Jennifer Lopez knows how to make an entrance.
She also knows her way around some sticky tape.
The singer-actress was one of the last to walk the red carpet at Thursday night’s Latin Music Billboard awards at the Watsco Center. Her hair sleeked back into a long ponytail, JLo rocked an edgy black lacy cutout, with skin showing in just the right places – just about everywhere.
Those workouts with A-Rod are definitely paying off (though the former baseball player was nowhere in sight; she arrived solita).
Billboard reports the symmetrical gown was by Julien McDonald. Her stylists Rob and Mariel explained that “the sexy cut, plunging neckline and open back is something that’s become a signature for Jennifer; sexy, feminine, fearless.” They added it had also a gothic feel.
There was another costume change for the “Shades of Blue” star. When she was on stage to accept her big prize — the Telemundo Star Award, honoring achievements that go beyond music. (Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and others sent video messages praising the global superstar.)
Her silver breast baring contraption was also by Julien McDonald and the 47 year old entertainer and her gorgeously bronzed skin and toned body did it justice.
“You’re funny,” she told presenter Carlos Ponce, after he encouraged her to kiss her ex Anthony, who was looking on offstage. The salsa singer and his Magnus Media produced her upcoming album in Spanish; she gave a sneak peek of it with the ballad “Mirate” (Look at You) right before the presentation.
In accepting the award, she got duly emotional, while speaking in mostly Spanish.
“I love you guys,” she said into the mike. “I am full of emotion to share this special night with not only my family in life but my family in music,” J.Lo said breathlessly. “And also to return to the music of my roots has a meaning beyond words. Moments like this are proof of a lot of work, and I am lucky that life gives me so many blessings such as this.”
Lopez also received the Social Artist of the Year award.
There were a ton of other celebs at the ceremony: A big highlight was Vin Diesel, who came up to jam with his “Return of Xander Cage” costar Nicky Jam, who took home six awards.
Also in attendance: actress Eva Longoria, pop star Becky G, Luis Fonsi and Orange is the New Black’s Jackie Cruz.
Among the other winners: the late Juan Gabriel, who won the coveted artist of the year award as well as top Latin albums artist of the year, male and Latin pop albums artist of the year, solo.
Enrique Iglesias won four awards, including Latin pop songs artist of the year, solo. Iglesias and reggaeton star Wisin both won three awards for their collaboration “Duele el corazón”: hot Latin song of the year, vocal event; airplay song of the year; and Latin pop song of the year.