By Kate Hogan
Updated September 12, 2011 07:30 PM

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Saturday night, Eva Longoria was the hostess with the mostess … outfit changes. The pint-sized Desperate Housewives star, co-hosting the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards with pal George Lopez, changed gowns a staggering eight times.

Longoria hit the red carpet in a coral dress with a dramatic train, changing into an off-white one-shoulder gown, fitted maroon mermaid gown and shoulderless halter dress as the evening went on.

The actress also worked a lilac look and a fitted white full-sleeve gown as her hosting duties continued. While posing with the award for favorite TV series — which went to her Desperate Housewives — Longoria worked a asymmetrical jersey column gown by Monique Lhuillier. And she also snuck a custom blush look by Lorena Sarbu into the mix. She accessorized several of her dresses with Bochic earrings.

Though eight outfits seems like a lot, it was nothing compared to her 13 outfit changes at last year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, where Longoria slipped into a handful of risqué gowns … and an oversized ham costume.

The ALMA Awards air this Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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–Kate Hogan, with reporting by Vanessa Diaz