Dasha Polanco is one of the many Latinas out there who's had her Latinidad questioned. In a recent interview with Vibe magazine, The Orange Is The New Black actress opened up about embracing her curves in an industry that still embraces tall, thin, white women, the struggle to fit in, and the lack of love she receives from the Latino community.
“Latinos don’t f*ck with me,” she told Vibe. “I mean Latino markets ain’t checking for me until it’s time to pull out that card, because we’re trending or something.”
Apparently Polanco’s looks aren’t always considered “Latina enough” for Latino roles.
“If I’m not American enough and I’m not Latina enough, then what am I? I’m just nothing,” she says.
Here are a few other Latina celebs who have opened up about the whole “not being Latina enough” struggle.
In an interview with Glamour, Lovato shared how growing up impacted how she felt about her Latinidad. “Growing up in America, I never really appreciated my culture,” she said. “I knew what being Hispanic was, but I thought that since I didn’t look Hispanic, I was white.”
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