Latina (magazine)

June/July 2016 cover featuring Demi Lovato
Categories Lifestyle, entertainment, beauty and fashion
Frequency 9 times a year[1]
First issue June 1996 (1996-06)
Company Latina Media Ventures, LLC
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 1099-890X

Latina is an American lifestyle, entertainment, beauty and fashion magazine for bilingual, bicultural Hispanic women published in English by Latina Media Ventures.

In May 2010, Latina Media Ventures named editorial director Galina Espinoza and publisher Lauren Michaels co-presidents[2] of the company. Latina was named to Adweek's "Hot List" in 2000 and 2001 and named Best Magazine by Advertising Age in 2000.


Latina was founded in 1996[3][4] by Christy Haubegger under Latina Publications, LLC. Haubegger, then a 28-year-old Stanford Law School graduate.[5] The first issue featured Jennifer Lopez on the cover.[6] 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.[7]

The magazine's covers consistently feature prominent Latinas like Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez, Paulina Rubio, Jessica Alba, Shakira, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Naya Rivera, America Ferrera and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The November 2015 issue featured girl group Fifth Harmony, whose three out of five members are Latinas, marking the first time two non-Latinas were featured on the cover of the magazine.

Latina Media Ventures faced accusations in 2017 of not paying its staff in nearly a month.[8] This year the publisher also laid-off six of its thirty employees,[9] was behind its production schedule,[10] and had its account frozen by Citibank.[11]

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