The Hollywood Reporter has discovered something we’ve known all along: young, hot and multitalented Latinos are taking over the Hollywood scene and are paving the way for many more to come. They entertain, they’re fearless, and they’re determined to inspire generations to come. That being said, check out 7 of our favorite young Latino celebs.
From singing alongside Mickey Mouse to letting the world know exactly “What a Girl Wants,” Christina Aguilera has been entertaining us for 19 years and shows no signs of stopping. This blond bombshell was recognized in the 2012 Alma Awards for her philanthropy work with World Hunger Relief, and is in the works with her seventh album, “Lotus,” featuring the single, “Your Body.” To read more Christina’s new, emotionally packed, album click here.
A sweet face and a daring side helped Jessica Alba become a house hold name in 2000 with the series, Dark Angel. In 2005, she cemented her rep as a Hollywood heavyweight with her roles as Invisible Woman in “Fantastic Four” and as Nancy Callahan, an exotic dancer, in “Sin City.” Seven years later, this mom of two shows she is still not one to be messed with in her intrepid role in the upcoming action film, “Machete Kills,” as well as by advocating for the creation of one million new jobs in the U.S. To read more about Jessica’s political activism click here.
It might have been those luscious locks or that angelic voice that helped the Mexico City Native, Diego Boneta, successfully transition from Spanish novelas to the head-banging lead role in “Rock-of-Ages,” for which he took home the win for “Favorite Movie Actor” at the 2012 Alma Awards. At 21, this young hottie is not only taking over the Hollywood scene but is also busy warming up his vocal cords with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, who just signed Boneta to his record label. Check out our interview with the talented star and learn more about Boneta’s upcoming album.
America Ferrera taught us to embrace our bodies in the film, “Real Women Have Curves,” and in October she will be inspiring college students to vote. Until then, she is bringing the drama to audiences with her role as LAPD Cop, Officer Orozco in the film, “End of Watch,” which hit the big screens on Sept. 21st. Watch our exclusive interview with America Ferrera and learn more about her political message and October college tour.
At 14, Rico Rodriguez is a stylish Latin inspiration, while most kids his age are worrying about what they’ll have for lunch that day. The Mexican American plays the role of Manny on the hit show “Modern Family” which won him the “Favorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a Comedy” at the 2012 ALMA awards. Click here to see an exclusive interview with Rico Rodriguez and his sister Rani.
Don’t mess with this Jersey girl turned Hollywood icon. Zoe Saldana may look sweet but she can play hardball with the best of them. She has starred in hit films like “Avatar”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and “Star Trek” and is currently in the works with several more like the anticipated romantic drama, “The Words” which premiered in the big screen early September, the sequels to “Avatar” and “Star Trek”, and the controversial biopic, “Nina.” Click here to read more about Zoe Saldana’s role as singer, songwriter and civil rights activist, Nina Simone.
It is no secret that the super-hot Cuban born, model and actor, William Levy can melt M&Ms with one look, and steal hearts with his smooth dance moves. El Hombre Más Sexy, transitioned from the world of telenovelas in Telemundo to showing his dance skills on “Dancing with the Stars,” branding him cross-over material and landing him a possible role in Tyler Perry’s new film. This year he’s also nominated for “Favorite TV Reality, Variety, Comedy, Personality or Act,” at the 2012 Alma Awards. Click here to read more about his nomination and rise to stardom.