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A 17-Year-Old MUA Glammed Her Mexican Dad And It Is The Response Machistas Deserve

As much as the media wants to portray Latino dads (or Latino men in general) as machista, this right here proves how far from the truth that is. This makeup artist applied a full face on her dad as an innocent joke. What she took away from this went far deeper than what everyone saw on the surface.

17-year-old Gisela Villa has been practicing makeup application for two years, and she’s gotten REALLY good.

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She says she learned almost everything from watching other artists on YouTube.

While some men criticize women for “wearing too much makeup,” Gisela’s dad, Lucio, has been her #1 fan.

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“At first, the thought I was doing it just to do it, but as I started growing, he started supporting me a lot,” Gisela told mitú. “My dad is actually the one who takes me makeup shopping. He tells me ‘Oh that looks really nice or… maybe not that color.”

Dad goals, right?!

Seeing how her dad is so supportive, she wanted to see what his mustache would look like under fierce highlight and contour.

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“I always wondered what he’d look like if he had makeup on because he has a big mustache. So I always thought to myself, ‘It’d be really funny if I did my makeup on him,’ but I never mentioned it to him.”

It wasn’t until boredom struck that she asked if he was down for a makeover. He gave in and said, “Okay – just this one time.” Because what dad doesn’t do things like this for baby girl?

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“ I was super bored at home, about to cook dinner and I kind of just remembered I wanted to do my dad’s makeup. He had just gotten home from work and I asked him. He just looked at me without saying anything and I was SO EXCITED.”

Gisela grabbed all her tools, and as her dad watched TV — and in less than 40 minutes — she glammed him up with a full face of primer, foundation, eyeshadow, lashes, contour and highlight for *the gawds.*

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“He was aware of what I was going to do because he had seen it on me so many times… Until I put fake eyelashes on him, he was like ‘I can’t open my eyes!’ He probably thought I wasn’t going to go that far, but I did.” ??

His reaction after looking in the mirror was pretty priceless…

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“There was no mirror in front of him [during the application]. When I was done, he got up and looked at himself. I was laughing so hard – almost crying. He looked at me and said, ‘Oh, you’re so crazy,’ and he started laughing. He was looking at himself, probably thinking, ‘Is this really me?’ I thought his reaction would be different. I thought he was going to be like, ‘Oh that’s too much,’ but he started laughing.”

In fact, Gisela’s dad embraced it so much, he went to show off to his wife and kids running around the neighborhood.

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“Once I was done, he went to show my mom and said, ‘Look at me, do I look beautiful now?’ My mom laughed, then he asked, ‘Can you give me a kiss?’ She said, ‘No! You’re wearing lipstick!’ She laughed because she was so surprised.”

“There were a few kids running around my neighborhood, and he walked outside for 20 minutes, and he was just standing there and all these little kids would pass and say, ‘Oh my god, he’s wearing makeup!’ They laughed and their reaction made my dad laugh. He wore it for at least 20 minutes, then was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to take this off.’ He had glitter everywhere.”

After Gisela posted pictures on Twitter, trolls came out and said he’d lost his masculinity… but they’re brushing off those haters.

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“For every 10 people that commented, one would say things like, ‘Your dad just lost his masculinity for this.’ Or ‘Makeup shouldn’t be for guys. What has this world come to?’ I’ve never liked to bring attention to negativity, but this isn’t right.”

But Gisela’s dad has a newfound respect for women AND men who wear makeup. They both hope the virality of his makeover serves to change lives.

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“If a guy wants to wear makeup, he should be able to wear makeup as much as any girl. Makeup comes off. There’s no rules to makeup,” she told mitú. Preach!

Oh, and as for who taught him how to pose like this…

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“Haha, I did! When I wanted to take pictures of him… Every time I do my makeup I want to take pictures, of course. And he’s always telling me, ‘When will you stop taking pictures of yourself?’ And he sees how I do all these hand motions, and I pose this way or that way. Right before I was going to take the pictures he said, ‘Let me do it how you do it.’ He started doing the hand poses, so I guess he got it from me.”


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Your Dad Will Legit Cry When You Give Them These Gifts Because They’re Total Softies

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Your Dad Will Legit Cry When You Give Them These Gifts Because They’re Total Softies

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Dads are the hardest to shop for. They never want anything and even if you get them something you aren’t sure if it is really something they want. Fortunately, we have you covered with this gift guide that will let you know what your dad really wants.

Dad Panza In Progress T-Shirt | $24.99

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For those young daddies out there. You might be fit and in shape right now but it will happen eventually. Your body will start to change and next thing you know you will have a dad panza. Show them that it is something they can be proud of.

El Jefe De Jefes T-Shirt | $26.99

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Dads are el jefe of the house. The only person ranked higher in the family is mom, la jefa. However, you dad is technically more powerful than you so the shirt still makes sense.

I’m That Papá T-Shirt | $24.99

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This one doesn’t have to be just for your dad. We all know people who turn the tv on just to fall asleep. The shirt is a simple approach to one of the most recognizable moments in every living room.

Promoted To Abuelo T-Shirt | $24.99

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Here’s a chance to give your dad a little surprise news. Maybe he is about to become more than just a dad. Abuelos are cherished members of the family because of the love and wisdom they have to offer. It is an honor to become one.

My Kind Of Six-Pack T-Shirt | $24.99

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Who needs abs when you can have this kind of six-pack? There is nothing better than a cold one after a long day or weekend and no one knows that better than dad. Plus, this is total dude humor than you know his compas are going to love.

El Rey T-Shirt | $24.99

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Sometimes dad needs a little pick-me-up. Gifting him a shirt that calls him el rey is something that he would love. This shirt is very important during Father’s Day and his birthday because that is when he is truly treated as el rey.

She Is My Vieja T-Shirt | $24.99

Appeal to his sensitive side. The side that is so in love with your mom that he does anything for her. This is one shirt we will definitely wear proudly, especially when he is out and about with his vieja.

READ: VIDEO: Latino Dads Discuss Why They Don’t Say I Love You

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A Gay Single Father Of 3 Is Using TikTok To Share His Family’s Love With The World

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A Gay Single Father Of 3 Is Using TikTok To Share His Family’s Love With The World

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Living as a single parent is a tough situation in the best of times. During the time of Covid, it can create a completely different set of issues. José Rólon is showcasing life as a single gay father to three kids on Instagram and TikTok.

José Rólon is a single father in New York City and he’s celebrating his family on social media.

Rólon’s husband, Tim Merrell, died tragically in December 2013 of a heart attack while on a business trip. At the time, the couple had a young son and a surrogate who was 11 weeks pregnant. Rólon recalls that they had just taken a trip to Georgia for a medical follow-up with the surrogate.

“On top of the heavy grieving I then only had a week to follow through the pregnancy or not because at 12 weeks you can’t make the decision to abort. I think at the beginning, those first several days I was pretty clear that I was going to abort because I think there was just no way that I could raise three kid son my own,” Rólon recalls. “But, on the sixth day, which not only happened to be the last day to make the decision, but it happened to be my husband’s funeral service and burial, I woke up that day and realized that my son just lost his father and what if something were to happen to me. I didn’t want to leave him alone in this world and so I decided that day that I was going to follow through the pregnancy.”

Rólon adds: “I announced that we were pregnant while giving Tim’s eulogy in the church. Nobody knew that we were pregnant yet so you can just imagine the audible gasp that came from that.”

He has been documenting his life with the children in quarantine and it has been wonderful to watch.

Like other parents, Rólon is wearing so many hats with his children in quarantine. Not only is he still a single father, he has had to become an educator as well. He also became a social media sensation thanks to his children and his own need for release.

Rólon thinks that his social media presence is breaking down barriers and creating a chance for people to relate to him. Despite his sexuality and being someone of color, Rólon sees his dad content as something most parents will relate to.

One of the first videos to go viral was with one of his daughters massaging his hair as he works.

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“I think that it’s those types of relatable videos that resonated, but I think also that there hasn’t been much of a voice in this medium from a gay parent, a gay father,” Rólon says. “Even though we have been raising kids for a long time I do think that we’re still very much in the forefront of this movement of the LGBTQ+ community raising children. It has gone from something that is rare to something that has become more common.”

How many parents out there can relate? We have seen videos and photos all over social media that show parents doing the best they can to work from home with the kids. A lot of the videos remind us of the greatest benefit of working from home: family. Parents around the U.S. have relearned the joys of spending more time with family and less time in the office.

Social media was a way for Rólon to have an outlet when dating stopped due to Covid.

The dad knew how to juggle raising his family as well as enjoying some nights out. It was his way to recharge and come back as Super Dad. However, Covid changed all of that. Suddenly, staying home was the best thing he could do to take care of his children and keep them healthy.

“The scripted response around the attention we’ve been getting around TikTok is because I’m a gay dad who does play sports orally instruments or is good at arts and crafts. But the reality is that I just wasn’t getting laid,” Rólon admits while laughing. “That was my outlet. For me, whenever the kids were driving me crazy, the way that I was able to rejuvenate was by going out on a date or possibly having an intimate evening with somebody and then I could come back and be Super Dad. That wasn’t happening so, for me, I just need to put those creative juices elsewhere. That’s what I started creating those TikTok videos and from there, once they started going viral, people started paying attention and that’s kind of where we’ve been.”

Rólon’s TikTok videos are a wonderful look into a modern family.

There is so much love and happiness on Rólon’s social media pages. He is devoted to his children and their unity is heartwarming. You can follow Rólon on TikTok and Instagram under @nycgaydad to see his family grow and change on a daily basis.

READ: A Single Mom On DACA Is One Of The Newest Cast Members On MTV’s New Season Of ‘The Real World

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