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BELatina’s Weekly Recap: Jennifer Lopez’s Look-Alike, Villano Antillano, Latina Equal Pay Day, and More

Happy Friday, BELatina fam!  

Hope the holiday season stress isn’t getting to you! It feels like it was just Thanksgiving yesterday, and now we’re preparing ourselves for nochebuena – time flies!   

As always, we covered a variety of topics this week! This week we talked about the Dominicana makeup artist who looks like Jennifer Lopez, we had an in-depth interview with Villano Antillano, and we wrote about Neymar’s return to the FIFA World Cup action. We also talked about four empowering Latina IGs to follow, and the importance of Latina Equal Pay Day.  

That’s not all though.  

Here’s what you might’ve missed this week!   

Meet the Dominicana Makeup Artist Who Looks Like JLo 

Meet the Dominicana Makeup Artist Who Looks Exactly Like JLo belatina latine

They say we all have someone who looks exactly like us somewhere in the world. However, finding that doppelgänger might be hard — if not almost impossible — unless you look like a celebrity. 

This is precisely the case of Eve, a dominicana makeup artist living in New York City, who looks just like Jennifer Lopez’s long lost, twin sister.  

Q&A With Puerto Rican Artist Villano Antillano: She’s Not An Artist, She’s A Movement 

Credit: Villano Antillano’s Team

The skyrocketing Puerto Rican artist Villano Antillano is here for the throne. On December 2, she finally released her long-awaited debut album ‘LA SUSTANCIA X,’ and it was worth the wait.  

The album blends reggaeton, rap, and electro-pop – and we had the opportunity to get into the nitty gritty about Villana’s creative process.  

Latino Fútbol Radar: Brazil Dominates as Neymar Returns to Action 

Credit: @fifaworldcup

Brazilian soccer star Neymar returned to World Cup action after missing two games due to a recurring ankle injury. 

His presence was a great addition, which led to one of the most explosive openings in World Cup history. Brazil scored four goals within the first 40 minutes. 

Four Empowering Instagram Accounts Every Latina Should Follow 

In a world where social media is part of the daily lives of almost every person, and the content that’s out there varies in enormous ways, it’s not uncommon to find us following accounts that only align with our beliefs and interests. 

As a Latina, I value all the social media accounts that offer all types of resources, tips, inspirational quotes, and events — whether virtual or in-person — that are targeted to all those strong Latinas out there, also trying to find an online community that can help them achieve a better quality of life. 

Here are four empowering Instagram accounts every Latina should be following. 

Latina Activist Monica Ramirez Talks about Latina Equal Pay Day and What is Being Done This Year 

Latina Equal Pay Day is an estimate of the day Latinas must work into the new year to earn what white, non-Hispanic men made during the previous year. This year it’s on December 8th. It is also a day to take action and remind employers and the government about this outrageous pay discrepancy. 

Monica Ramirez, founder of Justice for Migrant Women, for instance, hosted the National Latina Equal Pay Day Summit in Washington, D.C. alongside LCLAA, MANA, ALPFA, and Equal Pay on December 8!

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