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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

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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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Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

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Tessa Thompson’s Latest Instagram Is A Tribute To A Girl Who Could Not Wait To Get Her Picture At The ‘MIB’ Premiere

When the original “Men In Black” premiered in 1997, there’s no denying it was a mega box office hit. In fact, we’re a bit more surprised that it took this long for there to be another installation to the franchise. Now, 22 years later, the new version, fittingly titled, “Men In Black: International” the film is more inclusive, which is certainly appreciated in this day and age.

It’s because of this diverse representation that Latinas can see themselves on the big screen.

Last week, during the “Men In Black” premiere Tessa Thompson spotted a little girl who was dressed just like her in the movie.

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Thompson recounted the moment on Instagram and discussed how much she’s been through with the filming of the movie and doing press all over the world. She said it was this moment that meant so much to her.

“These past couple weeks have been almost a blur— except, my favorite moment of all— meeting the one person I really made @meninblack for. Hers was the first face I saw when I arrived to the premiere— and it’s still on my mind. And what she said to me, I’ll never forget.”

This moment really signifies why representation matters so much.

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People seem to forget how many others are excluded when we see a movie or TV show, so when you see a person that looks like you starring in a massive project, it’s an encouraging thing that means to so many. Now we’re wondering what that little girl said to her. Please tell us, Tessa!

Thompson’s role in the new “Men In Black” also came with a couple of changes including something she didn’t want to say just because Will Smith said it in the original.

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Thompson said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she didn’t want the new movie to be too much like the old one, which makes sense especially because this is 2019! We don’t need to regress to 1997.

In the original movie, Smith says “I make this look good” after he first puts on his suit. Thompson said she would never say that line.

“I wouldn’t have said it. In fact, I think someone did ask me to — just as an option — and I said no. M [her character] is just different from that character [Agent J/Smith]. Yeah, I was really conscious of too much nostalgia. Also, inside of that, there were moments when I thought, ‘Let’s lean in.'”

Yes!! That is why we need more women of color in movies!

Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome

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Latina Journalist Captures André 3000 Playing An Indigenous Mayan Flute At LAX And It’s Just So Awesome

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We see celebrities all the time at the airport. Sometimes they’re noteworthy (Edward James Olmos, Rosario Dawson), sometimes they’re yawners (Gérard Depardieu), but imagine seeing one half of Outkast at your gate. Wouldn’t you freak out? That’s exactly what happened to a New York-based journalist.

Antonia Cereijido, a producer for NPR’s Latino USA podcast, was casually waiting for her flight at the Los Angeles Airport when she spotted André 3000.

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The sighting almost wasn’t meant to be. Cerejido explained that she had missed her first flight.

“The crazy thing is I was supposed to take a flight at 11:15 the night before,” she told Slate in an interview, “but there were 50 minutes of traffic at the airport, so I missed my flight. I was very upset. I had to buy flights for the next day, and I was annoyed. I arrived super early, like, “I’m not going to miss my second flight.”

When she realized it was him, she — as any smart person would do — asked to take a picture with him.

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“Well, I think I said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours,’ and then because my friend had said, ‘That’s not a flute,’ I asked, ‘What instrument is that?’ and he said, ‘Oh, it’s a flute. It’s an indigenous double flute.’ Then I asked to take a photo. I was sort of starstruck. I took the photo, and I went away as quickly as possible before I said anything and I sat down. Then we all boarded the plane, and I uploaded the post on Instagram and on Twitter. I saw that it was popular because it was probably only up for 10 minutes and it had 600 likes.”

Yeah, her tweet was popular. It’s gotten more than 50K retweets.

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“I had one tweet before get kind of popular,” she told Slate. “It was, like, a thousand likes, so I was excited. Then I turned my phone off. And then, when we landed six hours later, it had 68,000 likes. And actually, my first feeling was dread. I felt kind of bad, like, what if I’m outing—what if this is what he does, he goes to places and plays the flute and kind of stays low-key? Because it wasn’t like he was asking for a lot of attention—he was doing his own thing. And I could tell that he saw I was staring at him when he was going back-and-forth, but it wasn’t like he was mad at the attention. He was just sort of neutral.”

But, about that indigenous flute.

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People on social media actually questioned her about her flute knowledge, but she got the response directly from André and the makers.

“I just got off the phone with Guillermo Martinez the man who made Andres’s beautiful flute, she tweeted. “It’s a Mayan double flute. He and his shop are doing incredible work by keeping the music if indigenous North American communities alive. Here is his website: https://www.quetzalcoatlmusic.org/ 

The best part about the story is how Outkast is part of her family history.

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“My family is originally from Argentina, and when we first moved from New York to San Diego, it was so different from my experience up until then that my family became really close,” she told Slate. “And there were two things we listened to all the time: the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Outkast. And we became obsessed with the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album. My mom had a dream that André 3000 taught us the “Hey Ya!” dance. I always remembered that, because it was such a funny thing for my mom to say. And so I have this very fond feeling about him, and he lived up to that. My mom dreamed that he would be nice and teach us something, and that happened to me in real life, which is so crazy.”

So awesome!

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