Before we kiss 2013 goodbye, let’s reflect on all the amazing popculture moments this year had to offer. Sure, Latinos are still underrepresent in movies, on TV, and in popular music, but we’re gaining ground...fast. Talented up-and-coming Latino stars are popping up everywhere, and it’s time to give a shout out to the best new talent of the year!
From Becky G to Fifth Harmony, here are the breakout stars of 2013:
1. Fifth Harmony
2. Ryan Guzman
3. Orange Is The New Black
4. Edy Ganem
5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
6. Oscar Isaac
7. Becky G
8. Cierra Ramirez & David Lambert
9. Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe
10. Carlito Olivero
The former Menudo member rose to stardom this year with a little help from Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio. Carlito, a contestant on The X Factor USA, owes much of his success to Rubio, his judge and mentor. The part-Puerto Rican, part-Mexican crooner quickly racked up an enthusiastic fan base, who took to Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook to rally support and votes for the X Factor finalist. Whether or not he wins the competition on Thursday night, Olivero had a huge year...and we’re expecting an even bigger 2014!