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32 Celebrities That You Might Not Know Are Latino

Latinos come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We can be white with blonde hair and blues eyes and we can be black. We are gay, Muslim, Asian, indigenous, etc. Because of our genetic diversity, some Latinos exist in plain sight without anyone knowing. Here are 32 Latino celebrities that you probably didn’t know are, in fact, Latino.

1. Uma Thurman

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Source: Uma Thurman. Digital Image. El Heraldo. November 24, 2017.

You probably know Uma Thurman from her role in “Pulp Fiction” but did you know she has Mexican roots? Her mother, a fashion model named Nena von Schlebrügge, was born in Mexico City before moving to New York to be a model.

2. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

Source: Snooki. Digital Image. Hawt Celebs. September 14, 2015.


Snooki first became famous because of her role on “The Jersey Shore.” While she was raised by an Italian-American family, Snooki was actually born in Santiago, Chile.

3. David Gallagher

Source: David Gallagher. Digital Image. Ethnic Celebs. August 9, 2009.


Model and actor, Noel Gallagher, is Cuban on his mother’s side. The “7th Heaven” star was born in New York City.

4. Bruno Mars

Source: Bruno Mars. Digital Image. UK Mix. January 2, 2017.


Bruno Mars’ real name is Pete Gene Hernandez. He was born in Hawaii but he is half Puerto Rican on his father side. This is something the singer has become more and more vocal about.

5. Victoria Justice

Source: Victoria Justice. Digital Image. Famous Birthdays.


The Disney television star is a proud Puerto Rican thanks to her mother. Her mother was raised in the Bronx, a predominately Latino neighborhood so she definitely grew up with Latino values.

6. Fergie

Source: Fergie. Digital Image. Z1035. January 26, 2016.


Fergie was everywhere in the early 2000s as part of the musical group The Black Eyed Peas. But, now you know that she has Mexican ancestry in her family line.

7. Sara Paxton

Source: Sara Paxton. Digital Image. Celeb Mafia.


Los Angeles-born Sara Paxton can thank her mother for her Jewish and Mexican backgrounds. Her father is a mix of European countries.

8. Nicole Richie

Source: Nicole Richie. Digital Image. Hello Magazine. May 2, 2014.


You likely know Nicole Richie as Lionel Richie’s daughter and “The Simple Life” with bestie Paris Hilton. Nicole was actually adopted by Lionel and her biological family has Mexican ancestry.

9. Hulk Hogan

Source: Hulk Hogan. Digital Image. Flickering Myth. July 24, 2015.


Considered by some as the greatest professional wrestler ever, Hulk Hogan, born in Georgia. But did you know that he has Panamanian roots?

10. Kid Cudi

Source: Kid Cudi.Digital Image. Billboard. April 22, 2016.  


Kid Cudi’s real name is Scott Ramon Seguro. His father is a proud Mexican-American.

11. Andrew Keegan

Source: Andrew Keegan. Digital Image. The Huffington Post. August 18, 2014.


He has been on “Party of Five,” “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Independence Day,” but did you know Andrew Keegan is Colombian on his mother’s side? Another fun fact is that the actor has his own cult in Venice Beach, California.

12. Bella Thorne

Source: Bella Thorne. Digital image. The Hollywood Gossip.


Bella Thorne’s father, who passed away in a traffic accident, was Cuban. The Cuban-American actor has come out as bisexual recently adding another layer to her already complicated persona.

13. Frankie Muniz

Source: Frankie Muniz. DIgital Image. Famous Birthdays.


Everyone knew of Frankie Muniz while growing up thanks to “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Agent Cody Banks.” While Frankie is his stage name, his real name is Francisco, probably thanks to his Puerto Rican father.

14. Raquel Welch

Source: Raquel Welch. Digital Image.


Raquel Welch’s maiden name is Tejada. The soap opera star changed her name while trying to make it in Hollywood, but her father was born in La Paz, Bolivia.

15. Odette Yustman

Source: Odette Yustman. Digital Image. Ethnicelebs. June 17, 2010.


Gorgeous Odette Yustman, known for her role in “House,” has a very strong Latino background. Her father was born in Bogota, Colombia and her mother is Cuban.

16. Pedro Pascal

Source: Pedro Pascal. Digital Image. Aqui lo mire. September 10, 2017.


This one is kind of obvious, but just so we are all on the same page, Pedro Pascal, the star of Netflix’s “Narcos” is Chilean.

17. Nina Garcia

Source: Nina Garcia. Digital Image. Marie Claire. August 25, 2015.


Nina Garcia is the editor-in-chief of Elle and one of the judges of “Project Runway.” She is also a proud Latina who was born in Barranquilla, Colombia.

18. Aubrey Plaza

Source: Aubrey Plaza. Digital Image. Advocate. July 7, 2016.


Known for her role in “Parks and Recreation,” Aubrey Plaza is half Puerto Rican. This is also mentioned in her character’s storyline in the show giving you a look at the real Plaza.

19. Linda Christian

Source: Linda Christian. Digital Image. The Guardian. July 26, 2011.


The first Bond Girl was born actually born in Tampico, Mexico. Her real name is Blanca Rosa Welter. How’s that for groundbreaking.

20. Q’orianka Kilcher

Source: Q’orianka Kilcher. Digital Image. Image Event.


Q’orianka Kilcher portrayed Pocahontas in “The New World” in 2005, which makes sense because her background is indigenous. Her father is of Quechua-Huachipaeri descent, passing down the heritage through Q’orianka’s name. Not technically Latina but the tribe is the indigenous people from Peru.

21. Helena Christensen

Source: Helena Christensen. Digital Image. Pop Sugar.


Christensen was a Victoria’s Secret model for years. While she was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the former model is Peruvian thanks to her mama.

22. Heather Hemmens

Source: Heather Hemmens. Digital image. FCBA History.


Heather Hemmens, known for her role in “Hellcats,” was born in Maine. She is Costa Rican, proud and has no problem telling you.

23. Jordana Brewster

Source: Jordana Brewster. Digital Image. Beauty Banter.


Known for her role in the “Fast and Furious” series, Brewster’s father is an American investment banker and her mother is Brazilian model Maria João. Brewster was born in Panama City, Panama.

24. Ryan Lochte

Source: Ryan Lochte. Digital Image. LA Times. April 27, 2017.


Lochte made the wrong kind of news during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by claiming he was robbed at gun point. The story turned out to be false. Any way, the swimmer is a New York-born Cuban on his mother’s side.

25. Alexis Bledel

Source: Alexis Bledel. Digital Image. Gazette Review . January 5, 2017.


Bledel became a household name on the set of “Gilmore Girls” and it hasn’t stopped since. Her father, by the way, was born in Argentina and her mother was born in Arizona but raised in Mexico City. She is quick to let you know that she is Latina.

26. David Blaine

Source: David Blaine. Digital Image. Biography.


A world renowned magician, Blaine holds multiple word records. No doubt it makes is father’s Puerto Rican family very happy.

27. Ted Williams

Source: Ted Williams. Digital Image. Doc Stull. September 19, 2016.


Former professional baseball player and later manager, Williams was born in California but had Mexican background. He was not the first Latino to play baseball. that title belongs to Luis Manuel Castro from Medellín, Colombia.

28. Vanna White

Source: Vanna White. Digital Image. Latin Trends. 


Vanna White has spent decades as the beautiful woman that reveals the letters on “Wheel of Fortune.” She is half Puerto Rican but uses her step father’s last name because her biological father abandoned her.

29. Vanessa Marcil

Source: Vanessa Marcil. Digital Image. Bartcop.


Born Sally Vanessa Ortiza and known for her role on “General Hospital,” Marcil is half Mexican on her father’s side.

30. Howie Dorough

Source: Howie D. Digital Image. Bands In Town.


Howie D is one of two Latino members of the Backstreet Boys, the other being AJ McLean. It wasn’t spoken about back in the day, but now there is no denying it. Thank you, Internet.

31. Ryan Cabrera

Source: Ryan Cabrera. Digital Image. Gazette Review. January 14, 2017.


Remember Ashlee Simpson’s ex-boyfriend Ryan Cabrera? Well, he was born to a Colombian father which makes him half Latino.

32. Harry Shum Jr.

Source: Harry Schum Jr. Digital Image. Billboard. March 3, 2011.

Known for playing Mike Chang on “Glee,” Harry Shum Jr. was actually born in Costa Rica.

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J Balvin Offers Up A Message To Fans About The Real Dangers Of Covid-19

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J Balvin Offers Up A Message To Fans About The Real Dangers Of Covid-19

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Updated August, 17, 2020.

J Balvin is the latest celebrity to come forward with a Covid-19 diagnosis. He is part of a running list of Latino celebrities who are warning fans about the virus.

J Balvin has a message for all of his fans about the seriousness and dangers of Covid-19.

“At the moment, I’m just getting better,” J Balvin said in a recorded messages for the Premios Juventud. “These have been very difficult days, very complicated. Sometimes we won’t think that we’ll get it, but I got it and I got it bad.”

He added: “My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn’t a joke. The virus is real and it’s dangerous”

Updated August 13, 2020.

Covid-19 is not done and we are seeing the proof everywhere we turn. Months after the pandemic, more and more people continue to fall ill with the virus and Antonio Banderas joins the pack.

Antonio Banderas shared the news on social media that he tested positive on his 60th birthday.

The iconic Spanish actor had recently celebrated his girlfriend’s 39th birthday before testing positive. Europe is currently dealing with a second wave from Covid-19 and officials are becoming concerned by the spread.

In his post, Banderas talked to his fans about the illness and how he didn’t feel sick, just more tired than normal. Yet, Banderas added: “I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write and rest, continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years to which came loaded with desire and illusion. Big hugs to everyone.”

Banderas did not explain how he contracted the infectious disease, that as of 13 August 2020, has seen over 20.6 million cases reported across 188 countries. So far, the disease has killed more than 749,000 people.

Last year, Banderas (who is known for his roles in The Mask Of Zorro and The Spy Kids franchise) was nominated for an Oscar for his film “Pain and Glory.”

Original: As beaches, restaurants, and even bars and clubs started to reopen, it was easy to forget that we are still in the midst of a global health crisis – one that continues to hit the Latino community, in particular, very hard. And stars, they really are just like us. Celebrities are also at risk of contracting Covid-19 and over the last few days, we’ve learned that several of Latin music’s biggest stars have in fact been infected with the virus.

The news comes just as states like Florida, California, Arizona, and Texas set new records with sky-high infection rates. It’s an important reminder that nobody is immune to this pandemic and that we all need to do our part to keep our communities safe.

Several major Latin music stars have recently announced they’ve tested positive for Covid-19.

As if a reminder that stars, they’re just like us, several of Latin music’s biggest celebrities have announced that they’ve tested positive for Covid-19. Karol G, Prince Royce, and Chiquita Rivera have all shared their positive diagnosis for the virus and are urging fans to stay home and use masks when they have to go out.

Karol G took to Instagram Live to share the news of her infection with her fans.

During an Instagram live watched by more than 100,000, the “Tusa” singer said that she tested positive two or three weeks ago but had not made it public so her parents wouldn’t worry. “First of all, thank you to all the people that have reached out to me. I hadn’t said anything because my parents are far away and I didn’t want them to worry about me,” she says.

“Because my new single was coming out, I didn’t want coronavirus to be the news. Now that the news is out, my parents are very nervous and if it was under any other circumstance, they’d be here by my side.”

Karol G went on to say that she is feeling well compared to others who have been diagnosed positive. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 a few weeks ago with her friend and sister, and decided to isolate away from Anuel, who she confirmed tested negative. “I feel well. Today, I got another test and hoping this one will be negative.”

Chiquita Rivera also announced that her and her husband have also tested positive for the virus.

Just last week, Mexican-American singer Chiquis Rivera, the daughter of the late Jenni Rivera, revealed she and her husband Lorenzo Méndez tested positive for COVID-19. Also in an Instagram video, Rivera said “We’re contagious so we have to be responsible and we are going to quarantine.”

And Dominican Prince Royce announced he too had contracted Covid-19.

Prince Royce was one of the first celebrities to reveal his diagnosis. he shared he had tested positive for the virus shortly before the 4th of July holiday weekend and urged people to take precautions and be safe – for themselves and others.

In an Instagram video, he shared that he had gone out to restaurants since things had started to open up. He added: “Well, Florida hasn’t been so bad, and New York is the one with the problem. I fell for that and I think many people can fall for that and will fall for that. Don’t be selfish and make the same mistakes that I probably did.”

He urged his fans to do the responsible thing and stay at home.

“I was diagnosed with COVID-19 and I am on day number 12 since my symptoms began,” he wrote on Instagram. “My case has been mild and I am feeling well. I share this with you today to ask you please not let down your guard — this virus is very real and we can have it and spread it without even knowing. I didn’t think I had it as I didn’t feel that bad and had I not gotten tested I would be spreading it to others.”

His caption also added, “For younger people, this is more than just about taking care of ourselves, it is about taking care of others, older people and those with compromised immune systems. Please let’s take this seriously and act responsibly and with compassion. Let’s all take care of each other.”

Their infections come as the virus is raging out of control across the country.

New records are being set everyday across the United States, as severe all states see the virus rage out of control. For the first time ever in the U.S., Florida saw more than 15,000 new cases in just one day. Meanwhile, in Arizona – the per capita infection rate is higher than it was at the peak of New York’s battle against the virus.

As of July 15, the U.S. has 3.48 million confirmed cases and almost 140,000 deaths due to Covid-19 infection. Those numbers are expected to continue to climb as many Americans refuse to follow simple preventive measures, including wearing a mask and staying at home.

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Fans Are Worried After Bad Bunny Was Rushed To Hospital For Emergency Surgery

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Fans Are Worried After Bad Bunny Was Rushed To Hospital For Emergency Surgery

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The year 2020 just won’t stop. Now it’s trying to come for San Benito – and his stans aren’t having any of it. In the same week that we find out Naya Rivera went missing (her remains have since been recovered) and a once cherished brand, Goya Foods, is now under a full scale boycott for heaping praise on Donald Trump, we find out that Bad Bunny went into emergency surgery over the weekend.

Over the weekend, Bad Bunny was rushed into the hospital for emergency surgery.

According to El Heraldo de México, the El Conejo Malo was hospitalized on Friday for an emergency operation due to severe appendicitis. The paper reported that the star was admitted to the Doctors Center in Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan.

According to the outlet, he will need to stay in the hospital for another four or five days to recover from his emergency surgery, which was reportedly performed within the first hours of his admission to the hospital.

Bad Bunny’s publicist confirmed to Telemundo that “Bad Bunny had an emergency appendicitis surgery yesterday. This is why he was taken into the hospital. He’s doing well and is currently recovering at the hospital.” The publicist told Telemundo that the singer is expected to recover and be fine.

The reggaetónero hasn’t posted on social media since mid-May, making it all the more difficult for fans to piece together the events that led to his hospital admission. Once news broke that he had been admitted to the hospital, rumors started to fly that the “Yo Perreo Sola” singer had contracted the COVID-19 virus. Although appendicitis is no fun and a very serious matter, fans were thankful it wasn’t Coronavirus.

Just last week, San Benito was making history on the cover of Playboy.

Credit: SKILLZ / Playboy

Bad Bunny’s hospitalization comes just days after he graced the cover of Playboy magazine in all his glory – making history in the process. He was the first ever man (aside from magazine founder Hugh Hefner) to land the cover unaccompanied.

Fans were eating it up.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… perfection!” one fan wrote about his Playboy appearance, while another emphasized the magazine spread and accompanying interview were “everything I need.”

The collective reaction on Twitter was one of shock and disappointment.

As if 2020 – hell, even the past week – couldn’t get more intense, Bad Unny had to be hospitalized. Many just can’t comprehend the epic disaster that is 2020. One person on Twitter summed up the last few days succinctly saying: “Naya Rivera is missing. Tiktok is possibly being banned. A Trump supporter disrespectfully put a MAGA hat on Selena’s statue. Goya’s cancelled. Bad Bunny is at the hospital. All in one day. WE GET IT 2020 YOU’RE CHAOTIC AS HELL. STOP DOING THIS TO US.”

But fans from across the world are sending Bad Bunny good vibras.

Twitter erupted with messages of love and support for San Benito.

“Where do I sign up to give a limb, lung whatever he needs bruh,” one devoted fan wrote on the platform upon learning of the star’s health condition.

“Bad Bunny in the f–king hospital,” another lamented, adding that “2020 can’t get any worse.”

“If he goes, I go!” wrote another of Bad Bunny’s ride-or-dies, though we are here to inform that no one has to go anywhere since it appears the singer is in recovery, and should be heading back out and about into the world in a matter of days. 

Get well soon Bad Bunny!

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