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We celebrate Petite and Proud Day with some of the shortest Latino celebrities in the biz! Getty Images

Not only are "Star Wars Day," " Firefighter's Day" and "School Nurse Day" all honored on May 4, but so is "Petite and Proud Day."

Wednesday marks the annual celebration for every person who is 5 feet and 4 inches tall or shorter, according to Days of the Year. Although the origins of this national day is unknown, Petite and Proud Day is all about celebrating the advantages a short person has, such as squeezing into tight places and being able to fit in children's clothing. According to many reports, short people tend to live longer than taller human beings.

Some of the industry's shortest celebrities include Kim Kardashian and Kevin Hart, but we celebrate this empowering day with a list of 15 Latino stars you probably did not know were surprisingly short. For the record, we extended our list to those as tall as 5 feet and 5 inches.

1) Becky G (5'0")
Becky G is only five feet tall but she surely has a lot of swag!

Becky G
Recording artist Becky G attends 101.3 KDWB's Jingle Ball 2015 at Xcel Energy Center on December 7, 2015 in St Paul, Minnesota. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

2) America Ferrera (5'1")
Who would have ever thought that Honduran actress, known for her role in "Ugly Betty," was only 5 feet and 1 inch?

America Ferrera
Actress America Ferrera attends Clinton Global Initiative University - Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All at University of Miami on March 6, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images

3) Adamari Lopez 5'2"
At 5 feet 2 inches, Puerto Rican TV personality and former telenovela actress Adamari Lopez is the sweetest of the bunch!

Adamari Lopez
Adamari López attends Festival PEOPLE En Espanol 2015 presented by Verizon at Jacob Javitz Center on October 17, 2015 in New York City. Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for PEOPLE En Espanol

4) Shakira (5'2")
Big things come in small packages and Shakira is all the proof! By the way, her novio Pique is 6 feet and 4 inches!

Singer/actress Shakira attends the Disney Premiere of Zootopia in Hollywood, California, on February 17, 2016. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

5) Nacho from Chino & Nacho (5'2")
Miguel Ignacio Mendoza a.k.a. Nacho from the Venezuelan group Chino & Nacho said to People en Español that all of his friends were always taller than him. However, he never felt ashamed of his height.

Chino y Nacho
Chino y Nacho attend the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards at Bank United Center on April 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Larry Marano/Getty Images

6) Salma Hayek (5'2")
Although she looks taller on the big screen, the gorgeous and powerful Mexican actress is only 5 feet and 2 inches.

Salma Hayek
Actress Salma Hayek attends a photocall for 'Il Racconto Dei Racconti' ('Tale of Tales') during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Cannes, France. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

7) Eva Longoria (5'2")
Eva Longoria
might be petite, but she surely knows how to steal the hearts of many tall, handsome, and successful men, including her fiance's "Pepe" Baston.

Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Longoria attends the cocktail Party at 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, in January 30, 2016. VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

8) A.B. Quintanilla (5'3")
We knew his girlfriend was taller than him, but we never really expected A.B. Quintanilla, brother of the late Selena, to be any shorter than 5 feet and 6 inches.

Jennifer Lopez AB Quintanilla
Jennifer Lopez performs musical tribute to Selena while performing with Los Dinos onstage at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images

9) Demi Lovato (5'3")
Demi Lovato is another celebrity we were shocked to know has a petite frame. The "Cool for the Summer" actress is 5 feet and 3 inches, while her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama is 5 feet and 8 inches.

Demi Lovato attends Mudd and Op present Digifest at Citifield on June 6, 2015 in New York City. Getty

10) Gina Rodriguez (5'3")
Puerto Rican actress and Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez fooled us all! Although she looks taller on "Jane the Virgin," Rodriguez is one of most influential women in Hollywood!

Gina Rodriguez
Actress Gina Rodriguez holds the award for Best Actress - TV Series, Comedy or Musical for her role in 'Jane the Virgin, in the press room at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

11) Roberto Gomez Bolaños (Chespirito) (5'4")
It is no surprise that the late actor Roberto Gomez Bolaños was short. In case you didn't know, the iconic "Chespirito" was only 5 feet and 4 inches.

Fans pay tribute to the late Roberto Gómez Bolaños and his famous characters at Carnival in Brazil! Getty

12) Tito El Bambino (5'4")
Puerto Rican urban artist Tito El Bambino is also "petite and proud" with his 5 feet and 4 inches height!

Tito El Bambino
Tito El Bambino celebrates with Bullseye, Target's Beloved Bull Terrier Mascot, at the 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards at BankUnited Center on April 25, 2013 in Miami, Florida. John Parra/Getty Images for Target

13) Lionel Messi (5'5")
Lionel Messi might be considered the "best soccer player in the world," but he's also considered one of the shortest players in the field.

Lionel Messi

14) Bruno Mars (5'5")
Bruno Mars is the perfect example of "chiquito pero picoso" (small but fire)!

Grammy Awards 2014: Bruno Mars Wins
Bruno Mars accepts his Grammy Award live from Los Angeles. GettyImages

15) Jennifer Lopez (5'5")
Like Mexican-American superstar Selena Gomez, J.Lo is also 5 feet and 5 inches tall.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez arrives for the premiere of the film 'The Perfect Match' in Hollywood, California, on March 7, 2016. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

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