Vogue‘s April issue has officially dropped, which means we have all sorts of Jennifer Lopez-ness to provide.
While the singer fronts the annual Shape Issue, there is not a single mention of body size or shape in the entire accompanying profile. This is our favorite bit from the piece:
Suddenly, Lopez leans forward and shows me a ring she has on her finger. Someone gave it to her right after her divorce as a reminder to “love myself first,” she says. Indeed, it is a diamond band that spells out: I LOVE ME. “That may sound conceited, but it’s not. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love anybody else. And I think as women we really forget that. All we want is to be happy, to feel secure, to feel understood. But you can’t look for somebody else to do that for you. You think about it. Oh, yeah, of course I care about myself. Of course I have good self-esteem. But when you really take a good look, you are not treating yourself like someone who does. And when you let people treat you in a way that you don’t want to be treated, it’s not their fault. It’s yours.”
I LOVE ME! Ahhh! Lopez does, however, discuss body issues in a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot:
“I’m not a size 0 or 2. I’m not 6 feet tall like a lot of the models that come around, and I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m really short compared to models!’ I’m just a regular woman. I wear a size 6. You know, when I eat a little too much over the holidays, maybe a size 8. When I’m in shape, maybe a size 4.”
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
Images via VOGUE/Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.