New Yorkers: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, Born and Raised in The Bronx

There’s no denying that Jennifer Lopez is proud of her Big Apple roots. The Puerto Rican entertainer, who was born and raised in The Bronx, proudly sang about her upbringing in her 2002 hit single “Jenny from the Block.” “Used to have a little now I have a lot; No matter where I go I know where I came from,” sings Lopez about her modest upbringing. And even though her rock collection has dramatically increased in the years since the song was released, la Lopez swears fame hasn’t changed her. And she even returned to “the block” in her “My World” commercial for Fiat, which depicts Lopez leaving Manhattan and driving through The Bronx neighborhood where she grew up.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.