zoe_latinacosmo.jpgThe inaugural issue of “Cosmopolitan for Latinas” is just days away from landing on newsstands, and Zoe Saldana, the actress with Puerto Rican and Dominican roots, will be gracing its cover.

The magazine launch, at its most basic, is a commercial acknowledgement of the new demographic realities in this country: Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S., and based on Census projections, are expected to become the largest non-white group in the country in a matter of years.

It’s also a chance to reach out to and highlight the voices of Latinas in the U.S.

It extended to Cosmo for Latinas’ cover subject choices. “We went with Saldana because, other than being stunningly beautiful and fashionable, she’s a mysterious figure, and not many know she’s Latina,” Cosmo Latina Editor Michelle Herrera Mulligan told Mamiverse. Herrera Mulligan said that she was taken with Saldana’s uniquely American journey. Saldana was born in Queens, New York, but raised in the Dominican Republic, making her exactly the kind of modern, bicultural Latina whose voices Herrera Mulligan wanted to highlight.

The magazine hits newsstands on May 1.

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