Lin Manuel Miranda has gone good…
DoSomething.org has released its annual Celebs Gone Good list for 2017, with the 37-year-old Puerto Rican Tony Award-winning Broadway star and Hamilton musical creator making the grade.
The list recognizes celebrities who used their impact to affect social change in the world, as these celebs helped raise awareness for causes such as mental health, education, gun violence, LGBTQ, sexual assault, hurricane/disaster relief and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Miranda, who comes in at No. 12, partnered with a nonprofit, and in November, announced a $2.5 million hurricane recovery fund to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
But Miranda isn’t the only Latino/a celebrity to make the list.
Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui comes in at No. 13.
The 21-year-old Cuban American singer has been vocal about women’s rights, and has donated to charitable groups including Chime for Change, ACLU, UNICEF, Planned Parenthood and more.
Jennifer Lopez, who appears on Miranda’s Puerto Rico hurricane relief single, comes in at No. 14.
The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar had been vocal about helping the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and in September, she put her money where her mouth is. The singer and actress announced at a press conference with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that she would donate $1 million to help Puerto Rico rebuild.
Demi Lovato comes in at No. 16.
The 25-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress continued her mental health advocacy work this year, which has also earned her the Artistic Award of courage. She also celebrated five years of sobriety by donating thousands to charity, including $5,000 to Ace of Hearts, an animal rescue group.
Bruno Mars ranks No. 20.
The 32-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer donated $1 million from his sold-out Michigan concert in August to help those who have been impacted by the city of Flint’s water crisis. “Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster,” he said in a statement. “As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”
The organization also selected eight Celebs to Watch in 2018, featuring young talent who give back, including Riverdale star Camila Mendes.
View the 2017 Celebs Gone Good rankings below:
- Chance the Rapper
- Colin Kaepernick
- Ariana Grande
- JJ Watt
- Yara Shahidi
- Bethenny Frankel
- Nicki Minaj
- Lin Manuel Miranda
- Lauren Jauregui
- Jennifer Lopez
- Shawn Mendes
- Demi Lovato
- Ava DuVernay
- John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
- Miley Cyrus
- Bruno Mars
Celebs to Watch in 2018
- Jacob Sartorius
- Skai Jackson
- Halima Aden
- Camila Mendes
- Chloe and Halle
- Cameron Boyce
- Rowan Blanchard
- Kiersey Clemons