Is Miss Puerto Rico Really Puerto Rican?
Is Miss Puerto Rico Really Puerto Rican?
By Amaris Castillo | 11/11/2011 - 12:00

There is controversy brewing over the newly crowned Miss Puerto Rico.

Bodine Koehler Peña won the title this past Monday and is set to represent the island in the Miss Universe 2012 competition. Now she finds herself at the center of an argument regarding her nationality. It all stems from the fact that Peña was born in the Netherlands. Her father is from there, and her mother is Dominican. However, the beauty queen grew up in Puerto Rico.


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Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera Shows Off Tummy
PHOTO: Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera's Baby Bump
By Amaris Castillo | 10/26/2011 - 11:10

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera is super excited about her pregnancy. The Puerto Rican beauty queen, who was crowned the coveted titled in 2006, posted an image of herself on Twitter yesterday to show off her adorable baby bump to her followers.

Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera Pregnant with NBA Star JJ Barea's Baby!


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Meet the Latina Contestants of Miss Universe 2011!
Meet the Latinas of the Miss Universe 2011 Pageant!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 12:30

More than 80 vying women are up for the title of Miss Universe 2011, which will be held live tonight in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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Star Tracker: Pitbull, Paulina Rubio, Prince Royce and more!
Star Tracker: Pitbull, Paulina Rubio, Prince Royce and more!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 12:00

— A new documentary follows the 2010 titleholder of “World’s Smallest Man, which is held by 24-year-old Colombian Edward Niño” Hernandez. The young man, who measures just 27 inches, is determined to use his status to help pull his family out of their life of poverty, according to Tr3s. The documentary aired yesterday at 10 pm on TLC.


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Natalie Morales Heads to Brazil for Miss Universe Competition
Natalie Morales Heads to Brazil for Miss Universe Competition
By Amaris Castillo | 09/08/2011 - 12:56

This year’s Miss Universe competition will air next Monday and one of our 15th Anniversary cover girls, NBC news anchor Natalie Morales, will host the event with Bravo president Andy Cohen.


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WATCH: Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete On Her Reign and Fashion
WATCH: Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete On Her Reign and Fashion
By Verky Arcos | 08/22/2011 - 17:12

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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Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera is Pregnant!
Former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera Pregnant with NBA Star JJ Barea's Baby!
By Amaris Castillo | 07/21/2011 - 11:30

Zuleyka Rivera, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2006, is pregnant with her first child, People en Español reports. The Puerto-Rican beauty queen issued a press release which stated that she is pregnant with fellow Boricua Dallas Mavericks player, JJ Barea.

Why Latinas Rule Miss Universe


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Natalie Morales on Being Latina and Hosting Miss Universe
Natalie Morales on Being Latina, Hosting Miss Universe and What Makes a Woman Sexy
By Lee Hernandez | 08/20/2010 - 18:00

Today Show anchor, Natalie Morales couldn’t be more excited about hosting the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday night. The bubbly and sweet host spoke to Latina.com about how she got the gig, why she’s not the least bit nervous about hosting the event, and what makes a woman sexy.
 
Are you excited to host the Miss Universe contest?  


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Hair Poll: Miss Universe's Modern Bob
By Miranda Noland | 12/15/2009 - 10:54

Here at Latina.com we've noticed a trend among our favorite latinas. They all seem to be chopping off their long locks and going for short and sexy 'dos. After seeing Salma Hayek and Christina Aguilera's new looks, we weren't too surprised when Miss Universe Stefania Fernandez arrived at the New York premiere of Did You Hear About the Morgans?with her own version of a sleek bob. The Venezuelan beauty queen has ditched the pageant hair and opted for this more modern style.


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Venezuela Wins Miss Universe...Again!
By Mariela Rosario | 08/24/2009 - 14:27

If you somehow managed to endure Heidi Montag's performance during the Miss Universe pageant, you were rewarded with Miss Venezuela's Stefania Fernandez, 18, winning the title, and you are to be commended!


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