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Rubio Named Most Beautiful Latina

May 8, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Mexican singer Paulina Rubio has topped People en Espanol’s list of the ``25 Most Beautiful″ Latin entertainers.

The Spanish-language offshoot of People magazine announced Tuesday that next week’s cover will feature the singer, whose album ``Paulina″ was a top-seller on last year’s Latin music charts.

``Paulina is not only beautiful and sexy, but she has that star quality that will certainly put her on the map. ... She is destined to be the next breakout performer,″ said Angelo Figueroa, managing editor of People en Espanol.

The 30-year-old pop star and former Mexican television actress is set to release her first English-language album, ``Border Girl,″ in June.

Others named to the fifth annual list include Grammy-winning Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, ``NYPD Blue″ actor Esai Morales, ``Rush Hour 2″ co-star Roselyn Sanchez, ``The Other Half″ co-host Mario Lopez and ``The Sopranos″ co-star Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

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