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25 Latinx Red Carpet Fails

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Ah, the red carpet. It’s a place for celebrities to look their best. But let’s be honest, even the best dressed stars have been known to commit a fashion faux-pas from time to time. Whether it’s taking a pajama look to the red carpet (hello Camilla Cabello!) or just missing the mark (Luis Fonsi, anyone?) these red carpet fails show that even god-level latinx make mistakes sometimes.

Latinx celebrities are known to take chances, but sometimes this trailblazing can be seen as a fashion FAIL. Who knows, maybe in many years some of these looks will be viewed as iconic, just like JLO’s trailblazing green Versace.

The 25 red carpet fails are:

1. Camila Cabello at the 2018 Brit Awards

Source: Instagram @Camila_Cabello

Normally the definition of red carpet style, Cubana Camilla Cabello showed up to the 2017 Brit Awards in London looking like she just rolled out of bed. This night gown inspired dress is frumpish in all the wrong places. Her midriff is needlessly exposed, and a barely-there back is doing her no favors. This look is more ready for a pajama party than the red carpet.

2. Stephanie Beatriz at 2017 Upfronts

Source: Instagram @Stephaniebeatriz

This Brooklyn Nine-Nine star seemed to be doing her best Joker impression in this high-slit dress by Zhivago. While the Gotham City look might be fitting for Halloween, this sequin number is out of place at an event presenting network prime-time lineups to advertisers. The tasteful Jimmy Choo shoes nicely balanced out the supervillian look.

3. Chucho Flash at 2018 PJ Bash

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Cuban Chucho Flash came in at bit top heavy at the 2018 PJ Bash presented by Univision. While the distressed white jeans and Gucci belt are classic, he wore a bit too much bling on the top. The effect is heightened by his wearing a black top against white jeans. The result? Chucho Flash looks like he is about to fall over.

4. Paula Galindo at the 2018 MTV Millennial Awards

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Colombian Youtuber and model Paula Galindo showed up to the MTV Millennial Awards wearing a very ambitious Tommy Hilfiger dress. The dress, which is an amalgamation of the Colombian flag and the Tommy ‘T’, makes the normally fashionable Paula look like a pop art Halloween costume.

5. Manu Manzo at the 2018 Billboard Latin Power Players

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Venezuelan born Manu Manzo is an artist on the rise, and her red tiger-stripped two-piece body suit certainly makes her a stand-out, although not in the way she intended. Appearing at the 2018 Billboard Latin Power Players party in Miami, Manu Manzo looked ready to pounce.

6. Motiff at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Producer Arbise Gonzalez aka Motiff showed up to the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards wearing this over-the-top wresting themed outfit. While the Giselle Aboudi jacket is a stand-out, the outfit as a whole doesn’t quite mesh.

7. Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 SAG Awards

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Latina actress extraordinaire Gina Rodriguez got photo-bombed at the 2018 SAG Awards by legendary Merryl Streep. It’s nearly impossible to find Gina out of place: her style, voice, and attitude are always on point.  The only failing here is not recognizing that the multiple-Oscar-winning actress Streep was standing next to her.

8. Jennifer Lopez at the Time 100 Gala

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Latina icon Jennifer Lopez aka JLO never has a fashion fail on the red carpet. Her looks are iconic, and have an influence on entire generations. That’s why it takes the outfit itself to cause a fail. Seen here on the red carpet of the Time 100 Gala, JLO is seen tripping over herself! It seems the outfit was too elaborate for even JLO’s lithe legs to handle.

9. Camila Mendes at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards

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Riverdale star Camila Mendes flew into the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in full “goodnight moon” mode, sporting this space inspired dress by Reem Acra. While the embroidery is beautiful, the structure of the dress does Camila no favors. The dress seems more fitting for a pajama party (with Camila Cabello?) than a prestigious fashion award ceremony.

10. Luis Fonsi at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

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Singer Luis Fonsi showed up at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in this offset monochromatic theme. The black tie on black shirt combo makes his face look washed out, giving the effect of Fonsi disappearing behind his outfit. An admirable attempt that was overshadowed by…

11. Luis Fonsi at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards After Party

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And after the awards show, he Luis Fonsi changed into something well…even worse than his awards show outfit.  Luis Fonsi showed up t2018 Billboard Music Awards After Party looking like a lost piece of luggage. The overwrought patches on his shirt put him somewhere between Boy Scout and a suitcase covered with stickers from exotic places. His overly distressed denim seemed ready to give up on him as well.

12. Francia Raisa at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces Party

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Actress Francis Raisa showed up at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces Party wearing this pink ruffly disaster. The multiple layers in the mid-section make Francia’s body disappear, and not in a good way.

13. Joss Favela at the Latin AMAs

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Singer Joss Favela showed up to the Latin AMAs in this embroidered tuxedo. While it was definitely a choice, the angel on the pants looks super out of place. Joss looks more like a super hero than red carpet ready. However, the plain black slippers nicely balance out the over-the-top nature of his tuxedo.

14. Becky G at the Latin AMAs

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Singer Becky G wore this sequin disaster on the Latin AMA red carpet. Half S&M half sequin bigfoot, this outfit is a big question mark. It only makes sense next to friend Joss Favela’s equally disastrous outfit.

15. Gloria Trevi at the Latin AMAs

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Mexican singer-songwriter Gloria Trevi wore this Michael Cinco gown to the Latin AMAs in 2018. While the dress accents her strong shoulders, ultimately the look is more pink flamingo than Mexican princess. The frills and embroidery make this look over-the-top.

16. Francia Raisa at Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party

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Francia Raisa makes her second appearance on this list with this tale of two dresses at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party. While Francia claims it’s “business to the left, party on the right” this dress is really just a mess. Her dark makeup makes her disappear into the dress, like Edward Scissorhands on the red carpet.

17.  Prince Royce at the Latin American Music Awards

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Singer-songwriter Prince Royce showed up to the Latin American Music Awards in this head to toe monochromatic affair. The pants seem inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” outfit, but this outfit is no thriller. A dash of contrast could make Prince Royce stand out on the red carpet.

18. Lele Pons at the 2018 MTV Millennial Awards

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Influencer and Latinx celebrity Lele Pons had a fail on the red carpet…but it wasn’t necessarily a fashion fail. While her Sentiments Couture jumpsuit was absolutely smashing, her balance was not, and she took a dive on the red carpet, documented on her Instagram.

19. Michelle Rodriguez at UNICEF Sardinia

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Actress Michelle Rodriguez showed up to a UNICEF in this dress / gold napkin. The only real way to describe this dress is awkward. With a high slit, and a sash of gold fabric at the neckline. But it’s ok, if she spilled anything at dinner, the gold napkin would catch it.

20. Zoe Saldana at the 2010 Oscars

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Actress Zoe Saldana has become the quintessence of style in recent years, gracing countless magazine covers and stunning many runways. But it wasn’t that long ago that her looks were out of control. Take this example from the 2010 Oscars. Zoe looks straight Sesame Street in this gold and purple outfit.

21. Zoe Saldana at the 2013 Oscars

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Not wishing to be outdone by her 2010 Oscars outfit, Zoe Saldana showed up three years later wearing this white and black mess to the 2013 Oscars. While a step in the right direction, there are several critical missteps here, including the (glitter?) belt around her midsection. Thank goodness Zoe has taken her fashion in a completely new direction!

22. Jessica Alba at the WF Central Bejing Opening

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Normally stunning and elegant, Jessica Alba showed up to this hotel opening looking like a pop art version of Raggedy Ann. Her multilayered dress becomes an optical illusion if you stare at it too long, but Jessica should rest easy knowing that this dress was only seen by a Chinese audience.

23. Demi Lovato at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles

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Demi Lovato is a serial red carpet offender, but this outfit at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles might take the cake. Was it inspired by a Middle Eastern Sari? How do we explain the plain gold leg? It was impossible to find the designer of this monstrosity probably because no one wanted to take credit.

24. Rocsi Diaz at the FX Snowfall Premiere

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TV host Rocsi Diaz showed up to moderate a panel at the FX Snowfall Premiere in these flowing yellow pants and sequin sports bra / top. Together, they make her look like a bizarre version of a mermaid, which was not what she probably intended.

25. Christina Milian at the Nylon Magazine Girl Party

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Rounding out our list is actress and singer Christina Milian in this military inspired garb at the Nylon Magazine Girl Party. Christina wears this alice McCALL military inspired outfit with and without a layered trenchcoat. She proudly boasts #nostylist, probably because no stylist in their right mind would ever send a client out in such a hideous outfit.

21 Times Hipsters Ruined Latino Culture

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21 Times Hipsters Ruined Latino Culture

Hipsters have a habit of ruining Latino culture. You only have to go on Instagram or Facebook, and you’ll see a ton of memes and photos highlighting the many ways hipsters culturally appropriate things from South America.

Some of these are hysterical. We’re sure you’ll relate to what we’re talking about. Let’s dive in!

1. Pairing High-Quality Colombian Coffee with Avocado Toast

Credit: Cortado, avocado toast. Digital Image. Flickr/ T.Tseng. October 6, 2015

How many times have you seen freshly brewed Columbian coffee on social media- to have the image ruined with hipster health crazes like avocado toast? Kale salad? Or, some kind of meal served in a mason jar? Urgh.

2. Facial Furniture

Credit: Man. Digital Image. PxHere. 3rd July 2017

Whether you’re a fan of facial furniture or not, it’s safe to say hipster beards had a predecessor- the Latin American mustache.

3. Expensive Avocados

Credit: sliced green avocado fruit. Digital Image. Unsplash/@thoughtcatalog. April 6, 2018

Avocados have been a staple ingredient in Latin American cookery for centuries- well before hipsters got a hold of them. Unfortunately, their surge in popularity has forced their price up, drastically!

4. Overpriced Artisan Food Trucks Selling ‘Mexican Food’

Credit: Mexican Food. Digital Image. Unsplash/ @paulavermeulen. September 19, 2017

Once upon a time, South American laborers would stop for lunch and visit a food truck and enjoy a cheap, practical, and authentic meal. Whereas now, if you visit a ‘Mexican’ food van, you’ll often find an overpriced miniature restaurant!

5. Quinoa

Quinoa- another example of Latin American food that became a Hipster food craze. Dubbed the ‘miracle grain from the Andes,’ – again it became so popular it tripled in price!

6. Glorious Ponchos

Credit: Woman Standing Surrounded by Trees. Digital Image. Unsplash/ @tamarabellis. November 28, 2017

The poncho (also known as a serape) was worn for generations in Southern American culture- way before hipsters claimed them as their own.

7. Large Hoop Earrings

Credit: Gold Hoop Earrings. Digital Image. Pixabay/sarakgraves. May 12, 2016

News flash! Hipster women didn’t start the large ‘edgy’ hoop earring ‘trend.’ These accessories are a long-standing fashion statement in Latino culture.

8. Overcomplicated Tacos

Credit: Board of Four Soft Tacos on Table. Digital Image. Unsplash/ @misswattson. December 9, 2017.

Traditionally, tacos were simple. Now, you’ll walk into a hipster-inspired restaurant and see a menu full of tacos infused with goodness knows what!

9. Frida Kahlo Merchandise

Credit: Frida Kahlo. Digital Image. Pixabay/ Katchi. September 2018.

Urgh. If we see another Frida Kahlo poster in a hipster coffee bar, or one more decorated phone case, notepad, or vintage-looking T-shirt with a print of Frida Kahlo’s face plastered all over it- we’re going to scream!

10. Overpriced Coconut Water

Credit: Person Holding Bai Antioxidant Cocofusion Drink Bottle. Digital Image. Unsplash/ @kalvisuals. June 5, 2018

At what stage did coconut water cost the earth? We remember a time where you could walk into a Latino grocery store and drink coconut water straight from a coconut- for next to nothing! Thanks, hipsters for ruining that.

11. ‘Street Corn’

Credit: close photo of grilled corn. Digital Image. Unsplash/@photo4msnp.  August 6, 2018

This cracks us up.  Mexican corn on the cob isn’t a thing! So many trendy ‘Mexican’ restaurants have named ordinary corn on the cob ‘street corn.’ This isn’t a thing! It’s a great snack, but corn isn’t a massive deal in Mexico.

12. The Commercialization of Lucha Libre

Credit: Man in Mask Inside Wrestling Ring. Digital Image. Unsplash/@joehernandez. March 4, 2017.

Lucha Libre was once a traditional family event. Now in many corners of the US, it’s more like a traveling hipster circus! Not cool.

13. Chia Seeds

Credit: Chia. Digital Image. Pixabay/ValeriaJa. March 1, 2017.

Latin Americans have eaten Chia seeds for centuries; they were a delicacy enjoyed by the Maya and Aztecs. These days, you’ll find these goodies sprinkled all over hipster-esc lattes, smoothies, overnight oats, [insert chic sounding refreshment here], etc.

14. Pan Dulce

Credit: Concha (pan dulce mexicano). Digital Image. Wikimedia. 3 April 2015.

You can’t blame hipsters for enjoying Pan Dulce- it’s delicious. For those of you who don’t know, this refers to a variety of Mexican pastries: besos, conchas, and cuernos- among others. These kinds of bread are some of Mexico’s cheapest yet tastiest treats!

15. Clothes Dripping in Huipil

Credit: Huipil San Antonio Aguas Calientes Front Detail. Digital Image. Wikimedia. 11 June 2012

High street stores are selling designs influenced by Huipil patterns. Indigenous women of Mexico initially wore these. What’s the betting these hipsters have no idea where these ‘bohemian’ designs originated from?

16. Cinco de Mayo Isn’t Mexican Independence Day

Credit: Person Wearing Skull Mask Costume Sitting on Bench. Digital Image. Unsplash/@sidelinejones. February 2, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is often confused by hipsters as Mexican Independence Day. It’s not. Plus, it’s not just an excuse for people to stuff their faces with tacos and knock back margaritas. This day celebrates Mexico’s victory during the Battle of Puebla (1862).  This was a big deal because a tiny Mexican army managed to defeat a larger French force. How cool is that?

17. Chola Style

Credit: Vintage Madras by Polo Ralph Lauren. Digital Image. Flickr/ Robert Sheie. November 1, 2012

Everyone’s donning Chola style. Hipsters are rocking freshly painted eyebrows, huge hooped earrings and chequered shirts with the top button done (draped over a white tank top).

However, we urge hipsters to take a second to consider the historical roots of the ‘Chola’ aesthetic. It’s not just a fashion craze. Rather, it’s a genuine identity stemming from Latin American history and culture.

18. Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos)

Credit: Mexican Day Of The Dead. Digital Image. Flickr/Eva Rinaldi. December 6, 2014

Día de Los Muertos (also known as Day of the Dead) has become a favorite with millennial hipsters. However, a good proportion of them don’t know the difference between this and Haloween- despite wearing a Calavera as a costume.

19. The Commercialization of Pinatas

Credit: Pinata. Digital Image. Pixabay/kliempictures. Jan. 2, 2017

Okay, this may seem a little silly- but bear with us. A pinata used to be precisely that, a pinata. Now, you can get all kinds of things to hit with a stick: love hearts, Halloween-themed ghouls, unicorns- you name it! What’s wrong with a traditional pinata?

20. Grasshoppers

Credit: Green and Orange Eastern Lubber Grasshopper. Digital Image. Unsplash/@vincentvanzalinge. October 31, 2017

Grasshoppers (also known as ‘Chapulines’) are an ancient snack, Latinos have enjoyed for centuries. You’ve probably seen plenty of new-age travelers taking snaps if their gap year in South America. For them, eating insects is a novelty. Whereas, for many, this was a way of life- way before it became ‘exotic.’

21. Churros

Credit: Churros on Chopping Board. Digital Image. Unsplash/@huibscholten. September 19, 2017

There’s a good chance you’ll see tons of images of hipsters enjoying churros as street food- especially during the winter. However, this isn’t culturally accurate. Fresh churros are traditionally a breakfast food dipped in thick hot chocolate. Yum!

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