50 Most Beautiful
In the beginning, there were 25 People en Español beauties. The first edition had Ricky Martin on the cover, in full "Livin' La Vida Loca" mode. Since then, the Puerto Rican superstar has been a constant presence on our list.
Sweet and young Puerto Rican actor Carlos Ponce graced the cover of our second "most beautiful" edition, right before his singing debut. In this year, Thalía, Salma Hayek and Luis Miguel appeared on the list for the first time.
The end of the millenium "most beautiful" issue featured Mexican singing star Alejandro Fernández, as well as a 22-year-old Shakira, Marc Anthony and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo.
Argentine telenovela star Juan Soler opened the new decade. The growing Hispanic presence in Hollywood was exemplified by notables such as Antonio Banderas, Gloria Estefan and Christina Aguilera.
Was the year when Shakira released her breakthrough crossover album Laundry Service. She was the first female to grace our cover.
Paulina Rubio was the year's "most beautiful" cover girl. She was having a crossover moment with her first English-language album Border Girl.
Thalía graced the cover in 2003; she had released her Engligsh-language album Thalía and launched her entrepreneurial career with her own clothing line.
This was a year of many changes...we went from having bellezas (beauties) to bellos (beautiful ones), the list increased from 25 to 50 and the cover became a gatefold. For the occasion, we went to Hollywood and photographed actor Juan Soler, presenter Myrka Dellanos, singer Luis Fonsi, and Michelle Rodríguez, among others.
The success of the group photo from the previous year prompted us to go for a triple gatefold of nine Latino divas. They all wore white and diamonds from Tiffany's. From left to right, we see Paulina Rubio, TV presenter María Celeste Arrarás, actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, actress Paola Rey, Gloria Estefan, Sonia Braga, model Inés Rivero, Daisy Fuentes and actress Karyme Lozano.
Jennifer López graced the cover that year, looking more spectacular than ever.
This year brought back the group photo format and featured an English-speaking diva, Beyoncé, who posed with TV presenter Adamari López, comedienne Angélica Vale and singer Alejandro Fernández.
One of of most successful covers included TV presenter Myrka Dellanos, Mexican first lady Angélica Rivera, Christina Aguilera and Sofía Vergara.
This triple-gatefold year included divas like singer Maite Perroni, Eva Longoria, singer Ana Bárbara, actresses Ana de la Reguera, Edith González and Karla Monroig (who was selected by our readers), TV announcers Lili Estefan and Bárbara Bermudo and former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza.
Another triple gatefold featuring the lovely pop star Belinda, Sofía Vergara, presenter Jacqueline Bracamontes, telenovela star Fernando Colunga, presenters Gisele Blondet and Adamari López, as well as singer Olga Tañón.
Seven lovely ladies accompanied William Levy on the 2011 cover: Actresses Elizabeth Gutiérrez and Kate del Castillo, singer Alejandra Guzmán, actresses Blanca Soto and Angelique Boyer, singer Dulce María and journalist Ilia Calderón.
For the 2012 cover, we have Zoë Saldaña, Ricky Martin, Thalía, actresses Alicia Machado and Gaby Espino, TV personality Charytín, actress Silvia Navarro, presenter Chiquinquirá Delgado and singer Ana Brenda.
2013 (portada principal)
Actor David Zepeda, singer Lucero and actor Sebastián Rulli on the main cover for 2013.
2013 (second cover)
Actor Eugenio Siller, singer Lucero and actor Rafael Amaya graced the second cover of out 2013 edition.
2013 (third cover)
Actor Erick Elías and singers Lucero and Jencarlos Canela graced the third version of the 2013 cover.
In this triple cover, we presented a new generation of talent: Actresses Ana Brenda, Angelique Boyer, Maite Perroni, Blanca Soto, Génesis Rodríguez, Eiza González and Marjorie de Sousa; actors Daniel Arenas y Pedro Moreno; and boxer Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. The images were inspired by a Celia Cruz song, "La vida es un carnaval" ("Life is a carnival").