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Netflix Posted Beautiful Throwbacks Of Yalitza Aparicio, Now #YalitzaChallenge Is A Thing

We are not getting off this Yalitza Aparicio high, not now. The  Mexican actress whose star shot to fame when she made history as the first indigenous actress nominated for an Oscar, has broken all kinds of records with her cover on Vogue Mexico, then her cover for Vanity Fair. Now, thanks to Netflix, we’re getting to see another side to Aparicio that shows she was meant to be a star since she was a kid.

Netflix posted pictures of a young Yalitza Aparicio, and people on social media love it!

O.M.G.

Yes, compose yourself first. Now go back and take each image of this young cutie! Aparicio wore all sorts of cute costumes from a traditional Mexican outfit to a little soldier boy and a panda. She’s also wearing a white dress for her first communion.

People could not resist posting their throwbacks while wearing traditional Mexican outfits. Here are some highlights.

Twitter/@faithjonas

@FaithJonas posted this adorable picture dressed as an Aztec dancer.

This baby grew up to be a Spanish teacher at a university.

Twitter/@chilango1709

“Her pictures of when she was a child, remind me of my own pictures,” @chilango1709 tweeted. “Todos los festivales de las escuelas y los disfraces que nos pusimos para complaces a los adultos. Felicidades @YalitzaAparicio. Como indígena mexicano que soy estoy feliz por ti.”

Do we all have the same traditions?

Twitter/@claudiausagi_

Claudia Reyes ‏ tweeted: “lol crazy how every Mexican child has pics like this!! this is my sister and I.” She also started the hashtag #YalitzaChallenge.

Why do parents force us to wear such things?!

Julissa looks like she’s about to cry!

Even though we might have hated the outfits at the time, we are sure loving them now.

Okay, here’s mine…Don’t laugh!

This is too much! Will you post your #YalitzaChallenge on social media?

READ: Yalitza Aparicio Is The Oscar’s First Indigenous Woman To Be Nominated For Best Actress

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Yalitza Aparicio Gave The Best Advice Ever On Plaza Sésamo

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Yalitza Aparicio Gave The Best Advice Ever On Plaza Sésamo

Growing up as a little brown girl, rarely (if ever) did I see a person that looked like me on TV. Sometimes, on Spanish-language programming, I’d see Latinas who had darker skin tones — but more often than not they were parodied versions of what white people assumed indigenous people to be. Unfortunately, those stereotypes are still with us today. However, thanks to Sesame Street, I did have a brown Latina role model that I could look up to, and that was Maria, played by the fantastic Sonia Manzano.

Now, another beautiful Latina — who was once unknown, but has captivated the world with her talent will do what Sonia once did for me.

Yalitza Aparicio made a special apperarence on Plaza Sésamo to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Aparicio joined 3-year-old Muppet, Abby Cadabby, and the two had a lovely chat about believing in oneself, how imagination can help you achieve your dreams, and how to be persistent about your goals in life.

The brief segment began with Aparicio showing Abby on a globe all the places she’s been able to travel since the release of her Oscar-winning film “Roma.” Abby said in Spanish “when I grow up, I want to travel the world just like you!”

Aparicio said that she too dreamed of traveling the world when she was a little girl. Abby asked the Oscar-nominated actress what advice she had for her to make her dreams a reality, and Aparicio gave her the best response ever.

Aparicio advised Abby: “if you believe in yourself and work really hard, you’ll be able to accomplish all of your dreams.”

Then Aparicio told Abby to repeat the phrase over and over “if I can imagine it, I can accomplish it” so she never forgets how to reach all of her goals.

Now those are words to live by!

Click here to watch the segment.

READ: Netflix Posted Beautiful Throwbacks Of Yalitza Aparicio, Now #YalitzaChallenge Is A Thing

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Netflix Is Turning Gabriel García Márquez’s Classic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Into A Series

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Netflix Is Turning Gabriel García Márquez’s Classic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ Into A Series

Fans of magical realism rejoice. On Wednesday, Netflix announced it acquired the rights to Gabriel García Márquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and will be turning the literary masterpiece into a Spanish-language series.

This is the first time the 1967 novel, considered “one of the most significant works of the 20th Century,” will be adapted for screen. For years, the author, who died in 2014, refused to sell the film rights, believing the story could not be done justice through a two-hour project, according to Deadline.

Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha, García Márquez’s sons, who are serving as executive producers on the show, believe a series is an appropriate approach to the book.

“For decades, our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Años de Soledad. He believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice,” Rodrigo Garcia told BuzzFeed News, adding that the “current golden age of series,” with “the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content,” changed the family’s mind.

“The time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides,” he continued.

The series will be filmed in Colombia.

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” tells the story of the multi-generational Buendia family, whose patriarch Jose Arcadio Buendia founded Macondo, a fictional town in the South American country.

The book has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into 46 languages.

In a statement, Francisco Ramos, Netflix’s vice president of Spanish-language content, said, “We know our members around the world love watching Spanish-language films and series and we feel this will be a perfect match of project and our platform.”

He’s right. Since announcing the adaptation, fans of the magical realism novel have been celebrating the news.

There’s no word yet on when the series will debut and who will star in it.

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