Eva Longoria In Zuhair Murad - 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards

Before hitting the 2013 NCLA ALMA Awards stage for her co-hosting duties with Mario Lopez, Eva Longoria made her red-carpet entrance yesterday evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Playing the ultimate lady in red, the actress sizzled in a curve-hugging, crimson Zuhair Murad Fall 2013 leather- and lace-embellished gown, which I actually preferred from the back.

Even with the sheer detail, the front of the mock-turtleneck, long-sleeve dress could have easily overwhelmed this petite powerhouse, so I’m glad she swept her locks into a messy updo to go with her sultry, smokey eyes and nude pout.

Did you like her red-hot attempt, or was it another expected entrance from this Latina lovely?

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