At least I am. 

By Tara Gonzalez
Feb 05, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
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According to some very reliable sources — me, all of Instagram, and New York Magazine — butts won the Super Bowl. Not the butts in spandex but the bedazzled, tassled, hypnotizing butts of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Some butts merely played a game with a ball whilst others belly danced, pole danced, played guitar, and sang — all while wearing Versace, Marc Jacobs, and a stunning full look from Zootopia.

Allegedly, a large number of haters saw the Superbowl halftime show as overtly sexual. I was wearing my glasses and definitely didn’t see that. Instead, I saw two Latina women over forty further proving what everyone already knew: that they are two incredible artists who also have muscles in places we didn’t know existed. My abuela called me after the performance to tell me she had tuned into the Super Bowl for the first time ever just to see these two chicas go for it. She mentioned wanting to learn how to belly dance like Shakira. No word yet on her take on pole dancing like Lopez, but maybe she’s leaving that one to me

In all seriousness, like anyone with taste, I was obsessed with the halftime show. I’ve watched it on my computer multiple times since Sunday and it’s only Tuesday. I think what struck me the most, aside from the beautiful display of culture, was Shakira and Lopez’s confidence and the power it has. Yes, it made me want rock-hard abs, but it also made me want to get up and shake whatever it is that I do have regardless. 

Of course, I haven’t yet found the right opportunity to wear leather Versace chaps with a bedazzled butt crack or a matching red-fringed two-piece set that can be torn into multiple pieces at a moment’s notice. But with Valentine’s Day coming up I’m feeling a little unhinged. Every year I use it as an excuse to practice self love and gift myself some pretty lingerie. And this year I’m feeling especially inspired by Lopez and Shakira to invest in cheeky underwear. You know, to pay respect to the butts that won and maybe to inspire mine to get up and dance a little bit more often too. While I won’t be up on stage in a pair of cheeky underwear anytime soon (at least to my knowledge), it’s nice to think I can find this subtle way to channel that cheeky Lopez and Shakira energy while at my desk at work. 

Shop the best cheeky underwear at Nordstrom below. 

Hanky Panky Open Gusset Hipster Panties 

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