6 Latino Celebs And Their Alter Egos

Have you ever wished for a different life? Certain celebs have all stripped off their famous personas and dabbled with different names and personalities. 

From Selena Gomez to Eva Mendes, these six celebs have all dabbled with different personas:  

1. Alter Ego Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez and Bridget Jones

Selena Gomez was spotted at the Los Angeles airport hailing a cab -- but under a very different name! The 21-year-old starlet chose the name "Bridget Jones" as her pseudonym for the night. Recognize the name? That's because Bridget Jones is the title of the main character from the book and movie Bridget Jones's Diary. Although Bridget Jones is a 30-something British woman who struggles in life and love, Mexicana Selena Gomez looked youthful and fresh, even debuting an edgy new punk-rock style. 

2. Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes and Dolores Carmen

In the latest issue of Violet Grey, Eva Mendes invents an alter-ego for herself -- Dolores Carmen. Mendes describes Carmen in her own words: “Dolores is the kind of woman who thinks dishwashers are a bit excessive but dons evening gloves while arranging flowers; she finds BEAUTY where its often left unnoticed - in the tenderness of a broken heart of the FRAGILITY of a wilted petal.” Violet Grey photographs Dolores Carmen in her day-to-day activities, capturing her at her home, wrapping presents and preparing for the holidays. You can read the full interview with Dolores Carmen and see the stunning photos at VioletGrey.com.

3. Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars and Captain Fuego

Bruno Mars  has too many alter egos to count: El Captain Fuego, The Sex Dragon, and Juan Money being just a few. It’s unclear what his primary alter-persona is, but in March 2012, he declared over Twitter: “I’m changing my name to Juan Money.” Perhaps, Bruno, like any good musician, is simply seeking to reinvent himself. 

4. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey and MiMi

The ultimate diva introduced the world to her alter ego, Mimi, in 2005 when she released “The Emancipation of Mimi.” The lyrics baffled fans, especially the line: “It’s a special occasion/ Mimi’s emancipation/ A cause for celebration.” Carey later elaborated on the identity of Mimi. She told MTV, “It’s not like Mimi is some alter ego or character, but really more the true person as opposed to the celebrity. It’s a very personal nickname. Only people who are really close to me use it.” 

5. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Lola

In 2009, Jennifer Lopez introduced the world to her alter-ego, Lola, in the song “Fresh Out Of The Oven.” Around the same time, she launched a now-deleted Twitter account called @_whoislola and a website. The first tweet read “Lola here. What’s my deal? Well, wouldn’t you like to know...”  The website, the Twitter account, and the alter-ego are all long gone...

6. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera and Xtina

In the early 2000s, Christina Aguilera shed her good-girl image (and her blonde locks) for a “dirty”, black-haired alter ego named Xtina. Aguilera got several tattoos -- including the name Xtina on her necks -- and piercings and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone dressed only in boots, with an electric guitar covering her naked body. In 2007, she told MTV, “The brunette, she wanted to be a little naughty, that was my Xtina days. She wanted to stir a little trouble.”