- bundesliga.com proudly presents Lucia Villalon Puras' exclusive Copa America blog.
- Villalon Puras is the girlfriend of Leverkusen superstar Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez.
- Get unique insights into the Copa America under #LuciasCopa.
In this unique series available only on bundesliga.com, Ms Villalon Puras will be reporting live from the USA throughout the tournament, giving fans her unique take on the competition.
Little Pea's sweetheart has over 96,000 followers on Twitter and is an avid Instagram user, so be sure to follow her journey - @lucia_villalon and lucia_villalon - as well as Bayer 04 Leverkusen megastar Chicharito himself - @ch14_ - and the Mexico national team - @miseleccionmx - on social media.
And welcome to my blog!! First of all I want to thank you for taking the time to read this. It is a great honor for me to be helping the Bundesliga covering a little piece of what the Copa America has to offer. It is such a huge event here in America, so it's pretty hard to cover all the information around it (mainly because every game is in a different location around the country... and I cannot manage to be everywhere... Yet!! Lol!).
But still... Being here and being able to stay close to Mexico's national team lets me live an incredible experience. And it is incredible not just because of the games or because of football (which I absolutely adore and it's one of my biggest passions!!) but because I get to feel an amazing atmosphere. I meet great, patriotic and passionate people, I see nervous kids smiling everywhere, so excited about watching their idols play. People from the US that love football and people from South America that travel all the way to the United States to support their flag and their colours! Yes, I know!! I am so lucky!!!
Well, sticking to the point... With this blog I am going to try to show you a little piece of Copa America. The little piece that I can live every day here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! So follow us and I will definitely try my best to make you feel and live this incredible experiences as if you were here. We just arrived in LA, so pretty cool stuff coming soon!! See you around!
Sunday 12 June - Lucia meets a young fan with a snazzy haircut
With just one day to go before Mexico's crunch match against Venezuela in Houston to determine who will finish top of Group C, Lucia headed out into the city to pick up the vibe. Here is what she had to say:
"Hello everyone. We're at the Galleria in Houston. It's a huge shopping mall where everyone is visiting today because it's very very rainy. It has a lot of shops, a really cool ice rink and a lot of football fans!"
Intrigued, Lucia asked the youngster a few questions to find out more:
Lucia: What's your name?
Lucia: Why do you have 'Chicharito' written on your head?
Cesar: Someone did it.
Lucia: And do you like Chicharito?
Lucia: Who did it?
Cesar: Scissors [the name of his hairdresser]
Lucia: And where are you from?
Cesar: From here.
Lucia: From Houston?
Cesar: No, from Louisiana.
Lucia: Why are you in Houston?
Cesar: Because I came to see Chicharito.