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Jennifer Lopez: ‘I Never Appreciated My Body or Looks in My 20s’

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Singer, actress and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez has been in the spotlight for a while now, so she’s sharing her advice for young stars just entering the industry. Specifically, how to overcome rumors and simply shake them off.

“I remember going, ‘Oh, my God—they said this about me! What am I going to do? It’s not true!’” Lopez told W about reading tabloid reports about herself when she first started out in Hollywood. “Then I realized: Nobody cares. In the Bronx, nobody cares. Being happy as a person, being a good mom, doing good work—that’s fulfilling to me.”

She thinks that insecurities naturally shed with age for women: “Men in their 20s are very confident and cocky, and women are super-insecure. And then it flips: Men get super-insecure, and women get comfortable in their own skin, in a way that makes them more beautiful,” Lopez told W. “I never appreciated my body or my looks when I was in my 20s. Now I’m like, Look at me! Look at you! Not in a conceited or arrogant way — I just appreciate myself in a way I didn’t when I was that age. And it’s not about perfection. I like the scars that I have.”

Read the full interview at Wmagazine.com

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