Beyonce Chooses Unlikely Latina Model For Her New Clothing Campaign

There’s a new girl in town and she is getting mad recognition from none other than Queen Bee herself! Model Jillian Mercado, who has muscular dystrophy, is one of the new faces in the ad campaign for Bey’s new clothing line. Slay, girl!

Mercado, born to Dominican, parents made the announcement on Instagram with a picture of the website — where she’s front and center — said, “So BEYond excited to finally announce that I’m on the official @beyonce website!!!” she writes. “A special shout out to Queen Bee herself and the amazing team behind it.”

Mercado, who’s actually an experienced model — she’s modeled for Diesel, Nordstroms and has a contract with IMG — told Racked, “I feel like the modeling industry has been stuck on this one notion of perfection. But we are all human, everyone has flaws and it’s refreshing when you can relate to someone in an ad,” she said. “Sometimes these advertising and campaigns feel so distant because you don’t look like the models and they feel far away, it’s a fantasy so you don’t know why you’d even buy the clothes.”

In essence, Jillian is  “Fresher Than You”!


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10 Words In English That Are Now Totally Legit In Spanish, Too


10 Words In English That Are Now Totally Legit In Spanish, Too


Spanglish is the blending of Spanish words into English. But what about echando English words into Spanish? Think about it! There are lots of English words that have found a home en español. In fact, more and more “Englishized” words are making their way into the very fancy and official Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, as well as into the way we express ourselves every single day.

Here are some examples.


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With the accent, if you please.


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After all, “Pilates” is the name of the dude who invented it.


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Not “twitterando,” because that would just sound absurd.


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A drone in Spanish is dron. That “e” overstayed its welcome, clearly.


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It’s not comida. Not almuerzo. It’s lonche.


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Who knows how chequear got there, but basically when someone tells you to check it out, you’d better go and chequéalo.


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¿Van a cenar en un lugar bien fancy? Better have cash for el parking.


Toy Trucks

Beep beep.

Salir del Clóset

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When a LGBTQ person comes out to their family or friends, we say “came out of the closet,” and in Spanish, it’s the same – salir del clóset. Head’s up: Clóset in Spanish is that portable wardrobe contraption. A legit closet, like the one built into the walls, is un armario.


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No, it’s not a big, layered saucy torta. It’s a sangüich! And this is where you’d get one.

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What’s your favorite example of Englishization? Let us know!

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