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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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After Haters Came For The Harry Styles Vogue Cover, AOC Is Rushing To His Defense

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After Haters Came For The Harry Styles Vogue Cover, AOC Is Rushing To His Defense

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Few people have faced as much criticism for such ridiculous things as has Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s even come under fire herself for a magazine cover. So it made sense when she reached out to Harry Styles over the weekend to tell him not to worry about the controversy over his recent Vogue cover.

AOC just recently faced a similar situation, when she received backlash over an expensive loaner suit she wore on the cover of Vanity Fair. So she was speaking from experience when she took to her Instagram Stories to take questions from her followers and offer up her take on all the brewing drama over Harry in a dress on the cover of Vogue.

Harry Styles appeared in Vogue while wearing a dress and the Internet took notice.

It was just week that the world was blessed with another history-making Vogue cover. For the first time ever in the magazine’s 127 year history, the cover featured a solo male. And it wasn’t just any male…it was pop star Harry Styles.

Inside the magazine, we were given more incredible images of Harry Styles in a big dress and, of course, controversy ensued. The pop star had just become the first man ever to cover Vogue all on his own, styled in a Gucci gown and shot by photographer Tyler Mitchell for the occasion. The accompanying profile discussed Harry’s love of clothing and general disregard for gendering garments.

Overall, the response seemed positive – with many celebrating his embrace of a more fluid future and the production of the images. But many conservative voices came out against the shoot, with firebrand Candace Owens taking the chance to complain about the cultural demise of “manly men.”

Now, even New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has waded into the fray. For the record, she thinks he looks hot.

But Rep. AOC was quick to defend the singer and assured him that “it looked bomb.”

Having faced her own drama related to magazine covers, AOC can be considered a bit of an expert on the matter. So it was no surprise when she took to her Instagram Stories over the weekend and spoke up about the Styles’ Vogue drama.

Her Instagram followers got right to the point: “What do you think abt Harry Styles wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue?” To which the Congresswoman replied, per Harper’s Bazaar: “It looks wonderful. The masculine and the feminine elements are balanced beautifully — the hair and jacket styling give me James Dean vibes too.”

“Some people are mad at it bc some folks are very sensitive to examining and exploring gender roles in society. Perhaps for some people it provokes some anger or insecurity around masculinity/femininity/etc. If it does, then maybe that’s part of the point. Sit with that reaction and think about it, examine it, explore it, engage it, and grow with it,” she added.

She then went a little deeper and examined the meaning behind creativity and art, asking “What’s the point of creating things if they don’t make people think? Or feel or reflect? Especially as an artist or creative? Who wants to see the same things all the time? And never explore their assumptions?”

“Anyways it looks bomb so,” she concluded with a shrug emoji. 

A lot of other celebs, and Harry’s mum, agreed with AOC, with everyone from Sara Bareilles to Olivia Wilde, Elijah Wood, Kathy Griffin and others posting praise for the singer for once again pointing out that strictly defined, traditional gender roles are merely a social construct.

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Selena Gomez Will Play Trailblazing Gay Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

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Selena Gomez Will Play Trailblazing Gay Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

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Selena Gomez is ready to make mountains into movies

The Texas-born singer, actress, and producer has set her sights on a big-screen biopic about Peruvian mountaineer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado who became the first Peruvian woman to summit Mount Everest. Vásquez-Lavado is also the first openly gay woman to scale the Seven Summits in their entirety.

In the Shadow of the Mountain is an upcoming biopic based on Vásquez-Lavado’s memoir of the same name.

The Seven Summits challenge encourages climbers to climb the highest mountain on each continent.

Vásquez-Lavado’s story of pursuit and inspiration will be produced by Scott Budnick’s impact-focused co-finance company One Community. The company is a film, television, and digital content co-financing company that “harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and encourage positive change in the world.” The film aligns with One Community’s efforts given the fact that Vásquez-Lavado’s story follows her childhood experience of assault and neglect. According to Vásquez-Lavado mountaineering proved to be a source of healing.

Vásquez-Lavado’s memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain is scheduled to be published in winter 2022.

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I am so humbled and grateful to share this thrilling news, which has been in the works for the last 10months, that an all-star team has optioned my upcoming memoir In The Shadow of the Mountain (to be published 02-2022 by @madelinecjones Holt/Macmillan) for a movie adaptation. I am so honored and touched for the bold, talented, and brilliant @selenagomez in taking the starring role and as producer; To her incredible team @zackmorgenroth and @aleenkeshishian; Grateful to have the groundbreaking visionary #DonnaGigliotti and her Tempesta films involved; For the talented @elginnjames on the helm for screenplay and direction; And the support of @onecommunity films led by the trailblazer @scottbudnick1 and @lauren_denormandie None of this would have happened without the faith of my amazing family at @ideaarchitects, my incredible agent and dearest friend @laralovehardin, #dougabrams and my sweet family at WME led by #sylvierabineau and #carolinabeltran And to all of my family and friends, thank you for all your words of encouragement and support along this road. I can’t wait to share more! Link on my bio!

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Vásquez-Lavado’s work in survivor circles has been heralded, particularly her efforts to organize treks to Mt. Everest’s base camp for other women who have endured abuse.”

Oscar-winner Donna Gigliotti who is set to produce the film, called Vásquez-Lavado “a force of nature.” Scott and I are so excited to work with Elgin and Selena to tell this story of resilience, courage, adventure, and humanity.”

Gigliotti has worked on acclaimed films such as best picture Oscar-winner Shakespeare in Love, she also produced films such as The Reader, Silver Linings Playbook, and Hidden Figures.

“We are thrilled to get to work bringing Silvia’s incredible and inspiring story to life onscreen,” Budnick said of the film.

Gomez will produce the film through her July Moon Productions. Vásquez-Lavado will executive produce.

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