Thursday, February 14, 2008

What's my real name?

Latino's have always found ways of breaking into the coveted Amercian market. Some have made it with help from friends, some have talents, and some just try anything like change their birth name. In some cases, thank God for the change as you will see from our compiled list of today's hottest Latino stars.

Ricky Martin==Enrique Jose Martin Morales (ex Menudo, Livin' La Vida Loca, General Hospital, Les Misarables)
Raquel Welch==Jo Raquel Tejada (actress, sex symbol)
Rita Moreno==Rosita Dolores Alveiro (only actress in history to win a Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony awards)
Charo==María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza Rasten (know for her phrase "cuchi-cuchi.", actress, Vegas act)
Steven Bauer==Rocky Echevaria (Joe in the TV sitcom "Que Pasa USA", Scarface, once married to Melanie Griffith)
Lucero==Lucero Hogaza León (singer, actress, TV host, married to Manuel Mijares)
Juanes==Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (Latino superstar singer, composer, performer, musician)
Pitbull==Armando Christian Pérez (rapper)
Desi Arnaz==Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha III (I Love Lucy, First King of Carnaval Miami, "Babalú", "Cuban Pete,"
Daddy Yankee==Ramón (Raymond) Ayala (La Gasolina Song, King of Reggaeton)
Marc Anthony==Marco Antonio Muñiz (flaco, married to JLO, Salsa music superstar)
Fat Joe==Joseph Antonio Cartagena (Lean Back, Joey Crack, Terror Squad)
Don Omar==William Omar Landrón Garces (engaged to weather host Jackie Guerrido, King of Reggaeton as well)
Chayanne==Elmer Figueroa Arce (ex member of Los Chicos, singer, great dancer)
Laura Leon==Rebeca Valderrama (singer, TV host)
Gloria Trevi==Gloria de los Ángeles Treviño Ruiz (Pelo Suelto)
Shakira==Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (Hips Don't Lie, Colombia)
Thalia== Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda (business empire: music, clothes, candy, more)
Alejandro Sanz== Alejandro Sánchez Pizarro (Grammy winner)
Luis Miguel==Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (dated Mariah, Daisy Fuentes, Sofia Vergara, etc..., singer)
Charlie Sheen==Carlos Irwin Estévez (actor, ex husband of Denise Richards)
Martin Sheen==Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (TV President, movie actor)
Christina Aguilera==Christina María Aguilera (Genie in a bottle, Grammy winner, mother)
Perez Hilton==Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. (somewhat of a celebrity of pop culture, but famous Latino blogger)

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