By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/11/2010 - 14:00
The name is Arlenis Sosa. Like Gisele or Tyra, this 20-year-old Dominican beauty is on a first-name basis with everyone from Oscar de la Renta to Anna Wintour. But don’t mistake her meteoric rise in fashion for luck. Sosa was born to do this—even if she still gets homesick. Latina contributing editor Damarys Ocaña spoke to the stunning model about the meeting that launched her career, her friendship with fellow Dominican Sessilee Lopez and why black models have to stick together.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/05/2010 - 15:24
As Jennifer Lopez gears up for the next phase of her career, Latina Editor-in-Chief, Mimi Valdés, sat down with the icon in the spacious guest house of her and husband Marc Anthony’s French chateau–style home in Bel-Air, Calif. Lopez didn't hold back when discussing the realities of marriage, why she doesn't live with regrets, and which acting role should have earned her an Oscar. Read on for some of the juicy quotes:
On Her Feelings While Seeing Former Romantic Interests Featured in Her Work:
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/11/2009 - 12:00
America has never before met a wise Latina like Sonia Sotomayor. Latina contributor and former Editor-in-Chief Sandra Guzmán offers the first glimpse of the woman behind the robe in this exclusive profile of the newly minted Supreme Court justice.
Here is an excerpt from this fascinating story:
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/22/2009 - 18:00
As part of our special November issue, dedicated to celebrating the culture, people and beauty of Mexico, we had to speak to Chicano comedian George Lopez. Latina contributor Erik Parker sat down with Lopez to talk about his chummy relationship with President Obama, his Latino pride and his new talk show, Lopez Tonight. Here are some of Lopez's funniest and most insightful quotes:
On incorporating Spanish into his comedy routines:
By Mimi Valdés Ryan | 09/17/2009 - 11:00
I don't think anything in my journalism career can top what I experienced yesterday. I still can't believe it really happened. I'm often excited after our cover shoots, but nothing compares to this. Take a look at my video message and see if you can guess who I'm gushing about!
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/16/2009 - 12:00
Ever wonder how we conceptualize and create our stunning photo shoots? Join Latina Beauty and Fashion Director Angelique Serrano as she helps bring the magazine to life during a shoot for the October issue's beauty feature, "Locks on the Loose."
Take a look and tell us what you think! And don't forget to pick up the Oct. issue of Latina, on newsstands now.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/13/2009 - 09:00
In the September issue of Latina, cover girl Shakira opened up to Entertainment Editor Angie Romero about her passion for education and her commitment to giving back through her Fundación Pies Descalzos (Barefoot Foundation). Earlier this year, Shakira, 32, opened her fifth school in the La Playa district of her native Barranquilla, Colombia. Her schools currently serve some 5,000 children—as well as their parents—who have been displaced as a result of the long-standing war between the Colombian government and revolutionary armed forces.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/14/2009 - 14:20
In the August issue of Latina, covergirl Daisy Fuentes—the 42-year-old former MTV VJ and current founder of a multimillion-dollar fashion and beauty empire—dishes about how she got started in retail, her take on motherhood and her perky boobs, of course. Read on for some of Fuentes's choice quotes.
By Latina Staff | 07/13/2009 - 18:09
It’s been over a year since Latina put Jessica Alba on the cover to address widespread rumors that she wasn’t proud of her Mexican heritage and didn’t want to be called Latina. At the time, many readers were angry that we featured the actress, accusing her of being a bad role model for Latinas. Others were grateful to finally hear Alba’s side of the story, and were relieved to learn that she is, in fact, very proud of who she is.