Eva LongoriaBy Deanna Barnert Posted: May 9, 2003
Eva Longoria Christopher (Isabella, The Young and the Restless) may be leaving Y&R in June, but she's doing so with major exposure. She's currently gracing the pages of People en Espanol, who picked her as one of its "25 Most Beautiful." The actress admits she was surprised and honored to hear she'll top this year's list of Latin stars who, according to magazine, exhibit "extraordinary talent and captivating good looks." "It's awesome to be recognized by a community that I feel has so many beautiful people." With romance as the theme of the issue, Longoria struck her pose in California's Joshua Tree, in the Mojave Desert. "It was the best photo shoot I've ever done," Longoria raves. "It was at an old Dennis Hopper movie set built in the middle of nowhere, shot with all natural light. They asked a few other people to shoot there, and no one would. I was like, 'Oh, my God, yes! Awesome!' It was first-class all the way. I thought: We're the Most Beautiful People because there are 20 people here to make us so!"Perhaps less romantic is the footage from the behind the scenes video of all 25 shoots." They were following me around and I was constantly eating!" Longoria laughs. "Every time they turned on the camera, I was putting something in my mouth."The magazine was also interested in what comes out of Longoria's mouth." There were a lot of fun questions like, 'If you were a man for a day, what would you do?'" Longoria recalls of her interview, adding, "I don't think you can take yourself too seriously with a recognition like this." As for joining past honorees Ricky Martin (ex-Miguel Morez, General Hospital), Eddie Cibrian (ex-Cole Deschanel, Sunset Beach; ex-Matt Clark, Y&R) and Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos, All My Children) as fave beauties picked from daytime, Longoria concludes, "It's a great opportunity to get your face out to people who don't watch Y&R [and] something that can break the boundaries that have been created around you."