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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:11:45 GMT | By by Mary Avilés
Bet You Didn’t Know They Were Hispanic

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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.

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Mar 12, 2013 4:20PM
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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.  

Feb 12, 2013 9:18AM
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Just as the headline reads, " I bet you did not know they are Hispanics" I bet you did not know they are Latinos.
1.  French
2.  Italians
3.  Hungarians

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.

Jul 28, 2013 12:08PM
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We are not Hispanic,we are Latinos,Hispanic is not a race,we come in all different colors but still Latinos,I hate the word Hispanic.He is an American of Cuban descend.
Nov 1, 2013 4:42PM
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Latinos are part of the world culture, we are white, yellow, brown, black and of Mixed race.  We are Jewish, Catholic, Native Religions, Agnostics and Protestants.  Our eyes are brown, blue, green and hazel, our hair is blonde, and brunette and red headed.  We speak Spanish only or only English or Both or many languages besides.  Our last names aren't relegated to Lopez and Sanchez, we are also Hayek, Carter, Fujimoto, Friedman and Fox.  Just like America many Latin Countries have immigrants from all over the world and so we are as varied as any American you will meet.
Jan 26, 2013 11:05AM
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I wonder why people are soooo stupid  snooki chilean?  in Chile people 80 are white German, Irish, spain  and this snooki look from Guam go and read don't be so ignorant
Dec 5, 2012 1:15AM
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Actually YES I knew several of them were "HIS - PANIC"
Nombre sin cultura...
I just wonder if SOME OF THEM KNOW that they ARE HIS -PANIC?
Or is that what it really imeans for some of them????
"His Panic" that they will be found out???
In this country we perpetuate the stereotype of who looks like a LATINO...OOOPS...
HIS PANIC or NOT...WE look like Everything and Anybody!!!
That's what Make Latinos/HIS-PANIC so Great...
Ridiculous!
Jan 26, 2013 11:15AM
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HISPANIC, HISPANIC, WRONG WRONG CORRECTION  LATIN LATIN  LATINO OR LATINA NO TODO EL MUNDO IS SPANISH  DECENT
Feb 1, 2013 5:03PM
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Hey, just one detail, the word "croquettes" is of French origin, but in Cuban use of the Spanish language we actually call them "croquetas". Best
Feb 2, 2014 7:59PM
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Latinos is anyone whose language is a derivative of latin, so latino wouldn't be correct unless you include Italians, the French, the Spanish, the Portuguese, etc. Hispanic...well, I'm not sure anyone knows what the hell that means being that its always used wrong. Hispanic should mean from the island of Hispanola, which is modern day Dominican Republic and Haiti. Ohhh...and by the way, to all those who use the word Americans, you need to take a course in Geography. Anyone who lives in either North America or South America should be considered an AMERICAN. That means U.S. Americans, Canadians, Mexicans....sorry too many countries to list, but ya'll get the idea.
Mar 21, 2013 3:00PM
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LOL Why people make a big deal out this...Like anyone cares. 
Jul 28, 2013 3:22AM
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If the headline was "Bet you didn't know they were black!" There would be screams of bigotry, racism, and bias.  This seems so juvenile, and as many below have mentioned, they didn't even get the ethnic backgrounds and basics correct! We are all here in the USA, we are all AMERICANS! More power to us and someone, please take the typewriter away from this 'reporter'!
Bless all the rest of you here!
Mar 21, 2014 11:14AM
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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.

Dec 23, 2012 1:11AM
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About Snooki...she looks totally like chilean! People there think they are the europeans of South America
Aug 19, 2013 4:48PM
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why do white people think that they are above others ?
Dec 23, 2012 1:10AM
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La mezcla de los filipinos y otras razas, da un resultado hermoso!!!!!
Mar 8, 2013 12:20AM
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LATINOS LATINAS NOT HISPANIC WE'RE NOT FROM SPAIN  OUR LANGUAGE IS NOT SPANISH IS CASTELLEAN AND YES WE HAVE LATIN ROOTS  WORDS  THAT'S WHY WE ARE LATIN AMERICAN BECAUSE WE DON'T SPEAK SAPANISH WE SPEAK CASTELLANO  THE ONLY PEOPLE WHOM SPEAK SPANISH IS THEM FROM SPAIN :::::ANTONIO BANDERAS , BOSE . PENELOPE CRUZ OR MARADONA RENE PEREZ SHAKIRA VICENTE FERNANDEZ GLORIA TREVI GLORIA ESTEFAN  NOTES THE DIFFERENT 
Feb 1, 2013 8:47PM
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no i did not know that they are latno
Dec 17, 2012 7:47PM
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Nicole Richie, she´s been very lucky but biologycal parents have no excuses to give up a child for adoption.
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