In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Latina magazine is releasing a special edition of the mag to present the 20 most influential and impactful covers ever, and Pitbull’s 2011 issue made the list!
Mr. Worldwide’s The Hot Guy Issue cover from June/July 2011 ranks in at No. 15 on the list. Check out what Latina editor, Priscilla Rodriguez, had to say about the issue below!
“I’m not here to exploit our culture — I’m here to empower it, and I want to build a brand, like Jennifer [Lopez].”—Pitbull, June/July 2011
Mr. 305 became Worldwide with his global domination of the music market. But it has been his ability to make Latin music “cool” and accepted by people from all walks of life that has made Pitbull (né Armando Christian Pérez) a prominent voice of our culture. He has collaborated with everyone from Ne-Yo to Brazilian superstar Claudia Leitte and has succeeded in branding himself with product endorsements, his own channel on Sirius XM radio, a fragrance line, and a New Year’s Eve special on Fox—Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution. Beyond that, he has sponsored a charter school, SLAM (Sports Leadership and Management Academy) on his home ground in Miami’s Little Havana, as well as in Henderson, Nevada. Kids are flocking to them.
The 20th Anniversary Edition of Latina magazine is now on stands – get yours today!