#TBT: 7 Latina Models Who Have Graced The Cover of Vogue

Each week, in a column we call #TBT, we take a look back at the people, places, and things that stood out in Latinx culture

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Photo: Unsplash/@laurachouette

Each week, in a column we call #TBT, we take a look back at the people, places, and things that stood out in Latinx culture. This week, we are going to look at seven trailblazing Latina models, who graced the cover of US Vogue.

Talisa Soto

Nuyorican model-turned-actress Talisa Soto appeared on several Vogue covers in her day. She landed her only cover of American Vogue in April of 1989.


Christy Turlington

Salvadorean American supermodel Christy Turlington Burns was one of the major models of the 1990s. She has been on the cover of “The Big Four”—Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Paris, and Vogue Italia—several times. This cover (April 1990) was her first of seven US Vogue covers.


Helena Christensen


Peruvian/Danish model Helena Christensen (pictured left) was also a big face of the ’90s. The former Miss Denmark (1986) was on the cover of US Vogue twice (both times in 1993; this one is from April).


Brandi Quinones


Nuyorican, Afro-Cuban, and Sicilian model Brandi Quinones was a trailblazer in the modeling world—representing for Latinas, Afro-Latinas, black women, biracial women, and WOC everywhere. She appeared on the April 1994 cover of Vogue.


Gisele Bündchen


A supermodel in every sense of the world, the Brazilian we all know on a first name basis was the highest paid model in the world, for 15 years. She has been on the cover of American Vogue 11 times (140 Vogue covers worldwide); this is her very first cover for the July 1999 issue (her curves heralded the return of the sexy model).


Isabeli Fontana


Another Brazilian who has made a name for herself in the fashion world is supermodel Isabeli Fontana (pictured third from top left). Two of her 55 total Vogue covers have been for US Vogue (this one is from May 2009).


Joan Smalls


Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls-Rodriguez is an Afro-Latina who was one of the highest paid models of 2016, and the first Latina face of Estee Lauder. Joan has been on several covers of Vogue around the world; this is her sole US Vogue cover (August 2014).

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