According to recent statistics, 2.9% of the US population alone is of mixed race, and we see that through the beauty of interracial couples and multicultural families around us. The entertainment industry is doing an amazing job representing these values and we see that through the actors, models, and singers we’ve fallen in love with.
Bright Side invites you to take a look at some of these gorgeous entertainment stars that have roots from all over the world.
1. Christina Aguilera
The gorgeous singer we love with the strong, unique voice has Ecuadorian origins from her dad’s side while her mom has Dutch, Scottish, German, and Irish ancestors.
2. Demi Lovato
The beloved singer Demi Lovato is of Mexican descent from her father’s side and of Irish descent from her mother’s side.
3. Wentworth Miller
4. Angelina Jolie
The well-known goddess who made everyone fall in love with her in Tomb Raider and in Mr. & Mrs. Smith is of Slovak and German descent on her father’s side and of French Canadian and Dutch descent on her mom’s side.
5. Shay Mitchell
This “pretty little liar” who stunned all her fans on the show has quite an eclectic background. Her father is of Irish and Scottish descent while her mother is of Filipino descent.
6. Adriana Lima
Our beloved angel who became the face of Victoria Secret with her stunning beauty has quite the background. She is Indigenous, Swiss, Japanese, African, West Indian, and Portuguese.
7. Vin Diesel
Even though this Fast and Furious star never met his biological father, he has German and English roots. And since his adoptive father is African-American, he identifies as “a person of color”.
8. Jessica Szohr
The beautiful Jessica who we all refer to as Vanessa in the back of our minds is Hungarian on her mother’s side and African-American on her father’s side.
9. Nicki Minaj
When it comes to strong female figures, Nicki Minaj is one of the first to come to mind. She is part African, part Indian, and part Japanese.
10. Meghan Markle
Previously known as the beloved actor from Suits, the now Dutches of Sussex is found to be part African-American, Dutch, and Irish.
11. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is a pretty diverse character, not only because of the places he’s lived but also because of his name which means “cool breeze over the mountains”. According to his heritage, he is Hawaiian, English, and Chinese.
12. Olivia Munn
14. Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell who has inspired hundreds of designers and continues to stun us with her looks is Jamaican and Afro-Chinese.
15. Cameron Diaz
This Bad Teacher with the surname Diaz raised a lot of questions about her ancestry — she is actually part English, German, and Cuban.
16. Dwayne Johnson
The Rock has quite a rich history genetically speaking since he comes from a family of wrestlers on both sides of his family. He is Black Nova Scotian on his father’s side and Samoan on his mother’s side.
17. Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph has made us all chuckle in her role as the judge on The Good Place, and her talent goes back to her mom, Minnie Riperton. That makes her African-American on her mom’s side and Jewish on her dad’s side.
18. Mariah Carey
19. Jesse Williams
The never-aging queen of pop music is known to be Colombian, however, her full name translates to “full of sunshine” in Arabic. She is Lebanese on her dad’s side and Colombian on her mother’s side.
21. Vanessa Hudgens
Which of these celebrities surprised you the most with their family background? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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25 Users Showed How Different Instagram Is From Reality, and It Can Make You Way More Confident
According to the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), Instagram is the most harmful social media for psychological health. Every day, we are disappointed when we start comparing our lives to the photos online without even thinking about how these perfect pictures were created. Fortunately, there are users who are ready to reveal what their lives look like without photoshop and filters.
Bright Side is happy to show the photos that will not only give you confidence, but will also improve your mood.
Before and after taken about 30 seconds apart
Nobody looks good in the morning.
Everything depends on the angle.
Trash looks bad no matter where it is.
“I love taking photos on the beach.”
It’s not just bodies and faces that get tune-ups on Instagram. The locals would be amazed to see the photo on the left.
Each successful photo actually means there were hundreds of failed attempts.
The photos I share vs The photos I’m tagged in
A black eye given by a unicorn
It appears that the rainbow is fake.
This is what’s behind a perfect life.
It’s always like this.
If people posted their real photos from the gym
10 minutes after cleaning and 10 hours later
Mud baths are attractive.
Behind the stage of perfect photo
Just imagine what the process looked like.
On hot days, you really need water-resistant makeup.
Before the party / after the party
When you are too hungry to arrange the food in a beautiful way:
This is the same girl.
There is something wrong with this photo.
Some people look like aliens in their photos.
It should be prohibited to tag people in photos.
Instagram vs Real-life motherhood
Do you prefer to post real or idealized photos?
10 Powerful Sculptures That Tell a Story Better Than Any Novel Could
We often take sculptures that surround us for granted, thinking that their only message is the one in plain sight. But it turns out that many of them have a deeper meaning like an angel that is made of weapons given up by those who never want to commit crimes again or a group of ginormous figures that tell us how a new life is born. Sculptures have a whole lot of good stories to share if you’re willing to listen.
Come with Bright Side on a little journey around the globe to see 10 eloquent monuments and sculptures and learn the stories behind them.
1. Knife Angel by Alfie Bradley has persuaded hundreds of people to give up violence.
Alfie Bradley created this breathtaking 27-foot-high angel made of more than 100,000 knives. These weapons were surrendered to knife bins around the UK and were collected by the UK police, knife crime charities, action groups and other people who were affected by knife crimes in one way or another. The Knife Angel travels around the UK to educate people on how important the problem of knife crime is and how dangerous these weapons are. You can learn more about The Knife Angel, the process of its creation, and its current locations here.
2. The Passer-Through-Walls by Jean Marais illustrates the final scene from a famous French novel.
Le Passe-Muraille is a French novel by Marcel Aymé that tells the story of a modest office worker who one day discovers that he has a superpower — he can walk through walls! The hero uses his gift to the fullest to solve problems and becomes a burglar, gets into prison, and escapes until one day he loses his power right on his way through a wall and gets stuck in it. This monument is also quite interactive — the man’s hands are polished by thousands of people who try to help him get out of the wall.
3. Building Bridges by Lorenzo Quinn shares a recipe for a better world.
How do we make our world a better place to live in? Friendship, wisdom, help, faith, hope, and love — these are the ingredients to a better world and happier people according to Lorenzo Quinn, a famous Italian artist. These 6 virtues are embodied in the 6 pairs of hands that build a bridge together. This is one of the latest works by Quinn that was built for 2019’s Venice Art Biennale.
4. Corporate Head by Terry Allen tells us about the danger of being focused on profit at all costs.
The impressive life-sized bronze sculpture of a man who has buried his head in the building resides in Los Angeles, California in the US. The sculpture embodies a businessman who has devoted all his life to gaining profit for himself and the company he works for. He is separated from the office building only from his neck down, which means his thoughts have been completely absorbed by the establishment he works for.
The sculpture illustrates the modern pace of life where people have to carry an economic burden and spend their whole lives working in businesses, often missing out on things that are way more important than material wealth.
5. Sphere Within a Sphere by Arnaldo Pomodoro reminds us of how fragile our planet is.
This wonderful statue mesmerizes viewers with a complex structure of fractured spheres — the outer one and the inner one — and numerous intricate gears inside. The artist, Arnaldo Pomodoro, liked to study simple geometrical forms in his work and managed to hide deep meaning behind those simple forms. The Sphere Within a Sphere once again reminds us how everything in the universe is interconnected, how fragile our world is, and how easily it can be broken into pieces.
6. The Man Who Measures the Clouds by Jan Fabre speaks about the struggles of measuring the immeasurable.
This unique artwork with the gold leaf finishing touch is part of 2019’s Venice Art Biennale and it shows viewers a man rising to a height of 29.5 feet (9 meters) and trying to measure the clouds with a ruler. This sculpture can be interpreted as a person’s desperate attempt to make the impossible possible, as our never-ending striving to surpass ourselves as mankind, or as a nod to ancient philosophy that thought that human beings were the measure of all things.
7. Inertia and The Bankers by Jason Decaires Taylor tackle social issues and call for our responsibility.
The Bankers, Inertia and other marvelous underwater sculptures by Jason Decaires Taylor reveal the most acute problems of modern society, like being obsessed with material wealth and being exposed to mass media’s influence. But apart from that, these unbelievable works serve as homes for coral that are on the verge of extinction in many regions of our planet. By placing his masterpieces underwater in Mexico, the Bahamas, and other places, the artist tries to attract more attention to global climate changes and the things we can do to protect the earth.
8. Absorbed by Light by Gali Lucas and Karoline Hinz honestly tell us how obsessed we’ve become with gadgets and technology.
3 people sitting on a bench, absorbed by their smartphones so much so that they don’t even notice each other. What could illustrate our era better? The installation that was part of the Amsterdam Light Festival symbolizes how modern technology connects and disconnects us at the same time. When you walk at night next time, look around and you’ll see the same picture — dozens of people all around with their faces lit up by their mobile phones. We actually are absorbed by these lights, aren’t we?
9. Trains to Life — Trains to Death by Frank Meisler commemorates children whose lives were saved and taken during the Holocaust.
The impressive work by Frank Meisler is located in Berlin, Germany, and it has 2 parts — 5 figures of boys and girls in dark bronze on one side, and a boy and a girl made of light bronze on the other side. The kids in these 2 parts of the monument gaze into different directions and symbolize 2 different outcomes that awaited children during the Holocaust. The group of 5 figures commemorates the 1.6 million Jewish kids that were sent to concentration camps and were killed, while 2 other kids pay tribute to those 10,000 children that were saved and transported to England.
10. The Miraculous Journey by Damien Hirst shows the stages of a baby’s growth in the womb.
This amazing monument located outside the Sidra Medical and Research Centre in Doha, Qatar, consists of 14 large-scale bronze sculptures, each of them showing a stage of an embryo’s growth in the womb from conception to birth. Being extremely explicit and bold, The Miraculous Journey evoked controversial feelings in the eastern audience and was even covered from public view for some time.
Here’s what Damien Hirst, the creator of the monument said about the ideas he addressed in his work: “Ultimately, the journey a baby goes through before birth is bigger than anything it will experience in its human life. I hope the sculpture will instill in the viewer a sense of awe and wonder at this extraordinary human process, which will soon be occurring in the Sidra Medical Center, as well as every second all across the globe.”
Which of these monuments would you like to see with your own eyes? Can you share with us a picture of a sculpture or a monument that impressed you?
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