J.Lo at 40: How a Diva Was Made!

In 40 photos, see how the birthday girl (on July 24) went from Jenny from the Block to superstar

PUERTO RICAN PRIDE

Native New Yorkers Lopez and Anthony – both of Puerto Rican descent – lead Manhattan's annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11, 2006. "I've never tried to hide the fact that I'm Latina. I think that's why Hispanics are like, 'She's ours; she's out there, but she belongs to us' – and that's true," Lopez tells People en Español. "With the Latino community, I am theirs. I do belong to them – that's who I am."