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Jennifer Lopez: 'I thought I wasn't thin enough because of my curves'

Jennifer Lopez still considers herself a "dancer at heart", despite her successful music, TV and movie careers.

Jennifer Lopez once feared she would miss out on fame and success because she wasn't thin enough.

The Booty singer's curves have helped make her one of the world's great beauties, but she admits she used to hate her figure when she was younger.

"I remember thinking I wasn't thin enough because I had curves," she told Britain's Dare magazine.

The 46-year-old confessed to comparing her body to others during that time, but she has since has learned to love her body just the way it is, and not judge it against her peers.

"Feeling beautiful is an attitude, and we should all look for the beautiful things we love about ourselves, regardless of how our bodies compare to someone else," she said.

It isn't the first time Jennifer has spoken out about how her curves appeared to be more of a hindrance than a help at the start of her career when she worked as a dancer.

"They kept telling me to lose weight, and I was a dancer and I was athletic and even my manager at the time, who I no longer work with, was telling me, 'You need to lose weight. You need to be thinner'," she recalled during a California event for her hit police drama Shades of Blue earlier this month (Jun16). "I was like, 'No, I don't. If I lose any more weight it won't be me'."

While Jennifer is one of the most famous and versatile stars on the planet - thanks to her music, TV and film careers - she admitted to Dare there are still times when she needs an injection of self-belief, but thankfully, she knows exactly how to get it.

"When my confidence is lagging, I dance," she said. "There's something about seeing what my body is capable of and feeling the endorphin rush that comes with a good dance session that really helps boost my mood. I still consider myself a dancer at heart, and I love it!"

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