Barack Obama won the presidential re-election and sharing the moment with him were dozens of Hispanic stars who had been with him every step of the way as staunch campaign supporters. With emotions running high mere moments after the results were made public in the late hours of Nov. 6, some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities – from campaign co-chair Eva Longoria to Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin – took to Twitter to share their excitement over the historical occasion. From sincere to truly sweet, here’s a look at how Latino stars tweeted about President Obama’s second presidential term win.
Actress and Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria was one of the first to take to twitter with the news of Obama’s re-election, tweeting excitement and up-to-the-minute details about her own celebration.
Barack Obama re-elected as 44th President of the USA!!!! Go @BarackObama !!!!—
Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) November 07, 2012
“The X Factor” social media correspondent Christina Milian tweeted all day long about Election 2012, documenting her trip to the polls and expressing delight about Obama’s victory.
Christina Milian (@CMilianOfficial) November 07, 2012
New Yorker and “Deception” star Laz Alonso posted a beautiful picture of the New York City skyline, tweeting “Yeah baby!!!!!! The Empire State turned Blue!!!”
Voto Latino activist America Ferrera reflected on a long year of campaigning and congratulated her 25,915 followers on casting their vote.
Congrats to everyone who voted and participated. It's what makes our country great. :-)—
America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) November 07, 2012
Other celebrities, like crooner Bruno Mars, expressed their excitement in more subdued terms.
Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) November 07, 2012
Actress Rosie Perez, recently in the news for her outspoken PSA on behalf of President Obama, took to Twitter immediately after hearing the presidential race news.
OVERWHELMED WITH EMOTIONS! Tears. Tears. Tears of joy. Thank you and congratulations Mr. President. @BarackObama—
Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 07, 2012
Comedian John Leguizamo tweeted a barrage of comedic jokes, reminding followers about the jokes that the political season made famous.
Thank u binders of women for voting the right way!—
John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) November 07, 2012
And Puerto Rican icon Ricky Martin, a long-time champion of gay rights, tweeted his satisfaction at the election results.
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) November 07, 2012