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Jennifer Lopez Refused To Lose Her Curves

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Jennifer Lopez says that while many people in the industry told her to lose weight at the start of her career, she didn't want to lose her curves.

"They didn't bother me at all. But I got a lot of flak for it from people in the industry. They'd say, 'You should lose a few pounds,' or 'You should do this or do that.' It finally got to the point that I was like, 'This is who I am. I'm shaped like this,' " Lopez told InStyle. "Everybody I grew up with looked like that, and they were all beautiful to me. I didn't see anything wrong with it. I still don't!"

Lopez embraced her curves at a time when her generation "was very much focused on size 0 models," a look that she said "was just so unattainable for most normal people, including me."

"So many people have come up to me over the years — famous people, people I meet on the street, fans, everybody — and they say that very thing: 'Thank you so much. I have the same type of body. I used to think I was fat, but now I feel beautiful,' " she said.

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