Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Teenage Dream


     When I was a teen I used to collect coins, magazines, pictures of movie stars, writing notes and do lots of cycling around old houses. We didn’t have many options to watch on television with 'Doordarshan' channel, so it’s better to play with friends. But after the advent of color televisions and more channels we girls used to get together after school and watch television all evening.

     Do you remember when we were teenagers we always wanted to be someone like a pop star, movie star, superstar as they are born to be praised by fans and followers like us. They motivated us to be beautiful, good looking, rich, successful and happy.

     Michael Jackson & Madonna was the most inspiring pop stars of my generation and liked by every teen, but I always go with the minority in this scenario I always liked the Latina sensation Jennifer Lopez, JLO. She was attractive and beautiful in her own ways but my friends used to say "She is not beautiful". Interestingly I never considered myself as a beautiful girl in my group or a class but that might be the reason it brought me closer to her, praise her and idolize her.

     Her journey right from the backup dancer till the stardom was never been easy. Imagine, how hard it would be for her to become a Hollywood mainstream superstar when she was actually from a Latino background with an average looks. But she succeeded. She is dam hard working person. She performs multiple tasks, movies, singing, dancing, concerts, business and personal life. I wish I could be as strong and self made women like her.

     Jennifer says she does not drink alcohol, smoke, or experiment with drugs, she stays natural and no plastic surgery unlike most of the superstars. Jennifer Lopez with Ben Affleck was the best picture of the perfect couple for me that time. I loved her song 'Jenny from the Block' the most and I still do.

     The way she dances and her beautiful voice, her perfect toned body and her different but attractive looks which made her shine wherever she goes always inspired me to be like her. Those were the days and even today I have never dropped the feeling to be like her. I have never stopped liking her. She’s still my 'The favorite pop star'.

     She has always given me the positive feeling that you can be beautiful and conquer the world with whatever you have and whoever you are.

For me to love her is loving myself in many ways.