J.Lo has always been one of my favorite artists. Whether she’s singing, dancing, acting, running a beauty and clothing empire or being a mom, she does it in style. She’s always been someone I have looked up to and wanted to emulate in my own career, as she has always celebrated her Latina heritage and embraced her body even when it was different from other women in the industry.
The dance teachers at my childhood dance studio called me “little J.Lo” not only because I loved the superstar, but because I acted like her. I was confident, spicy, and unafraid to respectfully let people know when I held a different opinion than them. They also said I looked like her, which to this day is one of my favorite compliments I have ever received.. J.Lo and women like her have long since inspired me to not limit myself, to pursue all of my interests, and that if you decide you’re meant to do something, you’ll do it.