Hey, y’all! I’m Ignacia and I’m a BuzzFeed writer. I want to confess to everyone here today that I’m kind of obsessed with J.Lo.
Jennifer Lopez, Jenny from the block, and any and all other monikers don’t even describe the near perfection this woman radiates without even trying — not to mention her and I share a whole birthday. Leos unite or whatever.
And even more than that, we're both from NYC — there's no Brooklyn-Bronx beef here, okay? Just pure New York love.
But even if you didn't have our ~history~, how could you not stan Jennifer Lopez? She shuts down every red carpet and is even getting some Oscar buzz for her new movie, Hustlers!
She starred in the Selena biopic for goodness-sake and killed it IMO. Five-year-old me was shaking when I first saw the movie, and I'm sure all the latinas in the diaspora were as well.
Look at her in this all-white bustier with those abs on display. She was born to slay, ok?! I can hear "Como La Flor" just glancing at this photo.
But for all her acting prowess, we can't forget Ms. Lopez can dance like no other. She got her start as one of the fly girls on In Living Color, because POC solidarity is a thing that exists!
I haven't even gotten started on her glowing personality — she's so funny! And her laugh?! Sis sounds like elegant windchimes. How does she do that?
Men obviously don't shape a woman, but honestly, she's dated (and married) some of the hottest guys in Hollywood, so let's take a moment to appreciate:
Puff Daddy, A.K.A. P. Diddy, A.K.A. Diddy, A.K.A. Brother Love. The snackable Ben Affleck and the talented Marc Anthony.
And one of the greatest athletes of all time, A-Rod.
But none of that compares to her everlasting music career, starting with her first album, On The 6 that featured so many bangers to name. Can you believe it's damn-near 20 years old?!
Who else remembers the iconic "If You Had My Love?" You know little Ignacia was watching TRL with laser focus.
And over the years, she's released hit, after hit, after hit. We really stan consistency. I'm talking about eight studio releases that all have bops.
Anyway, if you're not actively stanning for Jennifer Lopez, what are you even doing?! It's her birthday, bih, and she can dance if she wants to! Thank you, J.Lo for gifting us with your perfection and personality for the last 20 years. Continue slaying.
Ignacia Fulcher is an Afro-Latina writer based in NYC. You can get in touch with her on Instagram or Twitter.
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