We all have a celebrity we can easily relate to or inspires us in their own ways. Some may look up to Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga. But it is Jennifer Lopez who has proved she might be the spirit animal of many people in our generation. If you're multi-talented, well-balanced and hard-working, it turns out that J-Lo has a lot in common with you. Or if you aspire to have those qualities, you might turn to her for a little inspiration or motivation. If you didn't see Jennifer Lopez as your spirit animal before, you might have to think again after you read this list.
12 J-Lo's 2015 AMA Opening Performance
When J-Lo hosted the 2015 American Music Awards, she brought her A-Game and took it to a whole other level. Not that we'd expect anything less from her, she killed her opening performance of a medley tribute to the past year's hits. From Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen," Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda," Bruno Mar's "Uptown Funk" and Drake's "Hotline Bling," J-Lo had the crowd very entertained. And can we please mention her outfit? AMAZING. No host has ever done what she did on that stage. Let's hope she hosts the AMA's again next year! We sure wouldn't mind.
11 Her Ab-Tastic Walk In The Neighborhood
Jennifer Lopez proves time and time again that she has one of the best Hollywood bodies in the business. During a casual stroll in West Hollywood, the paparazzi captured her killer bod for all to see. J-Lo looked absolutely amazing in a sports bra and skin-tight black leggings as she walked out of the gym. She had the right to show off her enviable abs as she pulled a gray tank shirt over her head. If this picture doesn't make you want to work out, I don't know what will.
10 Her "Fly Girl" Days
If you don't know that J-Lo began as a dancer in this industry, then you don't know her at all. Back in the early 90s, she got her start as a "Fly Girl" on the hit Fox sketch comedy show In Living Color. She was a dancer on the show for two seasons. If you take a look back on videos of her on the show, you will see that she had the star potential way back then. I'm pretty sure she inspired many dancers at the time and still does to this day.
9 J-Lo's Transformation to Selena Quintanilla-Perez
Jennifer Lopez got her breakthrough role in the biographical film Selena, where she starred as the late and great Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez. The movie depicted the life and career of Selena before her death in 1995. Jennifer definitely did Selena justice in the movie. Depicting a successful Latina's life kicked off another Latina's career. Jennifer and Selena will go down in history as very inspiring Latin women who trail blazed the way for many young girls like them.
8 The "Waiting For Tonight" Music Video
When J-Lo entered the music business, she did not disappoint. It was her music videos that made the world absolutely fall in love with her. The all time favorite had to be the music video for her song "Waiting For Tonight." The dancing in the jungle, the green lasers, the New Year's party and of course crystalized J-Lo makes for an unforgettable video. She officially was titled a "dance princess" after this video came out. Everyone wanted her figure and her dance moves. I mean, how can you not want to be her?
7 Her Acting Career
Not only was Jennifer singing and dancing all the time, she was acting a lot more after her role in Selena. She starred in some of the best romantic-comedies like The Wedding Planner and Maid In Manhattan and acted beside some of Hollywood's hunks, Matthew McConaughey and Ralph Fiennes. How about her role as an abused wife who turns into a strong and independent woman in Enough? Despite the critics not loving some of the plot lines of movies she was in, her performances were praised. J-Lo does give flawless performances in every movie she takes on.
"Big, big booty. What you got a big booty." J-Lo's butt is always the talk of the town! Last year we weren't too surprised when J-Lo and Iggy Azalea created an anthem dedicated to her most sought after body part, the "Booty." After you watch the music video for the song, she will give you the motivation you needed to do squat after squat after squat. We all only dream to one day have a J-Lo-esque booty. #BootyGoalsForever
5 Her American Idol Fashion
Ever since "Jenny From The Block" began her journey as a judge on American Idol, she has been slaying all the outfits she wears on the show. Yes, many people are watching to see the talented contestants on the show, but many of us are also excited to see the next fashionable ensemble she will rock. From J-Lo's leg showing dresses, stylish rompers, and glamorous stilettos she has us all taking notes. Since it is the last season of American Idol, we should now appreciate all of the outfits she will wear.
4 Glamorous Mom Life
Aside from everything Jennifer does, she makes time for her adorable 7 year-old twins, Max and Emme. If the twins ever decide to go into showbiz, they definitely have the best role model in their presence. Remember when Max and Emme became the new faces of Gucci's children clothing line at just the age of 2? That picture of them and their momma was stunning. And despite being divorced from their father Marc Anthony, they still make their relationship work and made sure the kids were a priority.
3 The Red Carpet Queen
Every single time J-Lo hits the red carpet she makes fashion history! From the green plunging Versace dress she wore at the 2000 Grammy's to the red daring and revealing Versace dress she wore at the 2015 Met Ball. You have to admit Jenny has style. Yeah, there was a time when she wore bandanas, cargo pants and crop-tops, but boy she has changed so much since then. J-Lo has been a style chameleon over the years, and we always look forward to seeing her next red carpet outfit.
2 Her Triple-Threat Nature
So far, you can see that J-Lo pretty much has done it all. Acting, singing and dancing are just a few things she has proven to do really well. We sometimes have to ask ourselves, "Is there anything J-Lo can't do?" I think saying she is a triple-threat may be an understatement.
1 At Age 46, She's Killing It
At 46, J-Lo is proving that age is just a number. The woman still looks exactly the same as she did when she was 20 years old! If not better! I know we all hope to look just as good as she does when we are her age. To this day she still creates new music, and is planning her own Vegas show. I have a feeling Jennifer Lopez will continue to show us that the best is yet to come from her and we cannot be more excited.