This is how Jennifer López was bullied in her early days
Jennifer Lopez is considered one of the most attractive women in the world of entertainment. At 53 years old, ‘the Bronx Diva’ remains in excellent physical shape, since she is very disciplined with her healthy eating and her exercise routines. However, the story was very different during the beginning of it, because she was a victim of bullying during her adolescence, since her body was very different from that of other young women her age.
Although JLo has now become a very self-confident woman who manages to inspire her followers, the reality is that at the beginning of her career as a singer and dancer, she had to face many obstacles. At 18, the interpreter of ‘Jenny From the Block’ practiced gymnastics and athletics, but in the place where he practiced these sports they gave him the cruel nickname of ‘The Old Guitar’, mocking his characteristic curvaceous figure that he inherited from his Puerto Rican ancestry.
This unpleasant nickname marked her life in a negative way, since at that moment she was still learning to recognize and accept her figure, since most of the girls around her looked very different from her. “The ideal of beauty was to be very thin, blonde, tall, without many curves…”, explains the artist in her documentary ‘Halftime’. “I grew up around curvy women, so I was never ashamed of anything,” she added. However, despite not feeling ashamed of her body, the artist did suffer from the constant criticism and bullying she received. “I used to think that she wasn’t skinny enough because she had curves. But over time I have learned that being healthy and feeling great are two things that are not related to a specific type of figure, it is something that depends on the person. Beauty is an attitude and we should celebrate what we like about ourselves and what makes us special, instead of comparing our bodies with someone else’s,” the artist said in an interview.
Jennifer López won the battle against her detractors, becoming a beauty benchmark
After going through very difficult times, Ben Affleck’s wife decided to focus on her career as an artist, making a name for herself in the industry thanks to her talent.or, so he made the decision not to pay attention to his haters. “I had to really find out who I was and believe in that and not believe in anything else (…) I want to thank all the people who told me to my face or when I wasn’t in the room that I couldn’t do this. I really don’t think I could have done it without you guys,” she stated.
This unwavering confidence allowed him to move forward with his dreams.s, despite all the nicknames she received, the humiliations and attacks of xenophobia from those who despised her Latina heritage and her curvy body. “My whole life has been one battle, after another, to be heard, to be seen, to be taken seriously,” says J.Lo in his documentary.