Jennifer Lopez: I Could Never Be a Size Zero

  1. Jennifer Lopez says she's been a steady size six for the past decade – and that you'll never see her looking like a waif.

    "I couldn't ever be a size zero," she tells the British edition of Elle in its May issue. "I just don't see how I could get down to that size and still be healthy.

    "It wouldn't work. I have a butt, I have boobs and I have a woman's curves; there is no way I'd see them go to zero. I hate to look in a magazine and see a picture of a girl who looks so thin she looks unhappy and as if she just needs someone to give her a good meal."

    Lopez, 37, continues: "There are girls out there who are naturally thin and who look great, but it's got to the point where models are dropping dead on catwalks because it's all about being thin. It's insane."

    Other celebrities, including Claudia Schiffer and Kate Winslet, have spoken out against the trend among models and actresses to be dangerously thin. In recent months, several models have died from anorexia, including Brazil's Ana Carolina Reston, 21, who died in November.

    Lopez can understand the pressure: She says that in Hollywood, "I've always been seen as a big girl.

    "But I like my body. My husband [singer Marc Anthony, 38] likes my body. And for most of my adult life, my body hasn't gone up or down, it's remained the same, give or take four pounds. I'm not obsessive. I work out with a trainer two or three times a week, but I'll go months at a time without any exercise at all. I just keep myself in check."

    What does that mean, exactly? "I eat meat, I eat carbs, I even eat McDonald's. What I don't do is ever overeat. I don't eat desserts and I can limit the chocolate chip cookies to one or two."

    She says if she puts on a few pounds, "I feel it immediately and I just get a bit more strict with myself."

    Her best tip: "For me, looking good is all about looking healthy, and the ultimate beauty secret is about being happy in yourself."

  2. Good for her ! Why would she want to get rid of her biggest assets ?
  3. yeah.... sensible of her! we all like her butt!!
  4. Jennifer looks great! I'd rather have her body than look like a Kate Moss any day of the week! Love my curves! Kudos to Jennifer for loving hers too!
  5. I think she looks great!! Not so sure about the size 6 claim though..
  6. Love this woman! I am really glad more celebrities are speaking up on this topic - it's nice to see women who are not rail thin offer a different perspective for women (and children) in our world.
  7. thats wonderful! im glad she spoke out about it cuz girls like me (19 yrs old) constantly worry about being overweight..i guess im starting to accept my weight too =)
  8. "But I like my body. My husband [singer Marc Anthony, 38] likes my body. And for most of my adult life, my body hasn't gone up or down, it's remained the same, give or take four pounds."

    Give or take four pounds? She is kidding? But I agree with her about not being a size 0.
  9. her attitude seems very honest, healthy, and normal, which is ABNORMAL in hollywood. good for her.
  10. i love her!
  11. Sometimes I think she is flakey with all the hookups/breakups.

    But then she comes along and says something sensible and down to earth like this. I like her (and her booty)!
  12. Amen Jennifer!!:yes:
  13. thank the lord for the gorgeous J Lo. She is a million times sexier than the current stick insects invading our magazines! They are really starting to hurt my eyes :biggrin: :biggrin:
  14. :heart: her!
  15. i think everyone is being entitled to be ANY size as long as it's natural, healthy for her and she's happy with her body.