But many don't know they come from a martial arts practicing family. Lead by their eldest brother Jean, whom is also their coach, Steven and Diana, as well as their brother Mark, have plenty of sibling rivalry to fuel their drive to outdo each other.
Steven and Diana represented Taekwondo in London for 2012's Summer Olympics. While they didnt bring home the gold the year they both qualified, between the both of them, they have four medals in total, two gold, two bronze.
And if you count the entire Lopez clan, that's 5 altogether. I don't know about you, but I cant speak for my own family and say we have 5 Olympic medals amongst us!
They've been all over, but settled down in Texas as children. They are of Nicaraguan descent, which is cool, because you don't meet a ton of Americans of Nicaraguan descent. As an Afro-Latino, I'm glad I'm seeing a range of people participating in martial arts. There are many different forms of it, from different parts of the world, but it is super cool that the nature of martial arts is a universal thing.
And I don't know about you, but I've yet to see a Latino action hero. Have you? I've seen Diana and Steven in commercials, but hey Hollywood. Are you listening? You have an entire family of martial artists, young, attractive, ready...Hmmm...I could so see a Latino version of Prachya Pinkaew's "The Kick" coming West bound. I mean, it'd have to better than some of the other Western remakes of Asian movies, don't you think?