20 Times Latinos Got Extra As Hell On Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the holiday for love— and for passion! Sometimes, it seems like passion is passé; nowadays everything seems to be ironically detached, or the stress of the economy makes young people strive for practicality.
But not for latinas! See, when it comes to our hearts, we don’t just have passion. We have duende.
So, it should come as no surprise that there are some latinos who get very into V-Day. Here’s 20 latinos who rocked that passionate spirit way past flowers-and-chocolates land. Or as the kids these days say: they got hella extra.
1. When Lele Pons took her day-to-night style to a whole new level.
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Lele Pons is a girl who knows what she wants. While this Instagram cutie strives to balance comedy and fabulosity, this V-Day 2018 ensemble is 100% edge. The sparkling red eye-shadow and the boning in the dress say: I can handle myself. Can you?
2. When Ana Alvarado Tried to Explore Her Kinky Side
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Last year, sketch-comedy actress Ava Alvarado hit the Valentine’s Day nail on the head. Everybody wants a little extra attention, but some latinas love expensive affection! What’s a broke millenial to do? Maybe an ancient sex book can solve our passion problems for free. Or…maybe not. But hey! Anything’s worth doing once.
3. When Andrea Espada was her own Valentine.
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Sometimes, you just gotta love yourself.
4. When Chef Lorena Garcia made Pears Al Vino Tinto for the love of it.
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I can barely get it together enough to buy chocolate, and here’s this bae making sweet pears with peppercorn, cinnamon, and pinot noir for her one and only. Way to set the bar Lorena.
5. When everybody Texas lost their friggin’ minds over V-Day tacos
To be fair, it was pretty clever of chef Jesus Torres. I mean, be honest: do you want a heart-shaped box of eight measly chocolates, or a heart-shaped platter of TWELVE GIANT TACOS? Love means never having to say, “I’m hungry.”
6. When Tommy Mottola gave Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda a box of chocolates…bigger than her torso
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There’s romance, and then there’s extra. But Tommy and triple-threat Thalia married nineteen years ago, and their love lives and breathes because the dude knows what he got himself into.
7. When Ely spoke to the cringey single girl in all of us
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Nobody does cringe-comedy quite like Ely, and last Valentine’s Day she slayed. Don’t take being in a couple for granted! Or else you, too, might find yourself in a sleeping bag on Valentine’s-Day-Eve, handing out headshots and angling for a date.
8. When we read Dulce and Jesse’s love story and cried for days
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Last year Instagram star Dulce Candy opened up and got personal. She told the story about how she and Jesse Ruiz were in the military together, faced intense odds, and slowly but surely fell in love. Then she decided to cut a bunch of onions right on my face for some reason. So unnecessary.
9. When LeJuan James got his girlfriend 88 roses and she could barely lift them
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Dude. 88? You’re just showing off at this point.
10. When Chantal Caroline decided to do Valentine’s Day makeup all month
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Chantal’s passion for color can’t be contained to a single day! This February, every day is V-Day. Get it, girl!
11. When Zoe Saldana made game night sizzle
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Parcheesi doesn’t exactly sound like a V-Day dream date but surrounded by candles and roses, Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego make it a night to envy.
12. When Vanessa Hudgens committed criminal vandalism—in the name of love!
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Last year, Vanessa Hudgens Valentine’s Day getaway with Austin Butler went awry. The two lovebirds carved a heart into a rock that turned out to be in a protected national park! Can’t just carve your name in a tree in the backyard, can you?
Fortunately, even though they were caught, they were able to pay a fine and get home without much legal trouble.
13. When all Sofia Vegara wanted for Valentine’s Day was candy, and she got ALL of it.
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Every single kind.
14. When Corinna and Brianna Dotson DJ’d at New York Fashion Week and blew everyone’s minds
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V-Day 2017 was a holiday to remember, and that’s in no small part to twin Latina fashion icons Brianna and Corinna Dotson. Two years ago, it turned out that on top of being amazing designers, photographers, and entrepreneurs, they can also…DJ! Is there anything sistas can’t do?
15. When Emilio Dosal composed a love letter to his wife… in dance
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Sure, anybody can write a love letter in words. But to choreograph one? That’s hella extra.
Although, Emilio Dosal has been dancing for a long time, so maybe it’s old hat for her by now? Like, “yeah, he can dance, but does he ever take out the garbage?” Pro-tip: you gotta do both.
16. When Bianca Del Rio decided her Valentine would be her chihuahuas
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Star and drag queen Bianca Del Rio stuns wherever she goes, but only the most deserving get her affections. Last year, those special someones were her dogs, Sammy and Dede. Ruff! Fortunately for the rest of us, we can still enjoy her glamorous Valentine’s Day spirit from afar.
17. When Sabella debuted nails you could claw a heart out with
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Latina nail artist Sabella knows we all have the power to slay. Last Valentine’s Day, she cranked that power to the max to inspire all lonely-heart chicas out there to seize the ever-loving day with your bare hands! Plus, you can look cute while you do it.
18. When Jordan Clark included Amelia Capaz’ Sims family in their 1-year anniversary album
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People who love you, get you. People who get you include your Sims family in a photo album. Right next to your baby pictures.
19. When Shea Serrano came up with the best simile for love we’ve ever heard
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“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.”
Shea Serrano is a middle school teacher and a YA novelist. He loves love! And he loves getting kids to read; hence the cake bookmark. The funny thing is, Serrano found duende between a book and its reader, and now that he has, it’s like fire. It doesn’t stop spreading.
All kinds of Latinos getting extra on these Valentine’s Days. But the best of the best is…
20. When Kathy Cano-Murillo buried herself in a mountain of Valentine’s Day cards!
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So many cards! And, because it’s Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka the Crafty Chica herself, the cards are an explosion of Latina pride. Sequins, glitter, and icons of Frida Kahlo leap from every surface. It’s a phenomenon.
There are so many ways to love on Valentine’s Day. So much passion to go around. So go ahead! Get extra. Valentine’s Day is in less than a week; go find your duende.
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