The reigning queen of “American Idol” and former “Jenny from the Block” hip-hop mogul Jennifer Lopez has been named The Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes magazine. The regal J.Lo, who we must admit gets better looking (and more fit!) with age, is 42 years old and knocks last year’s [much younger] winner Lady Gaga off the list to move up 49 places from her #50 spot in 2011.
The annual list put out by Forbes ranks the top 100 most powerful celebrities according to their income over a 12-month time-frame and their overall (and social) media presence on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter–Jennifer has 12 million+ Facebook fans and 7+ million Twitter followers (follow her @JLo)
Reasons we agree Jennifer Lopez is awesome (and deserving!) of the “Most Powerful Celebrity” title:
Single, stylish mom: Somehow, amidst a crazy schedule she finds time to be a mom to her adorable 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, look hot while doing it and stay cordial and amicable with father Marc Anthony. The two even worked together to develop and produce the Latin talent competition reality show Q’Viva: The Chosen.
Reality TV knockout: As American Idol’s only woman judge, J.Lo has been an insightful force to contestants on the 2011 and 2012 seasons –which arguably are two of the show’s strongest seasons in history. In addition, she also dresses the part, donning stylish new looks each week which just add to her stunning figure.
Triple threat: The Latina queen is a singer, actress, dancer and reality TV star. Oh, and did we mention model and fashion designer?
Fashion designer: Last September, Jennifer launched an entire clothing and lifestyle collection for Kohl’s. This May, she added “fragrance maker” to her long list of credentials, launching a new scent to her already successful line “Glow.”
Glamour magazine’s Woman of the Year: In addition to her 46 major magazine covers, this past year Jennifer received the prestigious honor of being named Glamour magazine’s Woman of the Year which honors women and celebrities across the country who are doing good and inspiring women everywhere.
Hitmaker: Jennifer announced a new single “Dance Again,” performed it on the “American Idol” stage this past month (in a steamy dance performance, proving she’s still got all it takes) and it already has climbed the hit charts to become a major chart-topper. Her past single ”On The Floor” sold over three million copies in 2011.
The Top 10 Celebrities from this Year’s List include:
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