Jennifer Lopez graced the cover of GQ’s Men of the Year issue on Monday and was honored as the magazine’s Icon of the Year. She joins Serena Williams, Gal Gadot, Shailene Woodley, Rihanna, Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Aniston as the eighth women to be featured on the cover of GQ’s Men of the Year Issue.
The “Hustlers” star spoke with Jessica Pressler, the New York magazine writer who wrote the original story that “Hustlers” is based on, about her prolific career.
“There is no reason to ever be ashamed of where you’re at. Not when you’re doing your best. Not when you’re in your best moment,” Lopez told Pressler. “There’s always gonna be people to tell you no. Or ‘You can’t.’ Or ‘You shouldn’t.’ It’s gonna happen. No matter what anybody says, you just have to still be like, ‘I’m still doing this. I’m still gonna succeed. I’m still gonna do my best.’ Defy the odds. Why not?”
Last year, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams graced GQ’s Men of the Year cover. In her cover story, Williams talked about the double standard when it comes to who is allowed to display anger and who isn’t, her relationship with her sister Venus, and taking on the French Tennis Federation’s dated standards for how women players must dress on court. “Tennis players in general didn’t look like me. Especially the top players or anyone that ever won Grand Slams. Nothing like me. So it was, Can I win looking like this? Can I perform looking like this?” Williams told GQ. “And that was something that I realized that I could do.”
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