This is Bean & Chisme
We are two Chismosas who feel bad for people with bad eyebrows.
But like for real, we’re two Latinas locas with no filter. We say the things most people are afraid to say out loud! Whether we’re poppin’ up LIVE on Facebook or doing Hoodrat things, we bring the laughs all Latinos can relate to. Lil’ Chismosa and Lil’ Frijolita are sure to call you out on your pendejadas and enjoy teaching la raza a thing or two about life. Watch the show with your fellow Chismosas here.
Tune in … right now right now.
Life Goal: “To be Mexican Oprah so I can give away cars and pay for funerals”
Favorite Quote: “There’s two things in life we pray to…Jesus and Selenas”
Favorite Hoodrat Snack: Hot Cheetos and The Piccadilly from Big Daddy’s.
Samantha Najera, better known as Lil’ Chismosa is a show creator and co-host for Bean & Chisme. Samantha has over 15 years of experience in radio, TV, film, marketing and communications industry, earning her Chingona badge long ago. While working hard on her degree from the University of the Incarnate Word (that’s right, she is an educated Latina), she was an intern for Turner Studios in Atlanta, GA., serving as a production assistant on various sets including TBSʼs “Movie and a Makeover,” “Dinner & A Movie,” and Cartoon Networkʼs “Cartoon Fridays.” Lil’ Chismosa also worked as a production assistant for San Antonioʼs ABC Affiliate KSAT 12 News and became a news reporter herself for ABC 40 News in College Station. In November 2012, Samantha launched her own Creative Marketing & Public Relations firm in San Antonio, HeartFire Media LLC. and has continued to provide creative services to businesses all around Texas. When she’s not making people laugh or creating video content, she’s a Chingona Mom to her 5 year-old daughter Ava Grace and dog Franky aka el diablo pequeno.
Life Goal: “To give all the perritos on the streets a home and wear the same chanclas for life.”
Favorite Quote: “Life happens. Cafecito helps.”
Favorite Hoodrat Snack: Hot Cheetos with extra cheese pleeease!
Nina Duran, better known as Lil’ Frijolita is the showrunner and co-host for Bean & Chisme. She started making money moves as an Associate Producer for “Great Day SA,” a live morning show in San Antonio, TX and from there she went to work for Ford Motor Company (mira look it). Lil’ Frijolita was one of the first female writers who targeted the young mom demographic. From there she traveled to fancy places like San Juan, Puerto Rico and Trinidad & Tobago as a freelance writer. She also served as Publisher for San Antonio’s only bilingual, family-owned newspaper, La Prensa de San Antonio. There she started in sales and eventually became a managing partner. Currently Lil’ Frijolita also serves as Vice President of Marketing & Sales for HeartFire Media, a creative marketing company. She’s also been involved with several nonprofits including the Alzheimer’s Association, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. PJ’s, the San Antonio Humane Society, The Salvation Army, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, and the Public Relations Society of America, to name a few. Lil’ Frijolita is a hard-working mama of two boys, Elijah and Noah.
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