NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Siempre Mujer, the largest Spanish-language lifestyle magazine for Latinas in the U.S., today announced the winner and three finalists of its third-annual "La Musa de Siempre Mujer" cover contest. The program gives the magazine's readers an opportunity to shine in the October/November 2016 issue, and highlights four fresh faces representing the beauty, intelligence and drive of Latinas.
The winner of the 2016 Cover Contest is Yisney Terrero, a 30-year-old Dominican blogger, aspiring entrepreneur and mom-of-two from Los Angeles, Calif. The former model, who starred in the 2015 music video for Enrique Iglesias and Nicky Jam's song "El Perdón," studied fashion design and hopes to launch sportswear and swimwear collections. Currently, she is the creative force behind two websites: a fashion blog Yisneyterrero.com and a healthy lifestyle blog Mibellezainterna.com.
"Appearing on the cover of Siempre Mujer is a dream come true," says Terrero. "I've always loved the magazine and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my story with other readers and show young Latinas that it's possible to chase your professional goals while raising a family."
Univision Network serves as the media partner for the Cover Contest, and Terrero joined Siempre Mujer Editor-in-Chief Jessica Torres to unveil the cover on Univision's Despierta América, the number one early morning program among Hispanics with more viewers than ABC's Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and NBC's TODAY show, on Sept. 27. Click here to watch the clip.
The three Cover Contest finalists featured alongside Terrero in the issue are Claudia Andrea Bermúdez, a 25-year-old Los Angeles-based marketing professional, aspiring journalist and yoga instructor who emigrated from Peru when she was nine years old; Emmelie De La Cruz, a 25-year-old Dominican-Puerto Rican entrepreneur from Georgia who is a personal branding expert, author ("Make Yourself Marketable: The Ultimate Personal Branding Planner" and "The Sanity + Success Journal") and blogger at Emmeliedelacruz.com; and Jennifer Rinehart, a 22-year-old of Mexican heritage who recently received a degree in international relations and global studies from the University of Texas and hopes to join a nonprofit organization focused on international outreach.
Readers had the chance to enter the contest between April and June 2016 at SiempreMujer.com, and the winner and finalists were chosen by a prestigious panel of editors and judges from the fashion and beauty industries.
In addition to entering the contest, readers also voted for their own musa. This year's People's Choice winner is Marlyn Mercado, a Puerto Rican professional model and mom-of-two based in Orlando, Fla. who won with more than 6,000 votes. Mercado is also featured inside the issue and on SiempreMujer.com at http://siempremujer.com/estilo/te-presentamos-a-marlyn-mercado-la-nueva-favorita-del-publico-de-siempre-mujer/85422/.
"We've met so many incredible women over the past three years of holding our Cover Contest," says Torres. "What's unique about this year's winner and finalists is that they're all millennial influencers, career- and entrepreneurial-minded and tech savvy. And those qualities truly reflect our readers and the Modern Latina."
The grand-prize winner received prizes valued at more $10,000, which includes a course at the University of Miami, Division of Continuing & International Education—valued at $8,000; an appearance on Univision Network's Despierta America; a trip to New York for the cover photo shoot; and a two-person stay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort.
Past winners of "La Musa de Siempre Mujer" include Alexis Payne, who recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and is currently pursuing a career in television in Los Angeles, and Shakira Bonilla, a 19-year-old mother from Puerto Rico who is currently enrolled in the University of Miami, courtesy of her Cover Contest scholarship.
ABOUT SIEMPRE MUJER
Launched in 2005 by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP, www.meredith.com), Siempre Mujer is the only magazine written for, by and about the modern U.S. Hispanic woman who is actualizing her goal of success. With fresh, authentic and inspiring content, Siempre Mujer has become one of the leading Spanish language women's magazines and the Latina's source for the things she cares about most; beauty, style, fitness, fashion, arts, culture, and career, helping her be the best woman she can be, a leader, a doer, and a role model. Siempre Mujer reaches 1.8 million readers every issue, and is published 6 times a year. SiempreMujer.com provides the latest in beauty and fashion trends, and original editorial content about relationships, current events, celebrity news and entertainment.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
The University of Miami's mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.
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