But before you burn your VF past issues, cancel your subscription or join the growing ranks of Vanity Fair detractors, let me fill you in on a little secret: Not even the supposedly more diverse Hispanic media wants to portray anything other than Swedish-looking Latin Americans.
Have you ever watched a Univision or a Telemundo telenovela? Do you know what the networks’ main news anchors look like? When was the last time you saw a black-skinned Latino on television? (no, not the ones being caught in Cops).
Univision’s ‘El Show de Cristina’ (left) and Grupo Televisa’s ‘Querida Enemiga’