Singer Peter Gene Hernández, born to a Puerto Rican father and a Filipino mother, grew up in Hawaii, and his multicultural roots show up in his music. He was the tenth man – and the first of Hispanic origin – to appear on the cover of Playboy, in his case accompanying a Mexican-American model.
Wow. It appears we Spanish surnamed persons are melting into the pot. Maybe someday we can start referring to ourselves as simply Americans, and start phasing out the ethnic labels? Just wondering.
Any race whose language is derived from Latin, is Latino. Those Latinos whose language is Spanish, are Hispanics, except for the ones born in Spain being Spaniards.
What a super funny question, particular when posed to someone who grew up in Phoenix Az. and saw Linda before she became Lynda and became famous. The other one that makes me laugh was when the British Press and Institute of Beauty named her in 1978 the most beautiful woman in the world, again a "secret" that many in Phoenix had known or at least been highly aware of the possibility for about a decade.