WATCH: Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete On Her Reign and Fashion

Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete tried on Gabriela Cadena gowns recently for her press appearances for Miss Universe 2011 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.  As she tried the outfits, the beautiful mexicana found time to talk to us about her experiences this past year, why she loves the Ecuadorian designer's dresses, and why she doesn’t think Latinas consistently winning beauty pageants is a coincidence.

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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