Jennifer Lopez Fronts Cosmo for Latinas Winter 2013

Jennifer Lopez Fronts Cosmo for Latinas Winter 2013

Adding another cover to her credit, Jennifer Lopez fronts Cosmo for Latinas Winter 2013 issue.

During her Q&A session with the publication, the “Waiting for Tonight” songstress dished about her heritage and shared how she dealt with harsh critics slamming her famous curves.

Check out a few highlights from Miss Lopez”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Cosmo for Latinas!

On her Latina inspiration:
“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.”

On her body”s insecurities:
“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.”

On being Latina:
“I love the people 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.”

On conquering stage fright:
“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 the stage. And then I did. I”ve been following that rule ever since.”