Glee’s Naya Rivera helps kick off Cosmpolitan’s new edition targeting Latinas in a stunning pictorial spread poolside in a bikini.
The magazine is targeted at Latin women, and Rivera, who is half Puerto Rican, says her Latin roots are a definite influence on her life.
“I definitely think being Latina has an influence on my style,” Rivera tells the magazine. “Latinas are really confident women, so I think that that shows in what I wear.”
Check out Naya’s photos; click to enlarge.
The 25-year-old actress grew up in and around Los Angeles, where he mother worked as a model. Naya began appearing in ads and commercials as an infant.
Rivera did a slew of television work appearing on such shows as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Family Matters,” “Live Shot” and “Baywatch” before she as cast in 2009 to play Santana Lopez on Fox’s musical comedy show Glee.
Rivera’s Glee character is a lesbian who has an on-again, off-again affair with fellow cheerleader Brittany, played by Heather Morris.
Last year she hosted the San Francisco GLAAD Media Awards and would like to see more gay characters on television. She also says Jennifer Lopez is her biggest Latina role model.
“I look up to her,” she tells Cosmo. “What she’s done with her life and career is awesome and I hope to do that one day.”
Check out her photos and video below.