Aliya Janell and Joie Chavez are my absolute favorite dancers right now! Aliya is the choreographer and main teacher for Queens N’ lettos based in L.A. She opens up the video front and center, setting the tone for the rest of the video.
Joie is a profession dancer and fitness model in the Los Angeles area as well. But Joie in my opinion, is the main attraction here. She’s the one in the second group, wearing black thigh highs and baseball cap. She just oozes sex appeal and confidence. I love it!
I know this video has now gone viral and has well over a million views on both Instagram and YouTube, landing them the opportunity to perform this dance live alongside Tank, at the soul train awards recently.
I loved Demi Lovato’s documentary on YouTube titled “simply complicated”. It’s such an honest and vulnerable interview. She candidly speaks on her personal demons and the incredible resiliency she found within herself to overcome them.
I really respected her vulnerability and I personally related to many of the struggles she’s experienced as a young woman still trying to find her way.
For me, the most powerful and touching part of the documentary was when she opened up about the pain she felt over the tremendous loss of her one true love, Wilmer Valderama.
I have to admit, I teared up watching her her recount the moment she met Wilmer and how his love and support helped her through the darkest times of her life. She explains the painful reality of codependent love and the disappointing realization that sometimes even the most electrifying soul connections aren’t always intended to last. It still doesn’t stop her from confessing to the world her undying love for the man she says saved her in so many ways.
It’s also enduring to listen to her explain her conflicted emotions over maintaining a positive outlook on life today in spite of the pain she feels over the loss of that relationship and her ongoing struggle to maintain a life of sobriety.
Lessons learned. Bridges burned.
Demi is such a huge talent with an even bigger heart. I’ve always loved her as an artist but I’ve gained an even deeper respect for her as a human being. She’s so inspiring and I hope to catch her on tour this upcoming year.
Here’s an excerpt from the documentary along with the video of the entire interview below.
“I’ve never loved anybody like I loved Wilmer and like I still love Wilmer.”
“When I met him and laid eyes on him for the first time I was in hair and make up. He came and sat down and I was like, I love this man and I have to have him, but I was only seventeen.”
“I think it was love at first sight. And I don’t really believe in that, but I believe that it happened.”
“I do have moments where it’s late at night and I’m lonely and I wonder if I made the right decision because love is a gamble. I don’t know if I’ll lose him for the rest of my life.
“I think my heart’s always with Wilmer, I think it was with Wilmer, and think that it is with Wilmer and I think that it will be with Wilmer. Because you don’t share six years with a person and not give them a piece of your heart and vice versa. Like, I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna find someone that compares to him, but I’m trying to keep an open heart and an open mind when it comes to that.
“The spark’s never faded but I have issues that I haven’t conquered yet that I know I won’t conquer if I’m relying on somebody else to take care of the loneliness.”
My favorite dancer/choreographer by far is Aliyah Janell, the woman in thigh high black boots and orange hat. She’s got a pretty big following on Instagram and YouTube if you want to check her out. There’s no doubt that her talent and passion really bring this sexy choreography to life.
The man in the moon must really be missing me tonight because he’s glowing, bigger and brighter than normal; no longer hiding behind the fog of clouds or acting seemingly distant like the countless nights before. It’s almost like he’s trying to catch my attention, pull me back in and make me believe that he might be close enough to touch.
Forever my December.
As the music softly plays in the background, I grab my glass of Cabernet and watch the puff of smoke fill the air as it escapes my lungs. I’ll willingly give into him yet again, knowing he is the one who has loved me the purest because he has loved me the longest. And how could I ever deny something so magnetic, so captivating and so perfectly imperfect?..
You and I both know the others were just shooting stars, but you, you will always be my beloved but inconstant moon.