Latina (magazine)

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Covergirl Jessica Alba - Aug 2011 issue
Editorial Director Galina Espinoza
Categories Lifestyle, entertainment, beauty and fashion
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Lauren Michaels
First issue 1996
Company Latina Media Ventures, LLC
Country  United States
Language English
ISSN 1099-890X

Latina is an American monthly lifestyle, entertainment, beauty and fashion magazine for bilingual, bicultural Hispanic women published in English by Latina Media Ventures. It has a combined audience of nearly 3 million.[citation needed]

In May 2010, Latina Media Ventures named editorial director Galina Espinoza and publisher Lauren Michaels co-presidents[1] of the company. Latina was named to Adweek's "Hot List" in 2000 & 2001 and named Best Magazine by Advertising Age in 2000.


Latina was founded in 1996 by Christy Haubegger under Latina Publications, LLC. Haubegger, then a 28-year-old Stanford Law School graduate.[2] In 2000, the company changed its name to Latina Media Ventures, LLC. Haubegger now works at Creative Artists Agency and remains a member of the board for Latina Media Ventures.[citation needed]

The magazine's covers consistently feature prominent Latinas like Jennifer Lopez, Paulina Rubio, Shakira, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Naya Rivera, America Ferrera, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and girl group Fifth Harmony, whose three out of five members are latinas. This will be the first time two non latinas will be embracing the cover of the magazine.

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  1. ^ Alex Alvarez (May 3, 2010). "Latina Editorial Director Mimi Valdes Leaves The Magazine". Retrieved January 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Business Wire (February 13, 2003). "Creative Artists Agency Hires Latina Magazine Founder Christy Haubegger". Retrieved January 21, 2011. 

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