Jennifer Lopez's Look-Alike Is a Bodybuilder From Houston

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Chelsey Sanchez
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Photo credit: Jason Koerner - Getty Images
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  • Houston-based bodybuilder Janice Garay (also known as Jay from Houston) looks almost exactly like Jennifer Lopez.

  • Garay went viral on Instagram after one of her selfies landed on the platform's Explore page, prompting users to question whether or not she was actually J.Lo.

In the comments of an Instagram selfie posted by bodybuilder Janice Garay, an Instagram user wrote, "Are you Jenny from tha block?" Garay wrote back, "No I'm jay from the H."

Can you blame anyone for mistaking the Houston-based bodybuilder for her Grammy Award–winning look-alike, Jennifer Lopez? The duo share extremely similar features, from their facial structures and blonde-highlighted hair to their predilection for large hoop earrings and ability to rock a nude lip.

In 2017, Garay went viral after one of her selfies landed on the Instagram Explore page, with users pointing out that her famous doppelgänger is none other than J.Lo. She told ABC30 at the time, "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!"

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The comparison is at least a flattering one. She added that the Hustlers star has long been someone she has admired. "She is my idol," she told the news outlet. "She's somebody that I looked up to since I was a little girl. It is flattering."

That same year, Garay joined in on the fun by posting a meme featuring herself, J.Lo and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. "If The Rock and JLO had a daughter, she would look like this," the meme read. In her caption, she wrote, "I want everyone to notice me for my dedication [and] hard work for bodybuilding not some 'want to be jlo' that people claim of me to be. Even [though] I do have the most respect and love for Jennifer Lopez, people who know me know I admire her [and] look up to her ever Since the movie Selena came out."

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