Becky G is helping the next generation make their mark…
As part of Cheetos’ Deja tu Huella Community College Tour, the 26-year-old Mexican American singer appeared at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College to help spearhead the initiative by announcing that they’ll be awarding 500 scholarships this year.
During her special appearance, Becky G, who serves as the brand’s first-ever fingertip spokesperson, took to the stage at the Culinary Pathway building and shared remarks with the students about why this partnership made so much sense.
“I can’t express enough what it means to me to have this wholesome moment with Cheetos,” she told the audience. “I used to sell my Cheetos in my backpack at school. That’s right. Thinking about what Cheetos has done for the community and when [the brand] came to me to be a part of the Cheetos familia and the Deja tu Huella, it was an obvious yes for me.” Among the other notable names at the event included LATTC President Dr. Alfred McQuarters, LACCD Chancellor Dr. Francisco Rodriguez and more.
For the culminating moment in the presentation, the star invited brand ambassador Brizzo Torres, famed mascot Chester Cheetah and more to join in on a dance-off, giving the audience a glimpse at some synchronized dance moves. Later on in the day, a block party outside of the building was set-up to give students the opportunity to engage in career-boosting workshops, see artist Bobby Alvarez show off his mural skills, get their hands on free Cheetos samples and dance along to tunes provided by 102.7 KIIS FM.
After the appearance, Becky sat down with Billboard News to speak about why the Deja tu Huella mission means so much to her. “As a little girl born and raised in Inglewood, who has had the chance to tour the world and do so many things, I want the same for others in communities like mine,” she told host Tetris Kelly.
As for what’s up next for the star, the singer is about to embark on her first headlining tour, “Mi Casa, Tu Casa Tour,” later this September. “I get to sing all my Becky G music from the last couple years, which is crazy to think about because I’ve been doing this for a minute now,” she explained of the 16-date tour.
For more information on Cheetos’ Deja tu Huella campaign, head over to the campaign’s official website.