27 Filipinos Who Make You Proud To Be Pinoy

    We're all just one giant extended family and a freaking awesome one at that.

    1. Nicole Scherzinger — Pussycat Doll, X Factor judge, and your mega-fierce pinsan.

    2. Sharon Leal — Dreamgirl and your talented actress ate.

    3. Kevin Nadal — author, comedian, and your overachieving Ivy Leaguer kuya.

    4. Bruno Mars — singer-songwriter and your super-suave kapatid who rocks at karaoke.

    5. Christine Gambito — celeb YouTuber and your hilarious auntie who does spot-on impersonations of your dad.

    6. Alec Mapa — actor, comedian, and your fun tito who takes you out shopping.

    7. Lea Salonga — Tony-winning actress, Disney legend, and your fab tita who plays video games with you.

    8. Jose Llana — musical theater actor and your cool ninong who takes you to Broadway shows.

    9. Vanessa Hudgens — actress and your younger kapatid whose musicals you always saw in high school.

    10. Allan Pineda — Black Eyed Pea, rapper, and your awesome Grammy-winning kuya.

    11. Charlyne Yi — actor, comedian, and the bunso who will shave her head for laughs.

    12. Jo Koy — comedian, Chelsea Lately panelist, and your brother-in-law who brings the 30-rack of San Miguels to the party.

    13. Manila Luzon — drag queen, RuPaul's Drag Race alum, and your favorite nin@ng.

    14. Enrique Iglesias — Platinum-selling artist and your really hot kuya all your friends have a crush on.

    15. Caterina Fake — founder of Flickr and your ninang who always goes, "Uy! Picture, picture!"

    16. Ben Cayetano — fifth governor of Hawaii and your lolo who will sneak you ube ice cream behind your mom's back.

    17. Monique Lhuillier — fashion designer and your glamorous tita who will create your wedding gown.

    18. Lou Diamond Phillips — Tony-nominated actor and your dad's best pare.

    19. Hailee Steinfeld — Oscar-nominated actress and your pamangkin who will go so far.

    20. Vanessa Minnillo-Lachey — actress, model, and your gorgeous ate who did beauty pageants.

    21. Jose Antonio Vargas — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and your kapatid who will fight for your immigration rights.

    22. Jessica Hagedorn — playwright and your funky lola who will impart life lessons over a pot of her delish adobo.

    23. Cassie — singer, dancer, and your ate who taught you how to dance hip-hop while it was raining in the streets.

    24. Rob Schneider — actor, comedian, and your wise-cracking tito whose questionable jokes you laugh at anyway.

    25. Shannyn Sossamon — actress and your hip pinsan who named her son Audio Science.

    26. Darren Criss — actor, musician, and your other hot, nerdier kuya who all your friends have a crush on.

    27. Charice Pempengco — songstress and your out-and-proud pinsan who is proud of her heritage and sexuality.