Celebrities & Cosmetic Surgery – How Much is too Much? People en...

Celebrities & Cosmetic Surgery – How Much is too Much? People en Español’s May Issue Reveals Before & After Photos of Jennifer Lopez, Thalía and Salma Hayek; On Sale Monday, April 5



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 29, 2004–People en Español unveils its “Cosmetic Surgery — The Photos Tell All” issue on Monday, April 5, interviewing some of today’s hottest Hispanic celebrities on the guilty pleasures of cosmetic surgery. While celebrities such as Univision TV personality Barbara Bermudo and famed astrologist Walter Mercado speak out and embrace their transformations, others keep tight-lipped. Letting the photos speak for themselves, the issue features before and after images of celebrities such as J. Lo, Salma, Madonna and Thalia.

Cover girl Barbara Bermudo says she contemplated breast enhancement for years before deciding to go through with the procedure. Though blessed with exceptional beauty and undeniable journalistic talent — she co-hosts the number one news program on Univision – Bermudo was always conscious of her less than ample bust line. She spoke to the magazine exclusively, weeks after her surgery, and decided to set the record straight. “Sometimes mother nature gives you more in one place and less in another,” says Bermudo. “I wanted this change for a very long time.” Adding to that, Bermudo admits that the recovery was very painful. “It was a trying time, but I am extremely happy with my new look.”

“In an industry where exterior beauty plays such a significant role, cosmetic surgery is becoming ever so-popular,” says Richard Pérez-Feria, People en Español editor. “We wanted to dismiss the negative vibe surrounding cosmetic surgery and educate our readers on the choices that are available to them.”

The issue also features advice from top medical experts who provide tips for selecting the best surgeon, preparing for and accepting the new you, and how to avoid getting addicted.

All this and much more in the May issue of People en Español.

People en Español was launched in 1998 and today is the best-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Each month, the publication reaches more than four million readers with an exciting editorial mix of Hispanic and mainstream entertainment coverage, fashion and beauty service and compelling human-interest stories. Distinguishing itself from its English-language counterpart, People en Español delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of Hispanics in the United States.

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Celebrities & Cosmetic Surgery – How Much is too Much? People en Español’s May Issue Reveals Before & After Photos of Jennifer Lopez, Thalía and Salma Hayek; On Sale Monday, April 5