Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


JLo was criticised for her curves in her early career

24 October 2013, 08:34

Los Angeles - Jennifer Lopez says she was slated for having curves in her early career.

The On the Floor singer has become renowned for her shapely bottom, but she claims she was told to make changes to her body when she first ventured into television as an actress on American 90s sitcom In Living Colour.

In an interview for the winter issue of Cosmopolitan Latinas magazine, she recalled: "When I first started on television, 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."

'My family made me love who I was'

JLo - who has five-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband, singer Marc Anthony - grew up in The Bronx, New York, with her Puerto Rican parents and she says her upbringing gave her self-confidence and a sense of pride in her looks and heritage.

She said: "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 neighbourhood.

"I love the family that I grew up in; the strength and passion and the heart that we bring to things. And also the way I was raised, the intense love we demonstrate."

- BangShowBiz


Kaffy apologizes for her profanity

26 October 2016, 21:15

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...