You Should Definitely Pay Attention To These 25 Latino Celebs Under 25
You’ve been watching some of these stars for so long you’ll be shocked to hear that they’re still 25 years old or younger. Others, we’ll be watching for the next ten years and they’ll still be in their mid-twenties.
This is our official thank you letter to these Latinos who are making it easier for the rest of us to take up space. We love you all.
1. Camila Cabello, 21
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There isn’t a person on this side of the hemisphere that isn’t looking to see what Camila does next. At just 15 years old, she rose to fame on “The X Factor,” and then in girl band Fifth Harmony. She’s gone solo and we’re here for it.
2. Bella Thorne, 20
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At just 20 years old, we all have our eyes on Cuban actress and singer, Bella Thorne. She’s starred in “Big Love, Shake it Up,” and you can find her on Freeform’s “Famous in Love” (when you’re not at Coachella hearing her hit those notes).
3. Isabella Gomez, 20
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This aquarius babe was born in Colombia and began acting in commercials when she was just five years old. Her fam moved to Orlando when she was 10, and now she’s starring as Elena Alvarez in the Netflix Original series “One Day at a Time.” We see you, boo.
4. Cardi B, 25
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Cardi B blew up recently when she dominated the rap game. Not only has the New Yorker slayed the charts on her own, she has been part of some pretty major collabs including “Finesse” with Bruno Mars.
5. Dafne Keen, 13
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She’s Spanish, and she speaks it. Dafne Keen (Fernández) was only 11 years old when she played mutant Laura Kinney/X-23 alongside Hugh Jackman. She completely nailed the performance and we’re all looking to her to see what she’ll do next.
6. Demi Lovato, 25
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Did you know her full name is Demetria Devonne Lovato? And that she first appeared on “Barney & Friends?!” Lovato rose to fame with her acting skills but stole our hearts with her voice. Please keep it coming, Demi!
7. Selena Gomez, 25
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Like Lovato, Gomez first made her appearance on “Barney & Friends,” and then starred in Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Since then, she’s sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide! Slay.
Who, btw, has been through more health problems than any <25yo should.
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She’s been diagnosed with a misunderstood disease called Lupus and needed a kidney transplant from her BFF, Francia Raisa.
Caption: “I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith”
8. Marcel Ruiz, 13
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A self described “Puerto Rican Supreme Athletic Actor,” Marcel has been acting in commercials in San Juan since he was real little. Just four years ago, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his acting career and now stars in Netflix Original’s reboot of “One Day at a Time.”
9. Jake T. Austin, 23
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You remember mitad Puerto Rican Austin from Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” What you might not know is that he was the voice of Diego in Dora the Explorer! He’s since starred in The Fosters and we have eyes for what he’ll do next.
10. Kali Uchis, 24
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Colombian is everything. For real: she’s a singer, songwriter, poet, record producer, music video director and fashion designer. And she’s only 24. Can’t wait to see the rest of your life play out, girl!
11. Millie Bobby Brown, 14
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Spanish born actress, Millie Bobby Brown, has become a household name for her performance in “Stranger Things.” You might have noticed all your friends dressing up as her for Halloween. I’m so freakin’ excited for more productions.
12. Princess Nokia, 25
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Puerto Rican rapper, Princess Nokia, is smashing the patriarchy, homophobia and anyone who stands in the way of her poetry. Please listen to her music and we’re wishing her all the congrats for making it to Coachella 2018.
13. Rico, 19
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I’m honestly sobbing that he’s already 19 years old. We know him as Manny Delgado in “Modern Family,” but Mexican-American star, Rico, already published his own book in 2012. I have the same goal for by 2070.
14. Victoria Justice, 25
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We know her from “Zoey 101,” “Victorious” and a variety of films. She’s talented on the piano, and is also a pop singer. Get it, boricua.
15 & 16. Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz, 23
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These twin French-Cuban sisters make up the duo Ibeyi. If you haven’t heard them yet, prepare yourself for una mezcla of English, French, Spanish and Yoruba spoken songs that fuses with jazz, beats and other traditional instruments. I can’t stop listening to them.
17. Jason Genao, 21
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Netflix Original production swooped up Jason Genao for their new hit series, “On My Block,” which features a bunch of Los Angelino teens in high school and all the conflicts they face. This Dominican-American kiddo hailing from Jersey City is nowhere on the underground internet, and the actual internet is exploding about it.
18. Ronni Hawk, 18
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After playing as Rachel Diaz on “Stuck in the Middle,” Ronni Hawk is now a star of “On My Block,” alongside Jason Genao. Can you tell she’s also a model?
19. Camila Mendes, 23
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The Brazilian actor is one of the most talked about cast members of “Riverdale” and it is clear why. She has a chemistry with the camera you just can’t teach.
20. Jenna Ortega, 15
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The Disney star played the younger sister in “Stuck in the Middle” and it is clear she is up for any challenge. She is even a voice on “Elena of Avalor” so her representation of Latinas in pop culture is impressive.
21. Lauren Jauregui, 21
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Jauregui is one of the stars that you hear about outside of music. She is an incredible singer but her work as an activist and voice of minority groups is something to behold.
22. Johnny Lopez, 17
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Lopez is one of Jenni Rivera’s children and is on the Univision show “The Riveras.” He made news last year by coming out as bisexual in a very public way on social media.
23. Dinah Jane, 20
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Now that Fifth Harmony is heading toward a hiatus, it is time to see what happens with the members. Jane is one singer whose next moves will dictate her future.
24. Cierra Ramirez, 23
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You might know Ramirez from her role in “The Fosters” but that’s not all she is doing. The actor will be using her voice to bring America Chavez, Marvel’s first queer Latina superhero, to life.
25. Ally Brooke, 24
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The oldest member of Fifth Harmony, it seems clear in this photo that Brooke is some what of a fashionista. From the hair to her outfit, she is so put together that designers must be falling over each other to dress her.