Jennifer Lopez covers V mag in boxer garb: ridiculous or semi-fitting?

Jennifer Lopez covers the April issue of V magazine for their “sports” issue all dressed up as a boxer. She’s photographed by Mario Testino, and the editorial spread honestly gives me the vibe of a 1990s Cindy Crawford shoot. I find it strange that the best that V could do for their sports issue is JLo, but the message seems to be that Lopez is a fighter and survivor. I guess it’s somewhat inspiring that “Jenny from the Block” can suffer repeated career setbacks (Gigli, The Back-up Plan) and still come back with a $20 million dollar annual paycheck for her work on “American Idol.” Presumably, we should also be impressed that JLo has also “survived” multiple marriages and came back with a 24-year-old facially-challenged boy-toy as well. To each their own.

At any rate, the interview covers a discussion of Jennifer’s career to date and status as an “unrepentant sparkle addict.” It also discusses her new Univision show with Marc Anthony called “Q’Viva: The Chosen,” which situates the formerly married couple as international talent hunters. The photoshoot really bugs though for a few reasons: (1) It’s ridiculous; (2) So much underboob. That’s one of my major pet peeves and the only reason why I sort of shuddered at Kate Upton’s Sports Illustrated cover. When my boobs start to escape like that, all I want to do is yank down my bra. Is underboob truly sexy or just gross?

“Q’Viva” is educational & entertaining: “There are so many differences in the Latin community. Someone from Mexico and someone from Puerto Rico have different foods, different traditions. There’s an education to be had. Even as I was going through the different countries, there were certain forms of music that I didn’t know about.”

On working with Marc Anthony: “I mean, we’re parents and friends first,” she says with a smidgen of exasperation. “That will be the thread that ties us together. I don’t know if people expect it to be negative (Of course they do, Jennifer!) just because the [intimate] relation- ship didn’t work out.” The professional relationship, however, is chugging lucratively along.

On her film failures: “You’re not going to hit the target or the bull’s-eye every time. That’s part of it. At the end of the day, I made those choices. I’ve been in the business now, I don’t want to say how many years. You have amazing moments of recognition and success. But at this point in my life, I try to take it all with a grain of salt.”

On her personality: “I’ve always felt like a tough girl from the Bronx. But I have a soft core. I can take a lot of punches and still keep going. I’ve been trained like a boxer to go 15 rounds.”

On the importance of being Latina: “It really defines you and makes you who you are. I tried to keep that close to my heart– what I learned growing up. It’s something that I love so much. When doing ‘Q’Viva,’ it was kind of reinforcing that, showing how important it is to me and staying connected to that and showing my kids what that’s all about. People realize the strength of the community because of the dollars and the numbers. They’ve always been trying to find a way to crack that because they see opportunity. They don’t know how to get in. But people were willing to listen and at the end of the day, as long as it transcends language to feeling, it doesn’t matter the ethnicity.”

On rebranding: “One of the greatest by-products of this particular time is this new introduction of Jennifer Lopez to a community that’s always known her but had misconceptions about her,” her manager, Benny Medina, told USA Today.

[From V Magazine]

I can appreciate that JLo’s drive pushes her to continue earning millions instead of fleeing into obscurity, but she’s wholly omnipresent these days. That was part of the reason that Gigli failed. Not only was it a very bad movie, but no one wanted to pay to watch Bennifer when they were already splashed on every tabloid cover. In fact, I think JLo’s new megasuccess an omen of things to come for her — this new phase won’t last forever either. Maybe she already knows that though.

Photos courtesy of V magazine

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  1. Cinesnatch says:

    I’ve had Enough.

  2. AudreyS says:

    Oh, God, so ridiculous. She’s wearing a cup?? Really?

  3. CG says:

    It looks like she’s wearing a strap-on. *shudder*

    • Maguita says:

      It looks like a silly add for Bad Razor Rash.

      Or you know, the other kind of itch, where you need to use Vagisil.

  4. Bite me says:

    What is this

  5. Kimbob says:

    A very stupid photoshoot. Don’t like. Fail.

  6. Dibba says:

    “V” magazine? What’s that for “vagina”? She looks hideous.

  7. Maguita says:

    1 – Photoshopped to hell and back!

    2- I have to google this, but why did I think that there are 12 rounds during a boxing match… Or is 15 rounds a boxing saying…?

    3 – Of course she could work with Marc Anthony! The girl is a brand. She knows the value of a dollar. And she knows how to suck it to an ex.

    4 – A survivor of 3 marriages is what we call a “ho who weds because she can’t be honest with herself and ho around”.

    5 – urgh, she really gets on my nerves with her hard posting on the red carpet, and everywhere else.

    • Agnes says:

      YES!!! to all of the above.

    • paola says:

      I never liked her, i always thought she was never really good at anything, i feel like she’s a mediocre actress, a mediocre singer, a mediocre dancer…and now a mediocre judge! she’s always been overrated to me!

  8. NO SH¡T says:

    WTF is going with this mag cover!? 0_o

  9. Jackie says:

    really ugly photo shoot. i’m surprised she went along with this unflattering idea.

  10. Sam says:

    “Enough” was 10 years ago. Also, whatever is going on in the crotchal region is just disturbing.

  11. HotPockets says:

    Dear Jlo, please stop touching your prosthetic boner!


  12. NeNe says:

    Enough with this chick already. I’m sick of her. She is so full of herself, so she probably thinks she looks hot. NOT!!!!

  13. skuddles says:

    I’m super sick of this broad – go away JLO.

  14. Delta Juliet says:

    This is an awful, and ugly, photo shoot. I hate the concept and the execution. Yuck!!

    I’m sick of her, too…..we KNOW you’re Latina, we KNOW you’re from the Bronx.

  15. dorothy says:

    Embarrassed for her.

  16. AmyLynne says:

    This looks so weird and uncomfortable. All I think when I see this is that her poor crotch needs to air out. Yuck.

  17. bronxtail says:

    I think JLo looks better physically than she has in years and whatever lighting/makeup she uses makes her one of the youngest looking 40 somethings out there! She looks amazing on Idol and I actually like her comments, she seems genuinely enthused for the contestants. She is also working it with the boy toy and you can’t knock her for that. who wants a duddy old guy or skelator husband when you can have a strong energetic lad at your beck and call who probably is marvelous in the sack?? all that said, this photo shoot is a little silly with that cup in her crotch. I’m still a fan JLo!!

    • MB says:

      I completely agree with all of this. I find that j-lo is more attractive now than she was 10 years ago and her body is insane. I also think she is very charming on AI.

  18. Alarmjaguar says:

    I actually kind of like her hair and make-up and the concept, but whoa, those crotchety shorts have to go, stat!

    Oh, and no, underboob is *not* sexy.

  19. Michelle says:

    Those crotches! Ugh!! And that first black and white photo looks like a drag queen that has to pee. “Ooo girl, I gotta take a piss somethin’ fierce! But lemme get this photoshoot done first.”

  20. Sarah says:

    Every time I see her, all I can think is “Mutton dressed as lamb”

  21. nikzilla37 says:

    The whole crotch thing on that boxing gear is making me want to hurl. One of her worst photo shoots, i must say.

  22. SkyNet says:

    This is gross. They made her look too manly. Why put her in a boxers cup, instead of just boxers shorts? It looks like she has a bulge. Her facial expressions are just too manly. I’m not sure why she’s so popular. Her movies and music are mediocre at best. She’s too cocky for. I’m tired of seeing her everywhere. I even canceled my Latina subscription because they’re too obsessed with her & Pitbull. I want to see really talented people celebrated. Not all of these random famewhores. =/

    PS Underboob is not sexy. It looks like your clothes are too small. When I see it, it reminds me of how mine get sweaty in the Summer if I don’t have a bra on. Totally not sexy.

  23. MissVJJ says:

    EWWWWWWWW! Horrible, horrible!!! Absolutely repulsive!! Ugh!

  24. Ainsley says:

    Reminds me of that Madonna album cover where she’s dressed like a boxer with her legs spread…ick. They both look nasty.

  25. Chelsey says:

    The only one that’s kinda cute is where she’s crinkling her nose…at least her mouth is closed in that one.

  26. jesstar says:

    The cup was a bad idea. Underboob is very 80s soft core.

  27. Sue says:

    In the words of my Grandson “yucky”.

  28. H-Town5thWard says:

    Vulgar. Not sexy.

  29. Blue says:

    This photoshoot is ridiculous. Underboob is not sexy. Why does she have a d*ck? She would look good with short hair though.

  30. iwannarock says:

    Was she drunk? How did she accept to do that?

  31. hoganbcmj says:

    I just wish she would close her damn MOUTH. She’s a 42 year old mother of two and the open-mouth forced-sexy look is just trying way too hard at this stage.

  32. ladybert62 says:

    Those photos are ridiculous – she should be embarrassed.

  33. Maritza says:

    Who’s stupid idea was it in the first place? There is no reason to make a beautiful woman look like a guy, these picture are no good.

  34. kristipistol says:

    Trying so, so hard

  35. Beatrix says:

    enough of this woman, I thought we had already gotten rid of her after her undeserved music career launched and proved itself to be a fluke. I’m tired of this talentless and somehow self-righteous person, you’d think with all her non-talent at least she’d be humble. This is the world of delusion.

    I’ll just put this here for emphasis:

  36. Mara says:

    This is not sexy at all ,very ugly pictures come on she is a mature woman behaving like a teenager .

  37. cassius. says:

    This is just embarrassing. Cringe worthy.

  38. Bernice says:

    Make JLO go away……..

  39. Funnylilou says:

    I cannot take anymore from her, but I have to admit gosh she is red hot!!! hot hot hot! I wish I will be in such an incredible shape and with a such youthful face at her age!

  40. Kate says:

    Over it….

  41. Petunia says:

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one bothered by the underboob. It’s something that Playboy models do because it’s their only “talent.” It’s not something a mature, established entertainer does. Granted, she looks great, but that’s not at issue. It cheapens her, if you ask me. Her ex, Marc Anthony, was right. She needs to stick to classier clothes. The cheap and tawdry side does not become her.

    • Dredz says:

      Marc is a classy dresser. Look at the way that guy dresses, has he ever been snapped wearing anything crumpled? He’s very well groomed.

  42. Jessica says:

    “Due looks like a lady!”

  43. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    IMO this shoot is silly, she looks kind of manly, and you have to try hard to make JLo look manly with her face, and body. Hate underboob shots, what is that?

    I’m thinking has JLo ever really had a “hit” film that wasn’t an animated voice-over, or compilation cast? I don’t think so, they’ve cast her with Ralph Fiennes, Richard Gere, and even the great Morgan Freeman, and still no dice.

    I think she’s overrated, not a great actress, or singer. She’s a great performer I guess, and really has a lot of drive. I respect that she never gives up, she’s definitely a fighter, and that’s why she’s still around. She also has a high work ethic, that’s always respectable, especially in the industry where so many are flaky, and don’t take it seriously. JLo’s kind of an enigma, she just moves with the times, and grabs onto whatever is hot in the moment.

  44. Wif says:

    This whole thing is making me uncomfortable.

  45. DreamyK says:

    I..what?? I have no idea what I’m looking at. For the first time, I feel sorry for Casper. As usual, Madonna did it better.

  46. Kim says:

    Why cant this one put her boobs away?! She is a mother of young children for goodness sakes! So tacky!

  47. dani says:


  48. Orange Cone says:

    I think I officially hate her (now. before I was just highly annoyed)…I suppose for what I feel is the fact that she has no self-awareness of how ridiculous SHE IS. Other than that, I also believe all she wants is to have her picture taken professionally, cause that’s how she sees herself…she’s in love with herself and she wants to preserve that.

  49. Minty says:

    She’s usually a tacky dresser who bypasses a classy kind of sexy and goes straight to vulgar. So, this photo spread is no surprise. And what’s with the same fierce expression she gives in photos and on the red carpet? It’s her version of “Blue Steel”. JLo, a talented model you are not.

    Showing underboob is a desperate attempt to appear seductive. The ones who think it’s sexy are usually men addicted to hardcore porn.

  50. dread pirate cuervo says:

    I think her legs look great, but the rest is super sketchy.

  51. Lara says:

    Omnipresent indeed. She is literally everywhere, and for some reason it’s becoming annoying.

    • WAHOO says:

      Must we continue to look at her and Madonna’s spread legs in photo shoots until the end of time???

  52. Dees says:

    Jlo looks like she’s grown a penis. Maybe she can date George Clooney now

  53. Ogechi says:


  54. lucy2 says:

    Those are some of the worst photos ever. Unflattering and embarrassing. I don’t get it.

    She’s persistent, I’ll give her that, but in an annoying way.

  55. LolaG says:

    Not a great photo shoot but Mario Testino is a genius and her face is beautiful. Also, why do people hate her so much?

    Hate isn’t the opposite of love – indifference is.

  56. cannonball says:

    In a lot of her face pictures she looks soooo tough and mean.

  57. The Straner says:

    Underboob is classy.

    I seriously don’t understand people who say it’s slutty. It shows less of the breasts then normal cleavage and is less showy and leaves more to the imagination, there’s more mystery. If anything normal cleavage is slutty cause it’s on display at the top leaving nothing to the imagination. Really underboob is classy and charming and everyone saying it isn’t is either jealous they can’t pull it off or just have bad tastes.

    There I said it, and yes I’m being dead serious. *Puts up flame shield*