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25 Latinas Defying The Aging Process

Yes, Latinas are often blessed with skin that seems to age at a glacial pace. Wrinkles just have no place on these faces, but for some they are nowhere to be seen. Granted, celebs have access to the best plastic surgeons, Botox and Lord knows what other rich people anti-aging secrets. Still, you can’t deny the results. And these 25 Latinas are the proof!

1. Luna Lauren Velez

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The 53-year-old TV and film actress has appeared on tons of red carpets, and always looks radiance from head-to-toe. She sticks to her favorite brands of beauty products, like Bobbi Brown foundation, to keep her skin as lovely as it is.

2. Gloria Estefan

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Guys, guess how old Gloria Estefan is. No, really, guess. Did you guess 60? Because that would be the correct answer and you are currently blown away right now. How! Look at her! Perhaps it’s the dewy Miami weather that keeps her skin hydrated. If so, :moves immediately:

3. Sofia Vergara

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Since she made her mark on “Modern Family,” Sofia has become the definition of a MILF. She’s 45, but really with her sassy attitude, one-liners, ripped bod and radiant skin, the 45-year-old proves she’ll one day be a GILF.

4. Ilia Calderon

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The Univision anchor has broken barriers in her career, and looked amazing every step of the way. Perhaps being informed on current events is good for the complexion, or perhaps she has a few secrets in her medicine cabinet. Whatever it is, it’s working for the 45-year-old.

5. Constance Marie

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The woman who once played J.Lo’s mother and daughter is still as ageless as ever, even at 52. How has she maintained such great skin over the years? She attributes it to her healthy lifestyle, eating vegetarian and taking care of herself from the inside out. It’s working, girl!

6. Salma Hayek

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At 51 years old, Salma proves that aging can be done totally flawlessly! And her go-to skin care routine is totally accessible to anyone who shops at Marshalls. The actress keeps it natural when it comes to her skin. One of the mainstays of her beauty routine is spritzing her face with rose water.

7. Daisy Fuentes

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Back in her MTV days, Daisy was always the fun girl with the great face. And really, nothing has changed. The 53-year-old (Can you believe that???) still looks radiant, and her nighttime cleansing routine is the thing she has to thank for it.

8. Jessica Alba

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At 36, the actress and mama of three has managed to keep a fresh face. It might have something to do with her commitment to organic products found in her Honest Co. Or it might just be that she has insanely good genes. Whatever it is, she regularly posts makeup-free selfies and looks flawless.

9. Ana Ortiz

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The actress and singer makes 47 look incredible! While she once starred on “Ugly Betty” there’s not a damn thing looking bad about her. Seriously, what is in the water at her house?

10. Andrea Navedo

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She plays a total MILF on “Jane the Virgin,” and it’s really no different in real life. At 40, Andrea makes wellness a major part of her daily routine. That make have had a great effect on her complexion because her face just glows.

11. Judy Reyes

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Are you ready for this mind blowing information? Judy Reyes. Is. 50. There are zero wrinkles on her face! That’s insane. It might have something to do with her vampire-like skin routine. Reyes avoids the sun at all costs, using sunscreens, hats, and anything else to block the harmful rays. She and Gina Torres should hang!

12. Mariah Carey

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She tries to hide her age at all costs, but the 47-year-old diva is doing a much better job doing so on her face. While one could assume Mariah bathes in almond milk every night, or has water from Iceland shipped to her home and uses it as toner, Mimi keeps it pretty chill. She keeps the makeup to a minimum, which makes a big difference.

13. Rosie Perez

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From the time she went down that Soul Train line, working her moves all the way to “In Living Color,” Rosie has looked completely fierce and fresh. And at 53, it’s amazing to see she’s still holding it down, giving every Latina out there hope that they can age gracefully.

14. Gina Torres

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At 48, Gina Torres has got some of the most enviable skin in Hollywood. She takes a cue from what many dermatologists have told us for years: avoid too much sun exposure. The sun is warm and lovely, but it also is not great for your skin.

15. Roselyn Sanchez

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Roselyn makes 44 look incredible, doesn’t she? Her skin is absolute perfection, and it’s all thanks to regular facials done with her “Devious Maids” co-stars. Girl time is vital to any woman, and probably totally helps your pores.

16. Nina Garcia

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Nina Garcia epitomizes effortless cool, and the 50-year-old doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. When it comes to maintaining her firm, glowing look, she sticks to creams that keep her skin completely quenched. Chanel Sublimage is especially a favorite.

17. Marilyn Milian

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The 56-year-old TV judge may hand down some tough verdicts when she’s wearing her robes, but when they come off she stays looking classy and vibrant. If judging people is good for the skin, and by the evidence presented by Marilyn it’s easy to believe that, then hopefully pettiness does too.

18. Eva Longoria Baston

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The 42-year-old actress hasn’t aged a day in 20 years. What’s her secret? Pretty simple: good skin care. Longoria Baston ensures she washes, exfoliates, and moisturizes, but her secret is not overdoing it on the makeup and powder. Too much powder shows fine lines off. Good to know!

19. Thalia

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Maybe it’s the pink hair she just debuted, or maybe it’s her girlish spirit, but at 46, Thalia has managed to stay looking fresh over the years. It’s very likely she can thank her own skin line for her perfect complexion.

20. Eva Mendes

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Ready to have your mind completely blown? Eva Mendes is actually 43 years old. Like, how is that even possible? It’s easy to assume that she just stopped aging at 28, but alas she is a mortal being like everyone else. Tinted moisturizer is always in her makeup bag, which could account for her skin always looking smooth and glowing.

21. Paulina Rubio

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La Chica Dorada is not so much a chica anymore. She’s 46, and has learned a few lessons about proper skin care to maintain a youthful glow. After spending years tanning, the singer developed sun spots that she’s worked to lose. Staying out of the sun has been a major step in keeping her glow.

22. Zoe Saldana

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While she hasn’t cracked into the 40-something club, Zoe isn’t too far off at 39 years old. But you would never, ever think it! She looks exactly the same as she did when she twirled in “Center Stage” back in the day. The Dominicana’s secret: coconuts. Eating them, drinking their milks, and moisturizing with its olis, butter and milk on her skin.

23. Soledad O’Brien

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The award-winning CNN anchor also has award-winning skin. Well, there wasn’t a trophy handed to her but there should be because the 51-year-old keeps a taut and fresh face. Might be those 5:30 a.m. wake ups followed by a run that’s part of her daily routine.

24. Jennifer Lopez

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So, J. Lo is 48. Forty-freaking-eight?!! How is that possible? Ahh yes, good genes, great skin care, and a strict regime of  no alcohol, caffeine, or cigarettes. Her discipline isn’t just in the studio or the stage. It’s in the way she cares for herself, and it shows.

25. Penelope Cruz

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In her 43 years on Earth, the Oscar-winner has crushed it on screen, playing complicated women with depth and sincerity. That must have had a good effect on her complexion because she hasn’t aged since her film debut at 16 years old. She’s a forever babe!

Someone Hacked Demi Lovato’s Nude Pictures And Leaked Them On Snapchat

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Someone Hacked Demi Lovato’s Nude Pictures And Leaked Them On Snapchat

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As if former Disney star Demi Lovato hadn’t already had a hard enough year, outlets have reported that the actress and singer’s personal images were hacked and distributed to the world this week. According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, Lovato’s personal Snapchat account was hacked on Thursday and released a series of nude photos of the actress. 

Fans noticed the nude images on Lovato’s swipe up SnapStory after an odd message had been added to her story earlier that day.

“Join this discord server for my nudes,” the post, which had stayed up for nearly a half-hour read. The message also included a claim by the hacker to have access to a sex tape of the singer. According to fans, the story provided a link that led to various nude images that are supposedly of Lovato. 

Lovato has yet to speak out about the attack, however, her fans have come to her defense.

After the posts were shared, Lovato’s fans acted quickly by tweeting SnapChat and the gaming app Discord and asking to have the photos taken down. 

“Demi’s Snapchat got hacked. @Discordapp, please remove this server as they are from a hacker tricking people into joining their server for Demi Lovato’s nudes. #DemiLovato,” a Twitter use wrote in a post.

In response to the abuse, Discord released a statement on Friday saying: “We have a zero-tolerance approach to illegal activity on our platform and take immediate action when we become aware of it. We moved quickly yesterday to disable the link and stop access to the server as soon as we became aware of it.”

Lovato’s fans have continued to rally behind the singer and support her. 

In response to the hack, one user reminded her followers and fans that Lovato has already had a pretty tragic year. 

“Demi Lovato nearly died a year ago, lost one of her close friends only a few days ago due to addiction struggles and now someone feels the need to hack her Snapchat and leak pictures. The world makes me feel physically sick.” 

Another fan wrote, “I can’t believe there are really people who are spreading her nudes. To the people who are doing this, y’all are truly heartless. Demi has been through so much s***, and now more s*** is being piled on. She doesn’t deserve this. Let her get better.”

Lovato’s latest attack against her body comes at a time when the singer seems to be embracing it as it is.

Promoting body positivity on Instagram has proved to be a new M.O for the star. Recently she shared an image of herself in a bathing suit with the caption. “his is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited. And guess what, it’s CELLULIT!!!! I’m just literally sooooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited – and I hate that I did that but it’s the truth) so that others think I’m THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it’s just not me. This is what I got. I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else’s standards. So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day.”

As a celebrity, Lovato’s privacy and personal space is frequently and unfortunately invaded constantly.

It’s a sad day when a woman’s body is used against her for the amusement of others. Particularly when images of her body are distributed to the public without consent and used as a way to expose them. Lovato’s nudes were clearly taken for her own private reasons and should never have been shared or seen by others. Here’s hoping that others watching take this as a learning lesson.

It’s 2019 And Body Positivity Is In Full Swing: Here Are 10 Plus Size Latinas Who Are Leading The Movement By Example

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It’s 2019 And Body Positivity Is In Full Swing: Here Are 10 Plus Size Latinas Who Are Leading The Movement By Example

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Gazing at models in magazines, online or on TV isn’t exactly a confidence booster. Or maybe we’ve just been looking at the wrong ones. Despite fashion’s obsession with skinny models, the average American woman is a size 16. In recent years we’ve seen movements for inclusivity around varied skin tones and race, abilities, gender, and ages. And this year, size had its own moment.

2019 has been the year of body-positivity —From music to magazine covers, women of all sizes are showing up and showing off

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In a society that puts so much pressure on the importance of appearance, and a fashion world that keeps bombarding women with images of extreme thinness and equating them with beauty, the brands —and women— that are leading the way towards inclusivity and representation are the ones that are winning. 2019 has seen brands and models defying the norm and redefining what it means to be beautiful. Women like Lizzo, the singer-songwriter who skyrocketed to fame repping the body-positive movement in her fun and daring outfits and performances, or Paloma Elsesser the Latina model who’s been featured on the covers of over 10 top fashion magazines this year and is the image of many major brands, are paving the way for curvy women to follow after them. We rounded up 10 Latina plus-size models who reflect real women in all their beautiful shades and sizes.

1. Denise Bidot

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This Latina made history as the first-ever plus-size model to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week back in 2015. Born in Miami, Florida, Bidot is of Puerto Rican and Kuwaiti descent, and she’s recognized for her groundbreaking work in representation. The model has started her own organization to support women of all shapes and sizes called “No Wrong Way To Be A Woman” —fun fact, she’s none other than Jonathan Van Ness’ bff.

2. Paloma Elsesser

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In the few short years since her career began, Paloma has walked for Rihanna and Proenza Schouler and fronted more than 10 magazine covers —including Vogue Mexico. The Canadian born model was raised in LA by an African-American mother and a Chilean-Swiss father. She’s now based in NYC and is the fashion world’s latest ‘It’ girl.

3. Jennifer Barreto Leyva

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Jennifer is a pioneer of the plus-size movement in Latin America. The Venezuelan beauty is a model, activist, and journalist who advocates for diversity. She describes herself as the first Latina plus-size model.

4. Natalia Lorenzo

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Natalia was discovered by a top modeling agency after she received over 114,000 followers on Instagram due to her body-positive message. The Colombian-born model admits that despite her new-found confidence she has suffered from mental health problems due to body image. Getting signed and the positive reaction she has received online has helped her learn to love herself.

5. Rosie Mercado

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Rosie Mercado is a multi-talented and empowering Latina. After doing her fair share of modeling, the Chicana is now a TV personality, brand ambassador and lifestyle coach.

6. Fluvia Lacerda

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Dubbed “the plus-size Gisele Bundchen”, Fluvia Lacerda is one of the most notorious plus-size models in the scene. She was the very first plus-size model to be featured on the pages of Playboy Brazil. Lacerda is the author of an autobiography and hosts a reality TV show on E! Entertainment called “Beauty XL”.

7. Barbie Ferreira

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The 22-year old first rose to fame in the mid-2010s as an American Apparel model turned body-positivity advocate. She was featured in an Aerie campaign that went viral for the un-retouched photos of the Brazilian’s curvy body. She bagged a spot on Time’s Most Influential Teens of 2016, and more recently, Ferreira stars in HBO’s hit show Euphoria as the sarcastic, fan fiction writer, Kat Hernandez. “It’s like I won the lottery,” Barbie tells them. “Because you don’t get fat girl roles where you’re allowed to explore sexuality, where you’re not just the tragic, dowdy, chubby girl.”

8. Jakaliene Rivera

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The Puerto Rican plus-size model was the winner of Tyra Banks’ “Fiercely Real” contest. Her 2009 participation in Miss New York beauty pageant jump started her career in modeling. She has covered several magazines including ‘Glamour’, she’s walked the runway for several designers and has been the face of size-positive brands like Dereon, Rocca Wear, Baby Phat and more.

9. Grisel Paula

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Afro-Dominican model Grisel Paula is a plus-size model turned business woman. Her modeling career inspired her to start a size-inclusive fashion line. With the motto “Sexy for all” Paula launched Rebdolls which features clothes in sizes ranging from size 0 to size 42.

10. Frankie Tavares

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Tavares is an industry triple threat, having used her modeling platform to also become a successful style influencer and founder. The model turned entrepreneur is the founder of Curvy ALLSTARS, a brand that promotes wellness and inclusion with an active lifestyle.