EXCLUSIVE: Ana De La Reguera on Being Latina in America: "It Makes You Different and Special"

When Ana de la Reguera showed up at our 15th Anniversary party in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, we asked the stunning Mexican actress what being Latina means to her. “Here in this country, it makes you different and special,” said de la Reguera, who was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico.

The actress added that her Latino heritage is something she wears proudly. “It’s like a flag that you bring with you all the time. It’s a positive thing and it’s something you want to be proud of," she said. 

Beauty Transformation: Ana de la Reguera

De la Reguera, who crossed over into mainstream American movies with the 2006 comedy Nacho Libre (starring Jack Black)—and who recently starred in the summer movie Cowboys & Aliens—could’ve worn a dress by a top designer to our party, but instead she says she opted for a dress she got online. “I shop a lot on the Internet,” she said. “I’m obsessed. I was lucky because this dress arrived yesterday," she says.

CELEB STYLE POLL: Ana de la Reguera

Still, De la Reguera loves brilliant designers as much as the next girl. We recently spotted her at an Oscar de la Renta show, so we asked her on Wednesday night what she loves about de la Renta's clothes. “First because he’s a Latino and he’s one of the most amazing designers here, along with Carolina Herrera and Narciso Rodriguez,' she said. "I think we have to support them.”

But there’s another reason de la Reguera is a fan of de la Renta. “He’s also so hot! You know? He’s just about elegance.”