Pa’ribba. Latino Models and Lawyers
Dania Ramirez, the 29-year-old Dominican actress best known for her role as ‘Maya Herrera’ on NBC’s popular hit series Heroes, is the newest beautiful cara of COVERGIRL cosmetics.
Dania also was in the third installment of the X-MEN franchise X-MEN: The Last Stand and had a role on the HBO drama The Sopranos.
Print and TV ads starring Ramirez will launch January 2010. Ramirez, who was raised in the D.R. and New York by her grandmother, says she is passionate about empowering single mothers and teaching children about the arts in the Dominican.
“Being a COVERGIRL is about recognizing internal and external beauty, regardless of age or background,” Ramirez said in the company press release. (Buzz tip thanks to Miguelina, another beauty with the D.R. in her sangre.)
Cuban-American lawyer Stephen N. Zack was elected as president-elect of the American Bar Association, making him the first person of Hispanic descent to head the ABA. He is scheduled to take office August 2010.
So, in the same month, the U.S. gets a Latina Supreme Court Justice and a Latino running the country’s biggest attorney organization. Guau.
“I am proud to be the first Hispanic American slated to become the president of the ABA. This country is still a land of opportunity. I want to work as an advocate for access to justice – and also for the possibilities that can exist for all young students from all backgrounds,” Zack said in the ABA release.
The Miami attorney, who has practiced for more than 35 years, is a partner at the national firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. He is the son of a Cuban mother and American father and says his focus will be on promoting civics education and creating a commission on Hispanic Rights.