Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980 in New York, NY) is a Puerto Rican writer, actor, composer, and lyricist. You may know him for his Broadway musicals—In the Heights and Hamilton. Hamilton’s Broadway show is so amazing that the tickets are selling as high as $10,000 a pop.
Miranda is a Tony Award, Grammy Award, MacArthur “Genius” Award, Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner among many more. He has collaborated with big stars such as Jennifer Lopez and was invited to the White House where he freestyle rapped with President Obama. Miranda is a gay rights activist and an advocate for Puerto Rico. He’s happily married to his wife, Vanessa Nadal, and they have one child together.
Lauren “Laurie” Hernandez was born on June 9, 2000. She’s an American gymnast (of Puerto Rican descent) from New Jersey. You may have heard about this talented, bubbly and lovely lady who has participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics bringing the silver medal home (and also the gold medal: The US team a.k.a. “Final Five” in the Team All Around). She is referred to as the Human Emoji due to her cute facial expressions. Laurie is also the first Latina gymnast to compete in the Olympic games since 2004. Congrats Laurie!
Mónica Puig Marchán is a professional Puerto Rican tennis player (born on September 27, 1993 in Hato rey, Puerto Rico). At only age 22, she’s already a world-renowned champion in Tennis. At this 2016 Olympics in Rio, Puig represented Puerto Rico and brought the Gold Medal home. Congrats! We can’t wait to see this beauty all over in future ad campaigns. Puig is definitely… un orgullo Latino!
Please Note: Puig is the first tennis player to win a gold medal “representing” Puerto Rico. Gigi Fernández is a former tennis player and the first Puerto Rican woman to win a gold medal at the Olympics in the 90s representing USA.
Every time I go on vacation, it doesn’t matter where in the world I am, I look for a Latino supermarket. The hunt begins! And if not, I search for Latino products in any food shopping center. You know how tough it’s going in a store and not finding adobo or ají amarillo paste? The struggle is real! I try different plates from other countries, but nothing beats Latino food!
When experiencing minor aches and pains, Latinos believe that alcohol alleviates them. But not just any alcohol, it must be the green one. The smell is stronger, but we swear it has healing powers! (Only if temporary.) Don’t take my word for it.
Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Bono, and many other stars gathered to demand an end to systemic racism. Racism can come to an end, but it starts with you. Go to WeAreHereMovement.com to contact our government about the importance of equality and social justice.