In a nutshell:
-A Chonga (shown-guh) is typically a Hispanic girl from Miami
, Florida who expresses a desire for regard as ghetto
and the admiration of chongo
s through her form of dress and speech.
The Chonga wears:
-Oversized gold or silver hoop earrings, most likely with her name (or sexy, or baby girl) written in them, nameplate necklaces, an abundance of gold or silver costume jewellery
-Brazilian pants- skin-tight, low riding jeans that appear to be painted on, and are sometimes adorned with rhinestones or strategically placed cut-out slits; the most popular color among Chongas for Brazilian pants is white.
-Spandex tank tops, oversized solid color t-shirts
-Tupac (or 2Pac) t-shirts
-Reebok, Jordan, and Converse sneakers
-Meticulously color coordinated outfits
-Black, Nike drawstring bags
-The occasional blue or green contact lenses
The Chonga wears her hair:
-In wet, tight curls, the front (bangs) gelled down and hidden behind the ears
-Adorned with a thin headband at the very front of her hairline
-In a tight ponytail or half updo, slathered with gel
-Flat ironed for special occasions
-Dyed auburn, black, or blonde
The Chonga speaks:
-A distinct mix of poorly imitated Ebonics
and heavily accented Spanglish
, with emphasis on vowels, freely throwing around the words pero (Spanish for but), nigga, bitch, shit, and daaaaaaaaaaaaaaym
The Chonga writes:
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The Chonga likes:
-R&B, rap and reggaeton
, Tupac, T.I., Lil Wayne, Daddy Yankee
-The flea market (or,“the flea”), the fair (when in town), malls, clubs, basketball courts, public parks and buses, the streets of Hialeah
-Fighting fellow chongas over chongos
-Posing for a gallery full of borderline pornographic Myspace
Contrary to popular belief:
-A Chonga is not a Chola
-The vast majority of Chongas (that is, about 98% of them) actually do not wear Sharpie-drawn eyebrows with peaks higher than Mount Everest. The myth proliferated when a picture of two Cholas with sky high cartoon/witch/madman arches trekked its way through Myspace.
-The practice of lining one’s lips with chocolate brown lip liner has, for the most part, died out in the Chonga community. Lipliner, which had its Chonga heyday from the mid to late 1990s, has been dumped for another, newer mouth accessory- grillz. Increasingly popular with the Chonga are gold or diamond grillz
worn on the bottom row of her teeth.
-While the majority of Chongas continue to wear their signature tight, gelled down ponytail, a large percentage has apparently neglected the hairstyle due to its exploitation recent ridicule of the Chonga subculture.
-Chongas are well and alive beyond Miami; spot them in New York, New Jersey and virtually every metropolitan area in the States
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