This post is dedicated to the one and only Salmita Hayek. No, not because I am a huge fan. Yes, she is definitely hot, and yes, it’s probably weird that me, as a man, find her incredibly annoying and not very talented at all. Considering the fact too that I worship the floor JLO walks on, talks on, dances on, shakes her bon-bon on – I could go on, but I won’t – it probably stands to reason that some of you (probably many of you) will disagree with me entirely.
There, you can even have your pause right now to insert your sarcastic remark or comparison of my preference for JLO over Salma. Go ahead. I’m used to it by now.
You see what really got me thinking about Salma Hayek as Chonguda or Chongalicious – which by the way just means someone who always styles their hair in ponytails (chongo in singular) all of the time – was her role in the movie Savages. I won’t even go into how awful that film actually was. Suffice it to say the source of my entertainment during those roughly two hours of my life was one and one only. Salma’s pitch black wig! It was so big and ugly. Not to mention it didn’t really compliment the mexicana’s usual vivaciousness. It actually overshadowed her and her performance. Not to mention everyone else’s.
I still can’t believe all those A-listers were so awful in this movie?! And the thing is I can’t even put my finger on it as to why – besides the bad writing, poor character development and shoddy acting chops brought to the table by all of the actors (okay, maybe I can). It was just so bad.
Salma Hayek’s wig though, had a life of it’s own. It literally shined on screen, it captured every scene, and even when it was dramatically ripped off of Salma’s hair and slammed on the floor, it was riveting, and the center of attention in every single frame of that scene. I would give the damn thing and Oscar if I could, jaja!
Pero en serio, I guess that’s what chongos, chongudas and chongalicious mean to me. I can’t take my eyes off of them either. There’s something beautiful about them, despite how disturbingly wrong they might look on some people in some cases.
Thank you Salmita for letting your wig do all of the acting this time!
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Writer’s Disclaimer: When I say mexi-vocabulario I don’t necessarily mean these words are exclusively Mexican, or only used by Mexicans. This is simply an expression of how they were introduced to me in our Mexican Spanish.
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