We've all had things to overcome: Bullying, shyness, insecurity, hurtful relationships. And many celebrities have faced the same (and even deeper) struggles because, famous or not, nobody's perfect. Here are 15 Latinas who have overcome issues in their lives:
1. Selena Gomez
According to reports late last year, the 21-year-old superstar has been in a battle against lupus the past few years. And it also recently came to light that Gomez secretly entered rehab for a brief period in January, with sources saying ex-novio Justin Bieber is to blame for the stint.
2. Evelyn Lozada
The former Basketball Wives star fell victim to domestic violence after marrying NFL star Chad Ochocinco. She has since divorced him and said the situation taught her a lot. Lozada is now engaged and awaits the birth of her second child.
3. Demi Lovato
The "Neon Lights" singer has dealt with an eating disorder, bullying, bipolar disorder, drug addiction and alcohol addiction. After checking herself into a treatment facility in 2010, Lovato has found herself in a much better place.
4. Salma Hayek
The Mexicana was diagnosed with dyslexia as a young teen, but that didn't stop her from breaking into Hollywood.
5. Alexis Bledel
Growing up, the former Gilmore Girls star was very shy. Thanks to her mother suggesting she join community theater, Bledel was able to overcome her shyness.
6. Rocsi Diaz
In 2013, the ET correspondent opened up about her struggles with having an eating disorder as a teen. "When I was in high school and in junior high, I used to starve myself," she candidly admitted. "I was a cheerleader and I was completely obsessed with trying to be skinnier and skinnier."
7. Michelle Rodriguez
The Fast & Furious actress has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), but that hasn't stopped her from being a success.
8. Jamie-Lynn Sigler
The 32-year-old belleza battled an eating disorder in the 90's while she was starring on The Sopranos.
The Black Eyed Peas' female counterpart was heavily addicted to crystal meth. During an interview in 2006, she opened up about overcoming her addiction. "It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with," she told TIME magazine. "It's the drug that's addicting. But it's why you start doing it in the first place that's interesting. A lot of it was being a child actor; I learned to suppress feelings."
10. Aubrey Plaza
In 2004, our March cover star suffered a stroke that caused temporary paralysis and expressive aphasia, but she has since fully recovered.
11. Mariah Carey
The songstress once revealed she struggles with stage fright, which at the start of her career prevented her from being able to do live performances.
12. Jaslene Gonzalez
The 27-year-old Boricua revealed during her Seventeen magazine interview that she had been in an abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend.
13. Rosie Perez
The Brooklyn-born actress has overcome so many personal struggles throughout her life including bullying, homelessness, divorce and a speech impediment.
14. Sofia Vergara
The Modern Family star was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000. She had her thyroid removed, underwent iodine radiation therapy and made a full recovery.
15. Bella Thorne
The 16-year-old Cubanita was diagnosed with dyslexia in the first grade. She has since overcame her dyslexia by rigorously reading everything she could find and she takes on any opportunity to talk about her struggle to help others with dyslexia.