J.Lo, aka “Jenny from the Block,” turned 49 this week and wasn’t about to let her birthday go by without reminding the universe why she is more than just a triple threat. On top of headlining a Vegas show at Planet Hollywood, collaborating with Inglot Cosmetics on her own makeup line, releasing new music and staring in Shades of Blue, the actress-singer-dancer also works her infamous butt off in the gym, and she has the incredible body to show for it.
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Lopez didn’t hold back this week, posting three sizzling images of her killer physique as she celebrated with friends and family. As Racked pointed out, media outlets went straight for the “doesn’t she look great for her age” rhetoric. And in some sense, it’s true, it does get tiring to see accomplished women reduced down to their appearance, as if they were simply a head on a body. But this is J.Lo we are talking about. She wants us to talk about her killer curves, she is after all, the woman who started the big booty craze, and despite her numerous contributions to the arts, she will forever be tied to that deep plunging Versace dress that made us reexamine what is considered an appropriate dress code.
If looking at J.Lo’s body as fitspiration for what you can accomplish at any age is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Does she also raise two children, executive produce television shows, sing duets with Cardi B and film blockbuster movies while also being named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2018? Yes, she does all of that. But she also works really hard on her exterior to defy gravity, logic and Mother Nature, and I am totally here for it.
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