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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

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

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

Source: Diana Taurasi. Digital Image. 

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

Source: Sara Paxton. Digital Image. Celeb Mafia.

Aquamarine star Sara Paxton is Mexican on her mother’s ,side although she was born in Los Angeles.

4. Vanna White

Source: Vanna White. Digital Image. Latin Trends. 

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

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

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

Source: Frankie Muniz. DIgital Image. Famous Birthdays. 

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

Source: Raquel Welch. Digital Image. 

Raquel Welch’s maiden name is Tejada! Her father was born in La Paz, Bolivia.

8. Ted Williams

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

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

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.

10. 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!

11. Bella Thorne

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

Bella Thorne’s father, who passed away in a traffic accident, was Cuban.

12. Q’orianka Kilcher

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

The actress who portrayed Pocahontas was born in Germany, but her father is Peruvian.

13. 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! She has even said she has big part of her family in Puerto Rico.

14. Helena Christensen

Source: Helena Christensen. Digital Image. Pop Sugar. 

Former Victoria’s Secret model, Christensen, born in Denmark, is half Peruvian on her mother’s side!

15. Heather Hemmens

Source: Heather Hemmens. Digital image. FCBA History.

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

Source: Jordana Brewster. Digital Image. Beauty Banter. 

Known for her role in the Fast and Furious series, gorgeous Jordana Brewster was actually born in Panama City!

17. Alexis Bledel

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

Gilmore Girls’ star Alexis Bledel, born in Houston, Texas, is half Argentinian on her father’s side.

18. David Blaine

Source: David Blaine. Digital Image. Biography. 

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

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

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

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

Model and actor, Noel Gallagher, was born in New York. However, he is Cuban descent on his mother’s side.

21. 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.

22. Vanessa Marcil

Source: Vanessa Marcil. Digital Image. Bartcop.

Born Sally Vanessa Ortiz, known for her role on General Hospital, is half Mexican on her father’s side.

23. Victoria Justice

Source: Victoria Justice. Digital Image. Famous Birthdays. 

Victorious superstar, Victoria Justice, is Puerto Rican descent on her mother’s side.  Beautiful!

24. Howie Dorough

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

Yes, one of the Backstreet Boys has Latino roots! Howie D’s mother is Puerto Rican.

25. 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.

26. Pedro Pascal

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

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

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

Considered by some as the greatest professional wrestler ever, Hulk Hogan, born in Georgia, has Panamanian roots.

28. Fergie

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

Black Eyed Peas’ singer Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known as Fergie, is known to have Mexican background.

29. Uma Thurman

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

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

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

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.

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.

32. Nina Garcia

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

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?

Test your Latino roots knowledge now! 

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