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Daisy Fuentes: "Frijoles Negros Meets Apple Pie"
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.


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Poll: Revisiting the Jessica Alba Controversy
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.


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Want to Be a Model in Latina Magazine?
By Angelique Serrano | 07/13/2009 - 11:04

We’re always looking for fabulous Latinas to feature in our fashion pages! If you live in the New York City area and are interested in being featured on the “Real Women” fashion page in Latina, here’s how you can submit yourself to our editors:


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Robert Rodriguez: “I’m Very Difficult to Live With”
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/07/2009 - 15:30

Robert Rodriguez—who famously funded his first film by taking part in paid medical experiments—may be fiercely independent from Hollywood, but at home, it’s a different story. The Grindhouse and Spy Kids director still works side-by-side with ex-wife and producing partner Elizabeth Avellán at their Austin, Texas, studio.


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MARCH: Vote For Latina's Cute Couple of the Month!
By Mariela Rosario | 12/10/2008 - 17:50

Vote for the twosome you think should grace the pages of our March
2009 issue of the magazine now, then nominate your favorite adorable
couple for next month. Just send an email to couples@latina.com with their full names, ages, city of residence, backgrounds, a great snapshot and 50 words on why there are just so darn cute. And, yes, you can nominate yourself!


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Express Yourself: Kat Von D
By smundhra | 10/27/2008 - 15:45

In just a few short years, LA Ink's Kat Von D has catapulted from an average LA tattoo artist into an icon, a brand unto herself, and a true badass in every sense of the word. But behind the blood-red lipstick, the piercings and the body art, we discovered a soft-spoken girl ready to shed her skin as a consummate bad girl and reinvent herself as a strong young woman in love. In the November issue of Latina, Kat riffs on the power of self expression, the memories of her troubled past and how she turned a love of body art into real world success and stardom.


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Double Dare: Stuntwoman Crystal Santos Shares the Tricks of the Trade
By Mariela Rosario | 09/23/2008 - 13:48

Name: Crystal Santos
Age: 32
Roots: Mexican
Profession: Stunt Woman
Salary Range: Average: 37,000; Top: 100,000+

How has being Latina affected your career?

I’ve done stunts for Rosario Dawson and Roselyn Sanchez. And being Mexican makes me a commodity, so I’ve been able to act in a couple of films, too, while the typical stunt person only doubles.

Any traits all stunt women share?


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Essay Contest: Lost and Found
By Mariela Rosario | 08/21/2008 - 13:37

Two months after my 15th birthday, my mom shared a secret: The man I called Dad wasn’t my biological father. And just like that, I was half Costa Rican.


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