Alba ALMA Latina

August 18, 2008 09:28:26 Posted at August 18, 2008 09:28:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

What Jessica Alba has said in the past:

Alba is my last name and I'm proud of that. But that's it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I'm American. Throughout my whole life, I've never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I'm less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don't call her Latina because she's blonde.

I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out.

My grandfather was the only Mexican at his college, the only Hispanic person at work and the only one at the all-white country club. He tried to forget his Mexican roots, because he never wanted his kids to be made to feel different in America. He and my grandmother didn't speak Spanish to their children. Now, as a third-generation American, I feel as if I have finally cut loose.

My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, ... So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere.

Yeah so the ALMA Awards went down last night in LA. The Alba Bitch decided to honour the event by showing up to represent. Represent what?

Is she Latina now?

Of course she is. Because she’s atoning. But is she contrite? Or, rather, is this a calculated attempt to placate a public that is growing in population and that is exercising its might more and more? Jessica backpedaled on those previous statements with the following soon after:

“It was all gossip. If there is something that I’ve never been ashamed of, it is my Latin roots. I was raised under Latin influences. At home, my grandfather plays the guitar and my grandmother sings and dances, I couldn’t deny my roots because the first one to kill me would me my grandmother.”

How can something be gossip if she said it?

Still…the effort is there, straining herself to smile on that carpet. Too bad she looks like ass. Especially that matron hair which is curiously kinda thin.

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