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Jennifer Lopez: 'There's Nothing Wrong With Me Or My Shape'!

Jennifer Lopez: 'There's Nothing Wrong With Me Or My Shape'!

Jennifer Lopez sparkles and shines on the cover of Cosmopolitan for Latinas‘ Winter 2013 issue, on newsstands October 29.

Here’s what the 43-year-old entertainer and American Idol judge had to share with the mag:

On Latinos that have inspired her throughout the years: “I was really moved watching West Side Story as a young girl and seeing Puerto Ricans star in it. Even though it wasn’t the best depiction of us, they still have the passion and love that I relate to – not to mention the singing and dancing! Rita Moreno became a hero to me.”

On taking criticism about her body type: “Early on, my family really made me love who I was and what I looked like. My body was nothing out of the ordinary in my neighborhood. When I first started on television [as a Fly Girl on In Living Color], people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes. But you have to stand up and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you’re the one with the problem!’ And when you can really believe that, all of a sudden other people start believing too.”

On how she does it all: “One day somebody told me I had to perform in front of 35,000 people on the set of Selena. I didn’t know how to do it. I just said to myself: Don’t think about it. You can do this and you’ll be great. I walked out onto that stage. And then I did. I’ve been following that rule ever since.”

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Credit: Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Cosmopolitan for Latinas
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  • pika

    shes become way too big headed for anyones liking and shes not even that good at singing or acting.

  • tulino

    Jennifer Lopez is the biggest star of these days, she believe in her dreams and talents, that’s why she is where she is now. Gook Luck to her and keep with all the success.

  • Daphne

    “Early on, my family really made me love who I was and what I looked like.”
    Then why did you have a nose and chin job?

  • anoano

    Poor JLO, she has peaked and will never recapture the “it” status she once had long ago. Wonder how she will “made me love who I was” when she accepts that she’s yesterday’s news.

  • bye

    There is a problem with your parenting. Be around your kids more, and step away from the boy toy,

  • jess

    There is CERTAINLY nothing wrong with your shape when you appear in magazines. With all the photoshopping, everyone’s shape is nice hahaha.

  • Guadelupe

    Short stumpy legs, big saggy butt, no neck to speak of, wide nose (that needs a touch up, skin bleaching, blond weave. FAKE FAKE FAKE!

  • Sophie

    @Guadelupe: Photo-shopped to the extreme! You forgot to mention her obese flabby thighs.

  • She Stinks!

    She always looks like a big bag of misshapen russet potatoes with a bad blonde weave. If she is so proud of her body, then why get nose jobs and bleach your skin?She makes no sense as usual. She has zero talent and no class. She is a joke to the Hispanic community. Its really time to go back to obscurity JHO!

  • Elena

    What a bunch of BS! She looks nothing like she did when she started her career. Back in the mid 90′s she was thicker and much darker. So yes, she changed her body and face, lol!

  • Ha

    She has a fantastic body, anybody saying otherwise is either a jealous b!tch or a rude ass ignorant racist pr!ck

  • Jacqueline graham

    So much bitchiness. Unbelievable. She did it. She is what she is and good at it. Style and class