The indigenous Mexican actor Yalitza Aparicio will appear on a 2019 cover of Vogue Mexico, in a first for a country (Mexico) where light-skinned people dominate the media landscape despite an overwhelmingly mestizo and indigenous population. Aparicio, who has won acclaim for her debut performance in Alfonso Cuarón’s new film Roma (P.S. it’s now streaming here on Netflix)
, wears a Gucci dress on the magazine’s December edition, next to the title “In tiu’n ntav’i” – “A star is born” – in the indigenous Mixtec language.
“Certain stereotypes are being broken: that only people with a certain profile can be actresses or be on the cover of magazines. Other faces of Mexico are now being recognized. It is something that makes me happy and proud of my roots.”