Joan Smalls on Being the Only Puerto Rican Victoria's Secret Angel & Loving Mofongo
By Verky Arcos | 11/29/2011 - 10:00

Every few years, a fresh-faced model takes the fashion industry by storm! 2011 has been the year of Joan Smalls; her face has launched campaigns for Gucci and Roberto Cavalli and she's been spotted strutting down the catwalk of the season’s hottest couture fashion shows like Christian Dior and Givenchy. But, even with all these bragging rights and a skyrocketing career, Smalls manages to stay humble and connected to her roots. 

Here's what she had to say to us when we caught up with her at the Victoria's Secret fashion show recently.


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The 2011 Latina Beauty Awards
The 2011 Latina Beauty Awards
By Kate Sandoval | 11/21/2011 - 11:00

After weeks of scrubbing, swiping and blending our way through this year’s crop of skin care, hair care and cosmetic launches, we’ve chosen 25 can’t-live-without favorites. From a serum that gives you an instant glow to a conditioner that restores hair in just one use, here are the winners!


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EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' - An Afro-Colombian Story
EXCLUSIVE: 'The War We Are Living' An Afro-Colombian Story
By Amaris Castillo | 11/01/2011 - 13:30

In Colombia’s Pacific southwest region, gold is abundant. So much so that it has helped sustain the livelihoods of the region’s Afro-Colombians for generations. But now, gold has become the center of friction between local people and militias in the area. The tension has been captured in a new PBS special called The War We Are Living, premiering tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. ET.


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Junot Díaz On The Challenges of Growing Up Afro-Latino
By Fox News Latino | 10/13/2011 - 14:24

Dominican American writer Junot Díaz didn’t always feel accepted as a child. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke about growing up in the 80s as an immigrant and feeling rejected by both his Latino and black peers.


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Zoe Saldana is Latina's September Cover Girl!
Zoe Saldana is Latina's September Cover Girl!
By Latina Staff | 08/08/2011 - 11:15

Stunning Afro-Latina actress Zoe Saldana graces the September 2011 cover of Latina magazine’s fall style issue, available on newsstands August 16th. The 33-year-old Dominican and Puerto Rican star of this month’s Colombiana opens up to about how she nearly had an emotional collapse after catapulting to superstardom with Avatarthe highest-grossing movie of all time, and what helped her s


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Spiderman
A New Spider-Man's In Town—And he’s Afro-Latino!
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 12:00

There’s a new Spider-Man, and he’s half Latino. According to USA Today, Marvel Comics has revealed a new replacement for Peter Parker—a half-black, half-Latino teenager named Miles Morales

Sonia Sotomayor to Become Comic Book Superhero


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Melissa DeSousa
EXCLUSIVE: Melissa De Sousa on Afro-Latinas in Hollywood: "All Latinos Don't Look White"
By Lee Hernandez | 07/12/2011 - 13:06

Panamanian actress Melissa De Sousa, who is best known for her role as the controlling Shelby in the romantic comedy, The Best Man (1999), revealed exclusively to Latina.com that she's in talks to star in a sequel to the hit rom-com. “We’re talking about doing a sequel to The Best Man!” De Sousa dished. “I can’t wait to do it!”


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¡No Me Digas! 15 MORE Stars You Never Knew Were Latino
By Lee Hernandez | 07/07/2011 - 14:30

Our popular series on stars you never knew were Latino continues with a look at 15 more celebs that are challenging preconceived notions about what it means to "look" Latin, and proving yet again that Latinos don’t fit into any one mold. Check out our gallery and tell us which ones surprise you most!


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Why Sunscreen Is Important for Latinas of All Shades
Why Sunscreen Is Important for Latinas of All Shades
By Mariela Rosario | 06/21/2011 - 16:00

Happy first day of summer!!!!


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Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Get Heather Hemmens's Golden Glow
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Get Heather Hemmens's Golden Glow
By Kate Sandoval | 04/15/2011 - 18:10

For our last day of Afro-Latina week, we’re obsessing over Heather Hemmens’s pretty makeup from her appearance at OK! magazine’s Hollywood’s Sexiest Singles event. It’s the perfect look for a sexy summer night out—and the shades will look great on every Afro-Latina skin tone!

Here’s how to copy it:

1. Line your entire eye with a black liquid eyeliner and a black pencil eyeliner (stacking the formulas stops them from smudging), then apply mascara to top and bottom lashes.


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