American people of Portuguese descent

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    Demi Lovato

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  2. Katy Perry
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    Katy Perry

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  3. James Franco
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    James Franco

    992,435 views

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  4. Shane West
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  5. Vanessa Marcil
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    Vanessa Marcil

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  6. Piper Perabo
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  7. Brooke Burke-Charvet
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    229,900 views

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  8. Vanessa Williams
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    Vanessa Williams

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  9. Morena Baccarin
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  10. Dave Franco
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  11. Lyndsy Fonseca
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    Lyndsy Fonseca

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  12. Shiloh Fernandez
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    Shiloh Fernandez

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  13. Krista Allen
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  14. Jesse Metcalfe
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  15. Danica McKellar
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  16. Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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  17. Steve Perry
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  18. Shanna Moakler
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  19. Samantha Lewes
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    Samantha Lewes

    100,961 views

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  20. Teena Marie
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    Teena Marie

    87,620 views

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  21. A.J. McLean
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    91,131 views

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  22. Nuno Bettencourt
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    Nuno Bettencourt

    99,382 views

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  23. Meredith Vieira
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    Meredith Vieira

    59,382 views

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  24. Tom Hanks
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    Tom Hanks

    66,664 views

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  25. Amy Poehler
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    Amy Poehler

    77,099 views

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