She outran stars who are twenty years younger than her. At 41, Jennifer Lopez has been voted “most beautiful woman” of 2011 by People magazine.
The singer, actress and American Idol judge has distinguished herself from her rivals. Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Beyoncé are also among People’s beautiful women.
“Rarely am I left speechless, but I feel honored. I feel happy and proud. Proud that I’m not 25!” said Lopez.
“The thing is, it’s part of my job,” she says of looking good. “I don’t want anybody thinking it’s easy. It does take time and it’s hard work. HDTV wide-screen is nobody’s friend!” Lopez added.
The secret to the no. 1 spot in People’s ranking? A loving husband, two adorable children, twenty films to credit, a return in the music industry.
“That’s when I’m my happiest,” Lopez says of being a wife and a mother.
“Just being able to touch my face and rub my eyes and my fingers in my hair and not having to worry about messing it up. It’s so much better,” she told People magazine.
Absent from the charts for four years, the Latina will release her new album entitled “Love?” on April 29. A world tour will then quickly follow.
Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney and Hugh Jackman have also been recognized by the mag.