Being a chambelan for someone’s quinceañera is no joke. You don’t really realize how much work goes into being a chambelan until you show up at that first valz practice and realize you’ll be dedicating your Saturday mornings for the next four months to practice your two-step.
Here are all the dreadful things guys go through when they agree to be a chambelan…
As soon as you get asked to be the chambelan for someone’s quinceañera, your initial thought can be summed up in this tweet:
Tf they want me to be chambelan. I'm awkward af I don't need this.
— Mario (@YeahMario) June 7, 2016
your mom is forcing you it’s impolite to say no, you basically have no choice but to say yes…no matter whose quince it is.
That awkward moment when I'm offered to be a chambelan for a girl i don't even know.
— mario (@YikeFest) May 7, 2013
What is this, a quince blind date?
Even if she’s your ex.
I remember the homie was his girls chambelan for her 15 and they broke up and he still was chambelan 😂 awkward ass shit tbh
— Lupé (@el_candyman32) March 25, 2017
Damn that’s awkward.
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And if you have a whole bunch of primas or sisters, then you’re really screwed.
CREDIT: MARIBEL ESCALANTE PEREZ / FACEBOOK
You have no way out. You’re going to be a chambelan for the next 5 to 7 years.
So start saving or figure out how your parents are going to spend hundreds of dollars on a tux you’ll only wear for one day.
CREDIT: VIP PRINCESS BOUTIQUE / FACEBOOK
Because who would wear a tux with a colorful ass tie and vest to match with the quinceañera.
Then, be prepared to deal with 4 months of dance practice to make sure no one messes up the classic two-steps-forward-one-step-back dance.
CREDIT: PRISCILA I. SOTO / YOUTUBE
Because you know 78% of these kids have no rhythm.
But if it’s taking up too much of your social life, not to worry. These 90-minute sessions can replace your gym time.
Being a chambelan is harder than it seems! I'm so sore! 😩
— Mauricio (@Mauri_Vega_) June 19, 2016
Chambelan practice is a workout in disguise.
The fun continues to the actual day of the quinceañera, when you’re in the spotlight all. day. long.
CREDIT: @QUINCEEXPO / TWITTER
So make sure to smiiiiile. 🙂
Be prepared for all of that attention you’ll get (even though it’s not *your* quince).
Being chambelan saturday & I'm starting to grow a small pimple :c fuck it happens every time
— Oscar. (@Ayoo_Oscar) July 8, 2014
You just have to try to look your freshest…even with a pimple on your face.
Next up on the super fun chambelan agenda is, taking pictures at the park for 5,000 hours.
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Sooooooo much fun, right?!!!
And to end the night, you have to try your best not to f*ck up in this awkward waltz dance that you practiced for three-quarters of your life.
CREDIT: JESUS MURILLO / YOUTUBE
You got this. I believe in you.
Lots of responsibilities, right?…Well, that’s why some guys will do anything to try to avoid being a chambelan.
Same for my cousins 15 I "twisted" my ankle to avoid being a chambelan 😭😭 https://t.co/0mMff2h6Af
— MUTBAGZ (@PUNlSH3R) November 17, 2015
But savor the moment, because one day you’ll wish you could do it all over again.
I MISS BEING A CHAMBELAN AND HEARING THE PARENTS SAY "AY, ESE GORDITO SI SABE COMO BAILAR" LMAOOOO
— pnchzd.dgd (@prvsly_dgd) October 16, 2016
Ahh those chambelan days…gone, but never forgotten. 💖