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These Latino Celebrities Fully Embody The Cancer Zodiac, And Here’s How

The first thing that comes to mind when you find out your new boo is a Cancer is, “oh sh*t they going to be tenacious.” Cancer’s are a water sign, which makes them intuitive and personable. They’re often artists or have some home-based hobbies–basically they’re either one of these famous Latinos or their tamales are an art form.

Cancers, meet your fellow creative-types.

1. Selena Gomez

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I mean, basically since she was a little Disney baby, Selena has oozed talent and stardom. Maybe it’s because of how the stars aligned or that her parents named her after the Selena Quintanilla. Who can say?

2. Gisele Bündchen

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Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen has been credited with ending the era of “heroin chic” modeling and brought her Brazilian curves back to the modeling industry. The Cancer in her also brought the signature “horse walk”, when the model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. Uhh.. thanks!

3. Lionel Messi

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Nobody doesn’t know Messi. He’s captain of the Argentina national team. He was born with a growth hormone deficiency and moved to Spain to join Barcelona when he was 13 after they agreed to pay for his medical treatment.

4. Camila Mendes

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Camila Mendes didn’t come to “Riverdale” stardom out of thin air. Her dedication to the arts brought her to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she honed her skills, like a true Cancer.

5. Carlos Santana

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Santana created a whole new genre when his band Santana brought the timbales and congas into Latin Rock. Talk about creative genius, right?

6. Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Sotomayor was the first Supreme Court justice of Hispanic descent to grace the highest court and the first Latina. She was appointed in 2009 by Barack Obama.

Decades ago, she said, “Although I am an American, love my country and could achieve its opportunity of succeeding at anything I worked for, I also have a Latina soul and heart, with the magic that carries.”

7. Lauren Jauregui

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Born in Miami to Cuban parents, Jauregui is a talented artist, most known for her role in Fifth Harmony. What you might not know about her is that she also has a big heart for social justice issues, which prompted her to publish an open letter to the Republican Party after the Trump win. She’s also vegan.

8. Cheech Marin

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Cheech was born in Los Angeles to Mexican American parents. Apparently, he got his name when he was a couple days old and his uncle said, “Ay, parece un chicharrón.”

9. Frida Kahlo

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Talk about a water sign–Frida is the wateriest of this bunch. She introduced new perspectives in her art, was gender fluid (she actually wore suits in many of her family photos), and was openly bisexual.

10. John Leguizamo

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Leguizamo’s family eventually moved to Jackson Heights, New York, where he got his in in the stand up comedy world. Leguizamo has been committed to making it and has been in over 75 films.

11. Pablo Neruda

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Cancers are known for not being able to cope too well with heartbreak and moving on. Did you get any of that from Neruda’s poetry? ????

12. Romeo Santos

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Born at the very end of the cusp of Cancers and Leos, Romeo Santos is best known for bachata band, Aventura, originally called “Los Tinellers,” making fun of Dominican’s pronunciation of The Teenagers. Guess you can be a singer and a comedian, too.

13. Michelle Rodriguez

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Fun fact: Did you know MRod was expelled from five high schools? She eventually got her GED, and attended business school for a short bit before being a Cancer got the best of her. Ruled by the moon and intuition, she dropped out to pursue a career in acting. Get it girl.

14. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is the one who brought us the, “I’m not Fat, I’m Fluffy” line. In his pursuit of his career, he’s been evicted from his home and even lost his car.

He’s also so devoted to his family, that he was disqualified from “Last Comic Standing,” after becoming one of the last eight comics….because he smuggled in a Blackberry to talk to his family and friends.

15. Emma Coronel Aispuro

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Mexican beauty queen and wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is best known for, well, just that. Born into a marijuana and opium poppy ranch, Aispuro has always lived in the gray, a common trait of water signs.

16. President Enrique Peña Nieto

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Cancers are represented by the Brave Crab, who will put themselves in danger to fight for someone else’s cause. Y por eso, we have the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.

17. Diego Alves

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Born in Rio de Janeiro on June 24, 1985, Alves eventually made his way to Brazil’s national team as a goalkeeper, and helped earn a bronze in the 2008 Olympics.

18. Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa

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Born on July 13, 1985, Memo is probably the hottest Cancer around right now, given that, as Mexico’s national goalkeeper, he just made nine saves against defending champion Germany at the 2018 World Cup.

Fun fact: Memo chose shirt number 13 because his birthday is July 13. #CancerPride

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Dustin Diamond aka ‘Screech’ from ‘Saved By the Bell’ Dies at 44; Mario Lopez and Former Cast Members Grieve

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Dustin Diamond aka ‘Screech’ from ‘Saved By the Bell’ Dies at 44; Mario Lopez and Former Cast Members Grieve

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Today, former “Saved By the Bell” cast members are grieving the lost of someone who once was an integral member of their team.

On Monday, Dustin Diamond, well known for playing the loveable, zany character Screech on “Saved by the Bell” passed away from carcinoma at the age of 44.

Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, and Elizabeth Berkley all publicly eulogized Dustin Diamond on social media.

It was just a few weeks ago that Diamond’s diagnosis was revealed to the public. His rep released the following statement:

“We are saddened to confirm of Dustin Diamond’s passing on Monday, February 1st, 2021 due to carcinoma. He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer only three weeks ago. In that time, it managed to spread rapidly throughout his system;

His rep went on to say that Diamond’s death was quick and that he “did not suffer”.

As soon as the news of his death was announced, Diamond’s former “Saved By the Bell” co-star, Mario Lopez, took to Twitter to pay his condolences to Diamond’s family.

Lopez posted a picture of himself beside Diamond, along with the heartfelt note: “Dustin, you will be missed my man. The fragility of this life is something never to be taken for granted. Prayers for your family will continue on…”

Later, Lopez spoke with Variety about how he was still struggling to “process” Diamond’s death.

“I actually just spoke with him a couple of weeks ago. He was reluctant to go in [to the hospital] for a while because he didn’t know if anything was going to get out,” Lopez revealed. “And I said, ‘Bro, that’s foolish, you’ve got to get in there and take care of yourself and forget what people are saying.’ Some people thought his illness was a joke, which is awful, but the internet always spills tales.

Lopez also revealed that he himself was sure that Diamond was going to pull through. “When all of this was happening, I was optimistic that he would make a recovery, but it was obviously too late,” he said.

Dustin Diamond and Mario Lopez may have had a somewhat complicated relationship, but they remained in touch years after the show ended.

In Mario Lopez’s 2014 book “Just Between Us,” he confirmed the long-standing rumors that Diamond wasn’t exactly beloved by the rest of the cast. “Not everyone got along with Screech AKA Dustin Diamond. I did, but maybe I was the exception,” he wrote.

“From when I found out he was sick to his passing, it’s been incredibly quick. It’s so fresh, it’s incredibly hard to process,” he revealed. “And it’s shocking because he was so young; he was only 44. I honestly thought, ‘There’s no way [he won’t make it]. It sucks, but he’ll bounce back.’”

And indeed, controversy followed Diamond long after he graduated from Bay City High.

Diamond consistently made headlines due to everything from reality show fights, to sex tapes, to bar-room brawls.

In 2016, Diamond sat down for an interview with Mario Lopez on Extra, explaining that he wanted to start a new chapter in his life.

“I want to put the tom foolery and malarkey behind me, you know? It’s time for that clean slate. Time for the change.”

Diamond’s rep is asking that his family is given the time and privacy necessary to grieve their loss.

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Mario Lopez Publicly Supports Former Co-Star Dustin Diamond aka ‘Screech’ After ‘Heartbreaking’ Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

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Mario Lopez Publicly Supports Former Co-Star Dustin Diamond aka ‘Screech’ After ‘Heartbreaking’ Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

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Mario Lopez is living proof that true old friends stick by your side–no matter what. The “Access Hollywood” co-host took to Twitter recently to voice his support of his friend and former “Saved By the Bell” co-star, Dustin Diamond after the tragic revelation of Diamond’s stage four cancer diagnosis.

“I connected with Dustin earlier this evening and although the news of his diagnosis is heartbreaking, we remain positive that he’ll overcome this,” wrote Lopez. “Praying for him & his family and for a speedy recovery.
God Bless”.

On Thursday, Dustin Diamond aka “Screech” was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer after he was admitted to the hospital for intense pain.

In addition to feeling pain all over his body, Diamond also allegedly discovered a “huge lump” on his throat. Although his representatives describe his condition as serious, he is reportedly undergoing chemotherapy and his friends and loved ones are hopeful for his recovery.

“We can confirm that Dustin does have cancer,” a representative for Diamond revealed to People. “It’s very serious, though we are still waiting for more details, which we will have shortly. He’s in a lot of pain.”

To Entertainment Weekly, his reps said: “By next week, we’ll have a much better understanding of the severity of his condition and what treatments he will need so that he’s comfortable.” They also added that Diamond was “fading in and out” when he was first admitted to the hospital.

Dustin Diamond and Mario Lopez have long had a complicated relationship.

In Mario Lopez’s 2014 book “Just Between Us,” he revealed that Diamond wasn’t exactly beloved by the rest of the cast. “Not everyone got along with Screech AKA Dustin Diamond. I did, but maybe I was the exception,” he wrote. “He was one of those dorky kids who thought it was hilarious to take Polaroids of his genitals and leave the photos all over the set.”

In Dustin Diamond’s 2009 tell-all book “Behind the Bell”, he painted a picture of negative experience on set. The youngest of the cast, Diamond often felt ostracized by the “in crowd” Bay City High’s hotter, older cast members.

After “Saved By the Bell” stopped filming, Dustin Diamond had a hard time getting back on his feet.

Diamond seemed to be embroiled in endless controversy, from reality show fights, to sex tapes, to bar-room brawls. In 2015, he was sentenced to four months in jail after stabbing a man during a bar fight.

He sat down for an interview with Mario Lopez for Extra in 2016 to set the record straight about his alleged bad body behavior. At that point, Diamond told Lopez that he had started a new chapter in his life.

“I want to put the tom foolery and malarkey behind me, you know? It’s time for that clean slate. Time for the change.”

Well, we hope Diamond gets better so he can fulfill his dreams of having a new lease on life. We’re glad his old friends are standing by him.

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