Latina Cover Party: Ana Ortiz

Exclusive photos from our celebration of the Ugly Betty star’s May 2008 cover. 

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Party Starter:  Cheers! Ana Ortiz, who beamed all night in her cobalt blue cocktail dress, poses next to a larger-than-life version of her glam Latina cover and gets ready to celebrate.

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Latina Power:  In between mingling with castmates, family and friends, Ortiz stands proudly with Latina magazine founder, Christy Haubegger, and Editor-in-Chief, Mimi Valdés Ryan.

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Real Love:  Ortiz married musician Noah Lebenzon in her native Puerto Rico in 2007, just three years after the couple was [set up by a high school pal], and they couldn’t look happier in this mid-party snapshot. Qué cute!

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Friendly Faces:  R&B seductress Kelis and Heroes star Dania Ramirez show of their diva style (Kelis with her ruffled pink turtleneck and Ramirez with her gold chain-link necklace) and armloads of support for Ortiz.

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Daddy’s Girl:  Tony Plana, who plays Ortiz’s father Ignacio Suarez in Ugly Betty, is positively thrilled about his onscreen daughter’s first cover story. Just look at that grin!

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Take Note:  Ugly Betty co-star Becki Newton and the show’s creator, Silvio Horta, point at Ortiz’s high-fashion photo spread as if to say, look who’s making moves!

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Leading Ladies:  Ortiz smiles brightly alongside indie darling Melonie Diaz, who happened to be in Los Angeles and dropped by for the festivities. Watch out, world—these ladies are primed for stardom!

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Self-Reflection: Is that really me? Mojito in hand, Ortiz checks out the pages of Latina and reminisces about her countryside photo shoot.

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Women Rock:  Ugly Betty’s big sister locks arms all the women who came out to toast her cover--Gina Ravera, Melonie Diaz, Fernanda Romero, Dania Ramirez and Melissa De Sousa. That’s what girlfriends are for!