As Jennifer Lopez was posing seductively for photographer Tatiana Gerusova for what would become historic ads for the Guess brand, she was working behind-the-scenes on a song with rapper and fellow Latina, Cardi B.
The mother-of-two is not only balancing two projects at a time either. She just scored a sixth number one song on the Billboard charts with her collaboration with Wisin titled "Amor, Amor, Amor." World of Dance is back and Shades of Blue is coming back this summer to NBC. And she has a serious relationship with former Yankee star, Alex Rodriguez, who was by her side at her Guess debut celebration held at the brand’s Downtown Los Angeles headquarters on Wednesday.
“I was surprised when I got the call from my manager,” she explained. “He said, ‘Guess what? They want you to be the next Guess girl.’ I said, ‘Guess girl? Ok?’ I’m a mom of two. I’ve been in the business for twenty years. But ok, I’m into it.”
“I think they really wanted to show that they’re an ever-evolving brand. And that to be powerful and youthful is part of who they are and they wanted someone who personified that,” the Latin star added.
Following in the footsteps of legendary models who have posed for the iconic ads in the past like Anna Nicole Smith and Claudia Schiffer, made the Bronx born beauty wonder who she should find inspiration from for her shoot.
“What’s funny is that they sent me all the books from all the past campaigns,” she explained. "[When I saw them] I was like ‘Oh my God, look at all these beautiful girls. What am I going to do? Who am I going to channel during this photoshoot?’ But at the end of the day, I just showed up and I was myself. I started thinking, ‘they asked me to do this, so I’m just going to be myself. I’m going to be me.’
With so many projects going at once, one could wonder how she manages to handle it all as well as being a mom to her 9-year-old twins, Emme and Max.
“I just take it one day at a time,” the Puerto Rican beauty said. “I usually have a bunch of projects going on at once. I have a lot of people that I work with that are amazing. Obviously, my kids come first, so I have to always prioritize with them in mind.”
She added, “I just take things one at a time and I don’t take on anything that I’m not passionate about and I think that’s the trick. People think I take on a lot but honestly, if I’m involved in it it’s because I love it, I’m passionate about it, I believe in it and I’m willing to work really hard on it.”
And as far as those rumors about her collaborating with Cardi B, she says they’re all true!
“I feel like you already know that I collaborated with Cardi B,” she said laughing. “I do have a record coming out with her and it’s coming out soon. The name of the song is 'Dinero.' I don’t know what the video is going to be yet but we’ll see what we come up with.”