Jennifer Lopez is known for her stunning, albeit scantily-clad, fashion. Chances are some of you are still talking about the now-infamous Zuhair Murad gown — complete with J.Lo’s favorite feature, a plunging neckline — from the 2012 Oscars this past Sunday. But the triple threat ditched her signature V-neck look for the cover of V Magazine’s sports issue.
The 12-page boxing-themed spread, aptly-titled “The Lady Is A Champ,” showcases Lopez as a gender-bending fighter. Photographed by Mark Testino and styled in Prada by former French Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, the champ rocks everything from gem-encrusted boxing gloves to a bulging groin protector.
Definitely a page-turner, the racy spread proves Lopez’s sex appeal as well as her strength. Still not buying the pop diva turned heavyweight champion of the world act? “I know how to fight!” says Lopez, in reference to her work for films like “Money Train” and “Enough.” “I can take a lot of punches and still keep going. I’ve been trained like a boxer to go 15 rounds.”