Mexican songstress Thalia, in a sensual and short dress designed by Roberto Cavalli, and Dominican TV host Charytin Goyco in an elegant black outfit by countryman Oscar de la Renta, turned heads in New York during their red carpet appearances for People en Español magazine's "50 Most Beautiful" issue gala.

Meanwhile, the most anticipated celebrity at the Tuesday evening event, Ricky Martin, who made the elite list again this year and opted for an elegant black and white outfit, granted no interviews to the media, although he posed for photos with a big smile.

According to his publicist, Rondine Alcala, the artist has two numbers on Wednesday in the musical "Evita," in which he is starring along with Argentina's Elena Rogers and American Michael Cerveris, and he preferred to rest his voice.

The popular magazine opted to hold the event this year - where Thalia made the list for the ninth time - at the famous Plaza Hotel.

"The only thing these types of covers and magazines do is to be able to remind people that beauty is an attitude, it's something that comes from inside, it's something that a person exudes, that comes from your being," Thalia said.

Meanwhile, Charytin, who was accompanied by her sister Sharina, emphasized that although she has made the list on other occasions, this is the first time that she was included on the cover of this particular issue of the magazine, adding that "I'm very happy because it has something marvelous and I shared that with my companions."

The 50 Most Beautiful and other invited guests arrived at the venue amid the shouts and cheers of fans who every year gather starting early in the day to see their idols grace the red carpet.

This year, the 16th such event, the first to move across the red carpet, was Venezuelan actor Alejandro Chaban, who did not hide his happiness.

"I'm so happy that I want to send the photo to everyone who called me fat," the actor said.

Spain was represented by Javier "Poty" Castillo, who is in charge of the choreography for Univision's program "Mira quien baila," who said that he was not vain "at all" and that when he heard he had been selected for this year's prestigious list "I stayed normal because I imagine that it's not a question of beauty alone, but that there's another evaluation, which is more fulfilling to me."

The list also includes Spaniards Penelope Cruz and young singer Pablo Alboran, who did not attend the gala.