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!
Latest from this author
Diane Guerrero is one bad Colombiana — smart, sexy, and slaying every damn day. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the Orange is the New Black star loves the finer things in life (diamonds) but her kiss can be sealed with a dozen (or 10,000) roses from her loved one.
Victoria Moroles is part of a pack. And she rolls deep on MTV’s Teen Wolf, which is now in its fifth season. She may roll with a bunch of supernatural beings on TV, but off the set life she’s all about her familia.
Here, the Texas-born actress gives us the scoop on her character, Hayden Romero, pinning on Pinterest, and the inspiring story of her grandfather.
If Marc Anthony is the only name you associate with salsa you’re at a high risk to get your Latino card pulled. Do your Latino heart a favor and click through to see a few of the finest, funkiest salseros of all time.
Walter Mercado is the gawd of everything astrological, but have you heard of Shade Mercado?
At this point, 2015 is a blur and it’ll get hazier as we approach December 31 (pass the coquito please!). So it’s time to look ahead to 2016 and the Latinos who will own the worlds of movies, TV, and music.
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.