In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, The Goonies alum dished:
[Image via Michael Carpenter/WENN.]
We are almost speechless! Almost! We DO have to say gracias.
We can't believe Cosmopolitan for Latinas is bestowing such an honor on yours truly, but they have announced that we are their Fun Fearless Man of the Year!
We can't thank them enough for this amazing honor!
“Every year, Cosmopolitan for Latinas chooses one man who's inspired us and changed the national conversation, especially about what it means to be Latino. I admire Mario (yes, I will only call him by the name his Mamá gave him) because he has really stepped up and admitted that while he once may have been less than sensitive in his coverage of gay and lesbian celebs, now he's a vocal anti-bullying advocate and LGBT rights supporter. He has a major platform, and he's been using it to promote Latino achievement and fight for equality for the LGBT community around the world. We noticed his radical change in tone—and the difference it's been making for young people around the country.”
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
And we can't wait for early June when the magazine will be holding a ceremony/fiesta celebrating all of their honorees named to their Fun Fearless Latinas list!
We will be there - with Momma Perez - and our dancing shoes will be ready to salsa!
[Image via Cosmopolitan for Latinas.]