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  • Nicole Richie

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  • Nicole Richie

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  • Eva Longoria

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  • Christina Aguilera

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  • Dania Ramirez

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  • Alejandra Espinoza

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  • Natalie Martinez

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  • Natalie Martinez

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  • Eva Longoria, George Lopez

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  • Cierra Ramirez

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  • Naya Rivera

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  • Lana Parrilla

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  • Julie Gonzalo

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  • Edgar Ramirez

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  • Jake Gyllenhaal

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  • Diego Boneta

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  • Diego Boneta

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  • Ryan Lochte, Danell Leyva

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  • Sofia Milos

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  • Mayte Garcia

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  • Ana Ortiz

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  • Q'orianka Kilcher

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  • Andy Garcia and daughter, Daniella Garcia Lorido

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  • Andy Garcia

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  • Edward James Olmos

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  • Rodrigo Santoro

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  • Taboo

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  • Zoe Saldana

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  • Judy Reyes

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  • Aubrey Plaza

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  • America Ferrera

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  • Tyler Posey

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  • Luis Fonsi

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  • Rafael Amaya

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  • Kamar de los Reyes

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  • Danny Pino, Lilly Pino

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  • Roselyn Sanchez, Eric Winter

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  • Kelly V. Dolan and Aaron Sanchez

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  • StayC and Flo Rida

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  • Constance Marie

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  • Madeleine Stowe

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  • Cote de Pablo

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  • Robert Rodriguez

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  • Rico Rodriguez

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  • The Cast of 'Mission Park'

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  • Gina Rodriguez

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  • 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards' Red Carpet

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The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards airs this Friday, September 21 (on NBC at 8PM/7PM CT), but there's no reason to wait to see just how the red carpet sizzled and how the stars literally lit up the night... er, day.

The 2012 edition is again hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, and will feature special awards and recognition to recently deceased, acting pioneer Lupe Ontiveros, global star Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Lochte and Hispanic Olympians from the London games.

Since 1995 the NCLR ALMA Awards have celebrated Hispanic achievements in entertainment, film, TV and music, helping to affirm the positive image and contributions of Latinos in the United States.

While such recognition is all the more important in today's hyper-politicized environment where almost one-third of the country believes that most Latinos are undocumented immigrants, we also have to be cognizant of the fact that people love to check out stars on the red carpet.

So for now, we'll put away the serious discussions and just sit back and let these stylish, beautiful, handsome and sexy Hispanics show us how it's done on the red carpet.



Don't forget to catch the awards show this Friday, September 21 on NBC at 8PM/7PM CT.