Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesus Trivino Alarcon began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. 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 13-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 Editor he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow me on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JTrivinoAlarcon.
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
If you’re feeling glum or tired of the same ol’ routine, listen to Debi Nova’s latest album, Soy. We promise a feeling of happiness will soon fill your body. No joke. One listen and you’ll be sending smiley face emojis to your worst enemy.
While AMC’s The Walking Dead is scaring up monster ratings it got us thinking, “Can Latinos survive a zombie apocalypse?” The quick answer: Hell yeah! Zombies are slow, ugly and smell—like your ex-boyfriend. So if the day ever comes where the dead want to take a bite out of your cabeza read our ways Latinos can survive a zombie apocalypse and you’ll be the one eating cabeza…tacos.
Monica Raymund loves playing with fire. Whether it’s her Chicago Fire character, Gabriela Dawson, dealing with deadly flames or if she’s involved in a relationship with Lieutenant Matthew Casey, which could have her career up in smoke—Raymund doesn’t like to play it safe.
Being a princess is hard work. You have to rule a kingdom, you have to deal with unworthy princes, and you have to decide which tiara goes with which sparkly dress. But above all you have to be f***ing happy. Smile until it hurts—especially if you’re a princess at a theme park and not in a Disney flick. Camille Guaty is theme park royalty in MTV’s dramedy Happyland, which premieres tonight, as Princess Adriana.
It's Hispanic Heritage Month — go hug a Latino ASAP! If you can't find one to hug (which we doubt, we're everywhere), take a minute to read the things you should never say to Latinos during Hispanic Heritage Month...or ever:
Two things you need to know about Genesis Rodriguez: 1) She’s a rising Latina in Hollywood with an varied IMDB page which includes the Kevin Smith-directed Tusk and 2) She loves basketball more than your boyfriend. Here the bubbly Venezuelan and Cuban beauty discusses her cheating ways in Tusk, her odd sleeping habits and her extreme hatred for the way LeBron James abandoned her beloved hometown Miami Heat. We told you the girl loves her round ball.
As Edgar on FX’s You’re the Worst, Desmin Borges delivered one of the funniest lines of the year, “Fun hipster shit is just poor Latino shit from 10 years ago.” Ain’t it the truth! On the eve of the dark comedy’s season finale, the Puerto Rican, Italian and Greek actor talks about portraying a character with post-traumatic stress disorder respectfully and accurately, his Chicago roots, and his feisty mixture of cultures.
Ass. Butt. Nalgas. Twerk. We’re currently a nation obsessed with booty. Yet, for most Latinos it all started with Iris Chacon.
Chacon was a Puerto Rican singer/dancer/actress who rose to fame in the 1970s with the help of her ample derriere. Her guitar-shaped body helped millions of women accept their curves with pride.
So as you hear Nicki Minaj rap about her “buns” and J. Lo sing about being a “booty” master, remember they are all disciples of Iris Chacon. Check out the rest:
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.