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From Singers To Actors To Directors, Here Are Some Amazing Latinos Who Should Replace Trump’s Walk Of Fame Star

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The City of West Hollywood unanimously voted to remove President Donald Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but tbh, not much will come of it. Stars aren’t exactly given to the people whose names are on them. They pay for the stars. However, the constant repairs to Trump’s star and the violence it sparks has become a safety concern for residents and officials of the city.

As a result, we came up with some Latinos to replace Trump to make things a little nicer and more attractive on the Walk of Fame.

First off, people in general support the removal of this star.

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Lately, it feels like there’s not much we can do to stop POTUS’ tweets threatening war, spewing fake news, and dissing celebrities who are building schools for children.

The star has been in a constant state of vandalism since the election.

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West Hollywood council members John D’Amico and Lindsey Horvath cited Trump’s sexual assault history and treatment of women, alongside the separation of families at the border as reasons for the removal.

So much so, that the city has had to put walls around it.

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The West Hollywood City Council released a statement before their vote which said, “Similar to how certain members of the entertainment community have been removed from the Academy of Motion Pictures, due to their actions toward women, reflecting a stance on their values by the Academy, this is an opportunity for decision-makers to take a stand on their values in support of women and against disturbing treatment of women.

The removal begs the question: What’s next?

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Once the decision was passed, the proposal will reach L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s desk. In addition to their moral arguments, they also have financial merit. It costs thousands of dollars to replace the star every time it’s vandalized, and is taking away from a California State landmark.

Some Twitter users have really A+ suggestions to change the star.

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Pros:
-It’s so much cheaper.
-Convenient potty break.

The star has become so contentious that it is completely blocked from view now.

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Zip tied border around a wood and duct tape secured star. It’s an ode to the male ego, que te piensas.

But, what if the star was removed and replaced with someone more relevant to entertainment? Like, Guillermo del Toro?

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Mexican director del Toro is already on his way to getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a few years. He has produced iconic horror films that have entirely changed the way we look at horror. Shouldn’t he get better billing on the Walk of Fame?

Cypress Hill

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Cypress Hill was the first Latino-American hip hop group to have a platinum and even multi-platinum albums, selling 20+ million albums worldwide. The group is from South Gate, California and definitely earned their spot.

Lupita Nyong’o

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Nyong’o’s family is orginally from Kenya, but she was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching at the time. She became the first Kenyan and Mexican actress to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years a Slave.” She’s actually getting her own star in the Class of 2019. Just let her replace the star.

John Leguizamo

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While Leguizamo isn’t on deck to get his own star, we think he should. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Leguizamo has slayed his way through Hollywood. From “Super Mario Bros.” to “Romeo + Juliet,” and even as “Sid the Sloth in Ice Age,” he has worked harder in his life than Trump has in two lifetimes.

He once said, “‘Latinos for Republicans. It’s like Roaches for Raid.”

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez has used her fame for good. Not only has she stayed true to her Mexican roots, but she’s also served as a role model for young Latinas. With the POTUS we have these days, it’s more important than ever to put the spotlight on the role models we want for our kids, don’t you think?

Gael García Bernal

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Bernal is a breakout star. From “Amores perros” to “Y tu mamá también” to Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” Bernal is the new face of Mexican cinema, and for good reason.

He could easily be huge in Hollywood (and he already is for his work in Mexico and with Amazon), but he’s focused on building up the Mexican entertainment industry.

Diego Luna

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Bernal’s best friend, partner and “Y tú mama también” co-star, Luna is with him on all fronts. He’s working to build film festivals in Mexico and a traveling festival throughout the world to bring Mexican cinema to the United States.

Michael Peña

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Born and raised in Chicago, Peña worked with Luna in his film “Cesar Chavez” to help educate the younger generation of Latinos in America about the immigrant activist. Since then, he’s made it to Hollywood in “Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash,” “American Hustle” and “Ant-Man.”

Cardi B

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Cardi wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and she has worked hard for everything she has. Not only is she one of the most successful female rappers, she is changing the game.

Naya Rivera

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Naya Rivera has repped LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans like no other. While she is more of an ally than a member of the LGBT community, her role as lesbian Santana Lopez on “Glee,” has propelled her to be an advocate in her personal life.

Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello honestly needs no introduction. The pop singer has been advocating for the LGBTQ community and Dreamers since day one. She’s the most appropriate replacement. Her hair is everything.

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba used her beauty and talent to make it to the top of Hollywood before having her children and retiring as a lifestyle guru and businesswoman. Honest Co. is the company, brand, and lifestyle for all the cool, hip Latina moms these days.

Demi Lovato

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Lovato has been raising our generation since “Barney & Friends” and an example for how to live with mental illness and easily be a good person, a role model, and inspiration. She suffers from bipolar disorder, addiction, and an eating disorder. Despite all of this, she has been open about her struggles and keeps things real with her fans.

William Levy

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Last but not least is the Latino Brad Pitt, William Levy. He was raised by a single mom in a poor fishing village in Cuba and moved to Miami when he was 14 years old. Levy’s slayed in telenovelas, but has been transitioning into Hollywood life just fine with Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, and Addicted.


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Brazilians Aren't The Only Latinas That Are Showing The Modeling World The Beauty Of Curves

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Brazilians Aren’t The Only Latinas That Are Showing The Modeling World The Beauty Of Curves

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Latinas have been strutting around the house since we learned to walk in our mother’s stilettos. We can’t help it. We’ve served as our mothers’ Barbie dolls to perm, don in denim and sequins, and tie dye socks since the 80’s. Obviously, everything our mothers do for us, we’ll thank them for later. 

These Latinas are hella thanking their mami’s for their wildly successful modeling careers that prove Latinas got the confidence to make millions on their undeniable beauty.

1. Gisele Bündchen

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This list does not exist if Gisele isn’t on it. She was the pioneer to bring Brazilian beauty and to end the “heroin chic” era. Today, she’s married to Tom Brady and also works as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ Environmental Program.

2. Bruna Tenorio

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Tenorio has been bringing her European / native Brasileño beauty to millions on social media and ad campaigns . She started her career walking the runway for Chanel, Christian Dior and Dolce & Gabana back in 2006, and has continued to slay into her twenties.

3. Adriana Lima

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Yeah, there’s going to be a lot of Brazilians on this list. Lima joins Bündchen’s legacy as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. In fact, she’s been an Angel since 1999, making her the longest-running model and “most valuable Victoria’s Secret Angel”.

4. Cintia Dicker

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Born in Rio Grande, Dicker has appeared on the covers of French Marie Claire, Elle, Madam Figaro and Teen Vogue. Dicker’s known for her swimwear aesthetic and has even appeared in every swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated since 2009.

5. Daniela de Jesus Cosio

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Cosio started out as a Mexican beauty pageant contestant before she was signed with a modeling agency. Since then, she’s gone on to walk for Marchesa, Betsey Johnson, and appear in ads for Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess? and Victoria’s Secret.

6. Alessandra Ambrosio

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We know Ambrosio as the face of Victoria’s Secret’s PINK line, and was the first to model for the line. Forbes ranked her as number six on its list of highest-paid models, earning $6.6 million in one year.

7. Carmen Carrera

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Puerto Rican beauty, Carmen Carrera, has become a face of transgender beauty in the modeling industry. Her career started out in “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” After she transitioned, she made a name for herself on the runway. We see you, boo.

8. Helena Christensen

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Christensen’s mother was Peruvian and her father, Danish, and she has been modeling for decades. She recently posed for a shoot where she somehow slipped into the very same ensemble she wore back in 1991. Don’t ask me how.

9. Christy Turlington

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Half-Salvadoran Turlington is known for being the face of Calvin Klein and appearing on more than 500 magazine covers. She works hard to improve birthing conditions for mothers around the world, which aims to save women’s lives in her campaign, “Every Mother Counts.”

10. Joan Smalls

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This young boricua is already hosting the MTV’s fashion series revamp of “House of Style,” while simultaneously booking catwalks and commercial prints for Gucci, Gap, Chanel and more. ¡Wepa!

11. Caroline Trentini

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Brasileño Trentini was discovered just walking around Brazil by the same scout who discovered Bündchen. Eventually she moved to New York City and started working for Oscar de la Renta, DKNY, and Marc Jacobs.

12. Gracie Carvalho

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Brazilian Carvalho walked 29 of the 35 shows during Rio Fashion Week and is still one of the most requested models. Her fame is on the rise, that’s for sure.

13. Arlenis Sosa

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Ayyy, finally, una Dominicana! For the first two and half years of her career, she worked in her homeland where she faced colorism. When she moved to New York, she was signed on the spot, and has walked for Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, and so many more.

14. Ana Beatríz Barros

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Barros was discovered when she was just 13 years old while vacationing in Rio de Janeiro. She eventually was signed and has since become a favorite of Sports Illustrated.

15. Sessilee Lopez

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Lopez is a Dominican-Portuguese super star, seen posing with Oscar de la Renta (and Oscar the grouch). She’s also appeared on the cover of Vogue multiple times.

16. Belén Rodriguez

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Rodriguez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to an Italian mother and Argentinian father. She now lives in Italy where she hosts “Italia’s Got Talent,” while continuing to walk the runway. You win.

17. Isabeli Fontana

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Born in Brazil, she’s been modeling since she was just 13 years old. She caused a bit of an uproar when she posed for a Victoria’s Secret lingerie photoshoot when she was just 16 years old, after Victoria Secret promised they would not use models under 18. Immediately after, she was signed by Versace, Ralph Lauren and Valentino.

18. Jaslene Gonzalez

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This Puerto Rican beauty knows how to win. Specifically, she won Cycle 8 of “America’s Next Top Model.” Since then she’s walked for New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and on the cover of Seventeen.

19. Lais Ribeiro

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A year after she gave birth to her son, she caved to her friend’s advice to model. Not long after, she’s walked for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Marc Jacobs. Today, she is a Victoria’s Secret Angel.

20. Omahyra Mota

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This Dominican brought the Latina androgynous look to the States when she moved to Queens and was signed to Boss Models. Since then, she’s actually starred in movies. You might recognize her from “X-Men 3: The Last Stand.”

Way to slay in all industries.


READ: The 20 Greatest Latina Supermodels

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