Latinas have been doing a lot of good this year and on top of the DoSomething.org list of Celebs Gone Good Top 20 list are superstars Shakira and Demi Lovato! The Hollywood Reporter reports that part-Mexican singer/actress Lovato and Colombian singer/activist Shakira ranked at numbers 10 and 11 respectively.
Lovato has been advocating for anti-bullying campaigns for years and since she came clean about her own eating disorder issues, she has been a force in educating teens about the harmful effects of that way of life. Shakira has already been honored at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards as Person of the Year for her work with her own Barefoot Foundation building schools in impoverished South American communities.
Aria Finger, COO of DoSomething.org said there are trends in the list this year. “It's dominated by young celebrities and we also see so many couples.”
The organization used Facebook voting to help determine the ranking of celebrities with a cause. Rather than bestow an honor based on giving money, criteria reqired for making the list included taking action for a cause such as founding a foundation, building houses, or writing articles.
Finger added that, “There are a handful of other celebrities who just missed the cut-off this year. We look forward to seeing what they will do in 2012.” Among those who almost made the list were part-Mexican singer/actress Selena Gomez.
It’s good to see Latin celebrities making a difference in the world. They’re making us proud!