32 celebrities that you did not know are Latino
Actors, singers and athletes makeup this list of Latino celebrities. I bet there are quite a few on this list you would have never guessed are Latino!
1. Ryan Lochte
The second best ranked swimmer in the world, after Michael Phelps, was born in New York but is Cuban on his mother side. Who’d knew?
2. Diana Taurasi
Diana Taurasi, the professional basketball player was born in California. However, her Italian-born father was raised in Argentina and her mother is Argentinian as well.
3. Sara Paxton
Aquamarine star Sara Paxton is Mexican on her mother’s ,side although she was born in Los Angeles.
4. Vanna White
Known for her role in Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White is half Puerto Rican. She uses her step father’s name, as her biological one abandoned the family at an early age.
5. Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi’s real name is Scott Ramon Seguro. His father had Mexican-American background.
5. Andrew Keegan
Source: Andrew Keegan. Digital Image. The Huffington Post. August 18, 2014.
We all know Andrew Keegan appeared on Party of Five, 10 Things I Hate About You and Independence Day, but did you know he is Colombian on his mother’s side?
6. Frankie Muniz
Star of Agent Cody Banks , Malcolm in the Middle and Emmy Award Nominee, is Puerto Rican on his father side. His real name is Francisco!
7. Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch’s maiden name is Tejada! Her father was born in La Paz, Bolivia.
8. Ted Williams
Former professional baseball player and later manager Ted Williams was born in California, but had Mexican background. Some claim he was the first Latino baseball star.
9. Linda Christian
The first Bond Girl was born actually born in Tampico, Mexico. Her real name is Blanca Rosa Welter.
10. Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars’ real name is Pete Gene Hernandez. He was born in Hawaii but he is half Puerto Rican on his father side!
11. Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne’s father, who passed away in a traffic accident, was Cuban.
12. Q’orianka Kilcher
The actress who portrayed Pocahontas was born in Germany, but her father is Peruvian.
13. Aubrey Plaza
Known for her role in Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza is half Puerto Rican! She has even said she has big part of her family in Puerto Rico.
14. Helena Christensen
Former Victoria’s Secret model, Christensen, born in Denmark, is half Peruvian on her mother’s side!
15. Heather Hemmens
Heather Hemmens, known for her role in Hellcats, was born in Maine but has Costa Rican background. She is very proud of her Latin roots!
16. Jordana Brewster
Known for her role in the Fast and Furious series, gorgeous Jordana Brewster was actually born in Panama City!
17. Alexis Bledel
Gilmore Girls’ star Alexis Bledel, born in Houston, Texas, is half Argentinian on her father’s side.
18. David Blaine
World known magician who owns multiple world records, David Blaine’s father was half Puerto Rican, which makes him one quarter Latino!
19. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
Former Jersey Shore participant Snookie was born in Santiago, Chile and was later adopted by an Italian-American family. Doesn’t she look great nowadays?
20. David Gallagher
Model and actor, Noel Gallagher, was born in New York. However, he is Cuban descent on his mother’s side.
21. Odette Yustman
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.
22. Vanessa Marcil
Born Sally Vanessa Ortiz, known for her role on General Hospital, is half Mexican on her father’s side.
23. Victoria Justice
Victorious superstar, Victoria Justice, is Puerto Rican descent on her mother’s side. Beautiful!
24. Howie Dorough
Yes, one of the Backstreet Boys has Latino roots! Howie D’s mother is Puerto Rican.
25. Ryan Cabrera
Remember Ashlee Simpson’s ex-boyfriend Ryan Cabrera? Well, he was born to a Colombian father which makes him half Latino.
26. Pedro Pascal
Known for his starring role in Netflix series Narcos and his appearance on Game of Thrones, Pedro Pascal was born in Santiago, Chile. Can you guess how much is this hottie and other Latino celebrities worth?
27. Hulk Hogan
Considered by some as the greatest professional wrestler ever, Hulk Hogan, born in Georgia, has Panamanian roots.
Black Eyed Peas’ singer Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known as Fergie, is known to have Mexican background.
29. Uma Thurman
World famous actress for her roles in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, Uma Thurman, has mexican roots as her mother was born in Mexico City.
30. Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie is known to be adopted by singer Lionel Richie, but did you known she has Mexican ancestry from her biological family?
31. Harry Shum Jr.
Known for playing Mike Chang on Glee, Harry Shum Jr. was actually born in Costa Rica.
32. Nina Garcia
Alright, maybe we all know Nina Garcia is Latina, but did you know she is Colombian and was born in the same town as Shakira and Sofia Vergara?
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