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🇵🇷 People who are going to Puerto Rico for the first time go to this restaurant called Barrachina 🇵🇷

🇵🇷 Barrachina is in Old San Juan and they have good food! 🍹🍛🍮 The Chicken Mofongo is good and their Piña Colada is Amazing! They have a lot of other great food too 🇵🇷

🇵🇷 I haven’t been everywhere in Puerto Rico but this restaurant was really good and I enjoy my time 🇵🇷

If anyone has any suggestions of other places and restaurants in Puerto Rico, Message me 👌

Happy Birthday, Zuleyka Rivera!

Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza[note 1] Spanish pronunciation: [suˈleika riˈβeɾa]; (born October 3, 1987 in Cayey) is a Puerto Rican beauty queen and actress who held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006.[1] She made her debut as a telenovela actress in Mexico's Telemundo’s soap opera Dame Chocolate.

Born in Cayey, she was raised in Salinas with her parents Jerry Rivera and Carmen Mendoza, and two brothers, Jerry, Jr. and Jose Rivera Mendoza. Prior to winning the Miss Puerto Rico title she won the local pageant for her hometown of Salinas. She had also placed as the first runner-up in the Miss Teen Puerto Rico pageant. Only eighteen years of age when she was crowned Miss Universe, Rivera is one of the youngest women to win the title. She is also the first winner from Puerto Rico to have noticeable mixed heritage features, different from her four predecessors (Marisol Malaret,Deborah Carthy-DeuDayanara Torres, and Denise Quiñones) that have distinctly European features.

Rivera represented her hometown of Salinas municipality at Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006, held on November 10, 2005 where she was crowned the winner by outgoing titleholder and Miss Universe 2005 1st Runner-Up Cynthia Olavarría.

Rivera is also the second woman with noticeably mixed features to win Miss Puerto Rico Universe after Alba Reyes in 2004.

Zuleyka Rivera represented Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe 2006 pageant which was televised live internationally from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on 23 July 2006. After competing in swimsuit, evening gown and interview, she was crowned Miss Universe by outgoing titleholder Natalie Glebova of Canada. At the time she was the youngest Miss Universe winner since Amelia Vega in 2003 (until Stefanía Fernández in 2009).

Later that evening, Rivera fainted briefly during a press appearance. The incident was reportedly attributed to heat exhaustion (from the stage lights) coupled with the weight of the heavy, chained dress she was wearing.[2]

Rivera was the fifth Puerto Rican to win the title, which makes the island the third most successful entity in the pageant (behind the United States and Venezuela). Rivera was the third consecutive delegate from Puerto Rico to make the Top 5 at Miss Universe, after Alba Reyes placed 2nd Runner-Up in 2004 and Cynthia Olavarría placed 1st Runner-Up in 2005.

Rivera’s win came only five years after Denise Quiñones, the most recent winner from Puerto Rico, won the crown. As Miss Universe, Rivera represented the Miss Universe Organization, both in the United States and internationally. She was based in New York City, where she shared an apartment with Tara ConnerMiss USAand Katie BlairMiss Teen USA 2006.

At the Miss Universe 2007 pageant she passed her crown to Riyo Mori of Japan in Mexico City, Mexico on May 28, 2007.[3]

After being crowned on July 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, Zuleyka was interviewed by many news teams in Los Angeles and when she arrived at her new home in New York.

From the end of July until early August, Zuleyka traveled to Japan where she presented the Five Star Diamond Award to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Tokyo. She also participated in a photo shoot with Kurara Chibana in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Tokyo, Japan, the girls who became really close best friends and still keep in touch. Miss Universe Japan (and first runner-up), and Zuleyka also visited Mikimoto, the creators of her dazzling crown. In late August, Zuleyka traveled to Indonesia where she attended the opening of a new spa, met with the Minister of Culture, and attended the Miss Indonesia Universe pageant where Agni Pratistha was crowned. While in Indonesia, Zuleyka also visited Bali. On September 4, 2006, Zuleyka returned to her home, Puerto Rico for an official homecoming celebration and parade. The following day, Zuleyka returned to her hometown of Salinas.

As of April 2007, Zuleyka has traveled to the Czech RepublicFranceItalyRussiaSpainTurkeyGreeceKazakhstanIndiaMexicoThailandBrazilPuerto Rico,Japan, and Indonesia, in addition to numerous trips around the USA.

On April 1, 2007, Rivera appeared at WrestleMania 23 along with Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith and Miss Teen USA 2006 Katie Blair, supporting Donald Trump in the Battle of the Billionaires match against Vince McMahon.

She passed on her crown at the Miss Universe 2007 pageant to Japan‘s Riyo Mori, which was held in Mexico CityMexico on May 28, 2007.

After finishing her reign as Miss Universe, Rivera expressed her interest in an acting career. She debuted in the 2007 telenovela Dame Chocolate with Carlos Ponceand Karla Monroig.[4] In 2010, she was offered the role of antagonist Rocío Lynch in the telenovela Alguien Te Mira.[5][6] Later that year, she starred in Aurora as another antagonist, Diana del Valle.[7]

After a brief hiatus due to her pregnancy, Rivera returned to acting in 2012, with a lead role in Rosario. Rivera again plays the role of antagonist Sandra Díaz.[8] On an interview, Rivera said that she has acknowledged she has “the skills for this kind of [antagonist] roles… I handle them pretty well.” In 2013, Rivera announced she would play the antagonist lead in the upcoming telenovela Cosita linda, which will start filming in May.[9]

Rivera will also have a small role on the upcoming film Runner, Runner.[10]

Since the fall of 2010, Rivera has been dating Minnesota Timberwolves point guard José Juan Barea.[11] In July 2011, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together.[12] Rivera gave birth to Sebastián José Barea Rivera in Minnesota on February 18, 2012. Barea was present during the birth.[13]

During early 2013, there was much speculation that the relationship between Rivera and Barea had ended. However, she assured on an interview that they were still together. On April 18, 2013, Barea released a statement confirming that the relationship was over. Rivera responded with a statement of her own alleging “false information” on Barea’s statement. On her statement, Rivera says that “ever since I began filming the telenovela Rosario, there weren’t two consecutive weeks where I didn’t travel to Minnesota, a place I considered my home, along with the father of my child.” She added that she still has the satisfaction “as a woman and mother, that I gave all of me in exchange for our happiness. But this is a labor of two. Life goes on and I keep on going with my head held high.”[14]

Happy Birthday, María Celeste Arrarás!

Maria Celeste Arrarás (born September 27, 1960 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican journalist and actress and the host and producer of Spanish language news program Al Rojo Vivo.

Maria Celeste Arrarás was born September 27, 1960 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. She is one of seven children born to politician, sports leader, lawyer, and educator José Enrique Arrarás.

In her youth Arrarás competed internationally in swimming. In 1971, she won three medals (one gold, one silver, and one bronze) at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships. She had hopes of competing at the1976 Summer Olympics in MontrealQuebecCanada, but had to give up on that goal after she had contractedinfectious mononucleosis (“kissing disease”) after having shared a glass of water with someone.

At age 18, she represented Mayagüez in 1979 at the Miss Puerto Rico pageant where she placed 1st runner up in the competition. When she reached the age of 20, Arrarás attended Loyola University of New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she majored in communications and public relations.

Arrarás began her broadcasting career when she was employed by local Puerto Rican television station Canal 24(Channel 24) as a reporter. In 1986, she was hired by the New York Telemundo affiliate WNJU as a reporter. Her work there drew the attention of the executives of the Univision network, who decided to hire her in 1994 as the co-anchor of their Miami, Florida based television news program, Primer Impacto. Along with her co-anchor Myrka Dellanos, she would continue to hold that position until 2002 when she left the show and the network.

In 2002, Arrarás moved to the Telemundo USA network to work as the anchor woman in a new television program that would replace her former competitor, Ocurrio Asi. Her new show was named Al Rojo Vivo. That same year Arrarás tried her hand at acting by appearing in two episodes of the American soap opera Passions in November 2002, in which she played herself.

In April 2003, Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin let Arrarás have the first interview that he had done in Spanish in two years. On May of that year, Arrarás was honored by the displaying of a plaque with her name and hand-prints on it in Mexico City‘s Paseo de los Grandes (Walk of the Great Ones).

Since the NBC network owns the Telemundo company, executives at NBC decided that it would be a good idea for Arrarás to be a panelist for the candidates’ debate during the “Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum” in 2004. Arraras mistakenly referred to Representative Dennis Kucinich as “Senator Kucinich” instead of “Congressman Kucinich”, and he needed to correct her.

On March 2004, a celebrity gossip magazine ran a story about Arrarás’s filing for divorce from her then husband Manny Arvesu. Also, in an interview her Telemundo co-worker, Laura Bozzo, expressed a disliking of her. All this was published shortly after Arrarás attended the wedding of her friend, Lucía Méndez, in Mexico. Arrarás declared that attending the wedding while in the middle of her own marital crisis was hard for her.

On Friday, June 23, 2006, Arrarás became the first Telemundo hostess to co-host the Today Show on NBC. She did this again July 7, 2006, July 30, 2006, and for several days during the first week of July, 2009.

In 2003 and 2006, Arrarás served as a judge for the Miss Universe pageant. She has also become the latest Hispanic celebrity mom to be a part of the Hispanic “Got Milk?” campaign in January 2007, as part of the “Think About Your Drink” campaign.

Over the years Arrarás has interviewed many presidents and other people of note, including Yolanda Saldívar, the woman convicted of murdering Tejano music singerSelena Quintanilla-Pérez.

Arrarás is also an investigative reporter and writer, and has authored this several books. Her investigative works include Selena‘s Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death, released in Spanish as El Secreto De Selena: La Reveladora Historia Detrás De Su Trágica Muerte, in which she investigated the events surrounding the death of singer Selena Quintanilla.

In 2007, Arrarás also wrote a book The Magic Cane, published in Spanish as El Bastón Mágico. The book made for children ages 4 to 8, features brightly colored, comic book style illustrations that will appeal to readers, providing a modern touch for an old-fashioned type of storytelling.

In 2009, Arrarás published her latest book Make Your Life Prime Time: How to Have It All Without Losing Your Soul, published in Spanish as Vive Tu Vida Al Rojo Vivo: Secretos Para Triunfar En Todo. The award-winning journalist shares advice through personal reflections and a series of anecdotes that will serve all those who read it as a compass to navigate the world.

Arrarás, who has been married twice, is the daughter of José Enrique Arrarás and is one of seven children. Her siblings include Astrid, José Enrique, Jr., Patricia, Gabriel Enrique, Enrique Antonio and Isabel Celeste Arrarás.

Arrarás, now single, currently lives in Miami with her three children. She has two children by her former husband Manny Arvesu (Julian and Lara Giuiliana). She was one of the first Latina celebrities to adopt a child from an orphanage in Eastern Europe, when she and Manny Arvesu adopted a one-year-old Russian boy in 2000. They changed his name from Vadim to Adrian, and he only learned that he was adopted when he was told by a friend named Josen.


20,000 posts of these ugly faces. For so long it was just Darren and Chris (and by extension Blaine and Kurt) but then fucking Lin Manuel Miranda snuck his way in with his goddamn musical that took over my life and then mother fucking Barry Allen had to show his stupid face and make me fall for him.

I hate them all. Here’s to 20,000 more post of their faces (and to me hopefully finding more attractive people to like).