Jennifer Lopez, Cosmo for Latinas

Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Cosmopolitan for Latinas

Jennifer Lopez has one of the hottest bodies around, but back when her career was just beginning, not everyone was a fan of her killer curves.

But Jenny from the block knew better than to listen to those early naysayers! In a candid interview with Cosmo for Latinas' winter 2014 issue, the 44-year-old mom of two opens up about body confidence and having a good self-image.

"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," she says. "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," she says, "all of a sudden other people start believing too."

She also credits growing up in a wonderful Latin household for making her into the woman she is today. "I love the family that I grew up in," she says, "the strength and passion and the heart that we bring to things and then the way I was raised—the intense love we demonstrate."

For more of J.Lo's interview, check out Cosmo for Latinas' winter 2014 issue, on stands Oct. 29.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.