BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Gabriela Berlingeri, Hugs Not Walls, Selena Gomez, and More

BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Gabriela Berlingeri, Hugs Not Walls, Selena Gomez, and More belatina latine

¡Hola, todes! 

It’s time for another weekend recap. ¡Y pasó mucho! 

Before getting into it, we want to bring to your attention that during the past weekend, we said goodbye to Hispanic Heritage Month. At least, until next year. But that doesn’t mean much to us. Here at BELatina News, we will continue to showcase the brilliance of the Latino/e community 365 days a year. 

With that being said, let’s get to the stories you might’ve missed over the past few days! 

‘Hugs Not Walls’ Unite Hundreds of Families at the Mexico-US Border

BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Gabriela Berlingeri, Hugs Not Walls, Selena Gomez, and More belatina latine
Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of families reunited at the Mexico-US border along the Rio Grande river. The “Hugs Not Walls” event’s purpose is to bring families and loved ones together while highlighting the complexities of immigration. The families smiled, laughed, and cried at the event, which is a reminder of how difficult this situation is for many people. The embraces were brief; only a few minutes were allowed for these reunions with people who haven’t seen each other in years. 

Natti Natasha Gets on the Track for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Dominican urban singer, Natti Nattasha, was chosen as the Honorary Pace Car driver for the Dixie Vodka 400 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race. The race will take place Sunday, October 23rd, at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

The “Ram Pam Pam” singer is set to pilot a special pink Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE around the track as part of the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” initiative. It is expected that she will lead the field of NASCAR drivers to the green flag in the premier series’ second of three races in the Round of 8 of the Playoffs, according to Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Gabriela Berlingeri Reminds Everyone She’s a Star Too

BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Gabriela Berlingeri, Hugs Not Walls, Selena Gomez, and More belatina latine
Credit: Twitter/Instagram

Gabriel Berlingeri, who has coined herself as an influencer and the founder of a jewelry business, Diciembre 29, was the star of a modeling show this weekend. Berlingeri took to the runway to present Eclíptica’s spring/summer 2023 collection. She was not only the designers Michelle y Norein Otero’s muse, but also a collaborator of the collection named “Perla.” The collection uses light colors, rich textures, and transparent fabrics.  

Berlingeri told Magacín, a blog housed in Puerto Rico’s newspaper, El Nuevo Dia, that this was a great experience and it was the first time she had ever collaborated with a brand. 

The Puerto Rican business owner is often associated with Bad Bunny as she’s been present in his life in the past few years, but she’s made it clear that she’s a star herself. Bad Bunny was, nonetheless, seen supporting her in the front row of the event. 

Student Debt Cancellation Plan is En Route

BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Gabriela Berlingeri, Hugs Not Walls, Selena Gomez, and More belatina latine

The moment many Americans have been waiting for is here! We are finally getting closer to having some of our college debt forgiven. This past Friday, the Biden Administration released a beta version of the application as we await for the student debt cancellation plan to take place.

“This testing period will allow the Department to monitor site performance through real-world use, test the site ahead of the official application launch, refine processes, and uncover any possible bugs prior to official launch,” an Education Department spokesperson said.

The application many people accessed this weekend was in its preliminary stages. However, borrowers are allowed to submit their applications, but they won’t be processed until later this month. If you didn’t get the email with the application link, find it here.

Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber Squash Nasty Rumors Together

Are there any pop culture fans here? Well, if you are, you’d be interested in knowing that Selena Gomez and Haily Bieber were seen together – and in harmony. 

On Saturday, they both attended the Academy Museum Gala at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and they squashed any ill-spoken rumors of the last few years by posing for the photographer, Tyrell Hampton, for a picture. The “Kill Em with Kindness” singer and entrepreneur and Bieber, who’s a model, were often at the mercy of nasty tabloid headlines due to the weird obsession fans had with Gomez and Justin Bieber’s love. However, their chapter ended years ago. Since then, Bieber and Hailey have married and now try to lead a normal life. 

Both Bieber and Gomez were all smiles and a slight embrace was present in the picture. Ah. First-world problems, I know.