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Seeing our favorite Latino stars excel in the world of entertainment and in Hollywood fills us with so much pride and hope. Watching one of our own make it in their field gives us a sense that anything is possible. The number of Latino celebrities who have received their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets longer and longer every year, and it's so exciting. 

The ceremonies are such special moments in the entertainers' lives and careers, and they are usually glowing with joy. Guillermo del Toro made sure to express his pride for where he comes from, and he displayed a Mexican flag the moment his star on the walk was revealed. The pics from his ceremony will give you chills! That type of representation is so important for young Latinos whose dreams are to make it in Hollywood because these stars show that anything is possible. 

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When news broke that the late Selena Quintanilla was going to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016, we were hyped! This was proof that Hollywood was recognizing the amazing mark that the Tejano singer left on the world. In November 2017, Selena was officially honored with the star, and Selena's family was there to receive it. Mexican American actress Eva Longoria--who also grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the way--received a star that year, too. And it was such a beautiful ceremony for the actress, who was pregnant with her first child at the time. 

Quite a few more Latino stars have scored Walk of Fame stars, and we couldn't be prouder. Here's a look at some stars who have made us all so proud to be Latinos!

Guillermo del Toro gave a powerful speech during his ceremony. 1

Guillermo del Toro gave a powerful speech during his ceremony.

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The Oscar-winning director waved the Mexican flag proudly as his star on the Walk of Fame was revealed in August 2019. He took the opportunity to speak on the divisiveness and hatred that is plaguing the United States, especially toward Latinos, and urged people to come together. What a stand-up guy!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda looked SO proud of his accomplishments in November 2019. 2

Lin-Manuel Miranda looked SO proud of his accomplishments in November 2019.

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It is no easy feat to be recognized with such a huge honor, and Lin-Manuel knows it. The Broadway star and actor has come a long way, and this is proof that he has already made a huge mark in Hollywood--and the best is yet to come!

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Zoe Saldana definitely earned her place on this Walk of Fame. 3

Zoe Saldana definitely earned her place on this Walk of Fame.

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The Dominican actress was beaming with pride the day of her ceremony in May 2018. She has been in three of the most successful movies in the history of film, including Avatar and Avengers: Infinity War. She is the only actress to star in two films that have grossed more than $2 billion at the box office.  

Juan Gabriel was honored with his own star in 2002. 4

Juan Gabriel was honored with his own star in 2002.

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Prior to his death in 2016, Juan Gabriel was given his well-deserved flowers. After a career trajectory that spanned more than 30 years, the singer was honored with his own star in May 2002. When he died, fans covered his spot on the Walk of Fame with flowers and candles. 

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Selena Quintanilla received her spot on the Walk of Fame. 5

Selena Quintanilla received her spot on the Walk of Fame.

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We’re surprised it took the Walk of Fame Selection Committee that long to give the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla a star. It’s been more than 20 years since the singer died, and fans are still obsessed with her. She had such a huge impact on the Latino community. We're so glad she officially received it in 2017, and the family was all there to honor Selena like she deserved.

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Eva Longoria received her Walk of Fame star in 2018. 6

Eva Longoria received her Walk of Fame star in 2018.

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It was about time Eva got her star! The Mexican American actress, known for her role in ABC’s Desperate Housewives, doesn’t just act, she also works as a producer, director, and social activist. She received hers in April 2018 and was surrounded by her family and her famous friends.

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Jennifer Lopez received hers back in 2013 & it's well deserved. 7

Jennifer Lopez received hers back in 2013 & it's well deserved.

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Jennifer received the 2,500th star on the Walk of Fame in June 2013. The multitalented star has found success in so many avenues, and there is no denying how major her impact has been on Hollywood and the world of entertainment.

Eugenio Derbez received his Walk of Fame star in 2016. 8

Eugenio Derbez received his Walk of Fame star in 2016.

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Mexican television actor and director Eugenio Derbez got his star on the Walk of Fame in 2016 after earning critical acclaim with the family film Instructions Not Included. He makes us so proud!

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Christina Aguilera earned her spot on the Walk of Fame. 9

Christina Aguilera earned her spot on the Walk of Fame.

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After being at the top of the pop phenomenon wave of the '90s and having one of the most beautiful voices of her generation, Christina Aguilera earned her star, honoring her accomplishments in music, in November 2010. 

Pitbull got his spot on the Walk of Fame in 2014. 10

Pitbull got his spot on the Walk of Fame in 2014.

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Mr. Worldwide earned his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in June 2014 along with singer, rapper, and record producer Pharrell Williams. He took his Latin roots to a global scale through his music, so who is more worthy of this honor than him? 

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Sofía Vergara made us proud when she received hers. 11

Sofía Vergara made us proud when she received hers.

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The actress earned her star in 2014 after being named TV’s highest paid actress two years in a row for her role on ABC’s hit series Modern Family, as well as starting her own empire, including a Latino talent management company, a Kmart and Walmart fashion line, and endorsement deals with Covergirl, Diet Pepsi, and more. 

Thalía received her Walk of Fame star some years ago. 12

Thalía received her Walk of Fame star some years ago.

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Singer, actress, and businesswoman Thalía earned her star in November 2013. For those of us who grew up watching novelas, we understand the significance of her contributions and know she fully deserves the honor.

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Cameron Diaz got her spot on the Walk of Fame in 2009. 13

Cameron Diaz got her spot on the Walk of Fame in 2009.

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Actress Cameron Diaz was honored with the 2,386th star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 22, 2009. She has been among the highest paid actresses for many years, so that recognition was bound to happen. 

George Lopez received his Walk of Fame star in 2006. 14

George Lopez received his Walk of Fame star in 2006.

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Funnyman and TV host George Lopez was clearly happy with his new prize during his celebration in March 2006. Check out how excited he looked!

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Antonio Banderas received his Walk of Fame star in 2005. 15

Antonio Banderas received his Walk of Fame star in 2005.

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Antonio Banderas brought along his then-wife, Melanie Griffith, and their two daughters to his ceremony in October 2005. He made it a whole family affair. He might be from Spain, but his accomplishments in film make all of us Spanish speakers proud!

Ricky Martin received his Walk of Fame star in 2007. 16

Ricky Martin received his Walk of Fame star in 2007.

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Singer Ricky Martin earned his spot on the Walk of Fame in October 2007. He looked thrilled on the day of the ceremony, and this was definitely a long time coming for someone as accomplished as he is!

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Shakira received her Walk of Fame star in 2011. 17

Shakira received her Walk of Fame star in 2011.

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The Colombian superstar was immortalized on the Walk of Fame in November 2011. We love the way she posed for it. When your name is on the Walk of Fame, there's really nothing you can't do!

Emilio Estefan received his Walk of Fame star in 2005. 18

Emilio Estefan received his Walk of Fame star in 2005.

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Emilio Estefan posed alongside his wife, Gloria Estefan, at his ceremony in June 2005. It was so sweet how excited they both looked!

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Marco Antonio Solís received his Walk of Fame star in 2010. 19

Marco Antonio Solís received his Walk of Fame star in 2010.

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Marco Antonio Solís brought his family along to his induction ceremony into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2010. It's so great to see our people being recognized in this way.

Penélope Cruz received her Walk of Fame star in 2011. 20

Penélope Cruz received her Walk of Fame star in 2011.

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Penélope Cruz became the first Spanish actress to receive a star in April 2011. She looked stunning the day she received it.