J.Lo Vs. Lizzo: Pop Stars Offer Opposite Models Of Fitness

“I am brown, I am black, I am curvy, and I am perfect and beautiful.”
– Melissa Viviane Jefferson (“Lizzo”) 

J.Lo Vs. Lizzo: Which one inspires women to be the best version of themselves? Comment below.

CNN – Moms across the world are sharing bikini selfies to promote body positivity, a viral challenge inspired by Jennifer Lopez.

J.Lo posted a photo of herself online Sunday in a white bikini, looking fit as ever.

“Relaxed and recharged,” she captioned the Instagram photo.

Maria Kang, founder of the No Excuse Mom fitness community, shared a similar photo of herself on Tuesday that she said was inspired by the singer.

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In the caption, Kang encouraged moms to lead healthy lifestyles.

“Not a celebrity. Not getting millions to look great in a movie or dating a hot athlete BUT, it doesn’t matter,” said Kang.


“Own your story. Create your own accountability. Don’t make excuses for your inaction. If she can do it, if I can do it, if thousands of working moms who come in all sizes, shapes and ages can do it – then YOU CAN DO IT!!!⁣

Kang tagged the photo #jlochallenge, prompting other moms to do the same.

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Mothers of all ages and sizes have since shared photos using the hashtag, illustrating that body positivity is less about toned arms and abs and more about accountability and acceptance … Read more.

308-lb. performer Lizzo sings at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Party on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Miami, Fla. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Lizzo wins top honors at NAACP Image Awards

Feb 23, 2020

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lizzo was named entertainer of the year Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards.

“We are such a beautiful people, this is just a reminder of all the beautiful things that we can do,” said Lizzo as she accepted the night’s last and biggest award, leaping and dancing off the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium as the show ended.

Host Anthony Anderson of “black-ish” opened the show, telecast on BET for the first time, with a monologue that took a shot at the lack of diversity at the Oscars and Hollywood’s other ceremonies that handed out awards earlier in the year.

“Unlike other awards shows, we actually have black nominees,” Anderson said.

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Some women embrace the body positive image of Jennifer Lopez, others appear to prefer that of clinically obese Lizzo. Images: Left and center, Instagram; right, Gordon Correll, CC BY-SA 2.0

Lizzo talks diversity, self-confidence and femininity

Feb 14, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fresh from winning three Grammys, singer Lizzo visited Mexico City for a private concert, surprising her fans with acoustic versions of her hits and a toast with tequila.

The star from Detroit, who won best pop solo performance (“Truth Hurts”), best traditional R&B performance (“Jerome”), and best urban contemporary album for “Cuz I Love You,” at the January awards show sat for an interview with The Associated Press.

“I personally am a hyper-feminine woman.” – Melissa Jefferson, aka “Lizzo” | Image: Daniel DeSlover/SIPA USA/PA Images, Fair Use

Lizzo spoke about diversity in the music industry, self-confidence and femininity and the disputes over the authorship of “Truth Hurts.”

AP: Congratulations on your Grammys. There was a controversy about the lack of diversity at the awards this year. What would be an ideal version of the Grammys for you?

LIZZO: There’s always a lack of diversity, that’s the issue in general. I don’t think it’s like “the 2020 Grammys lack diversity,” it’s like the industry lacks diversity.

So, the world I would like to see, of course, has an even playfield: I think there are more women, more black people, more brown people, more people from other countries where you just don’t put them in a foreign category, you put them in THE category. Someone like BTS.

But I think that comes with just participation and using my privilege now as someone in the industry with a platform to just bring other people up.

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AP: From the Grammys you received, any that you were not expecting?

LIZZO: I did not expect to win the first award of the night (best pop solo performance.) I thought Beyoncé was going to win, I really did. I was even going, ‘Beyoncé, Beyoncé.’ But I’m so grateful and it was a very special, powerful moment. Here’s to more moments like that in the future.

“I am brown, I am black, I am curvy, and I am perfect and beautiful.”

AP: I grew up watching pop stars that were blonde, super skinny, that looked perfect in every way. Then you come up and I’m grateful for that.

LIZZO: I’m perfect, sis! Take that back! I think that even the blonde, thin pop stars, they have imperfections, but unfortunately the media portrays them as perfect, and I think that even those women struggle with having to live up to a body type or stereotype and probably suffer from a lot of depression.

I am brown, I am black, I am curvy, and I am perfect and beautiful. And I think that we, as well as other people like Billie Eilish — I am completely different from her, but she is also rebelling against the archetype of the pop star.

So, I’m glad you’re grateful for me, but you also need to understand that I am just as perfect as they are. So are you.

AP: Were you always this confident, or did you have to find the confidence within yourself?

LIZZO: You really have to find it within yourself, but you have to go through life to get there. It sounds so cliché, but life is your greatest teacher and you learn the best lessons from life.

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I learned a lot in the last 10 years about myself, about who I am. I also learned to love that person.

AP: Your song “Lingerie” portrays a woman is a very sensual way. Do you think women should embrace and own their femininity?

LIZZO: I think women should embrace whatever it is about themselves. I think femininity is also something that can be in flux. I think a woman can also embrace her masculinity.

I think a woman can embrace her androgyny, her abilities to be everything. I personally am a hyper-feminine woman. I embrace my masculine side, but I am hyper-feminine.

I have a lingerie closet in my bedroom, and I wanted to celebrate that about myself. I think that it ain’t for everybody, but I do think that we should be celebrating ourselves more.


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