By Jonathan Borge
Updated May 18, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

Orange Is the New Black beauty Dascha Polanco is proud of her Dominican heritage, perhaps one of the main reasons the 33-year-old actress stepped out for People en Español's #50MasBellos celebration in New York Tuesday night. For the occasion, held to fête the magazine’s 20-year anniversary, along with its June 2016 “50 Most Beautiful” issue, Polanco turned to a body-hugging, sleeveless white dress with cutouts allover that showcased the curves she confidently rocks on every red carpet.

In fact, the star took to Instagram to share an empowering message encouraging everyone to love their own skin. “No approval needed!” she wrote alongside other moving words that showcase her passion for being herself.

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Inside the event, major Latino stars like former Sabado Gigante host Don Francisco and soap opera star Adamari Lopez mingled with guests and posed for the cameras. To boot, the magazine’s 2016 selection of the most gorgeous men and women includes A-list names like Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Zoe Saldana, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, and Sofía Vergara