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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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  • Smile3

    Happy to see a project without the Goopy Paltry

  • John

    no Penelope Cruz but Selena???!!

  • RachelSun

    I call BS on any Columbians not liking Zoe play Columbiana because she doesn’t look Columbian. There are and still are Columbians of African descent. Telemundo did a Spanish Charlie’s Angel some years ago and cast a black Columbian actress she was darker than Zoe Saldana. I am so sick of “white” Hispanics claiming there are no black people in their country. It is BS and racist. Zoe looks like she could be a Columbian of African descent. I hear the same racist BS about Honduras and every other Latin American country.

  • Jae

    wait since when was Zoe Saldana Latina?…
    I thought she was black?…

  • Judy


    Because there are a lot of Puerto Rican female celebrities that are not included in the spread. Especially the Queen herself JENNIFER LOPEZ!! She’s known around the world!!

  • Lelia Watton

    Very disappointed Sofia Vergara didn’t make it, she is born and raised Colombian, she is all over the place and she has worked very hard to get where she is. I am boycotting this magazine.

  • asif 2244

    She is amazingly down to earth and has amazing style and is beautiful! She has it all! She is soooooooooooooooooo lucky girl selena
    online work

  • British Latin American

    @RachelSun: Bitch, stop whining.

  • http://@_danielbeckham Ivan

    Where`s Sofia Vergara?

  • Goth

    English is a Germanic language but people who speak English aren’t German. And the Iberian Peninsula was ruled by the Germans in early history but they are not Latin. Many languages in the world are Latinate in origin but the people who speak them are not Latin in culture or race. You people are confused by trying to tie various ethnic groups into one based on the ancient language that they speak.

  • Bahia

    @Jen MANSTEALIN: The Portuguese are Europeans and the original culture of the Iberian Peninsula was Greek not Latin in nature. The original culture and languages of Brazil was Tupi (Tupi-Guarani) and Tapuia and they were not Portuguese by race or culture and a consequence of the migration from Siberia into the Americas. It was the indigenous cultures of these tribes that established Brazil before the European invasion. So in short no, the culture of Brazil was not firstly built by the invading Europeans, the indigenous tribes were already there for thousands of years with their own languages, culture, music, laws and race long before the Europeans came and tried to wipe them out. There were fifteen different tribes who had established and were living in Brazil before the Europeans showed up to categorized them. The Portuguese were never the primal ancestors or language of Brazil, they came later on like everyone else. The culture of Brazil today is a result of ethnic and culturally mixing of the true Natives, the Africans and the Portuguese so you see it is not one thing and certainly not Latin in its original culture. There is no bubble to burst when you know the truth.

  • Wondering

    So is Latina a race or not?

  • A

    @Wondering: Not.

  • Zavala

    The term Latino, despite its increasing popularity is still highly debated among those who are called the name. Since adoption of the term by the US Census Bureau and its subsequent widespread use there have been several controversies and disagreements, specially in the US and, to a lesser extent, in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries. Regarding it as an arbitrary generic term, many Latin American scholars, journalists and Indigenous rights organizations have objected against the mass media use of the word “Latino” pointing out that such ethnonyms are optional and should be used only to describe people involved in the practices, ideologies and identity politics of their supporters. Journalist Rodolfo Acuna writes: wHEN AND WHY THE lATINO IDENTITY CAME ABOUT IS A MORE INVOLVED STORY. ESSENTIALLY, POLITICIANS THE MEDIA AND MARKETERS FIND IT CONVENIENT TO DEAL WITH THE DIFFERENT UNITED STATES SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE UNDER ONE UMBRELLA. HOWEVER, MANY PEOPLE WITH SPANISH SURNAMES CONTEST THE TERM LATINO. THEY CLAIM IT IS MISLEADING BECAUSE NO LATINO OR HISPANIC NATIONALITY EXISTS SINCE NO LATINO STATE EXISTS, SO GENERALIZING THE TERM LATINO SLIGHTS THE VARIOUS NATIONAL IDENTITIES INCLUDED UNDER THE UMBRELLA.

  • we are all one

    Zavala: great explanation. I never know if the PC term is Hispanic or Latino. How do I know when to say which? Also I believe this is all a ridiculous ploy to further divide people based on race especially a group that is so high in numbers. For example, are blacks from Panama not Latino? Brazilians? And you know how you have to mark off “white non hispanic” and “black non hispanic ” on forms. why why why? i think it is all odd but not sure the solution.

  • Academia

    United States official use of the term “Hispanic” has its origins in the 1970 Census using this criteria: Spanish speakers and persons belonging to a household where Spanish was spoken.
    Persons with Spanish heritage by birth location.
    Persons who self-identify with Spanish ancestry or descent.
    Neither “Hispanic” nor “Latino” refers to a race. As officially defined in the United States “Latino” does not include Brazilian Americans and specially refers to “Spanish culture or origins” in the government’s population reports.

  • one drop rulers

    So what are Brazilians considered? A mestizo Brazilian? A white Brazilian? A black Brazilian? What would they fill out on a census form?

  • just saying

    I think it is weird that the language you speak determines your ethnicity.

  • Andorra

    Brazilians are white, black, native, Asian, Arab and what have you. They refer to themselves always as Brazilians. In America they are referred to as American-Brazilians but at home if they are not obviously European in appearance they will describe themselves by coloring. Brazilians have always been fiercely nationalistic. Europeans simply call them Brazilians the way they refer to Americans as just Americans or Yanks regardless of their color and ethnicity.

  • madness complete utter madness

    They Sofia Vergara, Paulina Rubio, Thalia,

  • madness complete utter madness

    Christina Agulera, Mariah Carey (dad was venezuelan), Demi Lovato

  • Andorra

    Today there are less than a million Brazilian Indians left encompassing over 200 tribes and they are scattered throughout the country. They speak 100 Native languages and the largest tribes are the Guarani and Yanomami who have managed to hold fast to their traditions and languages despite the five hundred years of exposure to European diseases, violence and land dispossession that nearly destroyed them. They describe themselves as INDIGENOUS only, nothing else, according to the latest IBGE census.

  • madness complete utter madness

    Jennifer Lopez, Sara Ramirez, Gloria Trevi

  • Chicano Carlos

    @madness complete utter madness: Mariah’s dad was African American and she stated as much on the George Lopez Show. She had one ancient relative from Venezuela whom she didn’t even know about but all the rest of her relatives on her father’s side were African American and her dad was from Alabama. it is not only her race but her culture and history as well. And Demi Lovato is half white as well.

  • Bruno

    There is nothing mad about it if you study and learn the true facts. Madness rears its convoluted head when people try to substitute their personal opinions as facts.

  • Yamila

    @Trujillo: You’re crazy

  • Yamila

    @Brasil: Are you kidding me? Brazilians ARE latinos!!! Their languages is latin. And like always these women are or half mexican or half puerto rican or from central america, but what about south american girls???!!!!

  • Curitiba

    @Andorra: I was going to say this before you did that Brazilian people describe themselves first by race and/or color and then by nationality. In 2008 according to their government figures the population was divided this way: 48.43% as white Brazilians, 43.80% as multiracial Brazilians, 6.84% as Black Brazilian, 0.58% as Asian Brazilian and 0.28% as Amerindian.

  • Astoria

    Curitiba, Americans do the same thing.

  • Curitiba

    @AstoriaCalm down it wasn’t meant as a criticism or a dig it’s just what they do.

  • anna

    well I’m brazilian and this Latino terminology thing doesn’t exist here and probably doesn’t exist in all of these other contries either, this is something you americans invented, as if we are all the same race! All of these countries have lots of different races and have ancestry form all over the world! The language that you speak does not define a race, if not you’d all be called anglo saxons!

  • marina

    I think sport and politics have a bettern idea than all these cultural fights and polemics.
    The Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños does not exclude Brasil (nor Brasil is excluding itself) because of any reason. also, the caribbean countries are very much present.
    The Asociacion Latinoamericana de Libre comercio also includes BRasil, but many smaller countries are not present.
    The Grupo de Rio englobes practically every country South of the border, and also in the Caribbean, exception of the Guyanas, I think.

    Hispanoamerica is a restrictive term (to spanish language)
    Latinamerican is a much wider term.
    i would be interested to know what term would be applied to those Mexican descendants who lived in the californias and other border states and kept the spanish language?
    I, as Mexican , am not fixated with that beig darker or whiter defines our nationality or culture.
    An in-law relative of mine is very much German, in blood, looks and culture, but I would not bother to ask her if she is Mexican. She is, and if she does feel more GErman, then it is a personal choice of hers to say that. ust like in Gisele’s case, I’ve read that she considers herself very BRzilian regardless of her family keeping breeding within the germann lines (there are some cultures like that, I guess, not only the Germans, but the Jews, Lebanese, etc here in Mexico did the same to try to preserve their culture).
    And in my country a in most otheres there are big influences, not only of the native or Spanish /Europen countries. Here we had also Blacks coming to certain areas, but also I read that some of the black population came escaping from their Central american/caribbean owners and ended in coastal areas, where you can easily see their influence. The Asian influence/chinese and some Japanese is present.

    Hey I bet the Menonite living in MExico have Mexican passports too, even tough they are protected by international treatys and they try to protect their way of life.

    sorry about the typos and the rant.

  • Eresyn


    Jazmín, i totally agree with you..not all argentinian are racists. Most of us are half native and half european, so we’re not calling ourselves european, we’re just plain argentinian, and that’s all…I do not feel represented for any of these women, they may have Latin/Hispanic names but most of them don’t even know how to speak Spanish…just IMO ;)

  • Eresyn


    very well said Anna, we don’t use this “latino” to name other south american people…if you’re from Brazil, you’re Brazilian, if you’re from Peru you are just peruvian but “Latino/a?????”

  • Balkeo

    Brazilians are the MOST beautiful people on the planet, barnone. Brazilian women are considered beyond beautiful. Brazilians are a little color struck with all their color groupings but gotta admit, they are STUNNING!

  • Marina PLEASE!

    Marina: are you kiding? all the dark Indio looking Mexicans are the illegals trying to escape the border. All the white MExicans are on Telenovelas and Univision. Mexico is deeply color struck and racist. Are you really kidding me?? lol.! Denial much?

  • d


    Argentina sucks.

  • marina

    that would be your opinion.
    I have a BIG bucnh of relatives (probably as 90% of Mexican do) who live in the USA and probably crossed as illegals ever since the 50s, that I know.
    6 half brothers and sisters of mine live up there. They were young when they left. You would not know they are 100% Mexican if you saw them. Maybe 2 or 3 do not want American to know they are Mexican either. tall, white skin. all of them American citizens by now. all of them productitve and hardworking and almost all of them assimilated into the white American culture. Good for them, since they do not have to face the racism against darker mexicans or latin americans.
    On the other hand, I have cousins that left for the US in the 80′s poorer, already adults, and yes darker in skin (my family has blondes, green/blue eyed and also darker, shorter types) and they went to the factories, to poorer areas. Hardworking as well, and they typical type that sends money to their younger brothers, and their children are studying and trying to make it. I bet they face more racism than did my siblings.

    Firs time I went to the states people asked me if I was Italian or Spanish, haha Mexican, I said. I could very well see the kind of dissapointment. being Mexican is not “glamorous” I guess. It made me see how superficial some people are. And I did not learn that in my country, Mexico.
    Good thing I learned that there are wonderful people that are not fixated in races, looks and tones of skin.
    Yes, you can see lighter skined people in TV, but not all of them are, and I do not watch that much tv to help your case.
    Yes, the poorest, not the “darkest” are the ones that have to travel to look for jobs, and they do it within Mexico too, like I guess happens in every country.
    The poorest people here live in the Southern states, in the states with more difficult orographic conditions. MAny of them risk their lives and the few money they have to go up there like many Salvadorians, Guatemalans, etc, do. MExicans who cross are not only poor, but also they have had little oppportunity to go to school.
    So after living here, they go to a country where even their fellow “latins” consider them badly. For what I know, cubans and others consider those with Mexican ancestry “less” than them. So the racist cycle would not end.
    I work in public schools and I do not see racism as bad as you do here in my own country. There was a Veracruzana girl that looked very much in they type of Jada pinkett in one of my classes last year and she was not bullied at all. Maybe you had a bad experience.

  • Marina’s INS officer

    Marina, sounds like you are desperately trying to prove to us something that statistics refutes. I ive in LA. You go to Van Nuys, East LA, the barrio, ANYWHERE and ALL the Mexicans are Native American looking – very short and stocky, dark, sraight hair and very Indio. The white Mexicans you talk of are not here in numbers honey sorry. But the White Mexican minority refuses to care for these folks thus why so many are here suffering. Despite their own suffering and profiling (See arizona immigrations laws) Mexicans still discriminate against others. Marina you need a wake up call. I think you are delusional.

  • jane

    @Marina’s INS officer: so what, you don;t think there are white mexicans too? I know some blond ones as well, it’s a mixed country as all others in the americas. they’re not all in the US for your information

  • Valeria

    @Lyla Says:
    Funny, I don’t remember ANY of my friends or acquaintances looking anything like Zoe Saldana in Colombia. The Colombiana movie is a joke. Its not that we are desperate, its that she doesn’t look like shes from medellin, bogota or cali.(where the movie takes place) She does though like shes from el choco or la costa. There are alot more talented Colombian women who could’ve easily played this character but they decided to go with fake and hollywood….like always…. que pesar.

  • Valeria

    COLOMBIANS no ColUMbians…. jesus!

  • Janes’ Illegal Lawn Mowers

    Jane: yes there are white mexicans but they are not the car valets, cleaning ladies, car wash people or undocumented poor immigrants in Los Angeles or Arizona. All the white mexican minority is in Mexico putting themselves on Telenovelas. Come to Los Angeles and see what we mean.

  • Valeria Only Likes White

    Valeria – there are black Columbians silly woman. Those blondes at Miss Universe are only there because Columbians think white people are better than they are! lol! But Hollywood only sees you as drug dealers. lol! Get over yourself.

  • @blue letters

    You are clearly in need of a therapyst. And in need of a good education too. Livin in what? LA? doesn’t give you knowledge nor authority about a country’s real culture. YOu know what you see there, or what people tell you, but… it is never the same to go an live for a while in a place.

    Before, I would criticize all Americans, making generalizations because I did not know better.
    Now I know that besides people like you, all nasty, prejudiced, uneducated, I know that there are americans from all colors and races that are very nice to foreigners, nor racist, etc. You may get my point, but I see you only agreeing with yourself, so, keep on hating.

  • Grape Pickers=not blonde

    #146: I have been to Mexico many many times. I have Mexican friends of all walks of life. My point is this: THE MAJORITY (like 99%) of Mexicans here in the US illegally are poor INDIOS and vey Native American-looking dark short stocky Mexicans who escaped hardship. European features is closely aligned to one’s class in MExico. MOST rich and upper middle class Mexcians are NOT part of that ethnic group. There are historical reasons why that is – whites inherited white european wealth etc. The valets, carwashers, factory workers, fruit pickers, farmers in LA, Arizona, Texas etc are all non white Mexicans. I dare say if they were indeed white, they wouldn’t be treated so awfully by Whites in this country and Mexicans (rich ones) in Mexico.

  • LeBraun

    Many people don’t consider Zoe Saldana, La La Vasquez, Rosie Perez, or even Rosario Dawson as authentic Latinas. They just consider as black women. Seriously this is just Latina trying to sell more magazines to the black community and having them eat it up. Also these woman are just playing both sides of the fences so they can make more money which is very sad and manipulative. Eventually people will get tired of it and a backlash will occur so bad it may cost them serious money in the long run.

  • LeBraun

    Wow so many bad choices in the Latina Magazine it is crazy. Jessica Alba should not be consider Latina when she said she wasn’t Mexican. Latina Magazine really sucks as a publication. It seems like they want to claim everyone on the planet as Latino/Latina to sell more magazines. It is sad and people should realize their agenda. I would just boycott the magazine from now on if it isn’t really gonna represent true Latinos/Latinas

    To many fakes are starting to show up and really are true representatives of the Latin culture. Many can’t even speak a romance language among other things some can even pronounce their names correctly. It is sad.

  • brianna bermudez

    Valeria – C’mon, I find it VERY hard to believe that you were in Cali and you didn’t see any black colombians there. And while Medellin and Bogota don’t have large black colombian populations, doesn’t mean it’s totally unrealistic. Just b/c YOU didn’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

  • brianna bermudez

    Also, Sofia Vergara and Penelope Cruz or JLo could’ve easily replaced Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba. The only thing ‘Latina’ about those two are their surnames. Selena was raised by her white mother and doesn’t know anything about her culture and Jessica constantly tries to distance herself from her Latin roots. Idk why Latinos are so pressed on claiming a woman who has made it clear she wants nothing to do with us. -.-