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The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Peruvian Chef Because, Just Look At Him

Franco Noriega is taking the world by storm (okay, maybe just the Internet and social media). The Peruvian model turned chef has been making people lose their minds over just how sexy he is. Don’t believe it? Check it out. The world has never been this thirsty.


This is Franco Noriega, a NYC-based chef and model that is setting the Internet on fire.

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Noriega has been using his perfectly toned body for, what else, modeling. The Peruvian statue has been seen walking the runways for Dolce & Gabbana long before he opened a restaurant. ??????


Noriega has opened not one, but two restaurants in New York City this year.

DINNER TONIGHT ? #CHINATOWN #PRIVATECHEF #NYC ? @Sandra.arenas

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On May 26, he opened Baby Brasa in the Lower East Side. On June 6, Brasa opened in South Williamsburg. The concept of the restaurant is Peruvian rotisserie chicken with a focus on clean eating.


“I’m used to eating clean and healthy,” Noriega told Eater about his restaurant concept. “I’m basically doing that here.”

SUMMERS NEW BASIC #CROP #CHINATOWN

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The model, who at one point wanted to be actor, actually comes from a long line of culinary professionals. According to his interview with Eater, his parents owned several restaurants around Lima, Peru.


Even though he is making some moves in the food world of NYC, his modeling career will not be put on hold.

NEW UNDERWEAR CAMPAIGN FOR CHILE @topunderwear @nextmodelsmiami ? @jon_jacobsen

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Since the opening of his restaurant, people on the Internet are just showering the dude with love.

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Like, so much love. He will probably be someone’s #MCM every Monday because…


And it is more than just his physique. Just look at that smoldering look!

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? ❤️


Clearly, Noriega has found his place in this world and no one will ask him to leave any time soon.

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*packs bags and makes reservations at Brasa* ✈️


READ: You Asked, So We Answered: Here Are 27 Super Sexy Latino Celebs Other Than William Levy Because Why Not?

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Los Guapacharros Are The Viral TikTok Dancers That You Absolutely Need To Be Watching

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Los Guapacharros Are The Viral TikTok Dancers That You Absolutely Need To Be Watching

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I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for pretty much any viral dance but I’ve never been one to pay any attention to TikTok trends. I know that makes no sense but it is what it is.

But enter Los Guapacharros.

This group of athletic, nearly naked, dancers donning traditional Charro suits (or at least parts of them) has taken over TikTok and Mexican news networks with their flashy dance routines, fit bodies, and smooth sensual moves. And I am here for every second of it.

If you don’t already know them: meet Los Guapacharros.

At least here in Mexico it’s been nearly impossible to not see this group of young men popping up all over social media. But for those of you less fortunate, Los Guapacharros have stolen the attention of all the sexes as they dance to hit tunes sensually clad in iconic Charro attire.

The group has skyrocketed in popularity thanks to their interpretations of already classic TikTok dances and choreographies such as “El Despreció” along with some of their own choreography to songs from the Backstreet Boys and Pedro Fernández.

The group belongs to the Humberto Martinez Dance Academy, which is why it’s no coincidence that these ‘Guapacharros’ move so well. Being dance students they are young professionals, disciplined in the art of dance and their talent really shows through in their videos. But these guys are about much more than hot dances: their official Instagram account is filled with other great choreography and funny prank videos.

Their TikTok dance routines are causing some serious loss of productivity – or is that just me?

I mean I know that I’m not alone at just scrolling through video after video on their TikTok and Instagram accounts. I can’t be. The group’s Instagram account already has more than half a million followers and their TikTok videos have been viewed millions of times.

They’ve danced to everything from Backstreet Boys…

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The group gets creative with their choreography but also their outfit changes, camera angles, and even plot lines. They’re soooooo good!

And electronic music…

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Whoever thought to mix Erik Prydz’ ‘Call on Me’ song with traditional Charro outfits, you’re a genius. This works on so many levels.

To Pedro Fernandez.

It’s not all newish music that the group dances to. They also reinvent classic hits from Pedro Fernandez and other traditional artists to fit their own take on choreography.

People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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People Have A Lot Of Opinions About The Argentina Episode Of Netflix’s ‘Street Food: Latin America’

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Netflix has a new food show out and it has everyone buzzing. “Street Food: Latin America” is bringing everyone the sabor of Latin America to their living room. However, reviews are mixed because of Argentina and the lack of Central American representation.

Netflix has a new show and it is all about Latin American street food.

Some of the best food in the world comes from Latin America. That is just a fact and it isn’t because our families and community come for Latin America. Okay, maybe just a little. The food of Latin America comes with history and stories that have shaped our childhood. For many of us, it is the only thing we have that connects us to the lands our families have left.

The show is highlighting the contributions of women to street food.

“Street Food: Latin America” focuses mainly on the women that are leading the street food cultures in different countries in Latin America. For some of them, it was a chance to bring themselves out of poverty and care for their children. For others, it was a rebellion against the male-dominated culture of cooking in Latin America.

However, some people have some strong opinions about the show and they aren’t good.

There is a lot of attention to native communities in the Latino community culturally right now. The Argentina episode where someone claims that Argentina is more European is rubbing people the wrong way right now. While the native population of Argentina is small, it is still important to highlight and honor native communities who are indigenous to the lands.

The disregard for the indigenous community is upsetting because indigenous Argentinians are fighting for their lives and land.

An A Jazeera report focused on an indigenous community in northern Argentina who were fighting to protect their land. After decades of discrimination and humiliation, members of the Wichi community fought to protect their land from the Argentinian government grabbing it in 2017. Early this year, before Covid, children of the tribe started to die at alarming rates of malnutrition.

Another pain point in the Latino community is the complete disregard of Central America.

Central America includes Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Belize, and Panama. Central America’s exclusion is not sitting right with Netflix users with Central American heritage. Like, how can five whole countries be looked over during a Netflix show about street food in Latin America?

Seems like there is a chance for Netflix to revisit Latin America for more food content.

There are so many countries in Latin America that offer delicious foods to the world. There is more to Latin America than Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and Bolivia.

READ: This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food