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These Guys Got A Papi Chulo Makeover And It Was Delightfully Awkward

"I feel more confident, but it's something that's very alien to me because I'm not confident in real life."

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What is a Papi Chulo? He's a good-looking gentleman, who has a keen eye for the latest fashion trends and hairstyles. He's a charismatic man who EXUDES confidence. He's Pitbull. He's Prince Royce. He's the dude walking down the street attracting women, men, and success. So what happens when we transform two average joes into Papi Chulos?

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Luis and Norberto decided to take on the daunting task of transforming into Papi Chulos.

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Luis was a little hesitant at first:

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And Norberto was down for a new adventure but not really:

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With the help of Papi Chulo specialist Sebastian Hernandez, barber Nick Romero, and manicurist Reina Chavez, both men got a haircut, a manicure, and some piping hot threads to wear for their transformation.

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It was a long...

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...arduous...

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...process.

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After several hours, Luis and Norberto's papi chulo makeovers were revealed to the whole world:

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Luis felt good about his transformation:

"I got to see myself get turned into somebody I wanted to be...I got my hair done, my nails done, I got some new clothes. Came out fresh as hell, and now I'm a papi chulo."
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"I got to see myself get turned into somebody I wanted to be...I got my hair done, my nails done, I got some new clothes. Came out fresh as hell, and now I'm a papi chulo."

Norberto, however, felt a little different:

"I feel more confident, but it's something that's very alien to me because I'm not confident in real life. For the longest time, I always wanted to be a papi chulo, to have that swagger, to have that confidence, being really good looking. But now that I'm here, now that I'm in those shoes...I don't think I want it."
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"I feel more confident, but it's something that's very alien to me because I'm not confident in real life. For the longest time, I always wanted to be a papi chulo, to have that swagger, to have that confidence, being really good looking. But now that I'm here, now that I'm in those shoes...I don't think I want it."

In the end, Luis and Norberto learned that it's not about what you wear or what you look like, but about the confidence you have in yourself that can make all the difference.

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We would like to thank the Nick Romero, Reina Chavez, and Sebastian Hernandez for their help.

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