PEOPLE en Espanol’s “50 Most Beautiful” issue highlights some of today’s most popular names in Hispanic entertainment.  The cover features eight leading ladies including Avatar and Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana, along with one very lucky guy, Evita star Ricky Martin.  The “Mas 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 “Mas 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 Sofia 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 Thalia, who is on this year’s cover, breaks the record for being on the “Mas 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 “Mas Bellos” are NY Giants’ Victor Cruz and Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee.

For exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of People en Espanol’s “50 Most Beautiful” 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 Mas Bellos de People en Espanol TV special airing on Sunday, May 6, 10:00pm EDT, on Univision.

The complete list of People en Espanol’s 50 Most Beautiful:

  1. Adamari Lopez—Puerto Rican actress, Mira quien baila! (Univision)
  2. Adriana  Fonseca—Mexican actress, Corazon valiente (Telemundo)
  3. Alejandro Chaban—Venezuelan actor
  4. Alicia Machado—Venezuelan actress, Una familia con suerte (Univision)
  5. Ana Brenda—Mexican actress, La que no podia amar, (Univision)
  6. Angelica Vale—Mexican actress, Parodiando (Univision)
  7. Carlos Ponce—Puerto Rican actor and singer, Dos hogares (Univision)
  8. Catherine Siachoque—Colombian actress, La casa de al lado (Telemundo)
  9. Charytin Goyco—Dominican TV host
  10. Chiquinquira Delgado—Venezuelan TV Host, Despierta America, (Univision)
  11. Daddy Yankee—Puerto Rican Reggaetton Artist
  12. David Zepeda—Mexican actor, Abismo de Pasion, (Televisa)
  13. Edward ‘El Cata’ Bello—Dominican singer
  14. Emilio Estefan—Cuban music producer and entrepreneur
  15. Eugenio Siller—Mexican Actor, Una maid en manhattan, (Telemundo)
  16. Gaby Espino—Venezuelan Actress, Mas sabe el diablo (Telemundo)
  17. Genesis Rodriguez—Actress of Venezuelan Descent, Casa de Mi Padre
  18. Gloria Estefan—Cuban Singer
  19. Javier ‘Poty’ Castillo—Spanish Choreography director Mira quien baila! (Univision)
  20. Jencarlos Canela—Cuban-American actor and Singer, Mi Corazon insiste en Lola Volcan (Telemundo)
  21. Jennifer Lopez—Puerto Rican actress, singer and entrepreneur
  22. Jesus ‘Chino’ Miranda—Venezuelan Singer
  23. Jose Ron—Mexican actor, La que no podia amar, (Univision)
  24. Juan Soler—Argentine actor
  25. Julian Gil—Argentinian actor, La que no podia amar, (Univision)
  26. Larry Hernandez—Mexican singer
  27. Lili Estefan—Cuban TV Host, El gordo y la flaca, (Univision)
  28. Litzy—Mexican Actress, Una maid en manhattan, (Telemundo)
  29. Lucero—Mexican Singer and actress, Por ella soy Eva (Televisa)
  30. Luz Elena Gonzalez—Mexican actress, Una familia con suerte (Univision)
  31. Maite Perroni—Mexican Actress, Triunfo del amor (Univision)
  32. Maritza Rodriguez—Colombian actress, La casa de al lado (Telemundo)
  33. Mark Tacher—Mexican actor, Abismo de Pasion (Televisa)
  34. Miguel Varoni—Colombian actor, La casa de al lado (Telemundo)
  35. Naya Rivera—Actress of Puerto Rican descent, Glee, (Fox)
  36. Pablo Alboran—Spanish singer
  37. Penelope Cruz—Spanish Actress, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  38. Priscilla , Mexican Singer, Mira quien baila! (Univision)
  39. Ricky Martin—Puerto Rican Singer, Evita
  40. Salma Hayek—Mexican Actress, The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  41. Sandra Echevarria, Mexican Actress and Singer, Relaciones peligrosas (Telemundo)
  42. Sofia Vergara—Colombian Actress, Modern Family, (ABC)
  43. Sie7e—Puerto Rican singer
  44. Silvia Navarro—Mexican actress, Amor Bravo…cuando manda el corazon  (Televisa)
  45. Thalia—Mexican Singer and Actress
  46. Toni Costa—Spanish Dancer
  47. Vanesa de Roide—challenge winner on Nuestra Belleza Latina (Univision)
  48. Victor Cruz—Football player of Puerto Rican descent, New York Giants
  49. William Levy—Cuban actor, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
  50. Zoe Saldana—Dominican actress, Star Trek, Colombiana

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