People, pomp and circumstances…

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Ok, I didn’t make it to People en Español‘s 50 Most Beautiful People issue (again!) so I might as well bitch a little bit about it … oh well, not that much.

Actually, the June 2007 looks quite nice, with four very beautiful people gracing the cover: Angélica Vale, Adamaris López (again?) Alejandro Fernández and… Beyoncé Knowles. Yes! this gorgeous fortunate non-Latina made it to the list as an “honorary beautiful one,” as the editors explain, for her duo with Fernández in the hit song of Telemundo’s novela El Zorro and her recent CD featuring six songs in Spanish.

In reading the details about the photo session that took place around this year’s Bellos edition, though, I could not help but notice that at some point Beyoncé is referred to as the “African American diva.” So far so good. But turn to page 218 and you will find an interview with another beauty, Ana de la Reguera, who speaks candidly about her life and … body:

— “… Quisiera tener más largas las piernas. Y también tener la pompa parada, me hubiera encantado tenerla como las negritas.”

What?? Which negritas is she talking about? I might have missed something so I’ll get back to the list, count the “pompas paradas” and see how many of those belong to “little black women”. So far, I see a lot of pompas, but not very “negritas”, they’re rather morenitas.

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4 thoughts on “People, pomp and circumstances…

  1. Hi, I’m in my first year of learning spanish….
    What does this mean?
    Quisiera tener más largas las piernas. Y también tener la pompa parada, me hubiera encantado tenerla como las negritas.

    In reading the details about the photo session that took place around this year’s Bellos edition, though, I could not help but notice that at some point Beyoncé is referred to as the “African American diva.”

    What’s wrong with this statement? I don’t see anything wrong with it.

  2. Hi Marie,
    Well, that literally means: “I would like to have longer legs.. and a better, plump-like butt… like ‘little black women do’… (might not be the best translation. Can somebody help?)

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