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Dayanara Torres doesn't need makeup to look beautiful. The former Miss Universe's gorgeous features left everyone speechless backstage. Her 7-year-old son Cristian accompanied his mom to the shoot, and even gave suggestions about which dress she should wear.
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IN GOOD HANDS
When there's a time crunch, you get not one, but three stylists! Christo, Rosa Miranda and Daniel Lezama brightened up Marlene Favela's day, after the Mexican actress received the bad news that her sister was sick.
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FIT FOR A QUEEN
Reggaeton diva Ivy Queen's dressing room wouldn't have been complete with her iPod. "You have to add flavor to everything you do," the singer explained as a makeup artist added some final touches.
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WORK WELL DONE
After lots of phone calls and negotiation, PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL's managing editor Armando Correa achieved his goal of having Christina Aguilera on our Bellos cover. "She had no doubts when she said yes," Correa assures, "Christina will light up our 2008 Bellos cover."
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Newlywed Myrka Dellanos was glowing as stylist Lazz Rodríguez added some extra glam to her 'do.
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TIMEOUT FOR FUN
Minutes before posing for the cover, Mexican actress Angélica Rivera challenged her makeup artist, Alfonso Waitsman (not pictured), to a game of ping-pong. "Let's see who's better," she joked, sporting a fashion-forward Cavalli top.
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All of the ladies looked fantastic, but with her bubbly demeanor and sensual gestures, Sofía Vergara proved once again why the camera loves her. "It's a huge honor to be considered one of the most beautiful at my age," the Colombian actress-model joked.
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Danna García (standing) was in good spirits listening to her friend Marlene Favela crack jokes. "Imagine: me, among all these beauties!" the Colombian actress said humbly. Has Danna looked at her gorgeous face in the mirror lately?
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THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
With final touches being made on the set, Puerto Rican beauties Dayanara Torres (front) and Ivy Queen were feeling the nerves. "I'm really excited," the reggaeton diva admitted before the big moment.
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Minutes before the cameras started clicking, PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL art director Herman Vega had to make sure Sofía Vergara's dress was just right.
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Marlene Favela was clear about one thing: "This is a career that requires you to be pretty, but that's not all," the star of Zorro: la espada y la rosa said. "I'm more concerned with being happy," she added, as PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL editorial director María Morales touched up her makeup.
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOM
Christina Aguilera has a new glow about her since entering motherhood, and she showed off that beauty at the 50 Most Beautiful cover shoot. "I love Latin culture," she told us, "It's fire and passion."
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Hidden under her glamorous dress, Ivy Queen's right shoulder held one of her best-kept secrets – her 10th tattoo, which reads: "A star was born. Every time I look at my surroundings, I find my heart in pieces on the floor, feeling so alone, searching for my other half."
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KEEPING THE PEACE
Even though there were the occasional glances over the shoulder, the eight cover beauties showed the utmost respect for each other during the shoot. The biggest surprise came when Sofía Vergara planted a kiss on Myrka Dellanos, despite their supposed rivalry after having dated the same man, singer Luis Miguel. That's called being professional.
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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!
Our eight cover beauties listened carefully to instructions from photographer Omar Cruz. Rule number one? Always smile, and never fake it. The ladies had trouble with the instructions and were the picture of glamour throughout the shoot.
¡Cómo han crecido los hijos de Bibi Gaytán y Eduardo Capetillo!
Luis Miguel a sus 47 ¡mira cómo ha cambiado!
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Estos famosos, como JLo, han sido víctimas de acosadores