Hollywood is like a giant college dorm where actors, musicians, artists from all around the world trying to fit in, find their place, and pursue their craft. Trying to find your place in this ever changing city can’t be easy – it is even harder to stay true to who you really are. Today we will talk about eleven amazing artists and their crafts, who had been vocal and proud about their heritage. Let us take a look at the one of the hottest Mexicans in the land of the dreams, aka Hollywood.
1. Blanca Soto
Where do we even start with Blanca? An actress, a producer, a model, Miss Mexico World (yes, you read that correctly), Soto is out to get the world. This girl is the face of Garnier and is basically a walking #goal. Latin Times called her a new Sofia Vergara mostly because of her delightful accent. Watch out Hollywood: Blanca Soto is not messing around.
2. Eva Longoria
If you are not in love with Eva – we can’t be friends. SHE IS a mega star who got her start on ‘The Young and the Restless’ and then won over our hearts with her portrayal of Gabrielle Solis on ‘The Desperate Housewives’. Eva is an activist, a restauranteur, and now the executive producer on a hit Lifestyle show ‘Devious Maids’. Nothing but love from us to this powerful lady.
3. Eduardo Verastegui
Oh how much we would pay to see that man’s smile. A Mexican heartthrob Verastegui started his career in a band called Kairo. He later moved on to a solo career that eventually led him to acting in telenovelas and feature films. We also can’t forget about his stunning appearance in Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Ain’t It Funny’ music video.
4. Kat Von D
This incredibly sexy tattoo artist was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Unbelievably talented, Kat lives in Los Angeles, CA now and blesses her customers with her talent. She also launched a makeup line ‘Kat Von D Beauty’ and we just can’t get enough (yes, it is that good).
5. Gael Garcia Bernal
Get in line ladies. We know that you stopped sleeping ever since your saw those eyes in ‘Letters to Juliet’. Get your wallets ready – Gael is playing Oscar Peluchoneau in the upcoming biopic ‘Neruda’.
6. Jessica Alba
An actress? Yes. A model? Yes. A talented business woman? Yes, yes, yes. Jessica Alba is smart, business savvy, and is all kinds of sexy. While having a successful acting career she is also a co-founder of The Honest Company (they sell non-toxic household products). Way to go Alba!
7. Mario Lopez
Lopez came a long way since his ‘Saved by the Bell’ days. A successful TV host, a Broadway star, a great father and husband he is shooting for our hearts. And the best part? He and Eva Longoria are close friends. Can we all move in together?
8. Ninel Conde
Television, studio albums, EPs, compilations albums, music videos, singles, and album appearances. Seems like nothing can hold Conde down. With all this on her plate – how does she keep such a perfect body? We would love to hear her secret.
9. Alexis Bledel
Although born in the United Sates Alexis grew up in a Spanish-speaking household and identifies herself as a Latina woman. Who can forget this blue-eyed beauty and her mad acting skills in the 2000s favorite ‘Gilmore Girls’? You can catch her in the show’s revival ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ playing Rory.
10. Salma Hayek
This woman is so stunningly beautiful and so irresistibly talented – every soul in Hollywood knows her name. And they better! Hayek moved to California in 1991 and has been killing it in acting, producing, and modeling. The world just can’t get enough!
11. Selena Gomez
Caution: fan-girling over here! This girl knows what she wants and works hard for it. The world had a chance to fall in love with Gomez during her time acting over on the Disney Chanel. Later, she left to pursue her career in music, starting off as a part of the band ‘Selena and The Scene’ and then moving on to her solo career. Right now the singer is taking a break to work on her mental health and we all are patiently waiting on her healthy return to the stage.