Jennifer Lopez Felt 'Like a Unicorn' When Starting Out in Hollywood
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The 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' hitmaker explains how she felt 'special' as she proudly embraced her Latina roots when first entering entertainment industry.

AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lopez is grateful to have embraced her roots since the early days of her career. The singer says her Latina heritage made her feel "special."

"Encouraged" by her parents to embrace her heritage, the 52-year-old pop star - who started out as a dancer and an actress in the early 19990s before enjoying chart success with hits such as "Jenny From the Block" and "Love Don't Cost a Thing" in the 2000s - noted that it made her feel "like a unicorn" as she entered Hollywood for the first time.

She said, "It's just who I was. My parents encouraged me to be proud of who I was. And so when I went into these worlds, like Hollywood, where we were not represented at all, I almost felt like a unicorn. 'I'm Latina. I'm Jennifer Lopez from the Bronx. And my parents are Puerto Rican, I'm Puerto Rican.' And I think it made me feel special."

The "Marry Me" actress - who tied the knot with fellow Hollywood star Ben Affleck back in July 2022 more than a year after rekindling their early 2000s romance - went on to explain that she endured a "whole thing" with body image when she found stardom, explaining that most people she found after fame were "size zero" but she had in fact grown up with a lot of "other types of beauty."

Speaking on "The Today Show" on Tuesday (20.09.22), she said, "Even the whole body thing was such a thing. It was like, everybody was like size zero models, tall, blonde - beautiful, a certain type of beauty - but there was other types of beauty that I grew up with."

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