Jesus Trivino

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 @JesusTalkz
 
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!

Watch: How J Balvin Went From Walking Dogs to Being Top Dog
How J Balvin Went From Walking Dogs to Being Top Dog

J Balvin is the Colombian with the master plan...to takeover the Latin music industry.


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Alice Braga vs. Kate del Castillo: Who’s The True Queen of the South?
Alice Braga vs. Kate del Castillo: Who’s The True Queen of the South?

Who will be the best Teresa Mendoza? Alice Braga in Queen of the South or Kate del Castillo in La Reina del Sur? Well, before QOTS premieres tonight on USA at 10/9C, click through and find out.


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Why Willie Colón’s “El Gran Varón” is Still Relevant Today
Why Willie Colón’s “El Gran Varón” is Still Relevant Today

Beyond being one of the main architects of the Fania salsa sound (think Dr. Dre and the West coast hip-hop style), Willie Colón always infused his music with a consciousness rarely seen from artists—Spanish or English language. And "El Gran Varón" is the perfect example of his revolutionary thinking. The song, released in 1989 as a single from his album, Top Secrets, tackles homophobia, machismo and AIDS.


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This Producer Took Jennifer Lopez, The Actress, to J. Lo, Global Music Superstar
This Producer Took Jennifer Lopez, The Actress, to J. Lo, Global Music Superstar

If you ever danced to a Jennifer Lopez track, chances are you owe Cory Rooney a huge hug of appreciation. The Grammy-nominated producer, with more than 100 million copies of his music sold worldwide, is largely responsible for La Lopez’s turn from Hollywood A-Lister to music megastar. “I’m obsessed with the loyalty that Latin people have for their music, culture and their people,” says Rooney.


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7 Strong, Badass Latinas Throughout History
7 Strong, Badass Latinas Throughout History

Queen of the South’s Alice Braga isn’t alone when it comes to badass-ness. She follows in the giant footsteps of Latinas who have veni, vidi and vici. Here are some!

Watch Braga on USA’s Queen of the South on June 23 at 10/9C. 


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Shakira’s Baby Son, Sasha, Gets Fútbol Fever!
Shakira’s Baby Son, Sasha, Gets Fútbol Fever!

Shakira’s son, Sasha, was born with fútbol fever! The Colombian superstar shared a heart-melting photo of her baby boy, 1, raising his arms in celebration of his daddy, Gerard Piqué, scoring the winning goal for Spain over Czech Republic in the UEFA Euro 2016. “Celebrando el gol de papa con La Roja!!,” she wrote on the post.


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Exclusive: Here’s Why Snow Tha Product Should Be Your Favorite Latina MC
Exclusive: Here’s Why Snow Tha Product Should Be Your Favorite Latina MC

It’s about damn time you show Snow Tha Product some respect. The Mexican MC has been dropping indie hits and lyrically tearing up stages for years. She isn’t a new artist; she’s just a dope artist you need to fux with right now.


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15 Songs That Will Make You Yell “Boricua!”
15 Songs That Will Make You Yell “Boricua!”

It is all about that Weepppaaa life this weekend! In honor of our Puerto Rican hermanos y hermanas here are a few classic tracks to make every single person at the Puerto Rican Day Parade (and at home) scream "Boricua" at the top of their lungs.

Prepare to get hype!

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Exclusive: This Is Why Carmelo Anthony Will Be King Boricua at the Puerto Rican Day Parade
EXCLUSIVE: This is Why Carmelo Anthony Will Be King Boricua at the PR Day Parade

Carmelo Anthony is so Puerto Rican he’s been going “all the way up” with Fat Joe for years. He’s so Puerto Rock his late father, Carmelo Iriarte, was a Young Lord. He’s so damn Boricua that he will serve as king of the Puerto Rican Day Parade this Sunday in NYC.


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