Announced earlier this year, fans of Jennifer Lopez knew that the Nuyorican superstar would be taking home the Icon Award during the 2020 edition of the People’s Choice Awards. What they didn’t expect, however, was the spectacular way in which the multi-hyphenate singer/actress/fashionista would receive the commendation and who would be a part of the momentous occasion.
In honor of her decades-long work career — from portraying Selena Quintanilla in the 1997 cult biopic Selena, to recording “Waiting For Tonight” in 1999, to headlining the very first all-Latin lineup at the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show and most recently releasing “Pa Ti / Lonely”, her Spanglish collaboration with Maluma — J-Lo has established herself as an unstoppable quadruple force to be reckoned with in music, acting, fashion, and philanthropy.
In advance of her Sunday night acceptance speech, the lady in red was surprised with video messages from Renee Zellweger and Nicole Kidman, who complimented her work ethic, passion, and courage. Lopez responded gratefully by addressing issues of resilience by saying: “The true measure is inspiring girls in all ages and all colors, from all over the world, to know you can do whatever want, as many things as you want and to be proud of who you are no matter where you come from.”
Watch Jennifer Lopez receive her well-deserved Icon Award from the E! People’s Choice Awards
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