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Tenoch Huerta wants to tell the story of his sister, Claudia Xóchitl 'Tribi' Huerta Mejía

Who is Xóchitl "Tribi" Huerta Mejía? Her brother, Marvel's own Namor, wants the world to know.

Tenoch Huerta at C2E2 2023
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Tenoch Huerta has big plans. After making his MCU debut as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the Mexican actor has ambitions for Star Wars, his own Mesoamerican action trilogy, but also something personal. Beyond his general wish for more Mexican stories in the media, Huerta mentioned one story in particular he’d like to bring to audiences: his sister’s.

During the Popverse spotlight panel with Huerta at C2E2, the actor speaks of plans for his own production company, which would focus on bringing Mexican stories to audiences around the world. One of the stories he envisions telling, said the Namor actor, was that of Claudia Xóchitl 'Tribi' Huerta Mejía.

But just who is Tribi, and what’s her story?

”[She is] the first female, Mexican professional tackle football player in the US,” said Huerta, beaming with pride. According to Luchadoras.com, Tribi was a part of the Arizona Assassins, a pro women’s football team she joined in 2006. Despite facing hostility from anti-immigrant policies, Tribi became one of the team’s most valuable assets, never hiding from her heritage.

”I’m going to be Mexican all my life,” said the athlete.

According the article, Tribi has returned to her home country, where she trains a women’s soccer team for international competition. Little else is known about Tribia’s story but, if her brother gets his way, that may be changing very soon.

For more coverage of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2023, head to Popverse’s C2E2 Roundup.

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