-Supermodel Joan Smalls and rapper Bad Bunny cover "Vogue" Mexico, where they talk about their love for their native Puerto Rico among other issues. J Balvin appears on a separate cover.
-Smalls on visibility : Smalls "It Makes me very proud to see so many of us regardless of whether we come from Puerto Rico,Cuba,Mexico,Colombia or Venezuela. We all have something in common:culture and language.Seeing that on a platform as big as the Super Bowl sends a clear message:we have always been here but now we are being given the opportunity to express ourselves".
-Bad Bunny on Latin music around the world.BB"Latin music is heard more than ever.Reggaeton and Urban rhymes are taking an important place in the history of music. Those who used to listen to other popular artists now recognize me and other artist of the genre.I never imagined singing at the Super Bowl.Still, without singing in English, it is a movement in which the music speaks for itself and connects with everyone".
-Bad Bunny on his music:BB"I feel the responsibility to express myself as I am and let people know that it is okay to be them regardless of their race or sex. Reggaeton became part of Latin culture and I think the main message is authenticity and the fact that anyone can be whatever they want.It is an important responsibility, to work so that people realize the diversity that exists in the world".
-Joan Smalls on on the beginning of her career:Smalls"I came to an industry that immediately pigeonholed me. They saw me as the Afro-descendant model-not even as a mix-they saw me as a Black girl. They didn't see my different layers;That of being Latina or that of being of African descent, they only saw me from the outside. At the time there was no inclusion, I had to push myself to make a change and say," I am much more than just this.Whenever they referred to Latin, I was last seen by my skin tone. I was always caught in the specter that my skin was too light to be black but too dark to be Latina. Now, everyone uses the term 'Afro-Latin' but when I started that didn't exist".
-Smalls on what success means to her. Smalls"First of all , I have always felt the responsibility to represent Joan a a person and make my family proud, that has always been my goal and it's they who I owe that responsibility to. However ,of course there are other categories; that of being a woman and that of being a Latina and of course I felt the responsibility to represent ourselves and break the stereotypes of what people think we are".
J Balvin on the how music transcends.Balvin""Everyone in the world is equal and Latinos are a very great force to contribute to the growth of the world. Today's sound is a mixture of our cultures, our roots, what we are, what we inspire,our flavor and our folklore. It is the result of a diversity of customs and talents that have come to make your own wave"
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Joan Smalls y Bad Bunny protagonizan la portada de Vogue con una historia que se proclama como símbolo de toda la unión y la hermandad de nuestra región. https://t.co/k7bsY2fUC5— Vogue Mex y Latam (@VogueMexico) March 28, 2020
¡Nuestra energía mueve al mundo! Este mes, #Colombia 🇨🇴recibe a uno de sus más grandes exponentes en la industria musical en la portada de Vogue. #JBalvin protagoniza junto a la supermodelo puertorriqueña, #JoanSmalls, una edición exclusiva para su país: https://t.co/KDx7214EMd pic.twitter.com/dgRxtZZhdk— Vogue Mex y Latam (@VogueMexico) March 27, 2020