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Here Are 9 Latinos Who Have Become Triple Threats In The Entertainment Industry

These talented Latinos prove skills can come in many forms—don’t ever put them (or yourself) in a box. From producing films and opening restaurants, here are nine celebs who are inspiring us to reach for las estrellas. After all, we are all capable of becoming triple threats.

1. Selena Gomez: Singer, actress and producer

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Selena Gomez is the name behind one of Netflix’s most popular (and controversial) shows in the last two years, serving as an executive producer for the streaming service’s adaptation of “13 Reasons Why.” Not one to leave her music career behind, Gomez has also been belting out hits this year such as “Back to You” and “Wolves,” as well as having a guest appearance at one of Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour. And don’t forget she first emerged on the scene as an actress, starring on the Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

2. Eva Mendes: Actress, fashion designer and director

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Eva Mendes has recently put acting on hold for a bit in order to raise her family, which should be celebrated. She is still honing her skills in other areas, namely fashion design. Mendes is the face and designer behind her womenswear collaboration with New York and Company, of which she recently launched her fifth collection this past spring. She also has some writing and directing credit under her belt with the film short, “California Romanza.”

3. Gael García Bernal: Actor, singer and producer

Before he was giving us the feels during the song “Remember Me” in Pixar’s animated feature, “Coco,” Gael García Bernal was receiving critical acclaim for his starring roles in “Mozart in the Jungle,” “The Motorcycle Diaries,”  “Amores perros” and “Y Tu Mamá También.” Behind the camera, he has executive produced films including the biographical film “César Chávez” and “Desierto,” a film about a migrant who leads a group across the U.S.-Mexico border. He also produced the upcoming Spanish-language series called “Aqui en la Tierra,” which premiered at Cannes this year.

4. Diego Luna: Actor, singer and producer

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Of course you can’t talk about Gael García Bernal without mentioning his bffl, Diego Luna. Both men are multi-hyphenates. Luna has starred in films such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and partnered up with García Bernal as executive producer and director of “César Chávez.” He also sang covers for his starring role in the animated flick, “The Book of Life.” Luna and García Bernal also co-founded the Ambulante film festival, which showcases documentary films across Mexico for two months.

5. Jennifer Lopez: Actress, singer, dancer and the list goes on

What *can’t* J.Lo do? She has been wowing audiences for decades, from her killer dance moves in her Fly Girl days on “In Living Color,” her breakout acting role in the movie that will be #foreverinourhearts “Selena,” starring in romcoms including “The Wedding Planner” and “Maid in Manhattan” to singing about some bling bling on “El anillo pa cuando.” When she gets a break from all of that, she also produces and judges in the NBC television series “World of Dance.”

6. Rosario Dawson: Actress, singer and dancer

One of the OG Latina powerhouses, Rosario Dawson made her feature film debut in “Kids” back in 1995, and then went on to show off her pipes and dance skills in “Rent.” Dawson also helped create the four-issue comic book series, “O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce,” which was published in 2006.

7. Danny Trejo: Actor, producer and restaurateur

Playing the Machete character isn’t the only thing actor Danny Trejo is slays. After roles in multiple films and trying a hand at producing, the Echo Park-born-and-raised actor decided to take a bite out of the culinary world. He opened the first Trejo’s Tacos location near Miracle Mile in Los Angeles and a second one at USC Village in late 2017. Now he has six restaurants under the Trejo name, including three Trejo’s Cantinas.

8. John Leguizamo: Actor, screenwriter/playwright and producer

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As the son of Colombian immigrants in Queens, John Leguizamo used his comedic skills to defend himself from school bullies. Now he isn’t needing much defending. Leguizamo is out front with his sparring comedy, displayed in his recent Broadway show, “Latin History for Morons,” which was nominated this year for a Tony Award for Best Play. He has also written and produced a variety of one-man shows on stage. Leguizamo ended up taking home a Tony Special Award for Lifetime Achievement. Apart from his Broadway accolades, he has also played major roles in feature films including “Carlito’s Way” and “Romeo + Juliet.”

9. Dulce María: Actress, singer and dancer

Mexican actress, singer and dancer Dulce María first proved her acting skills in the telenovela classic “Rebelde.” She then catapulted with her co-stars into singing by forming part of the group RBD, which originated from the telenovela. She has recorded three albums as a solo artist, with DM as her most recent album.


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Selena Gomez’s Fans Are Disappointed by Her Premio Lo Nuestro Debut

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Selena Gomez’s Fans Are Disappointed by Her Premio Lo Nuestro Debut

For Selena Gomez’s fans that were waiting for her to make her Premio Lo Nuestro debut, the final product was not what many of them expected. In what was a much-hyped moment of the awards show last night, the pop star appeared in a music video instead of delivering a performance.

Premio Lo Nuestro knew it had the viewership of Gomez’s fans.

Gomez’s performance, or “presentation,” was the most heavily-promoted ahead of the awards show that celebrates the best in Latin music. She was thought to be making her debut at Premio Lo Nuestro as a Latin music artist.

Premio Lo Nuestro knew that Gomez’s fans, the Selenators, were tuned in, so they saved her for the second last performance of the three-hour award show. Her special presentation was introduced by Latin boyband CNCO.

Her fans waited nearly three-hours… for a music video.

Instead of seeing Gomez hit the stage at the award show or appear in the pre-recorded virtual performance, her fans were treated to alternative shots of her “Baila Conmigo” music video. Even though featured artist Rauw Alejandro was there in-person, his part of the song was also footage from the music video.

After a night of impressive performances from artists like Daddy Yankee, Gloria Trevi, Ivy Queen, and Marc Anthony, seeing Gomez’s alternative music video of “Baila Conmigo” instead of a performance was a low point. This is not to say that the video was bad, but her fans were hoping for more from what was advertised as her Premio Lo Nuestro debut. A pre-recorded performance from home or the dance studio would’ve been better than this.

Gomez’s debut Latin EP Revelación will be released on March 13. She has so far previewed the hotly-anticipated EP with the singles “De Una Vez” and “Baila Conmigo.”

Read: Selena Gomez drops ‘Baila Conmigo’ Video with Rauw Alejandro, Reveals Latin EP Release Date

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Christina Aguilera Performs ‘Mi Reflejo’ Throwback and ‘Beautiful’ at Big Concert for Small Business

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Christina Aguilera Performs ‘Mi Reflejo’ Throwback and ‘Beautiful’ at Big Concert for Small Business

Christina Aguilera threw it back to 2000 to sing her Spanish-language hit “Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti” on Feb. 7. She performed as part of an all-star roster during the post-Super Bowl event Big Concert for Small Business.

Xtina surprisingly performed the hit from her Mi Reflejo album.

With countless hits to her name, it was curious for Aguilera to perform “Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti” from her 2000 Latin album Mi Reflejo at the concert. She belted the trap-lite version of the song with ease. Xtina also crooned her classic anthem “Beautiful” from 2002’s Stripped album. She was showing support for the small record shop businesses.

Christina Aguilera appears to be teasing her hotly-anticipated second Latin album that’s been in the works for years. The “Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti” performance was a reminder to the world that she dominated the Latin music scene 20 years ago.

Aguilera added Latin Grammy-winner to her name with Mi Reflejo.

The Grammy-winner added a Latin Grammy to her trophy case when Mi Reflejo took home Best Female Pop Vocal Album in 2001. She won against Mexican pop stars like Paulina Rubio and Thalía and Italian singer Laura Pausini. Mi Reflejo hit No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Album charts and it was certified six-times Platinum in the U.S.

“I am getting back to my roots and exploring who I am now as a grown woman who doesn’t have to cover my own English material in Spanish, but as a woman who can draw from my own personal experiences and express that with honesty,” she told Billboard last year about the new album. “Having survived decades in this business, I am proud to tell the truth about what that means to me.”

With Selena Gomez now tapping into the Latin music market, 2021 could be the perfect time for LatinXtina to strike again. She posted a photo last year hanging out with Spanish singer Rosalía, so there could be a collaboration with those two coming soon.

Read: Selena Gomez drops ‘Baila Conmigo’ Video with Rauw Alejandro, Reveals Latin EP Release Date

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