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Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, & Shakira Cover 'Latina'

Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, & Shakira Cover 'Latina'

Check out the star studded cover of Latina magazine’s 15th Anniversary issue!

The pullout cover features Shakira, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Daisy Fuentes, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Ana de la Reguera, Natalie Morales, Rosie Perez and La La Anthony.

FYI: The anniversary issue took 9 months of planning, 7 photo shoots, more than 100 red hot designer dresses, and upwards of $10 million in jewelry!

Latina‘s October 2011 issue hits newsstands on Tuesday, September 13. For more from the ladies, visit!

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  • Sartain

    Why isn’t Sofia Vergara on the cover? She is far more attractive than nearly all of these women.

  • laverdadduele

    Photoshop is a wonderful thing.

  • Danny McGavin

    Shakira is really gorgeous. She’s amazing. That woman is incredible.

  • Dasha

    Way too much photoshop!!
    Where is Sara Ramirez???

  • clamity

    lool jessica alba photoshop fail her ankle looks deformed

  • Rose

    From what I recall, the issue they had with the movie had more to do with the portrayal of Colombia(ns) that Zoe’s role/ethnicity/look.

    Latinas/Latinos come in so many different shades and skin tones. I like the diversity on the cover of this issue of the magazine and I can’t wait to get it! But I agree with an above post- Sofia Vergara should have been included in this issue’s cover.

  • Luciana Perez

    No Puerto Ricans on the cover? Par for the course, I guess Lala Vasquez, Rosie Perez and Evelyn Lozado are too dark for their taste. Zoe sticks out like a sore thumb and I’m sure they held their collective noses when they put her on the cover with all of the half white women. This magazine cover should be called Half Latina since they are the ones who dominate its covers and stories all the time.

  • toysoldier

    Where’s J.LO ?

  • Gomez

    Once again they only wanted half white Latino women on the cover with the exception of Zoe.

  • Gomez

    #^ The Colombians didn’t want Zoe playing that role because she doesn’t represent the ideal looking Colombian and they stated as much, that she can only represent the small numbers of Colombians, not real Colombians.

  • Ling

    Shakira and Salma are half Arab.

  • El Barrio

    mejorar La Raza at work.

  • thequeerofallmedia

    It seems that brazilian women are not considered Latinas because ,There is no one on the cover…

    It has been in this country such a Bs about excluding Brazilian people from the Latino crowed…After all just Because Brazilian speak portuguese ,it doesn’t mean they are not latinos…

    Shame on the spanish latino community!!!!

  • Rico

    Shakira is Lebanese and so is Salma, but they made the cover when Lala did not.

  • Brasil

    Brazilians aren’t Latino and Spain had nothing to do with Brazil culturally, racially or historically. Brazil has nothing in common with them and we are Brazilian first and foremost!

  • Loiza, Puerto Rico


  • SugarMagnolia

    Getting tired of Shakira’s blonde hair. What was wrong with her dark hair?

  • Gonzalez

    There is a saying that goes, only the right Latina is the right Latina which this magazine endorses obviously. They were just trying to be Politically Correct putting Zoe on the cover.

  • Alicia

    They all look beautiful but I don’t get why it was such an expensive shoot? And took sooo long to plan?

  • Trujillo

    Did you know that the Argentinians don’t believe that Black Latinos even exist? Many told me this and when I told them to watch Blacks In Latin America they said the descendants of the Spanish slaves don’t count!

  • SugarMagnolia

    Also, why are all these people from Puerto Rico so upset? Plenty of countries were not represented and the majority of these women are U.S. born anyway (i doubt they all speak Spanish).
    Beautiful spread though.

  • Lopes

    @Brasil: In Brazil the white population are German, Italian, Polish, British and Portuguese which means they are all ethnically western European although they live in Latin America. Brazil does not have a Latin culture either it is composed of many different cultures from many different western European groups who immigrated there. Gisele is German and Ambrosio is Italian and Polish.

  • Lyla Says

    @Luciana Perez: Luciana, you’re an idiot.

    @#1 Sofia should’ve been there.I agree.

    @Brasil. Brazil is not racially or culturally different from Hispanic countries. Portugal and Spain share a landmass and bloodties. Portuguese and Spanish are similar languages, lexically and grammar wise, and both Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries are occupied by Europeans/Africans and Indigenous Americans.

  • Vanessa Vaquero

    Where is the infamous maid who had a baby with Arnold? My bad, she looks too Latina for their taste I suppose. Latina only wants to feature pale half white Latinas and why mention Jessica Alba at all when she declared that she wasn’t Mexican and only considers herself American.

  • http://deleted Lyla Says

    @Lopes: The overwhelming number of white Brazilians are Portuguese. The percentage of white Germans, Pole, etc is significantly smaller than the Portuguese white. Futhermore, most white Brazilians are not 100% white. They also have African and Indigenous blood.

    The Germans and recent European immigrants may be exceptions because the Germans are inbreds.

  • http://deleted Lyla Says

    @Trujillo: Argentinians see themselves as the White Aryans of Latin America.

    It’s fitting that when they travel to the U.S., they are treated no better than Mexicans. They are racist scums. BTW, maybe Argentina should thank blacks for giving them the Tango.

  • Teresa

    The whitest half-sies they could find made the cover and the inset, minus Zoe who is too famous to ignore though they would have if people wouldn’t made a stink about it. In the books The DirtyGirls Social Club by Alisa Rodriguez is being made into a movie but the white Latinas who run the production company, Ann Lopez and Luisa Leschin both white Latinas refuse to have a Black Latina in the movie even though one is featured prominently in the books. There is so much hate in the Latino community against brown and black latino people its is a scandalous shame. They are worse than white Anglos when it comes to color prejudice. Pale and white are always at the top.

  • hd

    I like (and don’t even know most of them) none of these women at all. And photoshop, photoshop- you’re creating miracles…

  • Cabral

    @Lyla Says: No, you’re wrong! Italian, french and Romanian are also Romance languages but they differ by culture, history and the ethnicity of their people and so does Brazil. The only connection they have to their Spanish speaking neighbors is geography after that nothing else. There are more Italians in Brazil than in America and the large populations of Germans and Poles aren’t Latin in any degree that counts. Gisele is now American and so is her child. Brazil is very different from the other countries in that region and the world knows that which is why they are not lumped in together with the Latinos. Besides, that term latin America is relatively knew but Brazil has always been Brazil and they have their own magazines to show to the world.


    @ Brasil

    Brasilians are LATINOS !!! They are not hispanic however.
    Latino/latinasis a terms that represent and can be linked to :
    1) Firstly, people of latine origin speaking various forms of the latine language (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Romania are latine countries and their people are the original latines, hence latine lover usually implying french or italian lover).
    2) By extension, people with the french, romanian, italian, portuguese, spanish citizenship are latines by association, sharing the same culture. hence you have afro latino, french of african origin
    3) Sometimes Africans colonized by former african countries (mainly portugal and France) or where some latine community exist like Belgiumwhere their official languages are french, dutch and german (hence the Congo where their speak french) are considered Latine Afriacns : they are Latine by culture and bantus by culture and origin by opposition of the anglo saxon sub saharian africans who are all part of the Commonwealth under the Queen of england. In each countrie wether through languages, habits, culture, songs, latine culture is massively intertwined with the local original one and no african country is purely african.
    4) In the Americas, they have modified a little bit the definition to oppose the anglo saxons to the latines ones. Canada & USA against the countries that were funded by latines people : portuguese and spaniards. The thing is there is only one lusophone (meaning where they speak portuguese) country among a dozen of spanish onse and Spain was the direct rival of the UK during the conquest of the continent.
    Notice that the French who took for a while Lousiana are not included in ‘Latines’ in America though technically they are as latine as the other two. But the term ‘creole’ is used for their descents while in countries like the dominican republic, mixed raced or not, they are latines.
    Notice that the Dominican republkic and Haiti are from the same single island divided in two parts : one side speaking spanish, the other side speaking french and both are technically from a latine culture but yet Haiti is not considered as such whereas Martinique and Guadeloupe, being french island are latine by official association to France. You can add French Guyana too.
    And finally, notice that Italian Americans are technically as latines as so called latinos.

  • Roma

    England, Ireland and Scotland are all in the same region as well and speak the same language but they are not the same people. Ditto for Brasil and the rest of South America. Brazil has its own culture, language, mores and history so stop trying to link them into the other countries in that area.

  • Alga

    The 48% of white Brazilians are white and are counted as white not Portuguese though the Portuguese are white Europeans. They are counted as one in the census, Italian, German, Polish, Portuguese, etc. but they are not Spanish.

  • http://deleted Lyla Says

    @Gomez: Colombians are desperate.

    1.Afro-Colombians make up approximately 21% (9,154,537) of the population according to a projection of the National Administration Department of Statistics (DANE)[4], most of whom are concentrated on the northwest Caribbean coast and the Pacific coast in such departments as Chocó, although considerable numbers are also in Cali, Cartagena, and Barranquilla. Colombia is considered to have the third largest Black/African-descent population in the western hemisphere, following Brazil and the USA.

    2. According to the CIA World Factbook, the majority of the population (58%) is Mestizo, or of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry. Approximately 20% of the population is of European ancestry (predominantly Spanish, partly Italian, Portuguese, and German). The CIA World Factbook also states that 14% of Colombia’s total population is of mixed African and European ancestry, with 3% being of mixed African and Amerindian ancestry, and 4% having primarily African ancestry. Indigenous Amerindians comprise only 1% of the population


    Also there are huge differencse in the various latine countries. Tropivcal ones are the ones where plenty of slaves were bought. Manys from central africa : the congo and mainly anglo were bought to Brasil and Cuba.
    Argentina has a contiental weather and didn’t need slaves. It’s the mùost ‘european’ of all latine american countries. the most advanced with the biggest community of argentinos coming from italy.
    Of course for them Black are no latinos since it’s the country where there is few Black people. It’s also one of the most racist one of all latine country. It received money stolen to jewish victims during and after the III reich during Perone reign and many nazis fled there as they were protected.
    Brasil is the latine countries with the who benefitted the most of slavery and is the second biggest country in terms of population of Black and African descents after Nigeria.
    That was one of the main argument for Lulla when he was president to build a bridghe between africa,n the motherland and brasil and strengthen the relations between Brasil and Africa.

  • julio

    The majority of Argentina people are composed of Italians and Spaniards and they see themselves as European too. Argentina fashions its country after Europe. The people of Argentina are treated like any other white people when they come to America because they have Italian and Spanish names and look European. They have no problems if they do not have a heavy accent. Less than ten percent of the Argentinean people have Mestizo ancestry.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Portuguese are Europeans and we don’t like to be called Latino when we are European so learn the truth and stop being stupid Americans.

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  • Marina

    Jessica Alba is really stunning!)
    Salma Hayek’s dress is awersome!!!

  • Anatole

    Brazilians have never called or considered themselves to be Latino they have always stood with their backs toward the Spanish speaking countries surrounding them. Why? Because most of their people are not Hispanic/Latino in origins and neither is their culture.

  • Anatole

    One can speak a Latin based language and not be Latino because the french and Italians avoid that word. It is now used to denote people with Spanish names only.

  • Adam

    I never knew Zoe Saldana is a Latina!

  • Alaia

    What the hell did they do to America Ferrera? She looks anorexic.

  • http://deleted Lyla Says

    @Jen MANSTEALIN: Look up the history of Argentina, There were Black people in Argentina. They still exist there, whether white Argentinians want to admit it or not. The majority of Black Argentinians either blended into the larger population or got ovewhelmed, through genocide or population explosion of European, but they were there.

    Saying 10% of Argentina is Indigenous means nothing, because those so-called 90% Argentinian are not Pure European ancestry as they’d like you to think. Many of those Argentinians have Indigenous and African blood, too.

    It’s like when Mexicans used to claim there were no blacks in Mexico, and the PBS show blacks in Latin America prove there were blacks in mexico and some of their best known revolutionaries were black, also.

    Here’s something about blacks in Argentina:

  • Marco

    Brazil is part of the CPLP a Community of Portuguese Language Countries with their own culture separate from its spanish speaking neighbors. Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea also speak the Latin based language of Portuguese but they are not Latino. That term is generally misused in the west as a catch-all way to describe millions of people who generally have nothing to do with one another. It’s crazy how much the word LATINO is misguided and applied where it doesn’t belong. People who think this way are intellectually lazy.

  • julio

    #45 Shut up. The Argentinean people are white Italian and Spanish which means EUROPEAN! They have less than ten percent MESTIZO in the population because the Italians and Spaniards did not inter-breed with the small groups of Natives who did not die off from disease.

  • http://deleted Lyla Says

    @Roma: England, Ireland and Scotland have more similiarities than differences. Most ppl cannot tell an English apart from a Scott. They also have similar bloodlines, except for Ireland who are mostly Celtic, but that’s not enough to differentiate them culturally, or otherwise. Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England belong to a larger “British” culture, or Anglo-culture.

    Likewise, Portugal and Spain have more similarities than differences (I never said there are no differences). I said there are more similiarites. I once had a Portuguese girl translate Spanish for me, because the written languages are 85% similar. Spoken languages aren’t that similar, due to intonation, accent and guttural differences, but written languages are the most similar.


    Again LATINO is the spanish adjective and comes from european LATINE ulture/people.
    Latine are a sub group of the europeans. There are slavic europeans, latine europeans, anglo saxon europeans, scandinavian europeans.
    Those groups share the same original culture with respective difference today. A same origin which can be represented today through their language. That’s why if you speak spanish you understand easily portuguese and vice versa. that’s why if you speak french, you understand easily romanian and italian. They are all 5 latine language coming from an older similar language/group of people/culture.
    That’s why, danish, norwegian, swedish have the same roots in language. that’s why german and dutch are also from the same roots.
    People act like you are either latine or european. It’s like africans : there are bantus, there are nilohtics : those are sub african groups whose respective language come from a similar older one because at some point they shared the same languag/ culture.

  • http://deleted Lyla Says

    @julio: Yeah, sure a-hole. For a white country, they are sure at the bottom of the pit.
    You know Spain and Italy are marginally white countries.

  • Ayiti


    I agree to a point. I feel people like to pick and choose who fits the idea looking latino. If you are going to include Brazil then you must include the French speaking Caribbean too (i.e. Haiti, Guadeloupe, French Guyana etc)