Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez has just been crowned Miss USA 2014! The 24-year-old Latina stunner beat out 50 other contestants from all states and Washington D.C. on Sunday night during the pageant in Louisiana, including first runner-up Miss North Dakota Audra Mari. Sanchez will now go on to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year. Before she does, here are 5 things to know about the beauty queen:
While some companies seem to be putting more effort into making their commercials clever and funny these days, many of them are still just as cheesy and annoying as ever--especially those targeted to women. Seriously, if I have to see one more tampon commercial involving a girl twirling in the grass or something, I might scream.
That's why I couldn't help but love the latest CoverGirl ad campaign, entitled "Girls Can." The feel-good commercial, which features a ton of the brand's famous spokeswomen, encourages girls to break barriers and pursue new challenges. Check it out below (you might even spot a couple of your favorite Latinas)!Continue Reading >
Holy smokes, did you all see how fantastic Christina Aguilera looked at the American Music Awards last night? She has been looking fantastic lately, but even before her new look, she's always been a great role model. Sure she went through her somewhat risque phase, but The Voice judge and singer made a comeback as a composed woman and excellent mother.
Most recently she's made headlines for her dramatic weight loss. While we think she looks phenomenal, what we love most about her is the positive message that she sends out to women everywhere.Continue Reading >
Hispanic Heritage Month is coming to an end today. A lot of folks here in the U.S. don't really know much about how much we have contributed to society, some of us don't even know!
ISo we've come up with a whole list of great things Latinos have done for our nation!Continue Reading >
Picture this: You walk into a pole dancing class and the best dancer there is an abuela! Viviana Morales is an Argentinian 50-year-old award winning pole dancer and is considered the best in all of South America. You would think Morales has been doing this form of dance since her youth, but the reality of it is that she's only been doing it for about six years.
She's certainly breaking barriers for all the abuelos out there, proving that age ain't nothing but a number when it comes to being in shape!Continue Reading >
YouTube beauty vlogger Talia Joy Castellano could use lots of prayers today. The 13-year-old who has been battling cancer for the last seven years has been hospitalized. The YouTube sensation suffers from neuroblastoma and leukemia which although inhibiting has never stopped her from living life to the fullest.
Castellano is known for shooting makeup tutorials from her personal YouTube account making her one of the biggest beauty vloggers on the site. The little star's contagious personality has earned her many viewers as she embraces beauty through her makeup skills even though she lost all her hair due to chemotherapy. We ask that you have Talia Castellano in your thoughts as the little girl goes through her latest health battle.Continue Reading >
The Latina, the geek, and the mother in me was excited as I spoke to Adriana Ocampo, a Space Geologist at NASA. What Ocampo does and how she got to where is provides an inspirational story for Latinas--and our children.
Ocampo, born in Baranquilla, Colombia and raised in Argentina, before moving to the U.S. at 14, leads programs for space exploration missions to Jupiter, Pluto, and other faraway places in our universe. Mind-boggling, I know! When she lived in Argentina, she was denied entrance to a school because it was only for boys. Shortly after, her family arrived in Pasadena, CA, not too far from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Like any newcomer, she struggled to learn English. Still, Ocampo was determined to succeed and work for NASA.Continue Reading >
It's Cesar Chavez Day! Did you know that? Well, if not--Cesar Chavez was a legendary Latino activist who helped found United Farm Workers and fought tirelessly for Latino civil rights and labor rights. His is honored the 31st of March ever year in California, Texas, and Colorado and Google decided to highlight his legacy by changing their doodle today to showcase the Latino advocate.
His legacy has long since been an inspiration to many, and Chavez, alongside Latina Dolores Huerta shared a commitment to improving the lives of others and giving a voice to many who had no way of speaking out.
Jessica Alba, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Perhaps, I'm the last to jump on the Jessica Alba is awesome bandwagon, but better late than never. The more I learn about this beautiful actor, mom, author, entrepreneur, and eco-friendly business pioneer, the more I come to admire her.
The latest thing Alba did to make me fall in love with her is bravely declaring that mothers should stop judging each other. OMG, thank you, Jessica! Enough is enough, so just knock it off you mother judgers!Continue Reading >
The most popular conversations among the members of the mamaslatinas.com community are "I want to lose weight" and "I feel depressed, sad or lonely." This is especially true among Spanish speaking Latinas. The issue of losing weight is something that has dominated my life since I had my children over 17 years ago. My weight goes up and down like a yoyo. In the last six months, prompted by other mamás Latinas and an acid reflux diagnosis, I have lost over 12 pounds!Continue Reading >