Did You Know: Alexis Bledel Is Latina?
We gringas aquí at Las Gringas Blog consider ourselves to be pretty in the know on what’s up in Latino pop culture. I mean we love it and we live it, so its not that hard to stay in the loop. Entonces, you can imagine my surprise when I ran across a recent article that clued me in on the parentage of Alexis Bledel!
According to BeChicMag, Alexis’ mother hails from Mexico and her father is from Argentina. On top of all this, apparently, Spanish is her first language. My reaction to this news: ¿que? I am not shocked that Alexis is Latina necessarily. I am just surprised that I’ve never heard this before. Why doesn’t she talk about it more? I mean, I am sure its possible that maybe I just wasn’t paying attention, but still.
Even despite my possible cluelessness, I just can’t get past the fact the Bledel basically made her career by playing the quintessential white girl on Gilmore Girls for all those years. White girls all over the place were relating to her left and right, and hoping that they could somehow be that effortlessly witty and adorable all the time. So, my question is this: Is anyone else surprised?
Need a refresher on Bledel and Gilmore Girls? Check out this fan montage…