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Video of Selena’s Last Interview Shows Her Honest, Raw and Strong

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“I tried to be the best role model that I possibly could”

In her last interview before her death, Selena Quintanilla talked about her beginnings as a singer, how she wanted to be remembered, and, surprisingly, sex ed.

When asked about how she started singing, Selena said, “When you’re young and you have the timing and you can memorize a melody then you know there’s a little bit of talent… so my dad… he saw dollar signs… ha ha ha, so he started teaching me.”

READ: Selena Quintanilla Victories in 2015

Although, as an entertainer, Selena was pretty open-minded, especially when it came to wearing sexy outfits, when asked about teen pregnancy, her answer was pretty shocking:

“I’m against abortions. I don’t think it’s right… it’s kind of hard and it’s very upsetting that you see people and especially politicians… encourage kids to use condoms. I think a parent should encourage their kids not to have sex before marriage because if you stop that right there, then you’re not going to have teen pregnancy. You have to teach kids morals first, then children afterwards. It should be marriage first then children afterwards…”

Also shocking was the last question she received only a short time before her death: “How do you want to be remembered?”

She answered: “Not only as an entertainer but as a person who cared a lot and I gave the best that I could. I tried to be the best role model that I possibly could.”

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Would You Be Willing to Wrestle in an Old Garage for the Chance of Winning $12?

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Would You Be Willing to Wrestle in an Old Garage for the Chance of Winning $12?

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Credit: Jorge Luis Chavarría / Jorge Chavarria Fotografia

In Guatemala City, wrestling is more than just a fun pastime, it is a way of life for many in marginalized and poor neighborhoods.

Jorge Luis Chavarría is a photographer in Guatemala City who is documenting the lives of luchadores in the Guatemalan capital city. Why? Well, being a luchador in Guatemala City doesn’t equate to glam or fame, instead these people are getting in the ring week after week in old garages and homes. They fight to get a break from their daily struggles of working as taxi drivers and factory workers trying to make enough money to care for their families.

READ: The Real Life Risks Guatemalan Immigrants Take to Make It to America

Chavarría’s photos take you into the lives of those fighting in the ring to win about $12. But it’s more than the money. They are also in the ring to get a break from the struggles they face on all the other fronts.

“It does not have the glamour that it had when I was a child,” Jorge Luis Chavarría told The NYTimes. “But it is their passion.”

Learn more about Chavarría’s work here and check out he full “Luchas Diarias” photo album here.

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