Ricky Martin To Present Rita Moreno With PEOPLE En Español Honor

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Ricky Martin will present fellow boricua Rita Moreno with People En Español's lifetime achievement award in the arts next month.

Moreno, 82, is best known for her role in West Side Story, but her illustrious singing, acting, and dancing career has spanned 60 years and earned her a coveted spot as one of the 12 EGOTs -- artists who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.  

"Rita Moreno is part of our history at People En Español," said editor Armando Correa. "This year, we dedicated our '50 Most Beautiful' issue to a new generation of entertainers, a generation that would not be where it is today had it not been for all the barriers that Rita Moreno had broken down in her own stellar, six-decade long career."

The award will be presented live at the 2014 Los 50 Más Bellos event May 12 at 9:30pm. Viewers can watch on the People En Español website. 

Congratulations, Rita!

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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