Debrahlee Lorenzana – Puerto Rican / Italian

Debbie Lorenzana—whose mother is Puerto Rican and father is Italian—came to New York from Puerto Rico 12 years ago.”
“I’ve seen men turn into complete idiots around her. But it’s not her fault that they act this way…”
Community Village‘s insight:
Interesting problem to have. Good looks that are distracting, turn people into bumbling idiots, and cause you to get fired.
– -Glenn Robinson

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Tainos

The Taínos (tah-EE-noes), commonly called the Arawak Indians, were the main people who lived in the Caribbean when Columbus arrived in 1492. They are the ones he called “Indians”, thinking he was i…

Community Village‘s insight:
Many Spanish settlers took Taino wives. They brought in African slaves to take the place of dead Taino workers. Today Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are, genetically and culturally, mostly a mix of Spanish, Taino and West African:
  • Puerto Rico: genetically 10% to 15% Taino”

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Howie Dorough (aka Howie D) (Puerto Rican/Irish) [American]

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Known as: Singer-Songwriter, Dancer, Musician, Entertainer, Actor, and Businessman (Member of the “Backstreet Boys”)

Music Videos: I Want It That Way, Lie to Me, Incomplete, As Long As You Love Me, Inconsolable, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

 
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Michael DeLorenzo (Puerto Rican/Italian) [American]

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Known as: Actor, Director & Musician (Performed in Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” & “Thriller” music videos)

TV: “New York Undercover”, “Head of the Class”, “Resurrection Blvd.”, “Fame”

Movies: “A Few Good Men”, “Alive”, “High Hopes”, “Fame”, “My Family”, “Fatal Beauty”, “Gun Shy”

 
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Aubrey Plaza (Puerto Rican, Irish, English) [American]

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Known as: Actress & Comedian

TV: April Ludgate in “Parks and Recreation”, “Troopers”, “Mayne Street”, “The Jeannie Tate Show”, “Keith Powell Directs a Play”

Movies: “Safety Not Guaranteed”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”, “Funny People”, “Mystery Team”, “From Up on Poppy Hill”, “10 Years”, “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You”

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Flashback Thursday: Kelis (African-American, Chinese, Puerto Rican) [American]

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Known as: Award Winning Singer-Songwriter

Music Videos: Milkshake, Caught Out There, Bossy
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Tia Hwang (aka Tia Cuevas) (Anniversary Month (Korean/German-Puerto Rican) [American]

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Jay’s Note: Tia (of the KPop band “Chocolat”) received much attention at her DailyMulti page in 2012 🙂

Originally Featured: February 18, 2012

Known as: Singer, Dancer & Model (Member of the Korean Pop Group “Chocolat”)

Music Videos: Syndrome, Same Thing To Her
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Kyla Ross (Japanese, African American, Filipino, Puerto Rican) [American]

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Originally Featured: July 29, 2012

Known as: Olympian Gymnast (Member of the US Women’s Gymnastic Team for the 2012 Summer Olympics)

Awards/Accolades: 2012 Olympics Gold Medalist in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Event; 2012 Silver Medalist in the Uneven Bars at the US Championships; Multiple Medalist (Gold, Silver & Bronze) at the 2012 Pacific Rim Championships)

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Victor Cruz (Anniversary Month Rewind)

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Originally Featured: September 14, 2012

(Puerto Rican/African-American) [American]

Known as: Professional Football Player (Plays wide receiver for the New York Giants in the NFL; Known for his touchdown salsa dances; Spokesman for Campbell’s Chunky Soup; Wrote the book “Out of the Blue”)

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