Let me just say there is a lot to be learned from Jennifer Lopez. She’s come a long way since her dancing days on the Fox show “In Living Color” where she was known as one of the Fly Girls.
“One of Hollywood's first openly Latin stars, Jennifer Lopez has held fast to her New York Bronx roots, while rising above them to become the highest paid Latina actress in history. Her expansive body of work-ranging from film, music, and dance to television production and fashion-has broken down long-standing racial barriers and earned her a place in Forbes' 2007 list of the "Top 20 Richest Women in Entertainment.”
Check out People Magazines career timeline on Lopez.
I also get the sense she recalls when she was rejected--- every time she has to critique one of those contestants on American Idol. She tears up; she struggles with being too critical, and even gives the contestants a “pep talk” after they've been voted off the show.
She can relate to those on American Idol. Here she is on Rachel Ray's show talking about being the judge and being judged.
Congrats to Jennifer Lopez for the People Magazine recognition, and for showing us Latinas whether we have one job or many---we can be successful in everything we do.