In addition to her work ethic, talent and longevity in acting, music and overall entrepreneurship, we may know Jennifer Lopez as a fit woman with an amazing booty and beautiful, everlasting curves.
And did I forget to mention that she is 50 years old, but has not aged at all?
Of course, many women have followed her career, from her 1990s background dancer days to her current “Hustlers” movie days.
But what has these same women done in celebration of J. Lo’s body?
Thousands of women have participated in a challenge in inspiration of the superstar J. Lo. In particular, they have shared bikini pictures of themselves on Instagram by using the hashtag #jlochallenge to promote body positivity, and further convince other women to embrace their bodies, regardless of shape and size.
For instance, one 32-year-old woman whose Instagram name is @bilybean posted a mirror selfie of herself in what appears to be black yoga leggings and a sports bra. In her caption, she states, “I am 32 years young. I have 3 beautiful daughters with my amazing husband @p.r.bean who has supported me through everything. I want to be the best me I can be and that means #selfcare. I want to be there for my family and I can’t do that if I’m not at my best. My kids are not my excuses, they are my reason. Being healthy matters to our family and it should matter to everyone. Be happy and treat yourself with #love and #care. ”
This photo and caption alone shows that body size doesn’t determine your health. You have to physically, emotionally and mentally take good care of yourself for the betterment of yourself and those that you dearly love.
The #jlochallenge has become an international success.
From Guatamala, another Instagram user whose name is @lauralyntaylor posted a picture of herself wearing a black and white bikini behind a gorgeous pool, and captioned, “Beautiful #Guatamala! It’s 90 at 9am but it feels so good! The mosquitos around here are not playing around though! Next time I come, I’m bringing #OFF! My swimsuit is from #SwimsuitsforAll #PoskHikeRelaxation #poolLife #JLoClallenge.”
Those that have a petite figure have also participated in the #jlochallenge. One Instagram user, whose from the beloved France, posted a photo of herself with the translated caption, “Every morning you can lie down to continue your dream or get up to realize it. #determination #motivation #perseverance #topbodychallenge #jlochallenge #chocolatechallenge #fitness #fitgirl.”
This truly goes to show that you don’t have to follow society’s body standards in order to be considered as beautiful. Beauty derives from confidence and self-love, and Lopez has done an excellent job showing that.