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29 Times Latinas Stole The Show At The Red Carpet

Whether they are actresses, musicians, supermodels or Hollywood legends Latina celebrities have always been able to show Hollywood how the red carpet is supposed to be done. This year’s American Music Awards was a great example of Latina celebrities once again stealing the show on the red carpet. Loved it or hated it, Cardi B’s head to toe Dolce and Gabbana look was a red carpet stand out.

Latina’s have become trailblazers in red carpet fashion and their names have been cemented into Best Dressed lists. JLO’s Versace green dress anyone? Here are 29 times Latinas stole the show on the red carpet and brought the Sazon with their fashion choices.

JLO at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards

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Who better to start with than La Reina of the red carpet, JLO! She more than stole the show on the red carpet in this black and sparkly Reem Acra bib dress at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. She paired it with HStern jewelry and a clutch. She won favorite Crime Drama Actress for Shades of Blue, but that dress needed its own award as well!

Cardi B at the 2018 Video Music Awards.

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Cardi B was the Latina Jessica Rabbit when she walked the red carpet at the 2018 Video Music Awards. The custom velvet Nicolas Jebran vintage style dress was classic yet sexy because of its neckline and bias cut. She paired it with matching shoes and emerald Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Her simple hair and make-up let the fashion do all the mic dropping. It was her first appearance after giving birth and she did not disappoint.

Camila Cabello at the 2018 American Music Awards.

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Cubana Camilla Cabello went with a modern twist on the classic ball gown with her black and baby pink Giorgio Armani Prive’ dress at the 2018 American Music Awards. She styled the dress with Bulgari jewels, Louboutin shoes and matching over the elbow gloves by Gaspar Gloves. Simple hair and make-up completed the look.

Lauren Jauregui at the 2018 American Music Awards.

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Former Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui, kept the princess vibes going at this year’s American Music Awards. The purple and black Pamella Roland gown is from the Pre-Fall 2018 collection. Said to be one of her favorite dresses, Lauren paired it with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and rings by the Lisa Bridge Collection and earrings by Elizabeth Garvin. Lauren who is Cuban, is expected to release her first solo album out this month.

Diane Guerrero at the 2018 SAG Awards

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Colombian author, activist and Orange is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero gave us a modern Cinderella in her Christian Siriano crop top gown at the 2018 SAG Awards. Beauty was kept simple, while she accessorized with Effy Jewelry, Graziela Gems and an Edie Parker clutch.

Selena Gomez at the 2017 Met Gala

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Simple yet scene stealing Selena wore a Coach embellished gown at the 2017 Met Gala. The gown’s delicate structure made Selena look like she was floating as she walked. She completed the look with a matching purse and a choker.

Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 Oscars

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Gina sparkled as she walked the red carpet in a straight off the runway crystalized couture Zuhair Murad gown at the 2018 Oscars. She accessorized with Jimmy Choo shoes and Forevermark jewelry.

America Ferrera at the 2016 Emmy’s.

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Stunning and simple, America Ferrera wore a navy sequined Jenny Packham spaghetti strap dress to the 2016 Emmy’s.

Becky G at the 2018 Latin Billboard Music Awards.

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Classic in black and braids Becky G chose a sleek halter dress for the 2018 Latin Billboard Music Awards. Her choice to braid her hair pulled the focus towards the cowl neck and perfect draping.

Natti Natasha

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Taking flight with her blue Bao Tranchi bird inspired gown was Natti Natasha at the 2018 Premio Lo Nuestro awards. The velvet long sleeve royal blue dress showed off her curves without showing too much skin.

Eva Longoria at the 2018 Golden Globes

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Using fashion to send a message of support during the height of the Time’s Up movement Eva Longoria chose a black dress by Genny for the 2018 Golden Globes. Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and a sleek hair style topped the look.

Roselyn Sanchez at the 2016 Latin Grammy’s

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Roselyn brought the heat to the 2016 Latin Grammy’s red carpet with her scarlet gown by Gareth Pugh. Jewelry was by RUNA Jewelry and shoes were by Christian Louboutin.

Sofia Vergara

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During the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar’s after party Sofia Vergara’s custom Ralph Russo dress made her the queen of the red carpet. Accessorized only with Lorraine Schwartz earrings the dress stood out through its royal feeling beading, cape and neckline.

Leslie Grace at the Premio Lo Nuestro 2018

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On the Premio Lo Nuestro 2018 red carpet Leslie called for a change in beauty standards when she wore her hair in braids. She allowed her hair to be her most important accessory to her simple silver Diane Von Furstenberg dress.

Dascha Polanco at the 2018 Sag Awards red carpet

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Dascha showed off her gorgeous curves in a mermaid Bibhu Mohapatra gown on the 2018 Sag Awards red carpet. Loose waves and a clutch completed this nod to vintage Hollywood glamour.

Zoe Saldana at the 2016 Met Gala

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For the 2016 Met Gala Zoe Saldana stole the show with her Dolce and Gabbana gown with an immensely long feather train. Zoe styled her hair simply, allowing the masterpiece made by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to shine on its own.

Michelle Rodriguez at Cannes 2018

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On the 2018 Cannes red carpet Michelle Rodriguez knew exactly how much skin to show in this Ulyana Sergeenko dress. An emerald green necklace and ring by Avakian added a touch of color to the black dress.

Jaina Lee Ortiz at the Vanity Fair after Oscars party.

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The Station 19 and Rosewood Boricua actress stood out on this year’s carpet at the Vanity Fair after Oscars party. She chose a nude and black Mario Dice illusion dress with short sleeves. A wet slick back hairdo and simple makeup were great beauty choices. While additional shine was added with Tacori jewels and Loriblu shoes.

Penelope Cruz at the Emmy’s

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For the Emmy’s Penelope Cruz took an elegant feather approach on the red carpet in Chanel. Paired with Swarovski jewelry and a sleek pony, its elegance at its best. A soft smoky eye and nude lip were the right choice for this standalone gown.

Victoria Justice at the Art of Elysium red carpet

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The half Boricua beauty, by way of her mom radiated in this blush toned Michael Cinco gown on the Art of Elysium red carpet.

Christina Milian at the Nylon Magazine pink carpet

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Cuban singer Christina Milian showed us why she didn’t need a stylist when she walked the Nylon Magazine pink carpet in Alice McCall.

Demi Lovato at the 2017 American Music Awards

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Demi chose a subtle way to show off her curves on the 2017 American Music Awards red carpet in then up incoming designer Ester Abner.

Joan Smalls at the 2014 Met Gala

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For the 2014 Met Gala Joan Smalls knew how to make a bold yet simple statement with her purple lips and Vera Wang dress.

Gisele Bundchen at the 2018 Met Gala.

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Gisele showed off her super model legs when the Brazilian goddess wore this gold Versace gown at the 2018 Met Gala.

Elsa Pataky

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Spanish actress Elsa Pataky stunned in this peek-a-boo Zuhair Murad gown at the 2017 Golden Globes.

Jordana Brewster at the red-carpet premier of The People v. OJ Simpson.

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The Panamanian, Brazilian born actress won the case when she wore this Vionnet Paris jumpsuit on the red-carpet premier of The People v. OJ Simpson.

Elizabeth Rodriguez at the 2017 Saga Awards red carpet.

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Orange is the New Black actress Elizabeth Rodriguez let the intricate dress made by Paolo Sebastian do the talking on the 2017 Saga Awards red carpet.

Naya Rivera at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

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During her pregnancy Naya let her natural glow and the sleek white Tadashi Shoji gown take the spotlight for the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

Christina Aguilera

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Christina took a dramatic approach with this 16arlington menswear inspired gown at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

Honorary Red-Carpet Show Stealers:

Selena

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For her Grammy win Tejana superstar Selena Quintanilla wore this sparkly beaded gown that matched her gorgeous smile. Although she wasn’t seen on many red carpets her legendary on-stage fashion will always be remembered. And we can’t forget that her love of fashion lead her to open a store.

Celia Cruz

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Always a red-carpet scene stealer Celia Cruz showed off her one of a kind style even before she became the queen of Azucar! Known for her wild red-carpet fashion, these vintage pictures showcase a calmer version of her fashion choices.

Rita Moreno

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Legend Rita Moreno blew people away with a redo of her 1962 Oscar gown at the 2018 Oscar’s. This gown was the same one in which she won her first Oscar for West Side Story!

What is your favorite red-carpet stealing moment by a Latina?

Kat Von D Just Announced That She’s Totally Cut Ties With Her Makeup Line Effective Immediately

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Kat Von D Just Announced That She’s Totally Cut Ties With Her Makeup Line Effective Immediately

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Kat Von D has become a titan in the beauty industry due to her eponymous makeup line’s ultra long-wear highly pigmented products that also happen to be vegan and cruelty free. 

And although fans have long looked to the Queen of Ink because of her unconventional aesthetic and beauty expertise, the Von D recently announced she has decided to permanently step back from her successful business to focus on other projects as well as her new family.

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This past year has been one of great change for me. As many of you know, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, launched my vegan shoe line, and am now busy prepping to release my long awaited album in the Spring, followed by an international tour! As much as I wish I could balance all of this, on top of continuing my makeup line, it has become clear to me that I just can’t do everything at the maximum capacity. It's hard to admit this, since I’ve always said “You can do everything and anything.” But I don’t think admitting one's limits is a bad thing. With that said, I’ve decided to sell my shares of the brand, turning it over to Kendo, my partners for the past 11 years. This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and I believe Kendo is primed to do just that. The transition for you, my loyal customers, will be seamless. In order to avoid any confusion with such a big change, Kat Von D Beauty will take a moment to rebrand itself, so you will start noticing the change from KatVonD Beauty to KvD Vegan Beauty. I'd like to thank my beloved fans+followers who supported my vision to create a brand that stood for compassion, true artistry, and challenged modern ideals of beauty — most of which I never could relate to. I was able to create a makeup line that made outsiders like me feel like we have a place in this “beauty” world, and gave myself and others the tools to express ourselves in our own unique way, whether it was embraced by the majority or not. And I just couldn’t have done any of this without you! Lastly, thank you for understanding+respecting my choice, as it was a difficult one to make, but one I am proud of regardless, and am confident that the team will continue the KvD legacy! Here’s to many, many more years of KvD Vegan Beauty!

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On Thursday via Instagram, Kat Von D announced the unexpected news that she was selling her shares in Kat Von D Beauty in order to focus on other projects.

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In the lengthy statement, Von D explained that 2019 had been a year of “great change” due to the birth of her baby boy as well as her expansion into music. She went on to explain that, while she tried to balance all of her projects to the best of her ability, she wasn’t able to fully contribute to each of her projects at “maximum capacity.” Therefore, she would be officially stepping down from Kat Von D Beauty.

“I’ve decided to sell my shares of the brand, turning it over to Kendo, my partners for the past 11 years,” she said. “This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I decided I wanted the makeup line to continue to thrive and grow, and I believe Kendo is primed to do just that.”

Von D went on to reveal that the beauty line would be re-branded as KvD Vegan Beauty in order to “avoid any confusion” for the brand’s customers.

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Although the Sephora-based Kat Von D Beauty came out of the gate strong–even being named Sephora’s fastest-growing brand in 2018–the brand subsequently suffered from a highly-publicized dip in sales after Von D herself was embroiled in multiple controversies. Among the controversies was Von D declaring that she would not be vaccinating her child. Additionally, Von D had long been plagued by accusations of antisemitism throughout her career. 

The line will in all likelihood be in good hands with the LVMH beauty incubator Kendo, which also produces other popular brands like Fenty Beauty and Marc Jacobs. The former Kat Von D Beauty website has already been updated with the name change along with a statement from the CEO of Kendo. “I want to thank Kat for helping to change the beauty industry with us,” the statement reads. “We are fully positioned to continue the brand’s growth and development in both product and marketing…The same KENDO team that made history with KVD Vegan Beauty is ready to do it again.”

Since its inception, Von D has been extremely hands-on with her makeup line, involved in every aspect of the business from product inception to packaging.

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“I name every shade, design every piece of packaging, help choose the colors and textures, the finishes and formulations,” she told HELLO! magazine in 2016. “There isn’t a font used on my packaging – I personally design and draw every letter on it. I even curate the content for our Instagram. I poured myself 100 per cent into this and I know that my customers appreciate that.”

And the tattoo artist and television personality obviously hit a chord with customers who felt connected to her through her products. In addition, Kat Von D’s products were truly high-quality at an affordable price-point. You could say that Von D was a trailblazer in the media personality-turned-businesswoman model that so many celebrities have since tried to replicate.

As for fans of Kat Von D, they took the news with a mixture of admiration, disappointment, and acceptance. 

Kat Von D has such a devoted fan base that many of them would follow her to the ends of the earth.

This person expressed undying devotion to Von D, no matter what she decides to do next:

Some Kat Von D supporters are ride-or-die.

This person thanked Kat for all she’s done for the beauty community.

Part of Kat Von D’s appeal is that she’s always marched to the beat of her own drum. For her, makeup was a means of artistic expression, not a means of blending in with everyone else.

This person shared a touching story about how Von D’s past generosity changed her life.

This kind of personal touch is hard to replicate once a brand becomes super corporate. 

This person was 100% supportive of Von D’s decision to step back.

It’s especially hard to juggle so many products as a new mom.

This person was just excited to hear Kat’s new album.

Not many people go from being a makeup mogul to being a rock-star. Talk about a pivot.

Some Of The Most Iconic Women In Fashion Have Been Latinas: Top 12 Latina Super Models Of Recent Times

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Some Of The Most Iconic Women In Fashion Have Been Latinas: Top 12 Latina Super Models Of Recent Times

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The fashion world is embracing diversity more and more each season. And although the fight for representation is no doubt still ongoing, some strides have been taken toward inclusivity and representation. Women from Mexico, Central America, and South America have been breaking boundaries all on their own for years, and the success they’ve earned can speak for itself. Just look at Joan Smalls, or Christy Turlington, two of the most well-known (and well-paid) models in the world.

Latinas that are icons, trailblazers and true beauties. 

Latinx women of all shapes, sizes and skin colors have been gracing fashion shows and magazines for years, and we thought we’d round up the most iconic ones to prove it. 

Christy Turlington

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A true icon. Christy was part of the first wave of top models that gained celebrity status in the 90s, also known as ‘The Supers’. Alongside beauty queens like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Helena Christensen; part Salvadoran, Christy Turlington fronted iconic campaigns for brands like Versace, Coca Cola, Mugler, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and so many more. 

Helena Christensen 

With a Peruvian mother and a Danish father, Helena was lucky to get some great genes! Not only is Helena a former signature Victoria’s Secret Angel and a former Miss Denmark, she was also part of the 90s ‘supers’. She’s appeared on many a magazine cover —Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, and W, she’s been the star of several music videos and has been the face of some of the biggest brands —Chanel, Prada, Valentino, Versace, just to name a few. She’s even gone on to design her own clothing as well as serve as creative director for Nylon magazine. She certainly is an icon.

Talisa Soto

Born to a Puerto Rican family in Brooklyn, Talisa was raised there and in Massachusetts. She started modeling at age 15 and has appeared on the covers of major magazines like Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour and more. She’s also been on a “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue and even played a Bond girl in “License to Kill”. She has been making film appearances since 1988, and was a true celeb in the 90s.

Gisele Bündchen

Now, here’s a trailblazer. This Brazilian queen has been slaying the fashion world since the 90s —and the best part is, she’s still showing no signs of slowing down (or of aging for that matter). Blessed with the gene pool of a goddess, Gisele’s luscious blonde hair and infinitely long legs have landed her the most iconic jobs in fashion. She has been the queen of the Victoria’s Secret Angels, the face of top houses like Givenchy, Chanel, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton… and the list goes on. 

Adriana Lima

My personal fave. Her tanned skin, is highlighted perfectly against her striking green eyes —and the Brazilian’s charisma just tops the whole thing like a cherry on top of a cake. She’s beautiful, talented and altruist. Adriana has walked world-class fashion shows and fronted campaigns alongside fellow Brazilian top models Gisele Bündchen and Alessandra Ambrosio, and the trio has definitely left a mark in the industry. 

Alessandra Ambrosio

Another Victoria’s Secret model and Brazilian super. This beauty was the first one to model for the company’s “PINK” line, launched for the younger VS shopper. She’s modeled for other brands, including Dior and Ralph Lauren, and is one of the top-earning models in the world. She’s not all about the catwalk though: she also serves as an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Joan Smalls

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This Puerto Rican goddess is one of the biggest models on the scene right now— and is definitely leaving her mark! With a ton of magazine covers under her belt, as well as lending her image to front brands like Gucci, Gap, Chanel, Versace, Dior and more, this stunner’s star only continues to soar. 

Paloma Elsesser 

After being discovered by makeup icon, Pat McGrath to front her first beauty line, plus-size model Paloma Elsesser has become an outspoken voice for plus-size models through her vast Instagram following. Fronting campaigns for Fenty Beauty, Glossier and Nike, and appearing in editorials for Allure, Elle and Teen Vogue, the model of Chilean descent is only just getting started —and we can’t wait to see where she’ll go next. 

Sessilee Lopez

This Afro-Dominican beauty made history in 2008 when she appeared on one of Vogue Italia’s 4 ‘All Black’ issues. She’s also been on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar and has fronted major brands like Hermes, Lanvin, Levi’s, Oscar de La Renta and many more. 

Issa Lish

The special thing about Issa Lish is that she doesn’t look like anybody else. She’s a little Japanese, a little Mexican, but most of all, unique. Born in Mexico City in 1995, Issa started modelling for Mexico’s independent designers aged 14 and has already made a name for herself in the industry. She’s walked for major brands like Alexander Wang, Haider Ackerman, Yves Saint Laurent and Coach among others.

Lais Ribeiro

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This Afro-Brazilian model has become a force to be reckoned with in fashion. She’s been featured in all the top magazines, has been the face of many fashion and beauty lines and designers can’t stop booking her to walk their runway shows —she’s definitely on the way of becoming an icon of this generation. 

Mariana Zaragoza

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This Mexican model made her runway debut walking for Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, and Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion week in 2017 at a very young age. She has made the cover of magazines like Vogue Mexico, T Magazine China, and French Revue de Modes. Her modeling career began after she was approached by a talent scout at a local shopping mall and she only continues to rise.