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Greg Giraldo The Bronx, NY native, was best known as a judge on "Last Comic Standing," and regular appearances on Comedy Central. Giraldo, whose parents hailed from Colombia and Spain, was just 44 years old when he passed away in September of 2010 from a drug overdose. He will always be one of our favorite Colombians. Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite Colombian Celebs! (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: Colombian Independence Day: 16 Colombian Celebs We Love!

Greg Giraldo The Bronx, NY native, was best known as a judge on "Last Comic Standing," and regular appearances on Comedy Central. Giraldo, whose parents hailed from Colombia and Spain, was just 44 years old when he passed away in September of 2010 from a drug overdose. He will always be one of our favorite Colombians. Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite Colombian Celebs! (PHOTOS)

Aires Colombianos: about the Colombian independence. how did it start and what were the events leading up to it.

Aires Colombianos: about the Colombian independence. how did it start and what were the events leading up to it.

Sofia Vergara Consider her crossover career a successful one! Not only is Sofia Vergara a three-time Emmy nominee for her hilarious work on ABC's "Modern Family," but the sexy Colombian star is also the highest paid actress on television!  Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite Colombian Celebs! (PHOTOS)

PHOTOS: Colombian Independence Day: 16 Colombian Celebs We Love!

Poster with retro loose-leaf calendar and reminder date for Colombian Independence Day (written in Spanish) with tricolor frames in the paper.

Poster with retro loose-leaf calendar and reminder date for Colombian Independence Day (written in Spanish) with tricolor frames in the paper.

Shakira  What can we say about the most famous Colombiana in the world? Shakira, who was born and raised in Baranquilla, wears her Colombian pride on her sleeve. Aside from representing Colombia all over the world with her immense talent, Shaki has also given back to her native country. In 1995, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity that provides education and meals for 4000 children.

PHOTOS: Colombian Independence Day: 16 Colombian Celebs We Love!

Shakira What can we say about the most famous Colombiana in the world? Shakira, who was born and raised in Baranquilla, wears her Colombian pride on her sleeve. Aside from representing Colombia all over the world with her immense talent, Shaki has also given back to her native country. In 1995, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity that provides education and meals for 4000 children.

Design with Ragged Flag over Scroll for Colombian Independence Day

Design with Ragged Flag over Scroll for Colombian Independence Day

Juanes Juanes, who was born in Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia, has 17 Latin Grammys and one Grammy, and has sold over 15 million albums! And like Shakira, the global superstar cares about others, which is why he created the "Mi Sangre Foundation," an organization which helps victims of anti-personnel mines. (Oh, and did we mention that in 2005 Juanes was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine?). Yup, he's that cool!  Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite

PHOTOS: Colombian Independence Day: 16 Colombian Celebs We Love!

Juanes Juanes, who was born in Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia, has 17 Latin Grammys and one Grammy, and has sold over 15 million albums!

Golden round button with handwritten reminder date for Colombian Independence Day (written in Spanish) and decorated with Colombia flag like a ribbon.

Golden round button with handwritten reminder date for Colombian Independence Day (written in Spanish) and decorated with Colombia flag like a ribbon.

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