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Leos are often described as passionate, self-confident, and generous. Put these traits together with talent and determination, and the results can be incredible.

Zodiac sites even claim that Leos are “natural born leaders.” So, with the right team and motivation, it’s no doubt that this particular zodiac sign can go far in whatever they set their mind to. And we’ve got some notable examples to speak for themselves.

To celebrate Leos this season, here are five Latino stars born between July 23 and August 22 — and no wonder! Cue: a dramatic hair flip for the theatrics these “lions” are known for!

Jennifer Lopez (July 24, 1969)

“Jenny from the Block” is a prime example. This lioness headlined the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show alongside Colombian pop star Shakira in 2020. The milestone was then recorded for her “Halftime” Netflix documentary that was released earlier this year. In that documentary, she detailed her sky-rocketing career, including the challenges she faced to become the global icon she is today. 

Juanes (August 9, 1972)

This Leo recently celebrated his 50th birthday. To celebrate his birthday and musical legacy – and in self-confident Leo fashion – he unveiled his new and official biography. With the reveal, the Colombian star said: “1.577.836.800 de segundos de vida plasmados en un libro que narra grandes historias con amigos, colegas y familiares, recopiladas y escritas en este texto.” Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Elvis Crespo (July 30, 1971)

Did you know that this Puerto Rican merengue artist is also a Leo? It shows how he dominated the Latin music scene when he released the classic “Suavemente,” which was part of his debut album with the same name in 1998. Decades later, it’s still a song played in all the Latino get-togethers. If “Suavamente” doesn’t get played at least once on the dancefloor, is it really a party?

Gustavo Cerati (August 11, 1959)

The late Argentinian rock titan is a Leo to remember. His determination, passion, and generosity have put his band Soda Stereo on the Latin rock scene since 1982. To this day, they are celebrated as one of the greatest Latin rock bands that opened doors for generations to come. May Cerati rest in peace.

Carlos Vives (August 7, 1961)

This Colombian Leo is a soul that’s synonymous with celebration. His energy is simply full of joy and gratitude. He recently showed his generosity by sharing his stage for an engagement proposal. His guitar tech asked his partner to marry him in front of a packed show in Paris, France. How thoughtful is that?

Who’s your favorite Latino Leo?