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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Eva on the Cover of December Elle Magazine!

IMTA alum Eva Longoria is on the December cover of British Elle magazine and she looks absolutely stunning! She is featured in an article about her magazine makeover, was interviewed and did a fashion shoot. Eva has used her celebrity and walks on the red carpet to benefit charitable causes such as women’s health issues, Hispanic advancement in our society and has her own charity Eva's Heros which helps disabled children and adults with the various challenges they face. She puts her star power to work in the PSA's and other cancer awareness and education programs.

Eva's breakthrough role is as the beautiful Gabrielle Solis on the award-winning Desperate Housewives on ABC (now in its fourth season). Eva competed at IMTA in 1998 and had 38 agencies and managers expressed interest in her! She decided to try acting and signed with a manager she had met at the convention. Eva recently told Pageantry Magazine that “The first day they signed me I had four auditions...It was pretty fast.” She quickly moved to Los Angeles and landed guest-starring roles on Beverly Hills 90210, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful and went on to play the role of Isabella on the popular daytime series The Young and the Restless.

In 2003, she took a role as a detective in a TV remake LA Dragnet and made her big-screen film debut in Carlita’s Secret, and starred in the films Harsh Times, and The Sentinel. Eva has been named one of AOL's sexist Prime time TV stars, one of People's "50 Most Beautiful", the "#1 Hottest Woman in the World" by Maxim, voted by Variety as one of the "Ten New Faces to Watch", one of Rolling Stone's "People of the Year," USA Today's "TV's Hot 11" and TV Guide's "New Faces of Fall." She has an exclusive worldwide contract as the face of L'Oreal and is the spokeswoman for Bebe apparel. Be sure to pick up the December issue of British Elle Magazine and see Eva with her new look!!

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