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The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull

The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull
Photo by Liliana Mora

Calle Ocho is America's largest Latin block party, where people from all over the world gather along 27 blocks to celebrate Hispanic heritage with music, food, and entertainment.

Although Willy Chirino, DJ Laz, and Elvis Crespo were the ones putting on a show, the main source of entertainment was the mamis and bros of Miami who painted the streets of Calle Ocho with their tight white shorts, Cuban flag bikini tops, chancletas, neon orange muscle tees, and bright-white sneakers.

Crossfade embarked on a mission to find the chongas mamis of Calle Ocho and talk to them about bros, ratchets, and Pitbull.

If there was one thing these Latinas agreed on, it was that Pit will always and forever be Mr. 305.

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The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull
Photo by Laurie Charles

Crossfade: Is Calle Ocho a good place to meet guys?

Franceska Rivera (right): Fuck no. They're all creepers.

Alexandra Rivera (left): They're all hoes. We're nice girls. We look like hoochies, but we're nice girls.

What do you think about chongas?

Alexandra: Just because we wear gold and hoops doesn't mean we're chongas.

Franceska: Yeah, just because we wear shorts that make our ass look big doesn't mean we're chongas.

What's the best place to go on a Saturday night?

Alexandra and Franceska: Anywhere in South Beach... Space, Mansion, Soul... because the music is good and the guys are hot. The prices [at Soul] are ridiculous and the more you drink the more loose you get.

What do you think about Pitbull?

Alexandra: Girl, he's my baby daddy. I saw him at Wal-Mart and we went baby shopping. We're gonna have a boy and name him Lil' Pit.

 

The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull
Photo by Laurie Charles

Is Calle Ocho a good place to meet guys?

Yes, because it's fun. You get to know [guys] from other countries. You have more variety to [meet] new guys.

What do you think about chongas?

They're all Mexican girls. They're all sluts.

(That's a new one. Let's give her the benefit of the doubt. Music was blasting from the Coca-Cola stage. She probably understood cholas. Or maybe she had one to many Heinekens)

What's the best place to go on a Saturday night?

Mango's because it's Latin night. We are Hispanic so we love to dance.

What do you think about Pitbull?

I fucking love him.

 

The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull
Photo by Laurie Charles

Is Calle Ocho a good place to meet guys?

Megan Kaye (left): Yes... they're fine-ass Spanish niggaz.

Brittany Rose (right): They come from hiding.

Amanda Camacho (sandwiched in the middle): No, if you wanna meet a rude-ass nigga, you can come out here.

What do you think about chongas?

Megan: "[They're] crazy-ass females. These are girls that come here [to Calle Ocho] pregnant.

Brittany: They come with their ass and boobs sticking out.

What's the best place to go on a Saturday night?

Megan: Anywhere in South Beach.

Brittany: LIV, Wet Willies, Mansion, Space. They're all good places to get free drinks from guys. Even if you say no, they will insist.

What do you think about Pitbull?

Megan, Brittany, and Amanda (in unison): His voice is so sexy. He reps Miami no matter what. He always reps the 305 and doesn't forget where he came from. He still reps no matter what, which a lot of rappers don't.

 

The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull
Photo by Liliana Mora

Is Calle Ocho a good place to meet guys?

Daisy Santos (middle): Yeah, but we come for fun, not to look for guys. If they come, they come.

What do you think about chongas?

Daisy: They do them, that's how they dress. If they wanna be ratchets, let them be.

What's the best place to go on a Saturday night?

Daisy: Not Off the Hookah.

("Bongos," said one of her friends. "It's the place to start and end the night. Once you go there, you don't leave.")

What do you think about Pitbull?

Daisy: I love him 'cause he's sexy. He reps Miami.

 

The Mamis of Calle Ocho Talk Bros, Ratchets, and Pitbull
Photo by Liliana Mora

Is Calle Ocho a good place to meet guys?

Monica Gonzalez (the one in shorts): Negative. Nobody's serious here. They're all messed up. Everyone is just here for a good time.

What do you think about chongas?

Monica: [They're] breteras, like crazy.

Christine Brizio (the one that's fully dressed): I would call [Monica's] style chonga.

Monica: My style is more putalicious.

What's the best place to go on a Saturday night?

Monica: Blue Martini. It's easy to get free drinks.



What do you think about Pitbull?

Monica: I love him. He's the shit. He reps todos los Cubanos.

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