The 11 Best Latino Social Moments of the Year!

Latinos were all over social media in 2012, sharing their good news, disappointments, excitement, condolences, and more. We've gone back and picked some of the best moments our favorite stars captured on social media this year!

1. Social Media Moment 2012: William Levy

William Levy Gets 3rd Place on DWTS

We couldn't get enough of William Levy on Dancing With the Stars this year and thought for sure he'd win! Sadly he didn't, but he secured third place and tweeted a thanks to his fans.


2. Social Media Moment 2012: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato Confirms Her X Factor Gig

The rumors were circulating for a while that the "Give Your Heart a Break" singer might join the X Factor panel of judges. We were excited when she finally confirmed it on Twitter!


3. Social Media Moment 2012: Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte Wins Big at the 2012 Summer Olympics

We couldn't get enough of the Cuban hottie this summer and he helped us out by constantly tweeting. But we were all filled with pride when the games were over and he reflected on his wins! Congrats again, Ryan!


4. Social Media Moment 2012: Marlen Esparza

Marlen Esparza Wins Bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Having already made history as the first American to compete in women's boxing at the Olympics, we were blown away by Marlen's performance at the London games. We definitely think she was too hard on herself for winning bronze -- we're SO proud of you!


5. Social Media Moment 2012: Amy Rodriguez

Amy Rodriguez Wins Another Olympic Gold Medal

The half-Cuban soccer superstar already won a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics with team U.S.A. and couldn't help but compare that medal with the gold she won at this year's London games. Keep going for the gold, Amy!


6. Social Media Moment 2012: Shakira FB Fans

Shakira Reaches 50 Million on Facebook

Hips don't lie but neither do numbers: Shaki became the first Latino star to reach 50 million fans on Facebook! And seriously, how adorable is this photo?! No wonder we all love her so much!


7. Social Media Moment 2012: Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Joins American Idol

The rumors couldn't possibly be true... could they? Yep! Mariah became an Idol judge this year and has been tweeting all about it ever since! Hopefully she and Nicki Minaj can keep things civil enough to come back as judges next year.


8. Social Media Moment 2012: Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo & Casper Document Their Love on Social Media

The lovebirds can't get enough of each other and if you follow them on social media, it shows! Whether the "bears" are having an adventure together or cuddling on the beach, they've got a lot of love to share.


9. Social Media Moment 2012: Kat Von D

Kat Von D Gets Engaged Via Twitter

They may have a rocky relationship but after a short time apart, deadmau5 proposed over Twitter in December and she accepted! Congrats to the couple!


10. Social Media Moment 2012: Shakira, Baby

Shakira's Baby Is Twitter-Famous... Before Being Born

Ever the proud parents, Shakira and Gerard Piqué have made their baby famous on social media before even being born. Sharing the ultrasound, showing off her baby bump, all this baby needs is a personal Twitter account!


11. Social Media Moment 2012: America Ferrera

Latinos Rock the Vote

Rosario Dawson, Maria Teresa Kumar, and Voto Latino worked hard to encourage a high voter turnout among Latinos and enlisted celebs like Pitbull to help. The work couldn't be done alone and America Ferrera expressed our sentiments in a single tweet.