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Jennifer Lopez to Early Critics of Her Curves: ‘You’re The One With The Problem’

jennifer lopez cosmoJennifer Lopez has enjoyed a long and successful career in show business, from films to music to numerous endorsement deals. Lopez’s journey however was not without a few bumps in the road, namely surrounding her body image. In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, the 44-year-old multi-talented performer revealed that early on her career she had to stand her ground against Hollywood elites who pressured her to slim down her curvaceous body.

“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,” explained Lopez, who grew up in the Bronx, New York, with her Puerto Rican parents. “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'” she says. “And when you can really believe that, all of a sudden other people start believing too.”

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