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12 Mexican Artists Who Are Celebrating Alexa Moreno

Because grace and athleticism needs to be celebrated.

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Last week, the eyes of Mexico and the world were on gymnast Alexa Morena.

And while some just wanted to tear her down, artists from all over Mexico showed their support for Alexa by illustrating these beautiful portraits of the gymnast.
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And while some just wanted to tear her down, artists from all over Mexico showed their support for Alexa by illustrating these beautiful portraits of the gymnast.

1. Illustrator José Acosta captured the elegance of her pose.

2. And Rocío Paradox captured her with brushstrokes as light and agile as Alexa's leaps through the air.

3. For Ramiro Tamez, dance and the human body have always inspired his drawings.

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4. Pictoline, known for their incredible infographics, perfectly captured what we were all thinking.

#Rio2016 nos está dejando varias lecciones. La de Alexa Moreno es una de ellas. #LeccionesDeRío:

"Jumping over the haters could be the most difficult challenge of them all."

5. This homage from artist Qucho is just adorable.

6. And Lalo Recoba made this little comic with a quote from Mexico's new favorite gymnast.

"You have to show that you can." -Alexa Moreno
Twitter: @roastbrief

"You have to show that you can." -Alexa Moreno

7. Suupergirl said what we were all thinking.

"Forget the critics, you’re the one that worked hard."
Twitter: @suupergirl

"Forget the critics, you’re the one that worked hard."

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8. Luis Alonso turned Alexa's routine into a psychedelic dream.

9. And the illustrator Isabel Escalante showed the beauty of her hard work and effort.

10. Or this piece of art from Rene Garcia, who drew Alexa in a leotard that expressed our thoughts exactly.

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11. Artist Alejandra Ortega drew Alexa with the flag of her homeland behind her. A reminder of how proud Mexico is.

Instagram: @alee_riot

12. And Mónika Chacón perfectly captured Alexa's free spirit and effortless grace.

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Thank you, Alexa, for being so flawless!

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