Apparently People magazine has chosen Alex Meraz as one of its sexiest men of 2010. Meraz tweeted this pic of him and thousands of breathless Twihards reposted it on their Twilight blogs.
There you go. Meraz is still getting only a fraction of the attention given to non-Native Taylor Lautner. But even a minor role in a major movie is enough to put Meraz on the map.
People magazine is about as mainstream as it gets. This proves audiences will embrace Indians if they're given a chance. "Tall, dark, and handsome" has always been appealing, so why would Indians be any different?
For more on the subject, see Twilight Screwed Native Actors?, How New Moon Robbed Natives, and Twilight's Missed Opportunity.