Here’s a Breakdown of Every Type of Tía Latina That Exists

These are the tías you dread seeing at family reunions…

The Glamorous One

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She’s fab and she knows it. She’s got platinum dyed hair, is obsessed with leopard print and loves pairing them with metallic leggings.

La Tía Chencha

Unas de mis #tias En un restaurante, ellas bien coquetas!! #Blessed #Donaji #Mardaani #Food

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She’s what most call La Tía Cotorra. She never married, but is eternally hopeful that she’ll one day meet her prince charming and that’s why she spends HOURS getting ready. In the meantime, she’s the one who sits at the table holding the other tías’ purses while they get down on the dance floor with their husbands.

La Chismosa


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She spills the beans at every family party and gives updates on the latest family gossip. It doesn’t stop at family, she has no chill and fills everyone in on what’s happening with everyone from the neighborhood.

The One Who Is Overly Religious

#rezando en un #lugar #sagrado

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She always has el Jesús en la boca, asks when was the last time you confessed and carries a bible around to read her favorite verse to you.

The Party Animal

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This is self explanatory. She’s goes to literally every party she’s invited to and indulges on the free booze.

The One Who Still Acts Like She’s 23

^^ #tiasandra

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Soy la tía chida, let’s take a selfie.

The One Who Never Married

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She might be a lesbian.

The Bougie One

#carro #carronuevo #feliz #atrabajarsehadicho

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She flaunts her MK bags at every party, but we only like her because she has a pool and spoils us for Christmas.

The One Who Isn’t Really Your Tía


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But you call her Tía because she’s your mom’s bestie. #BFFGoals

The One Who Lives Far Away

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You only see her once a year on Christmas, but your mom makes you talk on the phone with her sometimes and it’s so awkward because you barely know her.

The Sweet Tía

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She always has your back no matter what and defends you from your mom from time to time. She gets you.

The One with Passive Agressive Comments

#mexicanproblems #mexicansbelike #carmensalinas

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Ay mijita que bonito maquillaje traes casi ni se te ven las espinillas.

The One Who Never Stops Talking

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When is this story going to end???

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The Guy Responsible for Some of the Most Iconic Looks in American Music is Mexican


The Guy Responsible for Some of the Most Iconic Looks in American Music is Mexican

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Remember that famous white jumpsuit Elvis was known for?


You know, the one that you see on nearly every Elvis impersonator?

A Mexican dude designed it. This Mexican dude:

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His name is Manuel Cuevas and he’s designed some of the most ICONIC looks in rock history.


Nicknamed the “Rhinestone Rembrandt,” Cuevas turned Johnny Cash into the man in black…


He also put the Beatles in colorful military-style outfits on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band


And he used Dia de los Muertos as an inspiration to introduce the Grateful Dead to skulls and flowers.

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READ: This Kid From Compton Sings Corridos Like a Mexican

His client list looks like a who’s who of music royalty.

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The Rolling Stones. Jimi Hendrix. Bob Dylan. John Lennon. The Jackson Five. Elton John. Dolly Parton. Do we need to keep going? Cuevas has also designed outfits for several presidents – Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush – and the artist Salvador Dali.

Cuevas is still going. He’s continued to design suits for musicians such as Jack White, Kid Rock and The Killers.

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Cuevas says when someone wants a custom suit, he usually decides what it’s going to look like – not his client. “I don’t deal with other people’s ideas, because they just don’t work for me. What I want to do for you is something that that you always thought that you could have, but you didn’t know how to identify it,” said Cuevas to CBS.

Cuevas, who was born in Mexico, moved to the US when he was 22.

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Cuevas, the fifth of 11 children, learned to sew when he was just 7 years old. After studying psychology at the University of Guadalajara, he moved to the US. He worked several gigs in the fashion industry and then became an apprentice of Nudie Cohn, a designer famous for creating the outfits of country music legends.

Despite being an immigrant, Cuevas says he didn’t face many of the struggles that others do.

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Cuevas told The Huffinton Post: “Everyone wants me to tell the sad immigrant story. But that isn’t my story. We were comfortable. My father was a salesman, and he was very smart at it. He could sell condoms to the Pope. I worked hard, I still work hard. But we weren’t hungry or wanting of things.”

Cuevas says he first got attention by wearing his own extravagant designs.


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Cuevas says Elvis’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, noticed his eye-catching outfit once and asked him to design one for Elvis. Cuevas designed the gold suit worn by Elvis on the cover of Elvis’ Golden Records, before designing the famous white jumpsuit. Cuevas also says partying didn’t hurt his business, either. “Actually, drinking is how I’ve met practically everyone that I’ve worked with. Then the famous ones introduce you to the new guys — George Harrison, Yoko Ono, Elton John, John Travolta. It was like opening a candy store; all the kids just came to buy,” said Cuevas to Ozy.

Want your own Manuel Couture original? It’ll cost you.


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A rhinestone-studded jacket, like this blue one on Manuel’s official site, will run you more than $5,000. A custom-made suit can be more than $15,000.

Cuevas, who is now 86, continues to sell and design garments out of his store in Nashville.


And yes, you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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