*Today, Thursday, February 22, the hosts of “The Real” discuss positive stereotypes and how placing expectations on someone could set them up for failure, while co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley explains how she doesn’t allow stereotypes to define her. Plus, the ladies create a dating slideshow profile for their co-host Jeannie Mai.
And, Love and Hip-Hop: Miami star Amara La Negra is here to set the record straight about what it means to be Afro-Latina. She also talks about the lack of Afro-Latina role-models for the next generation and people comparing her Cardi B.
Tamera: Don’t Let Stereotypes Define You…
The Hosts Make A Dating Slideshow For Jeannie Mai!
Amara La Negra: Wants to Represent What a Latina Woman Looks Like
Amara La Negra Doesn’t Want To Be the Next Cardi B
Amara La Negra: Wants to Represent what a Latina Woman Looks Like
Adrienne Houghton: What is your experience been as an Afro-Latina?
Amara La Negra: Ay Niña. Let me tell you.
Adrienne: Tell them.
Tamera Mowry-Housley: Okay.
Amara: I’ve had it all. I mean um, it’s…it’s hard because and I always mention these women. They’re amazing women and I admire them, I really do; but it’s unfortunate that when you talk about Latinos, you talk about Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Sofía Vergara, Thalía, you talk about these women that look a certain type of way.
Amara: But you never mention women that look like myself.
Jeannie Mai: Right.
Amara: And there isn’t a Latin country that where you don’t have Afro-Latinas where you don’t have, Colombians, Venezuelans, Chileans, Hondurans. No matter where you go there is black people. But why aren’t we portrayed in the magazines?
[The Real audience applauds]
Amara: Why aren’t we on movies, why aren’t we on novellas and soap operas? Like what’s wrong with me?
Amara: Why am I not, why can’t I represent what a Latina woman should look like.
Adrienne: 100 percent.
Amara: So that’s really what bothers me, and I feel that it’s sad for the new generation coming out, coming up because they don’t have anybody to admire within their own community…
Amara: That’s doing well, that they can be like, “One day, I want to be like her.” Cause there’s nothing, literally. They just make it seem like we don’t exist.
Loni Love: Wow.
Jeanine: This is why I think we get so excited that someone like you is breaking the forefront….
Jeannie: Because you’re also breaking the barriers of the people that hold the key to the magazine covers…
Jeannie: And the network stations and all that. And now we got to show America to get out of your box because everything you see is not to believe what everything is.
Amara: It is very true.
Photo credit: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Television
About The Real
Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour NAACP Image Award winning and Emmy nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET Her. The hosts’ unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.