Jennifer Lopez has a fitness fanatic doppelganger called Janice Garay, a.k.a. Jay from Houston.
Jenny from the block is being compared to Jay from the block after the bodybuilder lookalike’s photos went viral. Jay from Houston gained attention in 2017 after being featured on Instagram’s Explore page.
“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!” she told ABC 30 news.
Her verified account has now amassed over 234,000 followers and Garay said she is flattered by the online comparisons.
“It’s been pretty crazy. I never expected it to go this extreme, but it’s an amazing feeling,” she said. “She is my idol. She’s somebody that I looked up to since I was a little girl. It is flattering.”
The bodybuilder frequently posts pictures at the gym or working out. Her shredded physique and abs give J-Lo a run for her money. She is a figure competitor and has previously competed in The National Physique Committee (NPC).
The woman also shares a defined facial structure and a caramel complexion. And she frequently sports J-Lo’s signature large hoop earrings, loose curls, and trendy activewear.
Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Jay moved to Houston at the age of six. Similar to Lopez, the bodybuilder has a young daughter. They frequently attend the gym and do strength workouts together. Garay wants to be a positive role model and encourages children to exercise and stay healthy.
” Making a healthy lifestyle more of a priority for your family starts with parents leading the way and setting good fitness examples for their kids. As a mother, I think that it is important to talk to your kids about exercising because it’s a habit that you want them to form early,” she said on Instagram.
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LIFT YOUNG, GROW STRONG. ☝🏽💪🏽 We spent our afternoon outside working out together & we decided to film it! I’ll be posting some time this week 😁The benefits of strength training for children: 1️⃣ will increase their muscle strength & endurance 2️⃣ helps protect your child’s muscles and joints from any sports injuries 3️⃣ improves your child’s performance in sports 4️⃣ strengthens your child’s bones 5️⃣ helps promote healthy blood pressure & cholesterol levels 6️⃣ most important- helps your child’s confidence & self esteem ♥️ Making a healthy lifestyle more of a priority for your family starts with parents leading the way and setting good fitness examples for their kids. As a mother, I think that it is important to talk to your kids about exercising because it’s a habit that you want them to form early . I don’t really think you need to approach them about it. It’s one of those topics that you need to show the importance of by leading by example. If your kids see that you’re making a conscious effort to be healthy regularly, they will eventually notice the importance without you ever having to talk to them about it. The most important thing for parents to realize when trying to encourage a child to work out is that it has to be their decision. If you try and force fitness into their lives and it’s not their decision, it will become a chore and that isn’t how it’s supposed to be. Find a way to make it fun for them and I promise that it will stick. Take the time today to make fitness a priority for you, your kids and your family. By supporting your children to live a more healthy and fit lifestyle, you’re dedicating yourself and your family to living better, stronger and more fulfilling lives. 🙏🏽 #GIRLMOM #FITMOM #Health #Fitness #LeadByExample | Outfit – @vqfit @vqfitwomen #vqfitwomen #vqfit
The Houston doppelganger has shared snippets of her workouts, and her go-to protein powder or food prep brands. When she isn’t pumping iron, Jay is letting out her inner Jennifer Lopez by singing and dancing in Tiktok videos. You can follow her Instagram at @jayfromhouston or check out her Tiktok, @Jayfrmhouston713.
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