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Eva Longoria reflects on her days as a “Desperate Housewife” [video]

Eva Longoria sat down with Katie Couric on Good Morning America to talk about the end of her long-running hit show, Desperate Housewives. Asked about her fondest memory, she responded:
“I remember just the entire Latino community [her character] embracing Gaby and Carlos and going, ‘They’re affluent, and they don’t speak with an accent, and they are educated, and they’re living the American dream.’ So that was really great to be that role model in television,” she said.
Her next move, aside from her political activism, is as co-executive producer for the upcoming show, Devious Maids.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. Favorite Eva quote, “He’s not black, he’s French.”

  2. Longoria and “political activism” is the same as what Chef Boyardee or the Olive Garden is to fine Tuscan Italian food! Katie Couric? You have to be kidding me!

  3. The only Latinos Katie Couric knows are the pool boy and her maid.

  4. About time that crappy show is over

  5. She is amazing… fame and fortune have not derailed her from her roots and for what she stands for!

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