growing up Hispanic means living Hispanic at home and American everywhere else. But that doesn’t mean mami and papi don’t have their tricks to keep you under control when you are out of their sight. Twitter is educating the world about what it is like #GrowingUpHispanic. Here are things everyone should understand about being Hispanic.

Our households function a little differently than most.


Okay. It’s a whole other world where your rules don’t apply.

How you cleaned determined your social life.

Usually on Saturday morning while your mom blasted music to “motivate” you.

You had to learn to entertain yourself, or else…

“I’m not bored anymore, mami.”

But, no matter what, your parents thought you were lazy.

Even though this was how mami stored her pots and pans.

We have cabinets in the kitchen for a reason, ma.

And, somehow, this was always the trash can.

Me, lazy?! Then explain this!

READ: Things Latino Dads Say When You’re Growing Up

7-Up and Vicks were all you needed to get through any illness.

Nothing cured your cold, fever, upset stomach, headache, or nausea like a thick coat of VapoRub.

There was never a chance of grabbing food on the way home.

But home is like two hours away!

Which means you would be facing the worst recorded heat wave.

There were always  a couple ice cubes floating in this bad boy.

Unless this man saved your day.

Thank you for making the world a better place, my friend.

Growing up means something different to Hispanic parents.

Replies with: “Then just go to bed.” *instant regret*

READ: 11 Rules Every Latino Unconsciously Lives By

Birthday parties were always longer than they needed to be.

And tío is officially drunk! Happy birthday, Miguelito!

Make sure your vocal cords are warmed up.

You could never just leave a family get-together.

Because you have 13 tios, 16 tias, 27 cousins, 7 comrades and 8 godchildren…and that’s just in the backyard.

All stores have two names: their real name and abuelitas name.

Mom knew how to punish you no matter where you were.

Like when you are at church, the grocery store, or you mom’s friend’s house.

When mom bends over, you run and don’t stop.

READ: Those Chanclas Aren’t Just Made for Walking

Hispanic TV was always more of a trend report.


And it didn’t stop with weather girl, Jackie Guerrido. We see you, Pamela Silva Conde.

It was also the forecast to your life.

So you knew to be attentive to every word he said.

We were blingin, as soon as we came out the womb.

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Because we were born fabulous ?✨.

We listened to the best pop bands.

¡Y soy rebelde!

No matter our age, Hispanic parents are always suspicious.

Even when you move out, get married and have kids, mami and papi are always there to make sure you are okay.

What is your favorite memory of #GrowingUpHispanic? mitú wants to know. Tell us in the comments below.

ICYMI: Fifth Harmony, Becky G and Luis Coronel Took Over Premios Juventud


ICYMI: Fifth Harmony, Becky G and Luis Coronel Took Over Premios Juventud

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The night started with a warning to Donald Trump:


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Pitbull had one simple message: “Watch out for El Chapo, PAPO.”

Jorge Ramos also chimed in…


“When election day comes we are going to remember who had our backs and who was against us,” said Ramos, who encouraged everyone to vote.

READ: Trump, If You Throw Punches, Latinos Fight Back

Then Fifth Harmony hit the stage.????? 


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In scandalizing red outfits, Fifth Harmony sang the Spanish version of their hit song “Worth It.”

READ: Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony Skipped Her Quinceañera to Become a Pop Star

Becky G got some lip action from J Balvin.

The two sang Becky G’s “Can’t Stop Dancing” in English AND Spanish.

READ: Becky G is Living the American Dream

Luis Coronel kept thanking God.

Premios Juventud Luis Coronel
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Coronel had a good reason. He was the second highest winner of the night with four awards. Enrique Iglesias, who missed the show, took home five.

Calibre 50 moved the audience to tears with a Joan Sebastian tribute.

Don Francisco got some love, too.

Don Francisco received a special shoutout for his cultural contributions as the host of Sábado Gigante.

READ: Sábado Gigante is Ending and We’re Worried For Our Moms

RBD fans were giddy with the return of Anahí.

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The Mexican singer, who hasn’t performed on stage in six years, closed out the night with Wisin to sing her new single, “Rumba.”

What was your favorite Premius Juventud moment? Let us know.

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