Zoë Saldana finally gets the cover of a major fashion magazine but alas, it isn’t your mainstream Vogue or Elle but the inaugural issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas.
She said of being young ballerina: “I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside. It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial…In dance, you use every part of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice.”
Zoë has faced a lot of criticism for being a slender woman but watch her in 2002 in that not-too-awful Britney Spears movie Crossroads and you can see she’s always had a small frame and is obviously naturally petite.
In her interview she discusses the stereotype that all Latinas are fiery: “People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood.”
When you consider that there are 25 million Latin women in the US, it makes perfect sense for Cosmopolitan to increase their readership by targeting this specific audience.
The first issue of Cosmo for Latinas is out on May 1st and could be available in the UK at large branches of WHS.