Latin Billboards 2016: Ximena Duque Talks About Her Dazzling Red Carpet Look [EXCLUSIVE]

Ximena Duque
Ximena Duque attends the Billboard Latin Music Awards at Bank United Center on April 28, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

With big wins, memorable duet performances, and a star-studded audience, the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards was a complete success. Of course, one of the highlights of the night was the red carpet mayhem prior to the award ceremony. 

"El Señor De Los Cielos" stars like Rafael Amaya, Fernanda Castillo, Carmen Aub, and other Telemundo talent attended the show and posed for photographers. Other celebrities at the event included Gaby Espino, Giselle Blondet,  Ha*Ash, J Balvin, Zion & Lennox, Luis Coronel, Sonya Smith and many more.

Although most celebrities looked glamorous at the red carpet, we couldn't help but notice how impeccable and flawless Ximena Duque looked. The Colombian actress dazzled in an elegant gown that will leave everyone talking for days. We chatted with the "Dueños del Paraiso" actress about the ravishing dress she flaunted at the Latin Billboards, and this is everything she told us.

Latin Times: You look gorgeous tonight, as always! Who dressed you? 

Ximena Duque: It's a dress by designer René Ruíz. I wanted something appropriate for the weather in Miami and a color that I've never worn on the red carpet.

LT: How is the process of choosing a gown for an important gala such as the Latin Billboards?

XD: First, I search for the latest trends in fashion. Then, I pick the color of the dress. Finally, have a great designer at hand, like in this case with Rene Ruiz. 

LT: Is this the first time you work with Rene?

XD: Yes, it's the first time. He's a great person and an excellent designer.

LT: What's the best thing about being part of these star-studded award ceremonies, such as the Latin Billboards?

XD: Enjoy the beautiful audience who is always waiting for their favorite celebrity with so much enthusiasm. And of course, enjoy this big event and the performances.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP