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Becky G is Living the American Dream

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Becky G is taking over. She’s headlining her own shows, releasing hit singles and flashing her gap-tooth smile for CoverGirl. No matter how famous Rebecca Marie Gomez gets, she’ll always be our homegirl from Inglewood. For that, we’re absolutely in love with her and here are 11 more reasons you should be, too.

She’s Confident, “Flaws” and All

Proud of it.

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The question she gets asked the most is: “Why don’t you get braces and fix your gap? The 17-year-old told Z90 she’s come to peace with her spaced-out smile. “People say, ‘you can afford braces, why don’t you fix your gap?’ She says she had braces and the gap came back. “It’s not going anywhere,” she said. So she’s made it her signature. There’s even a hashtag: #embracethegap.

She Rides or Dies For Her Family

I just find it hilarious that I'm the oldest yet smallest of the bunch ? my babieeees.

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At nine, Becky G’s family lost their house and had to move into her grandparents’ Inglewood, Calif. garage. She told Rolling Stone she had to “get her life together” to help her family make it. She started Googling agents, going on auditions and recording her own music on YouTube. The rest is history.

She Shoots For the Stars

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She’s a fangirl just like us and she hustles to work with her favorite artists. Jennifer Lopez appeared on her “Becky From The Block” video. To Becky G, it was “a dream come true,” adding “[it’s] something really special to me, because I’m Latina,” she said in an Idolator interview. She also recorded with Pitbull and Thalia.

She’s a Proud Spanglish Speaker

Viva Mexico

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Becky G says she will never forget her roots. She practices Spanish with her grandparents, although she admits her first language will always be Spanglish. “I always say, ‘my language is Spanglish.’ I can speak a little bit of English and I can speak a little bit of Spanish. That’s who I am,” she told Variety Latino. Own it, girl!

She Has a Big Heart

Because her family struggled, Becky G told the Salvation Army she does what she can to pay it forward. “I want my fans to understand that what you put into the universe is what you get back. Giving back is the right thing to do, whether it’s donating clothing or even just a smile to someone who needs it.”

She Sings in the Shower — and Damn Well, Too!

?a little warm up and SWV before the show today

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Becky G’s taste in music ranges from Selena to Jenni Rivera to Etta James and The Manhattans. She told USA Today her go-to shower song is TLC’s “Waterfalls,” and told PerezHilton.com she likes to “keep it old school.” She’s true to her musical roots, down to her shower songs!

She Likes to Eat

Yes. Everything about this. Just yes.

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In “Becky From The Block,” she mentions In-N-Out, Randy’s Donuts, sushi, calamari and her own mom’s cooking. But she’s not just talk. To prove she it, she’s always posting #foodporn pics on Instagram.

She Doesn’t Take Herself Too Seriously

Some celebs’ fame goes straight to their heads, thinking they’re too cool to even smile for pictures. But not Becky G. She’s not afraid to show her silly side, posting goofy selfies on Instagram when she needs a break from her busy day.

She’s Not Fake About What She Likes

Yes she’s a CoverGirl, and she uses their products. She told Rolling Stone, “Not to be a kissass or anything — but CoverGirl is the first makeup I ever bought.” Takes us back to our middle school days sampling makeup at the Rite Aid counter.

She Loves Her Fans as Much as Beasters Love Her

The queen of the Beasters is fully dedicated to making her fans happy. No matter how tired she is, she always stops to take a selfie and respond to Beasters on Twitter. She’s the sweetest!

She’s Our American Dream

#KIISjingleball ❤️ thank you @1027kiisfm for making one of my dreams come true.

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There’s no doubt she’s a go-getter. She worked to help her family move out of her grandparents’ garage into their own place and she told Variety Latino she likes taking care of them because she wouldn’t be where she is without them. She’s one of the few celebrities who continues working hard and staying out of trouble while keeping in touch with her roots. She is our generation’s American Dream.

Becky G Embraced Her Latinidad At The Amazon Prime Concert But Apparently Not Everyone Is Happy About It

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Becky G Embraced Her Latinidad At The Amazon Prime Concert But Apparently Not Everyone Is Happy About It

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Amazon threw a giant party to celebrate their annual Amazon Prime Day. It was basically a giant Amazon commercial, but also a concert! So, that’s fun.

Jane Lynch hosted and actors like Erin Moriarty stopped by to plug the Amazon series The Boys. Oh, also Taylor Swift headlined the event, but if you ask any Latino – the show was all about Becky G.

She took to the stage to debut a new single and truly stole the show. But, sadly, many fans who had tunedin for Taylor Swift had zero idea who the Latina icon was.

Yesterday was Amazon’s huge Prime Day Concert featuring some amazing talent, including Becky G.

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With a lineup consisting of Taylor Swift, SZA, Dua Lipa and Becky G, it’s safe to say that Amazon was looking to make an impression with their concert celebrating their Prime Day sale (which takes place next week). While the company went big last year with a special Ariana Grande set at a Brooklyn warehouse, this one was something else entirely.

The show, which was livestreamed to all 200 million Amazon Prime members across the globe, saw New York’s dowdy Hammerstein Ballroom tricked out to the hilt, with a gigantic video screen spanning the entire front of the ballroom — and eye-popping visuals ranging from digital effects to sprawling nature scenes — and a stage that was a light show in itself. There were fireworks and steam blasts and eye-popping lights and showers of confetti and streamers falling from the ceiling — framing, of course, performances from four of the most dynamic pop-leaning female artists working today.

The Mexican-American icon was excited to be a part of such an epic lineup.

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“I think it’s pretty dope that I get to be part of a lineup alongside badass girls like Taylor Swift, SZA and Dua Lipa,” Becky G told Billboard. “I love more than anything that we are very diverse. It’s awesome that we come from different places and speak different languages.”

And, as the only Latina performing at the event, Becky G added, “It’s awesome that Amazon provided an opportunity for artists like us to use their platform. The Internet is what changed my life and career.”

She also celebrated the fact each of the performers come from different places and speak different languages.

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Yet people at the concert weren’t dancing and screaming as much when Becky G came out and then online things got even darker. There was a lot of chatter on Twitter from people upset that Becky G decided to sing in her native language.

Apparently, though, not everyone was happy for the Latina to sing in Spanish but, no worry, her fans were there to defend.

Apparently not everyone new what was going on. One user on Twitter said: “I just logged on what’s happening now? Who’s coming after Becky G? This is not going to happen again with another one of our Latina artist.”

Becky G’s fans were seriously not having any of it.

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People were pissed off that some were upset about the Mexican-American singing her new single, Dollar, in Spanish – her native language.

Latinos came out swinging at people who had a problem with Becky G embracing her Latinidad.

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Many people upset at Becky G for sining in Spanish seemed to not realize that Amazon Prime is a global service with service in dozens of languages around the world.

And yes, Prime is available in Spanish and there are Mexican, Chilean, and Colombian subscribers. So it only makes sense to have featured a Latina artist to represent a huge portion of Amazon Prime’s audience.

Many pointed out the disgusting irony between reactions to Becky G and Justin Bieber singing in Spanish.

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Justin Bieber can take to a stage and make a not so great attempt at singing in Spanish and he’s called genius and open-minded and multitalented. But if a Latina signs in Spanish – her native language – people are coming for her.

Despite all the drama, let’s remember these two amazing moments that show just how far Becky G has come in her career.

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She went from posing with a wax figure of Taylor Swift to performing alongside her at one of the year’s biggest concerts. Bravo Becky!

READ: It Looks Like We All Have A Lot More In Common With Becky G Than Just A Love For Mayores

It Looks Like We All Have A Lot More In Common With Becky G Than Just A Love For Mayores

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It Looks Like We All Have A Lot More In Common With Becky G Than Just A Love For Mayores

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Becky G recently sat down for an interview with Billboard’s “Growing Up Latino” and we just fell in love with the Mayores singer even more.

Like I had no idea we had so much in common.

In the interview, she discusses her favorite Spanglish slang, childhood games, and her pride as a Latina musician. It’s so good!

Becky G we are here for you living your best life and owning your identity. We need more of this!

Many on Twitter were so grateful to hear her speak up as a Latina and to have a role model they can identify with.

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Growing up Latino, often the only role models you see are white ones or negative depictions of Latinos – characters created by Hollywood and the media.

So a huge shout out to Becky G and all the other incredible Latinos and Latinas helping change that.

Many were happy to see a woman celebrating her cultural heritage.

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We couldn’t be more proud of the singer for speaking up.

The “Sin Pijama” singer herself took to Twitter to promote the interview and proudly proclaim her identity, which she says is a huge part of who she is as a performer.

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Also, can we talk about how she used to play ‘tag’ as a kid growing up and how pozole and aguachile are her favorite foods?! #SAME

She’s helping empower women and girls just like her while trailblazing a whole new world for future generations of Latinas.

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It’s so beautiful to see a badass Latina use her huge platform as an entertainer to empower our community.

Many on Twitter were thrilled to find out just how much they have in common with the singer.

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From saying ‘pero like…’ to a love for food, we all have something in common with Becky G.

Others just wanted to shout their love for the pop sensation from their Twitter account.

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We feel you. We’re doing the same.

Becky G is also making headlines for her recent collaboration with Zayn Malik for “A Whole New World,” from Aladdin.

People are living for this track and all that it means for the Latino community.

Now excuse us while we stream “A Whole New World” for the rest of the afternoon.

Seriously, this song is so good.

Becky G, thank you for being who you are and empowering the next generation of Latinos and Latinas.

READ: Becky G Is Turning Into Princess Jasmine For Disney’s Upcoming “Aladdin” And Fans Couldn’t Be Happier

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