December 6, 2019
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What Does It Cost To Be J. LO

What it's like to be jennifer lopez

No one becomes a Hollywood celebrity overnight. A lot of people think that stars are born with a silver spoon in a mouth and just get lucky to be where they are. We see a beautiful picture but no history behind that.

Undoubtedly, you have heard about Jennifer Lopez. Whether you like her or not, no one can’t fight the fact that she is one of the most powerful celebrities in the world.  She is an actress, a singer, a dancer, a fashion designer, a producer and a businesswoman. Jennifer is considered to be the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood. But her career has not come as a gift, and she was putting her back into that. Her journey of success was uphill, and the going was rough. But look where she is now!

How this all started

Young Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez was born to Puerto Rican parents in the Bronx. She lived in a small apartment with her parents and two other sisters. As a very active kid, little Jennifer began taking dancing and singing lessons at the age of 5.

Therefore, once she graduated and intended to work on her acting career, her parents protested that choice. That was the moment Jennifer knew that there’s no way back, and she will do everything that it needs to make her dreams come true. She rebelled, she worked hard, she succeeded. It sounds like a perfect formula for success, but that’s not only that.

 

Imagine a young talented girl with a huge desire to become a dancer, a star fighting every single day the resentment of her parents, poor life, all the difficulties real life presents. She didn’t mind sleeping on the couch at her dance studio, eating one slice of pizza as a meal for the day, countless arguments with her parents. And on that battlefield, she was fighting alone against the world. Such a struggle is by its very nature inspirational and worth the blood, sweat, and tears. In consequence, the results were not long in coming.

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES

Now she’s not just a music star who has sold some 80 million records worldwide, not just an actress of many beloved movies, including The Wedding Planner and Selena, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for her breakout role.  Nevertheless, she is also a woman whose inner power, self-sacrifice inspired millions of people to chase their dreams and never stop believing in themselves.

 

Taking a look back, Jennifer Lopez draws some conclusions from her past:

“I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, I wish this didn’t happen. It’s part of who I am.”

 

PHOTO: AP IMAGES

Final Thoughts

The truth is that Jennifer Lopez is a pure inspiration for everyone out there fighting every day for their dream even if every other person around says it’s pointless.

When you are feeling down or just have a lot of self-doubts, ask yourself:

  • What is the worst that can happen if I go after my dream?
  • Will I regret later in my life that I didn’t pursue my dream because I was too scared, unconfident or lazy?
  • How happy and proud will I be if I don’t give up?

Think about it and give yourself a try. And remember: “Everybody is genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Yulia Kralevska

Lufian's Contributor

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