Faces of the Future. July 2018. How Latinos Are Shaping America's Future. Drag queen Valentina (left), aka Los Angeles performer James Andrew Leyva, records a music video in a Boyle Heights studio. Valentina was a contestant in Ru Paul's Drag Race before being eliminated in the television show's ninth season. Her performances are a tribute to classic Latina beauty. Most of his crew is Latino. Feature focuses on the rise of Latinos in the U.S. Looking at Latino majority cities where Latinos have gained political, social and economic power we've documented how those communities have changed, and what the implications may be for the broader U.S. as the Latino population continues to grow.