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TikTok star shares taco order, loves on San Antonio tradition – mySA


I wasn’t in any respect stunned once I first noticed rising TikTok star Aj Rivas being shared on my timeline a couple of years in the past, provided that I remembered his energetic character as a pacesetter at Harlandale pep rallies in highschool. You most likely have a cousin or tia that’s identical to Yessica, Rivas’ character that precisely sums up a traditional San Antonio chica. You recognize, loud and unashamed, perhaps even a bit chiflada. Rivas nails the native character sort in his movies that you just’ve most probably seen in your timeline in case you have any curiosity in San Antonio culture.

The Yessica character is a toast to girls of San Antonio’s Westside and Southside. She embodies the 2-1-0’s angle and aptitude. For Rivas, embodying the character comes naturally given his ardour for sharing a little bit of San Antonio’s tradition together with his followers, which is sort of 280,000 robust. He’s gotten consideration and love from celebrities like actress and singer Jennifer Lopez and musician Chris Perez, particularly notable provided that Rivas attire up and creates movies as Selena. He’s additionally collaborated with different Texas TikTok stars just like the Enkyboys.

However maybe extra importantly, he’s bonded with the locals of this amazing city and proven that we’re price being represented and seen.

“That is me appreciating the place I come from,” Rivas tells MySA of his craft.

Puro locals can giggle together with Rivas by following him on TikTok and Instagram.

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Meet up with Rivas beneath. 

What do you discover in your a part of city that you just don’t discover wherever else?

Tacos! From Tommy’s on Nogalitos to Taco Martinez on W. Commerce! Now I’m hungry!

The place is your “third place” that you just take pleasure in spending time at while you’re not at dwelling or working?

If I’m not at work or dwelling, discover me at Smoke BBQ + Skybar! Let’s have some mac & cheese with brisket with some jams! Now I’m even getting extra hungry!

In the event you had two hours to indicate a customer round, the place would you’re taking them?

Effectively truthfully to get the San Antonio feeling, I’d take them to Mi Tierra to expertise the aura of the tradition of downtown San Antonio, then to the Selena bridge on the River Walk in fact, and proceed consuming at native eating places, to indicate that we received TACOS NOT BURRITOS! (laughs out loud)

What’s your very best day appear like in your a part of San Antonio?

Colourful, in fact.

@ajayyrivas Yessica all chiflada whereas she works out! Can @Leo González deal with the hoodrat life? #ayyjayyfamm #yessica210 ♬ original sound – Aj Rivas

Are there any companies or tasks you’d prefer to see launched to your aspect of city?

I’m up for any native artist and [seeing] native companies shine, however one place I do maintain pricey to my coronary heart is my earlier job. Mission Highway Ministries, which is a nonprofit that gives residential care for kids ages 3 to 17 years previous with mental and different developmental disabilities.

What’s one phrase you’d use to explain your a part of city?


How has your San Antonio modified?

Effectively it hasn’t modified a lot, there’s nonetheless development all over the place! 

What’s your go-to breakfast taco order and from the place?

Y’all prepared? Decide me all you need! “Lol Hey Tommy’s Restaurant can I get a carne guisada with cheese, bean and cheese, and a potato & egg with cheese and a candy tea!”

@ajayyrivas Shout out to Tommy’s Restaurant for the #Barbacoa & Massive Purple! @eltejanojohnangel #tommysrestaurant #BigRed #barbacoablues #randygaribay #ayyjayyfamm ♬ original sound – Aj Rivas

How does San Antonio encourage you?

The tradition, unity, colours, and artwork encourage me.

What’s your favourite avenue in San Antonio and why?

Effectively, [it’s] at all times enjoyable driving down SW Army Dr. or W. Commerce remembering the cruising again within the day, oh and the great instances of honking when the Spurs received the championships.

Say you might have a sizzling date this week. The place would you’re taking them to?

If solely anybody wished to this point me? (laughs out loud) I must say dinner on the new Sugar Manufacturing facility at River Middle then to The Pearl for some drinks.

Aj Rivas often performs Selena songs and embodies a character named Yessica.

Aj Rivas usually performs Selena songs and embodies a personality named Yessica.

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What’s your San Antonio pet peeve?

Loop 1604 from 4 to 7 p.m.

In the event you’re from right here, have you ever ever lived some other place? What introduced you again?

Nombre, my mother doesn’t let me go, or can I not let my mother go? (laughs out loud)

What do you assume the AT&T Middle must be renamed as?

Mmm, undecided. Possibly WHATABURGER CENTER?

Is there an underrated San Antonio artist/place/factor that you just’d prefer to shoutout?

There are such a lot of artists, locations and issues I can identify, and there received’t be sufficient room on this article.  All I can say proper now’s to CONTINUE SUPPORTING LOCAL EVERYTHING!


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