Yara Simon Contributor

Yara Simón is a freelance writer who grew up in Miami and was raised by her Nicaraguan mother. She graduated from the University of Florida before moving to New York. She loves the city, though she suffers from fritanga withdrawals. Fashion labels Proenza Schouler and Wes Gordon make her heart flutter, and she won't miss an episode of Game of Thrones. 

10 Shows That Should Be Reimagined As Telenovelas
10 Shows That Should Be Reimagined As Telenovelas

Telenovelas are known to be dramatic and filled with twists and turns, and a fair criticism from those who watch them is that new telenovelas can seem very familiar. For example, the Maite Perroni-fronted show La Gata has been called a lower quality version of Corazón Indomable. Instead of looking at an extensive catalog of telenovelas for inspiration, producers should be looking to English-language dramas and comedies. Here are 10 shows that would be right at home on Telemundo or Univision!


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12 Unexpected Celebrity Movie Cameos
12 Unexpected Celebrity Movie Cameos

Sometimes the best parts of movies aren’t the plots or the main stars. Instead, it’s the cameos. These mostly unexpected parts can steal the show (or at least the scene!) 
Here are 12 unforgettable celebrity cameos: 
MORE: 10 stars and their tiny screen roles... before they were famous!


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10 Things Latinos With Mixed Backgrounds Understand
10 Things Latinos With Mixed Backgrounds Understand

Whether your mom and dad are from two different Latin American countries or just completely different ethnicities, growing up was an interesting experience. Here are the 10 things you definitely experienced because of your diverse background:


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10 Famous Latina Feminists You Should Know
10 Famous Latina Feminists You Should Know

Feminism is at the forefront of public discussions these days, with celebrities like Emma Watson and Taylor Swift coming forward to give voice to what feminism represents. And as more celebrities join in on the conversation, the understanding of feminism and the movement only continues to grow. Sometimes, Latinas can be left out of the conversation, but it doesn’t mean that we are not out there fighting for women’s rights. As a matter of fact, here are 10 Latinas that are doing just that.


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10 Problems All Curvy Latinas Have
10 Problems All Curvy Latinas Can Relate To

Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Chiquis Rivera may help promote the beauty of curves, but even they will admit that having a curvy body comes with problems. Some are kind of funny, but others are just a pain.

Here are problems us curvy chicas have faced over and over again: 


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Jessica Alba in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
Why We Can’t Blame Latinas for Their Hollywood Image

When the University of Southern California released the results of its analysis of diversity in Hollywood, it’s revelations were not shocking: Latinas are both underrepresented and underdressed.

What is surprising is that some, as a result, have blamed Latinas for this less than flattering representation. But this is not a problem caused by Latina women; it’s a Hollywood problem.


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Pedro Infante and Jose Ferrer
10 Early Film Actors You Need to Know

Latinos, much like Latinas, played an important part in the early history of film. Though Cantinflas is one of the most recognized names, there are certainly many other interesting stories. For example, the Latin Lover first became popular in the 1920s, with Ricardo Cortez exploiting the trend. It turned out that he was actually named Jacob Krantz, and he was not Latino. Not all men were cast in this type of role, and not all had the same path to the silver screen. Here are just 10 actors with Latino roots you need to know from early cinema: 


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10 Early Film Actresses You Need to Know
10 Early Film Actresses You Need to Know

Rita Moreno and Rita Hayworth became movie stars, but they proved that Hollywood was not exactly the most welcoming place for Latinas or those with Latino roots. Some women had to hide any trace of their ethnicity to make it on the silver screen; while others worked outside of the United States and shaped the movie industry in Latin American countries. Regardless of how they made it to the top, these 10 women with Latin roots played an important part in the history of early cinema:


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25 Signs You Grew Up Latino in Florida
25 Signs You Grew Up Latino in Florida

Florida is a wonderful place. Yes, the Sunshine State is also the capital of strange news, but there’s more to Florida than that. Between the beaches and food, it’s truly a great place to grow up Latino. Or at the very least, it makes for some interesting experiences.
Here are 25 signs you grew up Latino in Florida:


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8 Reasons Thalia Is Worthy of an Instagram Follow
8 Reasons Thalia Is Worthy of an Instagram Follow

One of the problems with following celebrities on social media is that they can disappoint you by proving to be too boring or too self promotional. But not Thalia. She knows exactly what she’s doing on Instagram. Here are eight reasons you’ll actually want to follow her: 


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