Jennifer Lopez Told To Lose Weight Early In Her Career!

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Jennifer Lopez is a #BOSS these days, but as an up-and-coming actress she was told by her then manager that she should lose weight.“They kept telling me to lose weight, and I was a dancer and I was athletic and even my manager at the time who I no longer work with um was telling me, ‘You need to lose weight. You need to be thinner,'” she told a fan during Shades of Blue FYC Event on Thursday. “I was like, ‘No I don’t. If I lose any more weight it won’t be me.’ You know what I mean?”

She continued, “It was a fight. It was definitely a fight, and so it’s good to hear that it helped anybody in some way because at the end of the day I was just trying to be myself without trying to fit into a mold of what everybody else should be.”Nowadays we have Kim and Khloe, Beyonce and Iggy who proudly display thier bootys…but there was a time when that was frowned on. “It’s a different time now you know, which is awesome to see for me where it is about our differences. It’s about all the diversity,” she added. “It’s just a more accepting time of everything whether it’s body type or race or gender. We’ve come a long way.”

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