Singer Jennifer Lopez sports a short wig as she poses for her fourth Allure magazine cover and discusses challenging the industry’s beauty standards as a curvy star.
Noting that when she started out, everyone else was a ‘waif’, she has clearly helped a variety of body types to be considered the ‘norm’ in the showbiz woirld.
‘Everyone had to be a waif’: Leggy Jennifer Lopez, 51, sported a short wig as she discussed challenging the industry’s beauty standards with her famous curves with Allure
‘It was like, “Well, you’re not. How do you feel?” I’m like, “I feel great about it!”‘
During the interview in celebration of Allure’s 30th anniversary, Jennifer put on a leggy display as she posed for a super glamorous shoot.
But speaking about her slightly less glamorous life in lockdown, she said ‘at the start we were all filled with anxiety, adding ‘we were all in the Twilight Zone like everyone else.’
Jennifer added she is glad she has been able to spend much more time with her fiancé and former Yankees slugger Rodriguez, 45, her 12-year-old twins (their father is Marc Anthony), and Rodriguez’s two daughters.
She said: ‘When I came on the scene, it was kind of the time of the waif and everybody had to be stick thin. ‘It was like, “Well, you’re not. How do you feel?” I’m like, “I feel great about it!”‘
She said they’ve been playing baseball together and painting, acknowledging: ‘We never get to do stuff like that. I was trying to take advantage of the time.’
And Jennifer said it’s been ‘really good’ for the family, adding: ‘We got to work on ourselves. We did therapy. I think it was really helpful for us in our relationship.’
But the pandemic did stop her wedding to A-Rod happening.
Out soon: Allure’s March 2021 issue is available on newsstands nationwide on February 10
She said: ‘It was a big deal. We had been planning for months and months and months, and it was overseas.’
However, she noted that ‘maybe it wasn’t the right time’.
While Jennifer and A-Rod have been seen regularly visiting a private gym in lockdown, the singer has succumbed to treats, like the rest of us.
She admitted: ‘I do sit on the couch and eat potato chips! The thing is not to get too used to it, because it’s so easy and so fun.’
And while she has enjoyed huge success, Jennifer questioned why she was noticeably not given an Oscars nod for her role in Hustlers.
She said: ‘[My production partner] Elaine [Goldsmith-Thomas] made a post where she listed all the things I had been nominated for and won that season and when it came to the Oscars, it was so obviously absent. It was a sting.’
Latino Jennifer said she questioned what that meant that others thought she should have been nominated and she wasn’t.
But she said: ‘It came to a point where I was like, “This is not why I do this. I don’t do this to have 10 Oscars sitting on my mantel or 20 Grammys.”‘
The pop sensation put on an incredibly chic display for her Allure shoot, sporting a cropped pixie-style ‘do in several of the images, including the cover.
The style was carefully coiffed by her longtime hairdresser Chris Appleton – who also counts Kim Kardashian as a client – with the beauty pro revealing he used Color Wow products to style J-Lo for the images, starting with the brand’s Dream Coat for Curly Hair, before applying the Pop & Lock Frizz Control and Glossing Serum to ensure ‘high gloss and epic shine’.
Allure’s March 2021 issue is available on newsstands nationwide on February 10.
Love is all you need: Jennifer added she is glad she has been able to spend much more time with her fiancé and former Yankees slugger Rodriguez, 45, her 12-year-old twins (their father is Marc Anthony), and Rodriguez’s two daughters
Almost to the alter: Jennifer and A-Rod have been forced to postpone their wedding twice due to the pandemic and she called it a ‘big deal’ pictured together in 2019