A “Chola” is a hardcore Latina gang member. They usually have thin, arched, angry looking tattooed-on or penciled-on eyebrows, brown or dark red lip liner, ‘Monroe’ eyebrow, nose piercings, tats, Converse or Nikes, flannel shirts, lots of gold jewlrey (with their name and crosses), crunchy gelled or moussed hair, either down or gelled in a high perfect ponytail either straight back or gelled in a design, and they go out with Cholos, their male counterparts. The chola style is common in southern California like east LA, San Diego, OC, and also NYC. In Miami they are called ‘chongas’. It’s much more common to look “Chola” than to BE “Chola,” and a lot of “regular girls” adopt the look as their own. Which led PD to wonder… what would celebrities look like if they took on the Chola affection?

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