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@selenagomez / Instagram
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@gisele / Instagram
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@leomessi / Instagram
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@camimendes / Instagram 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@soundandcity / Instagram
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@andthenapigeonate8 / Instagram
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@laurenjauregui / Instagram
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@cheechmarinofficial / Instagram
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@toadstool_house1 / Instagram
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@johnleguizamo1 / Instagram
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@_matteocassa_ / Instagram
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@romeosantos / Instagram
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@mrodofficial / Instagram
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@fluffyguy / Instagram
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@infobaeamerica / Instagram
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@epn / Instagram
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@diegoalves / Instagram
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@yosoy8a / Instagram
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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