Dear Hilaria / Hilary Baldwin-
I used to take your yoga class at Yoga Vida when I lived in NYC. I would leave my Soho office, ride the N/R train two stops to get to Union Square location.
Though there is some confusion about when you started using your Spanish
accent, I am here to say I distinctly remember you having a thick Spanish accent during class and thinking you sounded like Penelope Cruz. Not that long after, you met Alec Baldwin, and eventually, you stopped teaching.
Interestingly enough, I too hatched a similar faux accent plan. Being the Anglophile that I am, I thought it would be cool to have a British accent. My
parents thought of moving to the UK from India but settled on the U.S. when
they realized the money was better here. Nonetheless, I would fantasize about
how different my life would be had I been raised in a posh little suburb
We had moved from PA to NJ, so I thought it would be the perfect time to enact said plan. Then I realized I would have to keep my faux accent for years
and no one in my family would cover for me or go along with my tall tale.
How old was I when I came to this conclusion, you may ask? Eight. I was
eight-years-old when I realized this was an idiotic plan.
To add to the confusion, you admitted that you are “white”. Hilaria, Spanish
people ARE white. They are European.
Thank you for the best story and a ‘hilarious” end to 2020!
xoxo, Posh Spice