Santana Lopez

Santana Lopez from Glee:
Santana Lopez is a bold reminder that Latinas aren't all maids who follow their man's every move. Naya Rivera portrays a strong, fierce, talented young woman who's trying to pursue her dreams of stardom. Oh, and she also happens to be one of the few lesbian characters on TV today.  “There are very few ethnic LGBT characters on television,” Rivera told us. “I am honored to represent them. I love supporting this cause, but it’s a big responsibility.”

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.