15 Latinas We Love!

A year ago, we sat down to begin thinking about who should be on the cover of this, our historic 15th anniversary issue.

As we started brainstorming celebrity names—Salma, Shakira, Selena—it occurred to us that, for the first time, there were lots and lots of stars worthy of an anniversary cover.

So while we had turned to Jennifer Lopez for our first cover and our 10th anniversary one, this time around we really wanted to capture the Latino evolution. For just as Latina magazine has grown through the years to now exist online and on TV, so, too, has the role of our stars grown to include shaping every aspect of American culture.

Thus, the idea was born to create a cover with 15 of the Latina celebrities we are most proud of from throughout our 15-year history.

Turns out, coming up with a killer idea was the easy part. Actually pulling it off? Well, that would take 9 months, 7 photo shoots, more than 100 red dresses—and upwards of $10 million in jewelry!—to create the triple gatefold cover—the first of its kind in Latina history!

Here, the 15 Latinas We Love!

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