These famous Latinas are following in the oh-so-stylish footsteps of icons like Princess Diana and Audrey Hepburn. These dazzling beauties strive to make a lasting difference in the world. Each has embraced a cause (or several) close to her heart and found a way to use her style, talent, grace, and celebrity status to educate us on the importance of giving back.
These phenomenal famous Latinas deserve our admiration but they’ve demonstrated that they don’t want to be put on a pedestal — so as you take a moment to admire their dedication, just remember that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Gorgeous musician Shakira has made headlines for her recent appointment to serve on the White House Advisory Commission on Excellence for Hispanics. And she wasn’t chosen because of her excellent musical talents. Shakira has been working to help underprivileged children and their families in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, since she was 18 years old. She founded the Barefoot Foundation in the U.S. with the goal of making education universally accessible to every child. She also contributes her efforts and talents to ALAS and UNICEF.