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As an American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez contributed her unique take on the music business and some killer fashion looks!
 
The singer turns 43 today, which we have a hard time believing with her beach-ready bikini body. Although she most likely won’t return for Season 12 of Idol, we still have many reasons to sing the praises of J.Lo. In fact, we have five of them!
 
5. She used to be a Fly Girl on In Living Color. What’s not to love about that?
 
4. With her new 24-year-old boyfriend Casper Smart on her arm, Jennifer’s a bonafide cougar!

3. She’s the mother of adorable twins Max and Emme.

2. She’s currently on a world tour with Enrique Iglesias, proving she’s ambitious and still a powerhouse performer.

1. As Forbes’ most powerful celebrity of 2012, we can’t wait to see where her music and acting career will take her in the years to come!

 

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