The Most Inspiring Quotes From Our 2015 Cover Stars

Get inspired for 2016 with a few of our favorite quotes from our 2015 cover stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Bella Thorne and Salma Hayek

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1. Quotes: Bella Thorne 1

Bella Thorne in our December 2014/January 2015 issue: "I wish people knew how hard I work. People are so quick to judge. They think I am some spoiled little rich girl who was just handed all this. They don't see how hard I worked and everything I fought to overcome to get here. I worked for it all, and so did my family." 

2. Quotes: Bella Thorne 2

Bella Thorne told us in our December 2014/January 2015 issue: "Teenagers get acne! Teenagers get cellulute! Sometimes your boobs don't grow, and when they do start to grow, they say, 'She must have gotten a boob job.'"

3. Quotes: Ryan Guzman 1

Ryan Guzman in our February 2015 issue: "I like confidence in a woman. When you believe in yourself and you know who you are, that's sexy to me." 

4. Quotes: Jennifer Lopez 1

Jennifer Lopez in our February 2015 issue: "There's this funny notion in America that you can't be a mom and be sexy. It's the craziest thing I've ever heard. It's like, how do you think the babies got here? The truth is that women can be sexy until the day they die." 

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"This is a pic I have never seen before!!! Selena, Chris and 2 of my kids at The Zoo in 1993!!! #TBT," A.B. wrote.

6. Quotes: Christina Milian 2

Christina Milian in our May 2015 issue: "We all have different bodies, different colors. We can't be somebody else. You should want to be yourself."

7. Quotes: Christina Milian 1

Christina Milian in our May 2015 issue: "I'm not afraid to blame myself for any of my own faults or to analyze things in a different way. But I don't overanalyze either. I still have to live life, but I have to look at myself and recognize my own faults make me the more mature Christina I am today." 

8. Quotes: Dascha Polanco 2

Dascha Polanco in our June/July 2015 issue: "I don't take anything for granted when I'm given the chance to work with people I've admired. I never feel entitled." 

9. Quotes: Bethany Mota 1

Bethany Mota in our September 2015 issue: "You can't control other people's opinions of you. What they think of you doesn't determine who you are, because they don't know who you are. I've already predetermined who I am, so no one else can really affect that." 

10. Quotes: Salma Hayek 1

Salma Hayek in our October 2015 issue: "I am Latina. I am Mexican. I am proud of those things. I am America. I care for the United States. I care for Mexico, but I also care for the rest of the world. I think that makes me a better person. I think of myself first as a human being." 

11. Quotes: Salma Hayek 2

Salma Hayek in our October 2015 issue: "I don't try to minimize my Latina-ness. I expose it with joy and pride. I don't try to compress or hide it, because I love it." 

12. Quotes: Salma Hayek 3

Salma Hayek in our October 2015 issue: "At some point in my life, I just said, 'I'm going to be the best human I can be in this lifetime." 

13. Quotes: Lauren Jauregui 1

Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony in our November 2015 issue: "I'm blessed with the opportunity to have a voice that people listen to, so it's my job to bring awareness to the world's injustices. I want to give the girls who admire us everything I can. I don't want to just fill them with selfies. That's not what I'm about. I'm about being aware of the world and that you're not the only one in it." 

14. Quotes: Zoe Saldana 1

Zoe Saldana in our December 2015/January 2016 issue: "Art needs your experiences in your life. Art needs you to live in order for you to continue to grow." 

15. Quotes: Zoe Saldana 2

Zoe Saldana in our December 2015/January 2016 issue: "The reality is that you can prolong the inevitable, but you will never stop it. Latinos are the majority in this nation."