jennifer+lopez+cosmopolitan+for+latinasJennifer Lopez appears on the cover of the Winter 2013 issue of “Cosmopolitan for Latinas”.

In the interview with the mag, she discusses her Latino background including the various Latinos who inspired her growing up, her favorite part of being Latina, her curves, the launch of her TV network, and how she does it all.

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Jennifer Lopez aparece en la portada de invierno de “Cosmopolitan for Latinas”.

En la entrevista con la revista, ella habla de su orgullo por ser Latina y las figuras Latinas que la inspiraron, lo que ama de ser Latina, sus curvas, el lanzamiento de su cadena televisivo, y como hace para lograrlo todo.

Aquí una porción de la entrevista:

Were there any Latinos who inspired you growing up?
“I was really moved watching West Side Story as a young girl and seeing Puerto Ricans star in it. Even though it wasn’t the best depiction of us, they still have the passion and love that I relate to – not to mention the singing and dancing! Rita Moreno became a hero to me.”

You’ve always been proud of your body. So no struggles with insecurity?
“Early on, my family really made me love who I was and what I looked like. My body was nothing out of the ordinary in my neighborhood. When I first started on television [as a Fly Girl on In Living Color], people, and even my own manager at the time, would tell me I had to make all of these changes. But you have to stand up and say, ‘There’s nothing wrong with me or my shape or who I am, you’re the one with the problem!’ And when you can really believe that, all of a sudden other people start believing too.”

The best part of being Latina?
“I love the family that I grew up in, the strength and passion and the heart that we bring to things and then the way I was raised – the intense love we demonstrate.”

How do you do it all?
“One day somebody told me I had to perform in front of 35,000 people on the set of Selena. I didn’t know how to do it. I just said to myself: Don’t think about it. You can do this and you’ll be great. I walked out onto that stage. And then I did. I’ve been following that rule ever since.”

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