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Bella Thorne Defends Her Heritage: 'You Don't Have To Have Brown Hair To Be Latin'

The 19-year-old actress' father is Cuban.

She might be a redhead, but that doesn't mean Bella Thorne isn't Latina and proud. 

"You don't have to have brown hair to be Latin," she told HuffPost Live on Tuesday. "It's just a fact."

Plenty of Latinas have lighter hair, the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" actress affirmed, citing Cameron Diaz as an example. 

And while the naturally-blonde Thorne is bothered that people are constantly questioning her heritage, she has no problem setting them straight. 

"People ask me all the time 'How did you have a Quinceañera if you're not Latin?'" she recounted. "It's a little annoying that people don't realize I'm Latin, but it's okay because I'm like right up there to tell them that I am."

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