Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesus Trivino Alarcon began his professional journalism career at Vibe and has held editorial positions at Harris Publications, MyNuvoTV.com, and BET.com. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 14-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Director he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow me on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JTrivinoAlarcon.
Favorite Latino fashionista: Carmelo Anthony
My first celebrity crush: Iris Chacon, Yuri
Something people don't know about me: At 11, I was working with my dad at a kosher butcher shop on Sundays. Child labor be damned! It instilled a work ethic in me that I still have to this day. Thanks, Pops.
Guilty pop culture addiction: Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bad Girls Club, Real World
Two words that describe Elvis Crespo: Jerk Chicken
If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: take the 6 train to the Bronx. We’d find the nearest bodega and get quarter drinks and share a bag of salt & vinegar chips. Then I’d realize it was Jennifer Lopez who works at my doctor’s office.
Movie that makes me cry: A Better Life, Up
Celebrity I'd switch teams for: Juanes
Latino artist on my iPod right now: 3BallMTY
Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Willie Colon
Favorite Latin dish: Sopa de Bola
Favorite Spanish-Language Song: “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor”—Juanes
Proudest Moment as a Latino: When I got the call to work at Latina. To be able to promote our culture and gente to the masses is incredible. Dale!
Latest from this author
Natalia Jimenez believes in you. She believes you can do anything you set your chubby little heart on. One listen to her inspiring, energetic new album, Creo En Mi, and you’ll be signing up for that boot camp session, looking at masters degree programs, and the like. Talking to the Spanish singer is just as motivational — her positivity hits you through the phone that if you don’t smile than your name might be Scrooge.
Piñatas & Tequila — what else do you need?
On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which is filming from SXSW, the late night host and his trusty, hilarious sidekick Guillermo decided to play a game of “Piñatas & Tequila.”
Genesis Rodriguez is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand Latinas in Hollywood. The bubbly, gorgeous Venezuelan and Cuban actress continues her hot streak in today’s Run All Night with Liam Neeson.
Zulay Henao is a talented actress. Zulay Henao is breathtakingly beautiful. Zulay Henao is also a master at Colombian slang.
Jesus Christ is always watching you do good things — and bad things. Whether you’re a God-fearing Latino Catholic or just one of those “I believe in a higher being” type of Latinos, just know JC sees all So this Lent season be mindful of your fibbing and check out 6 things Jesus is definitely watching you do:
Latinos and African-Americans go together like peanut butter and jelly or better yet: rice and
beans pigeon peas. As we honor Black History Month, we look back at our shared history with some of the best brown and black collaborations of all time.
Kat Dahlia is cool. Kat Dahlia is a soulful singer. Kat Dahlia is awesomely Cuban American!
When you’re speaking to a Latino — friend or foe — don’t use the lame-ass terms below. Unless, you never ever (forever, forever) want to speak to one of us again.
Spicy should be used to describe food not people. By using “spicy” to describe an attractive Latina, you’re just asking the dating gods to never grant you a Latina girlfriend.
From Our Partners
Latina Media Ventures, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Service LLC Associate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, and is also a Linkshare, ShareaSale, and CJ affiliate. Our decisions to feature and recommend products is guided by our editorial decisions.