Learn How to Slap, Telenovela-Style

If life imitates art, then surely watching telenovelas can be interpreted as an educational experience, arming us with the tools to guide us through our own tumultuous romances. One key lesson Latin soaps teach us is how to deliver a good slap, especially when tempers flare, voices rise and insults start to fly. For a demonstration of this “art form,” we’ve compiled a slideshow of face-smacking videos that will have you feeling the burn. 

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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