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Selena Gomez Was Featured In This Month’s Vogue Cover, But Here Are Latinas Who Were On The Cover Before Her

From models to actors to singers, Vogue Magazine has been showcasing Latinas from several different national backgrounds on its cover since the 1970s. Selena Gomez might be the most recent, but here are some of the women that helped pave that road.

1. Raquel Welch

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Welch is most famously known for her role on “One Million Years B.C.” which made her the it-girl during the 1960s. Six years after the release of “One Million Years B.C.” the Bolivian actor, singer and model was on the cover of Vogue for the Nov. 15, 1972 edition and she rocked it.

2. Talisa Soto

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Soto started her acting career in 1988 thanks to her breakout role in “Spike of Bensonhurst.” The following year, the Puerto Rican model and actor caught everyone’s attention as Bond Girl Lupe Lamora in “License To Kill.” It was in the same year as her Bond role that Soto landed on the April edition of Vogue Magazine.

3. Christy Turlington

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There’s no doubt that Turlington enjoyed much success as a model. The model who is Salvadoran (on her mom’s side) was first on a Vogue cover alone in 1990 and then again in 1992 with fellow model Naomi Campbell.

4. Cameron Diaz

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You might remember Diaz, a former fashion model, from her role as Tina Carlyle on “The Mask” with Jim Carey. Or maybe you remember the Cuban actor more from “My Best Friend’s Wedding” which was released in 1997, the same year as her first Vogue cover.

5. Gisele Bündchen

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Bündchen seems to be the model for a Vogue cover. The Brazilian supermodel has made it on 11 U.S. Vogue covers alone. Not to mention all of her Vogue Brazil covers over the years.

6. Isabeli Fontana

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Speaking of Brazilian supermodels, Fontana is one of several Brazilian supermodels that has been featured on Vogue covers worldwide.

7. Caroline Trentini

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Trentini started her modeling career when she was just 15 years old. The Brazilian supermodel has been on two U.S. Vogue covers along side the other Brazilian supermodels (Raquel Zimmermann and Isabeli Fontana) who have taken the fashion world by storm.

8. Raquel Zimmermann

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Both Zimmermann and Trentini are part of the group of Brazilian supermodels that include Bündchen and Fontana. There’s no arguing that these women are flaw-less.

9. Jennifer Lopez

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Lopez had a big year in 2005. Not only was she in two movies (“Monster In Law” and “An Unfinished Life”), Lopez landed her first Vogue cover that same year all while planning her wedding to Ben Affleck. If only the Puerto Rican actor could have avoided that whole “Gigli” moment.

10. Salma Hayek

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Lopez wasn’t the only Latina to snag a Vogue cover in 2005. Hayek, who didn’t have a movie released that year but did present at the Oscars, used her time off to give the magazine a stunning cover.

11. Selena Gomez

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The young singer and actor is the latest Vogue cover model and she totally nailed it. The Mexican-American former Disney star has had a very busy few month with her world tour and producing content for streaming powerhouse Netflix.


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Selena Gomez Flaunts Kidney Transplant Scar in Bikini Pic, Says “I feel Confident In Who I Am And What I went Through”

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Selena Gomez Flaunts Kidney Transplant Scar in Bikini Pic, Says “I feel Confident In Who I Am And What I went Through”

Selena Gomez won’t hide her scars from the world.

On Thursday, the Mexican American singer-actress posted a photo to Instagram that instantly made headlines. In the photo, she was wearing blue one-piece half-zip bathing suit from her friend’s new swimwear line La’Mariette.

But it wasn’t the bathing suit that turned heads, but the scar that Gomez proudly displayed on her right inner thigh.

In the caption, Gomez opened up about her body-acceptance journey, specifically in regards to the scar she received from emergency surgery after her 2017 kidney transplant surgery.

“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar,” she wrote in her caption. “I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that. T – Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that…all bodies are beautiful.”

The photo is notable because Gomez’s scar was first captured by paparazzi in 2018 while she was on a boating trip in Australia.

Back then, Gomez didn’t have control over narrative or how her body was presented to the world. But now she does. And a change like that makes all the difference.

Fans immediately praised Gomez’s bravery, adding comments like “You are so strong and powerful” and “Thank you for showing our scars are beautiful and all bodies are beautiful!”

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A sufferer of lupus, Selena Gomez has had a long and difficult health journey. In 2017, she received a kidney transplant from her good friend and fellow Latina, Francia Raísa.

Gomez has previously been candid about how grateful she is to Raísa for saving her life. “My kidneys were just done,” Gomez explained in an interview with The Today Show. “That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do that was really difficult for me. [Raísa] volunteered and did it.”

But the scar that Gomez was displaying in her latest Instagram post was actually the result of an emergency follow-up surgery. According to Raisa, shortly after the kidney transplant, Gomez ruptured an artery. Doctors had to rush Gomez to the operating room to remove a vein in her leg and rebuild a new artery in order to keep the kidney in place.

As of now, Gomez’s body has healed, but as she implied in the caption above, she is still in the process of healing from the emotional trauma that comes with health problems. She truly is an inspiration to us all.

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Vanessa Romo Marks The Cover Of Vogue México In A History-Making Feature

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Vanessa Romo Marks The Cover Of Vogue México In A History-Making Feature

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Vogue México knows a good trend when it comes to the fashion world. Their recent decision to feature model Vanessa Romo on the cover of their September issue proves that they also know a classic too. Speaking with Vogue México the model opened up about her career, challenges, and experiences that have allowed her to position herself as one of the modeling world’s most prominent figures.

The model with Mexican roots started out her career by modeling on small projects then moved up to uploading images to Instagram and eventually became discovered by Forever 21. Soon after, the North American fast-fashion brand offered Romo a collaboration and she was ultimately signed to an agent.

Now she’s Vogue México’s September model.

In her interview with Vogue, Romo says that the first time she saw plus-size models on a runway, her view of the fashion industry completely shifted.

Seeing women with bodies just like hers, made Romo feel represented in a way that was beautiful and confident. Speaking to Vogue México, Romo explains that she struggled her first two years as a model because she was still in college at University of California, Santa Bárbara. Because of her Latin roots, Romo studied Chicano Studies and Spanish. Her interest led her to continue to explore her identity and Romo decided to audition for Nuestra Belleza Latina on Univision in 2018.

Romo told Vogue that she decided to take part in the competition because she knew there was a need for this representation in the Latino community. When she finished the contest, she realized that she needed to continue breaking expectations for models.

“With this new inspiration, she decided to learn to love her body. Modeling and fashion were for her a way of exploring her own confidence and growing her,” Vogue México revealed. “The power of modeling captivated her so much that it was then that she realized that she herself wanted to be part of the change. Just as she needed empowerment, she knew that there were so many girls and women who needed it equally.”

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