People en Español names The 50 Most Beautiful Hispanic celebrities

people espanol los 50 mas bellos 2012 People en Español names The 50 Most Beautiful Hispanic celebritiesRicky Martin, Sofía Vergara, William Levy and Zoë Saldaña named in the 16th annual issue

NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — People en Español's 50 Most Beautiful/Los 50 más bellos issue, on sale now, highlights some of today's most popular names in Hispanic entertainment. The cover features eight leading ladies including Avatar and Star Trek's Zoë Saldaña, along with one very lucky guy, Evita star Ricky Martin. The Más Bellos cover women appear in dresses by Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera, jewelry by Mayors and shoes by Mui Mui and Brian Atwood, among others. The magazine traveled to remote cities in Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain to capture the photos.

Kicking off the issue this year is a magazine all-time favorite, Cuban actor William Levy. The leading man graced the Más Bellos cover last year and has appeared in the issue four times in a row since 2009. Dancing his way into the rest of America's heart on ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars, Levy is enthusiastic to have the attention of his new followers but remains proud knowing that his Latin fans continue supporting him. "People become interested, they believe in your work," he says. "Little by little things are happening."

Another beautiful Latina who never forgets her roots is seven-time honoree Sofía Vergara. In a recent interview with the magazine, the actress talks about her road to success. "I never imagined that I would have done something like this with my limitation in [speaking] English," says Vergara, referring to her work in the hit ABC series Modern Family. "I've been very lucky." Mexican singer and actress Thalía, who is on this year's cover, breaks the record for being on the Más Bellos coveted list a total of nine times. Actresses Penelope Cruz, Naya Rivera and Salma Hayek also made this year's list. Among the men making an appearance in Más Bellos are NY Giants' Victor Cruz and Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee.

For exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of People en Español's 50 Most Beautiful/Los 50 más bellos 2012, visit Starting May 3, will launch an online special dedicated to this year's 50 Most Beautiful with photo galleries of behind-the-scenes moments. Additionally, there will be daily updates with exclusive photo galleries and celebrity interviews.

Tune-in for the Los 50 Más Bellos de People en Español TV special airing on Sunday, May 6, 10:00pm EDT, on Univision.

Source: Press release via PRNewswire – English, Spanish

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