Celebrities Who Kept Their Names (Despite Others' Advice)

We've all heard the stories: stars like Psych star James Roday, acclaimed actor Martin Sheen, superstar Bruno Mars and countless others changed their Latino last names to make it in Hollywood. While these stars made the decision to change their names to avoid being stereotyped, other celebrities simply refused to give up their Latino names and forsake their roots. 

From Andy Garcia to Miss USA Nia Sanchez, these five actors kept their names (despite others' advice!)

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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