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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?

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Harvard-Bound Latina Daughter Of Undocumented Immigrants Accepted To Four Ivy League Schools

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Harvard-Bound Latina Daughter Of Undocumented Immigrants Accepted To Four Ivy League Schools

With her family crowded around her computer, Santa Ana High School senior Stephany Gutiérrez anxiously checked the status of her college applications. Like most students, Gutiérrez had her heart settled on top schools but unlike so many, she was accepted into not one but four Ivy League colleges.

In an emotional video, Gutiérrez and her family react as they check the status of her admission to find that she was accepted into Columbia University, Brown, and Dartmouth.

Gutiérrez was recently accepted into Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, and Columbia.

The daughter of undocumented immigrants and with dreams to become a pro-bono attorney, Gutiérrez was accepted into four of the five colleges she applied to. No surprise, she also got into her first choice, Harvard.

“It was difficult, my parents are still illegal immigrants here in the United States. Their support in particular has been excellent, my father and mother have always told me that education is the way to get ahead,” Gutiérrez explained in a recent interview with Univision.

In the video, Gutierrez reads off her acceptance status to each school to her extremely thrilled parents.

“I got in!” she can be heard saying of her acceptance to Columbia University and then the other Ivy League schools.

“It took like an hour or two for the news to settle in,” Gutierrez explained in an interview with CBS. “I was in disbelief. I was like, wait, actually, let me go back and read all of it, maybe I missed a part, but, yeah, it’s starting to settle in. It’s very exciting.”

Gutierrez’s mentor Gloria Montiel-Itzel, an alumna of both Santa Ana High School and Harvard, underlined in a recent interview that it takes more than good grades to get into Ivy League schools.

“I think it’s a commitment to something other than themselves,” she explained about Gutierrez and two other seniors (Oziel Flores and Cielo Echegoyen) in her class who were also recently accepted to Harvard. “And I think all three of them, in different ways, have really shown that they care more about their community, their school and making things better for others, and I think that’s something that Harvard really loves.”

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

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Maluma Teams Up With Luxury Brand Balmain For This Must-Have Fashion Collection

It’s 2021 and we have no shortage of epic collaborations between some of the world’s biggest Latino stars and top fashion brands. Everyone from J Balvin and Bad Bunny to Cardi B and now Maluma have entered the fashion industry to sell a lifestyle. And people are buying!

Maluma and French fashion house Balmain bring us a limited-edition collaboration.

Colombian superstar Maluma has partnered with French fashion house Balmain to launch a limited edition collection that will be available from April 12 through June 1 in all Balmain stores, including brick and mortar and online.

The collection, which includes sneakers, blazers, t-shirts, pants and other ready-to-wear clothing, will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue as of April 15.

The Balmain + Maluma line marks the first time ever the brand has designed a line with a celebrity. And it seems like the brand’s creative designer is pretty excited about the collab. Through photos on his Instagram, Olivier Rousteing referred to the reggaetón singer as his inspiration, captioned with supportive laudatory messages about merging their cultures and joint design process.

“Maluma, more than him being an incredible singer,” Rousteing notes, “[brings] a lot to the fashion community with his joy and his happiness and the fact that he’s always playing up his style from different kinds of houses from around the world, mixing different cultures as well… I think the collaboration with Maluma is obviously giving to Balmain and pushing the aesthetic more internationally.”

Maluma also seems to be pumped for the opportunity!

Although Balmain has featured other celebrities in advertising campaigns and runway shows, it has never actually enlisted a celebrity to help design a full, name-branded line.

The brand’s high profile, along with the haute-couture retail price of the collection, underscores how entrenched Maluma is now in the global fashion world and how valuable his endorsement and name is perceived by high fashion.

“It’s been one of my goals to work with a respected fashion house on a collection, but this journey was more exciting, as Olivier pushed me to design with him and sketch looks that I personally will wear off the stage and showcase high couture with a bit of Papi Juancho,” says Maluma, referencing both his album name and alter ego.

But if you want a piece of the collection be prepared to drop those coins.

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Items in the Balmain + Maluma collection range from a black cotton T-shirt that retails for $495, to $1,500 high top sneakers to a $2,555 multi-color print bomber jacket.

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