A Texas bodybuilder’s followers think she’s the doppelgänger of Jennifer Lopez.
Jay Garay is a look-alike who has been breaking the internet recently with her similarities to the Let’s get loud pop star.
Garay is not necessarily trying to impersonate Lopez. The comparisons began back in 2017, when people started commenting on her photos: ‘Are you J.Lo?’ Since then, her Instagram has gone viral, racking up a whopping 248,000 followers.
Take a quick peruse through Jay’s account and you’ll find lots of comments regarding her similarities to Lopez. One user wrote: ‘Jay from Houston?! You mean Jenny from the block! Lol identical.’ Another user wrote: ‘Has anyone ever told you that you like just like JLo? So pretty.’
“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 said in an ABC13 interview. “It’s been pretty crazy. I never expected it to go this extreme, but it’s an amazing feeling.”
Over the past two years, Garay’s Instagram follower-count has surged. And the bodybuilder said she doesn’t mind being compared to Lopez. ‘‘She is my idol. She’s somebody that I looked up to since I was a little girl. It is flattering,’’ Garay said.
While J.Lo is obviously in great shape, Garay is absolutely jacked. She’s extremely passionate about working out and keeping healthy, even competing in fitness competitions. In 2017, she said: ‘‘I’m a figure competitor, my main goal right now is to be Miss Figure Olympia.’’
The J.Lo look a like’s Instagram profile is filled with snaps from the gym, albeit not many workout videos. Instead, she uses her page to inspire a more positive, helpful dialogue around exercising and motivating yourself. ‘Be proud of your progress and keep taking steps forward no matter how small,’ she wrote in one caption.
Due to her rising number of fans this year, Garay is launching Lift Within, a fitness apparel brand. Jay Garay and J.Lo have yet to meet, but perhaps they will one day.