More Reasons to Love Being Latina

Four inspiring Latina celebs tell us what they love most about being Latina! 

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Kat Von D (LA Ink)

“I think everybody should be proud of where they come from, and I feel blessed to come from a Latin background. My family is from Argentina and I was born in Mexico so I feel like I have a nice spectrum of Latin culture because it’s different from country to country. There are a lot of things to embrace in Latin culture--I love everything from the food to the fashion to the art, and the music. So in that sense I feel very lucky to be Latina.”

2. slide Jasmine V

Jasmine V

“I love being Latina for multiple reasons. I must admit one of my favorite reasons would have to be because of the amazing food!!! Every year at Christmas my dad makes 4 pounds of tamales and it's my favorite time of year. I also feel that us Latinas really stick together and support each other and I would love to see more Latinas making waves in the spotlight.”

3. slide Heather Hemmens

Heather Hemmens (Hellcats)

"When someone says "tell me about yourself",  I wish I could answer simply, "I'm Latina!" There's not much more to it. I love dancing, eating and I have sass that I make no apologies for."

4. slide Ximena Navarette

Ximena Navarrette (Miss Universe)

"To be Latina is to always have a smile in your soul ‎​and to constantly be willing to work hard and improve yourself. These are the values that were instilled in me in Mexico, and that helped me achieve my dream of becoming Miss Universe."