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Taking The #10YearChallenge Back…Way Back

90s ERES Magazine covers with Ricky and Shakira

By now, your social media feeds have probably been all about the infamous #10YearChallenge. After days of admiring how well celebrities have aged, we began to wonder what if the challenge went back 20 or 30 years?  Now that’s when you really see a difference. It gives us a nostalgic throwback that says, “let’s remember the good old days when series, novelas and movies were filled with music and intense stares at the cameras…”



Now that you know who our favorite throwback celebrities are, let’s see if you recognize some of their earlier work.

1. Gael Garcia Bernal: El Abuelo y Yo

Poster of

If you grew up watching this novela, you might be tempted to watch it again on YouTube. Oh Gael, you made us augh and cry man. Image: rollitosdelespectaculo.


2. Diego Boneta: Alegrijes y Rebujos

Young Diego Boneta and friends from telenovela

Diego Boneta’s character wasn’t the nicest in this kids’ telenovela, but he still made us his loyal fans – and made us wear red headbands :p. Image: Facebook/AlegrijesyRebujos.


3. Sofia Vergara: Fuera de Serie

Fuera de Serie, Univision poster with Sofia Vergara and Fernando Fiore

Fuera de Serie was one of the first funny travel shows of the 90s. Image: Twitter @FernandoFiore.


4. Kate del Castillo: Muchachitas

Kate Del Castillo and the rest of the cast pose for

Kate del Castillo was amazing in Muchachitas. This novela made us want a convertible… Image: TVyNovelas.com.


5. Salma Hayek: Teresa

Cover image of late 80s telenovela, Teresa, starring Salma Hayek.

Salma Hayek’s interpretation of money loving Teresa had us glued to the TV. Image: filmaffinity.com.


6. Diego Luna: El Premio Mayor

Diego Luna in a family photo as

Popular telenovela of the 90s that gave us Diego Luna as Kike. Image: peru.com.


7. Ricky Martin: Alcanzar Una Estrella

Ricky Martin and Sasha Sokol matching on the cover of ERES magazine

Ricky Martin and Sasha Sokol on the cover of ERES magazine talking about their Alcanzar Una Estrella novela.


8. Thalia: Quinceañera

Thalia making an entrance in the famous novela "Quinceañera"

Thalia’s performance in Quinceañera was one of the most iconic of our generation. Image: Quien.com


9. Mario Lopez: Saved By The Bell

Show picture of the cast of Saved By The Bell

Cast of Saved By The Bell. Do you remember the whole crew? “Pictured: (l-r) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Ed Alonzo as Max, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Myrtle Spano, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater.” Image: NBC/NBCU, photo Bank  Getty Images via extratv.com.


10. Eiza Gonzalez: Lola, Erase Una Vez

Young Eiza Gonzalez as Lola with co-star Aaron Diaz

“Lola, Erase Una Vez” gave us a happy and very musical Eiza Gonzalez. Image: lasnoticiasmexico.com.


11. Shakira: Pies Descalzos

Shakira dressed in black and red with her 90's signature long black hair.

Shakira in her early career days with long black hair, so 90s. Image: Blog Prohibido Criticar.


12. Luis Miguel: 1+1= 2 enamorados

Young Luis Miguel in red sequined outfit. Work it!

Luis Miguel in full outfit for his performance of “1+1=2 Enamorados”. Image: us.hola.com.


13. Cosme / Cafe Tacuba: Ingrata

Red haired Cosme with the rest of the band. Café Tacuba's early 90s

In the early 90s, Cosme and his Café Tacuba band mates became a sensation with their hit “Ingrata”. Oh the memories. Image: Culto.LaTercera.com.


14. John Leguizamo: Romeo & Juliet

John Leguizamo as Tybalt in 90s version of Romeo and Juliet.

Who can forget John Leguizamo’s performance as Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin? Some say he was the best part of the movie! Image: cinemescope.com.


15. Jaime Camil: Mi Destino Eres Tu

Jaime Camil with Lucero and Jorge Salinas for

Jaime Camil was caught up in a love triangle in “Mi Destino Eres Tu.” Thankfully he moved on and now he’s Jane the Virgin’s dad! Image: DiezMinutos.es.


16. Ana de la Reguera: Pueblo Chico, Infierno Grande

Young Ana de la Reguera acting as Priscilla in Pueblo Chico, Infierno Grande.

A young Ana de la Reguera appeared in one of the greatest novelas of the 90s, “Pueblo Chico, Infierno Grande.”


Which throwback is your favorite? Can you think of any others to add to the list?


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