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27 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Latino (PHOTOS)

08/10/2012 08:43 am ET | Updated Jul 28, 2014

We've all done it. You meet someone new, take one good look at them and ask (almost rhetorically): "So, where are you from?" Often we expect faces to match exotic countries around the world, but frequently the response, complemented with a puzzled expression, is something like: "Oh, umm Michigan..."

So, you fumble through an apologetic explanation of why you thought they were from Colombia because you once had a friend from there and, seriously, "you look just like him/her", (meanwhile remembering your mother telling you in a shrill tone "don't judge a book by it's cover"). Cheeks red, heart palpitating, palms sweating in response to this social blunder as you realize that, maybe, that 'melting pot' we all live in isn't so figurative after all -- it's real, and we're all simmering and blending away inside of it.

And, Hollywood is no exception. Think you have these celebs all figured out? Think again. From Olympic wonder Ryan Lochte to Bruno Mars, these 27 celebrities have more to their genealogical tree than meets the eye.

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27 Celebs You Didn't Know Were Latino

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