The wait is over and we can finally reveal the luminaries who are gracing the pages of People en Español’s 2019 Most Beautiful People issue. This Latin Wave/La Ola Latina-themed issue features actresses Gina Rodriguez, Eiza Gonzalez, Kate del Castillo, Yalitza Aparicio and singer Natti Natasha on its cover and celebrates Latino powerhouses in Hollywood and beyond throughout the years.
The Latin wave that has shaken up the entertainment world in Hollywood and beyond was the inspiration for this year’s People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful People list, which can finally be revealed today!
The cover of this special double-issue features powerhouse actresses Gina Rodriguez, Eiza Gonzalez, Kate del Castillo and Yalitza Aparicio alongside Latin urban superstar Natti Natasha. Under the theme The Latin Wave/La Ola Latina, the star-studded inside pages celebrate pioneers who have opened up doors to other Latin talent in Hollywood throughout the years (hat tip to you Salma, Ricky, J. Lo, Eva and Zoë and the ever peerless Rita Moreno!) and applaud the new wave of Latin artists who are soaring in their careers all over the world (yes, we’re looking at you kids: Bad Bunny, Karol G, Rosalia, Ozuna and Christian Nodal!). “They way things are going, I think Spanish should be considered the second official language in Hollywood,” says People en Español editor Armando Correa.
During the cover shoot that took place in Los Angeles in March, las cover girls celebrated a year full of triumphs —and the feeling of sisterhood that carried the day. “It’s wonderful to be part of a time and a climate where we are discussing the need for sisterhood, for supporting women, for helping women get in the doors, for using your power, your platform, your position to create opportunities for other women,” says Rodriguez. Added Natti Natasha about her fellow cover subjects in this, her first Bellos shoot: “To see them, feel them, share this with them, each with her own story, her own journey, her own experience and good energy has been incredible.”
Aparicio, an Oscar nominee for her work in Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning film Roma, was the most sought-after selfie partner of the day. “Roma has been huge, it has brought me so many unexpected things,” says Aparicio, who graciously posed for pictures with her cover sisters and was excited to be sharing this experience with an actress whose work she has long admired. “I loved Kate del Castillo’s telenovelas,” she laughs. “It’s incredible; I never thought I would ever get to meet her!”
To see more pictures and the complete list of People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful People of 2019, look for the June-July double issue on newsstands now.