AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lopez stole the spotlight at the ELLE's Women in Hollywood celebration 2023. Being invited to the event as one of the honorees, the singer/actress turned heads with her jaw-dropping look that put her famous curves on display.
Hitting the black carpet with her husband Ben Affleck, the 54-year-old wore a futuristic chrome breastplate that showed her underboob and left her bare back uncovered. It was attached to a black maxi skirt that put her chiseled abs front and center.
The "Hustlers" star paired the risque design with black strappy pumps as she carried a black purse. She wore her hair slicked back and accessorized with intricate dangle earrings. She shared a sweet kiss her hubby Ben, who opted for a classic black suit and tie, on the black carpet.
At the event, J.Lo was honored with an Icon award. She joked about winning her fifth "icon" award in her speech. "So this is kind of funny...because I was thinking about this on the way over here. So go with me on this for a second: I don't have an Oscar, I don't have a Golden Globe, I don't have a Grammy, or a SAG award, or a BAFTA or a Critics Choice, or a Hollywood Film Award. I do a have a Palm Springs International Film Festival Spotlight Award. But this is my fifth 'icon' award," she said.
"Of all the things that I thought I would grow up to be when I was a little girl, the last thing you know that was kind of on my list was ICON," the mother of two shared. "The dictionary says 'it's a representative symbol, or someone or something that is worthy of veneration. So it's about being venerated for things that you've accomplished,' which obviously I am very honored and flattered, and humbled by in this company."
She continued, "This award is also about being a representative symbol, in this case what is it is to be a woman in Hollywood. But when I think about that, and about the things that I spent my life doing and working at, it's been so many different things."
Noting her background as a Puerto Rican girl raised in the Bronx and her career as a singer and actress, the "On the Floor" songstress added, "So it makes sense that I’m here being honored by ELLE magazine and other women in Hollywood, because you understand this struggle! You understand that the actual magic of being a woman is to be able to do many different things, and do them spectacularly, and quietly with our heads down day to day without complaining and most times with little appreciation and recognition."
"Thank you for this honor thank you for seeing me, thank you for recognizing me as one of your own. I love you and I see you as well and appreciate every single one of your contributions not just to this industry, but to the whole entire world. Thank you guys so much," she concluded her speech.
At the event, J.Lo also received a shout-out from Fantasia Barrino. During her own speech, the "American Idol" alum paused to express her admiration to her fellow honoree. "When we feel like we can't bounce back, we vision ourselves. J. Lo, good God almighty," she said. "You look like a piece of art. I'm sorry."