People Think This Bodybuilder Is Jennifer Lopez’s Doppelganger
Is that Jenny from the Block or Jay from Houston? A Texas bodybuilder’s followers think she’s the spitting image of Jennifer Lopez.
For every high-profile celebrity, there’s a doppelganger. Jay Garay is one suck look-alike who has been breaking the internet recently with her similarities to the Love Don’t Cost A Thing pop star.
Albeit, Jay isn’t necessarily trying to impersonate Lopez. The comparisons began back in 2017, when people started commenting on her photos: ‘Are you J.Lo?’ Since then, her Instagram has gone stratospheric, racking up a whopping 248,000 followers.
You can check out Jay discussing her likeness to J.Lo in an interview below:
Take a quick peruse through Jay’s account and you’ll find swathes of comments regarding her likeness to Lopez. One user wrote: ‘Jay from Houston?! You mean Jenny from the block! Lol identical.’ Another user wrote: ‘Has anyone ever told you that you like just like JLo? So pretty.’
In an earlier interview with ABC 13, Jay said:
It was just normal selfies I had taken in my restroom and people were assuming that I was Jennifer Lopez, commenting ‘Are you J-Lo?’ No… I’m Jay from Houston! It’s been pretty crazy. I never expected it to go this extreme, but it’s an amazing feeling.
Over the past two years, her Instagram follower-count has surged and surged. Of course, she doesn’t mind being compared to Lopez. ‘She is my idol. She’s somebody that I looked up to since I was a little girl. It is flattering,’ Jay said.
However, while J.Lo is obviously in great shape, Jay is absolutely jacked. She’s extremely passionate about working out and keeping healthy, even competing in fitness competitions. In 2017, she said: ‘I’m a figure competitor… my main goal right now is to be Miss Figure Olympia.’
Her Instagram is filled with snaps from the gym, albeit not many workout videos. Instead, she uses her page to inspire a more positive, helpful dialogue around exercising and motivating yourself. ‘Be proud of your progress and keep taking steps forward no matter how small,’ she wrote in one caption.
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LIFT YOUNG, GROW STRONG. ☝🏽💪🏽 We spent our afternoon outside working out together & we decided to film it! I’ll be posting some time this week 😁The benefits of strength training for children: 1️⃣ will increase their muscle strength & endurance 2️⃣ helps protect your child’s muscles and joints from any sports injuries 3️⃣ improves your child’s performance in sports 4️⃣ strengthens your child’s bones 5️⃣ helps promote healthy blood pressure & cholesterol levels 6️⃣ most important- helps your child’s confidence & self esteem ♥️ Making a healthy lifestyle more of a priority for your family starts with parents leading the way and setting good fitness examples for their kids. As a mother, I think that it is important to talk to your kids about exercising because it’s a habit that you want them to form early . I don’t really think you need to approach them about it. It’s one of those topics that you need to show the importance of by leading by example. If your kids see that you’re making a conscious effort to be healthy regularly, they will eventually notice the importance without you ever having to talk to them about it. The most important thing for parents to realize when trying to encourage a child to work out is that it has to be their decision. If you try and force fitness into their lives and it’s not their decision, it will become a chore and that isn’t how it’s supposed to be. Find a way to make it fun for them and I promise that it will stick. Take the time today to make fitness a priority for you, your kids and your family. By supporting your children to live a more healthy and fit lifestyle, you’re dedicating yourself and your family to living better, stronger and more fulfilling lives. 🙏🏽 #GIRLMOM #FITMOM #Health #Fitness #LeadByExample | Outfit – @vqfit @vqfitwomen #vqfitwomen #vqfit
She’s mum to tween Amerie, who occasionally joins her in the gym for workouts. ‘As a mother, I think that it is important to talk to your kids about exercising because it’s a habit that you want them to form early,’ she also wrote.
This year, bolstered by her rising number of fans, Jay is launching Lift Within, a fitness apparel brand. Jay and J.Lo have yet to meet, but perhaps they will one day.
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