“Jennifer Lopez Credits Chita Rivera: A Hispanic Hollywood Trailblazer Who Inspired Her Journey”

At the Hispanic Federation’s annual 2024 gala, Jennifer Lopez stole the show in a stunning beige gown. The 54-year-old singer, who was honored at the event, took the opportunity to acknowledge the trailblazers who came before her in the Hispanic community in Hollywood. She mentioned names like Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Sonia Sotomayer, and Dr. Ellen Ochoa, emphasizing the importance of celebrating diversity and unity. Lopez encouraged those facing challenges to remember their worth and assured them of support from the Hispanic Federation. Her message was one of empowerment and solidarity, urging everyone to work together towards a brighter future.

Jennifer Lopez attended the Hispanic Federation's annual 2024 gala on Thursday. The wife of Ben Affleck said she felt that so many help build up the Hispanic community in Hollywood before her. JLo named Rita Moreno , Chita Rivera as well as Sonia Sotomayer as her icons

Jennifer Lopez made an appearance at the 2024 Hispanic Federation gala on Thursday. At the event, the spouse of Ben Affleck acknowledged the numerous individuals who have contributed to the growth of the Hispanic community in the entertainment industry. JLo expressed her admiration for icons such as Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, and Sonia Sotomayor who paved the way before her.

Chita Rivera seen in 1969. After making her Broadway debut as a dancer in Guys and Dolls (1950), she went on to originate roles in Broadway musicals such as Anita in West Side Story (1957), Velma Kelly in Chicago (1975), and the title role in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993)

Chita Rivera, an iconic Broadway star, known for originating roles in famous musicals like West Side Story and Chicago, was honored at the Hispanic Federation Gala in 1969. In her speech, she expressed gratitude for being recognized with the prestigious Premio Orgullo Award. Rivera highlighted the importance of amplifying Hispanic voices and championing causes that matter.

She acknowledged the contributions of past and present Hispanic trailblazers, emphasizing the responsibility that comes with receiving the award. Rivera praised the Hispanic Federation for their dedication to making a difference in areas such as education, immigration, and LGBTQ+ initiatives. She urged everyone to embrace their heritage, celebrate diversity, and stand united for a brighter future.

The Hispanic Federation Gala, chaired by Lin-Manuel Miranda, raised over $3.3 million to support Latino causes, setting a new fundraising record. Frankie Miranda, the president and CEO of the Hispanic Federation, emphasized the importance of honoring Latino advocates, philanthropists, and leaders who make their work possible. The gala brought together a diverse group of individuals committed to supporting and uplifting the Latino community.

Jennifer with Lin Manuel Miranda

Jennifer hanging out with Lin Manuel Miranda

She received the Premio Orgullo Award at the 2024 Hispanic Federation Gala; seen with Miranda

She was honored with the Prestigious Orgullo Award at the Hispanic Federation Gala in 2024, where she was spotted alongside Miranda.

Lopez expressed the importance of embracing our cultural heritage, celebrating our differences, and standing together as we look towards a brighter future.

The Federation’s success is based on building communities and coalitions, which has allowed them to create innovative programs that support and empower diverse Latino families and communities nationwide.

Gratitude was extended to Gala Chair Lin-Manuel Miranda and the exceptional honorees, including Jennifer Lopez, Mónica Gil, Macy’s, and Centro Hispano of Dane County, for their contribution to the impactful event. Lopez also shared sultry snaps from the event on her Instagram, tagging @hispanic_federation and @lin_manuel.

Lopez cut an elegant figure in a pale gold gown

Lopez looked stunning in a beautiful pale gold dress, exuding elegance.

The 54-year-old songstress looked absolutely stunning in a light gold dress with a sweetheart neckline, ruched details, and a bold leg split. She was honored with the Premio Orgullo award for her advocacy for Latino causes at a gala hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Jennifer has been spending time in her hometown lately, working on rebranding her tour from This Is Me… Now to This Is Me… Live, focusing on her greatest hits. Unfortunately, seven August shows were canceled due to low ticket sales, but new shows will be announced soon.

Fans can expect to enjoy Jennifer’s classic hits at the revamped tour, drawing in both longtime supporters and potentially new listeners. Recently, she also launched her latest intimates collection in collaboration with Intimissimi at an event in New York City.

She finished off her outfit with a matching cape, adding a touch of elegance with a sparkling diamond choker necklace and delicate droplet earrings.

She visited the main store situated in Midtown Manhattan to mark the release.
As stated on their site, the collection is described as ‘simple essentials made from a luxurious ultralight microfiber that offers a silk-like feel.’
Lopez tied the knot with Ben Affleck in 2022, following their renewed love in 2021 – almost two decades after ending their initial engagement.
She is a parent to 16-year-old fraternal twins, Emme and Max, from her previous marriage to Marc Anthony.
Affleck has Violet, 18, Fin, 15, and Sam, 12, with his ex-spouse Jennifer Garner.

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