18 times Jennifer Lopez owned her body on the red carpet

If you didn’t know, it’s style icon Jennifer Lopez‘s 49 birthday. Which has us asking one question: how?

This weekend the performer posted an ab-focused selfie showing how the mum of two still holds it down; regularly going to gym and eating healthy meals, Lopez works really hard for her body.

Basically a super human, J.Lo doesn’t drink coffee or alcohol and has never smoked. Listing drinking water, a full night’s sleep and daily high intensity workouts as the foundations of her enviable body, the performer’s dedication to fitness and health gives her a rite of passage to wear what she wants, when she wants.

Forever a body icon, the New Yorker has always rocked the barely-there look.

Some may even say J.Lo created the trend in her infamous green, Versace dress from the Grammy Awards in 2000. A plunging, belly-button exposing neckline, the silk chiffon dress was one of the first of its kind on the red carpet, making the now-49-year-old a trendsetter.

Dare we say she looked just as good in 2000 as she does today, eighteen years later?

Admittedly the performer has tried various looks over the years, but one thing is certain – we bet she has her birthday suit ready and there’s still a bit of ‘Jenny from the block’ in there.

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