It's been a remarkable year for Latina Magazine! In this, our 15th Anniversary Year, we featured several A-list Latina stars on our covers (Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Alba)—and one issue featured the man of every Latina's dreams (Pitbull!). And for the first time in our history, we proudly featured 15 of Hollywood's biggest Latina stars on a gorgeous triple gatefold cover! Historic year? You bet!
Now that our last issue of the year is out on newsstands, we invite you to take a look back at the 21 Latina Cover Girls who graced our 10 covers in 2011—and Pitbull, of course!
1. Latina Covers: February
Christina Milian, 30
In the February 2011 issue of Latina, Cuban singer/actress Christina Milian sat down to talk to us exclusively about the cheating scandal that ended her marriage to The-Dream (aka Terius Nash), and how she made it through “hell and back” to relish her new life as a single mom.
2. Latina Covers: March
Sara Ramirez, 36
After facing a long battle with body issues and the devastating loss of her best friend, Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez sat down with Latina for her first in-depth interview in years. The Mexican-American actress opened up to us about her life, her loss, and her amazing curves!
3. Latina Covers: April
JoAnna Garcia Swisher, 32
The effervescent JoAnna Garcia Swisher graced the cover of our April 2011 issue, and opened up to us about her marriage to New York Yankees slugger Nick Swisher, their long-distance relationship and their plans for the future.
4. Latina Covers: May
Jenni Rivera, 42 & Chiquis
In May of 2011, Mexican music mogul Jenni Rivera and her daughter Chiquis posed for our cover together, and opened up about building a family empire and having their family life filmed for their hit mun2 reality show, I Love Jenni. It was the first time in Latina's 15-year history that a mother and daughter shared the cover!
5. Latina Covers: June/July
Cuban-American music sensation Pitbull looked muy caliente on the June-July 2011 cover of our “Hot Guys Issue! It was the first time in more than two years that a male celebrity had been on Latina's cover!
6. Latina Covers: August
Jessica Alba, 30
The Mexican American actress posed pregnant for the August 2011 cover of Latina's first-ever family issue, and opened up about motherhood, showing off her very pregnant body, her insecurities and studying Spanish.
7. Latina Covers: September
Zoe Saldana, 33
When half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican actress Zoe Saldana graced the September 2011 cover of Latina magazine’s fall style issue, she opened up to Latina about how she nearly had an emotional collapse after catapulting to superstardom with Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time, and what helped her stay grounded.
8. Latina Covers: October
In honor of our 15th Anniversary year, the October issue of Latina featured 15 Latina stars on a gorgeous triple gatefold cover! Among the cover girls on the historic collector's issue cover were Selena Gomez, Shakira, Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, Daisy Fuentes and Rosie Perez!
9. Latina Covers: November
Salma Hayek, 45
After posing for our historic October cover, Mexican actress Salma Hayek graced the November 2011 cover of Latina all by herself, and spoke to Latina about finding success in love and life on her own terms.
10. Latina Covers: December / January
Demi Lovato, 19
Teen phenomenon Demi Lovato graced the cover of Latina's "Reasons to Love Being Latina” double issue (on newsstands now!), and opened up to us about her emotional yearlong journey back from “rock bottom.” Telling us she is now “happy, healthy and driven,” she dished on her devotion to being a role model, the strength her family provides and her dreams of winning a Grammy!