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Meet Nina, She’s the New Latina on ‘Sesame Street’

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Sesame Street has a new resident — and it’s not a new muppet. Joining the neighborhood is Suki Lopez, better known on the street as Nina.

Cuban-American Lopez will play the role of the character described as “a young bilingual Hispanic woman who uses her wit, compassion, and charisma to help the furry residents of Sesame Street solve their daily dilemmas.”

READ: ow Sesame Street’s Maria Schooled Us on Dreaming Big

And she’s super excited. “As they are bringing out the puppets, I see the faces behind the characters I have known forever!” says Lopez.

She also hopes to be on the show just as long as another Latina resident, Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on the show for 44 years. “This show has a tremendous history and I hope to be part of it for a long time,” Lopez said.

Lopez will be debuting her character while Sesame Street debuts in its new home, HBO. But all the episodes will also air on PBS.

This season you’ll also see Gina Rodriguez, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell and Nick Jones guest star.

Read more about Nina, the new resident in Sesame Street here.

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Old-Fashioned Latino Dating Rules People Should Followed

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Old-Fashioned Latino Dating Rules People Should Followed

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When it comes to relationships, I swear mami lived in fairytale land. From romantic letter exchanges to (eventually) epic marriage proposals, these are some of the dating standards our parents tried teaching us that are not any more real than unicorns for our generation.

A guy actually asking you out on date.

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There was none of that “let’s watch Netfilx and chill” bulls**t.

Opening the car door.

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I mean, we don’t want to pull a Gaga, but it would be nice.

READ: Expectations Guys Have of Their Latina GFs

Guys should always pay.

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Pull out… the chair.

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They never do.

Walk on the outside of the street.

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These days, we’re lucky if he walks next to us and not ahead.

READ: The Latino Guide to What Your Girlfriend Really Means When She Says This

Plan the dates.

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Sadly, these days guys have zero creativity.

Pick up his date.

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No Batmobile needed. ANY ride will do. Pinky promise.

Come to the door.

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Not just honk.

The grand romantic gesture.

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Like bring us flowers… or any other small token of appreciation.

READ: These Latino Boyfriends are the Best Thing We Never Had

Be clear on where the relationship stands.

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What the hell does “hanging out” mean?

Put cellphones away.

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This is me time! Might as well date an avatar.

Not expect sex.

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A plate of pasta does not guarantee a night in our bed. Momma taught us well.

What other dating expectations are guys killing these days? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to put those losers to shame by sharing this on Facebook. 

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