Avatar actress Michelle Rodriguez, born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez, has always wanted to be seen as just an actress not a Latina actress. But this doesn't mean that Michelle doesn't love her Dominican and Puerto Rican roots.
In an interview with MTV Tr3s, Michelle Rodriguez expressed how much she truly embraces the Latino culture. "I feel very proud to be Latina in this day and age," she said. "I think around the world, people are more open to being human and including more cultures into their own."
With celebrties like Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria playing a huge role in the movie, TV and music industries, the Latina presence is currently very high in Hollywood. And because of this, like Michelle, we should all be proud to be Latina.
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