Jennifer Lopez Performs at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Opening Ceremony

Posted on June 13, 2014

Continuing our Fire Island-themed posts for the day, we present a salute to the world’s pre-eminent drag queen:

Jennifer-Lopez-2014-World-Cup-Brazil-Charbel-Zoe-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Lopez performs during the Opening Ceremony of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in São Paulo, Brazil in a sparkling green look designed by Charbel Zoe especially for the event and accessorized with Christian Louboutin shoes and Yeprem jewelry.

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We like this a lot better than that last collection of costumes. This one’s got that couture feel to it that you would expect from J Lo. Combined with a focus on her butt, of course.

Those booties are actually kind of cute, but we wonder what the effect is like from far away. Wouldn’t she just look barefoot? Except with red soles? And … bone heels?

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: CHP/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

    • RussellH88

      Macrame Ass Realness

      • Julie

        <3

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Something about the last picture reminds me of a diaper. Other than that, she looks fierce

    • Kitten Mittons

      I wonder what it feels like to be on a stage in front of thousands of people in basically a tiny swimsuit. Obviously I’m not JLo, because that sounds like my greatest nightmare.

      I kinda love this. Work dat ass, girl.

      • PastryGoddess

        It’s actually more like a full length bodysuit, just in nude.

        She has at least 2 pairs of stockings on, possibly with socks underneath. Not sure about the top. It looks awfully sheer. Maybe it’s a one time use outfit.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Definitely multiple stockings involved. That does nothing to lessen my own fears, though.

          • Sarah

            I have realized that although on an un-spanxed mortal, that outfit would be wedgie-adjacent, there is no freakin’ way that thing is getting past the industrial-strength undergarments she is most definitely sporting.

            • Kitten Mittons

              I am honestly glad that my life doesn’t include industrial-strength undergarments.

              Grateful for the little things….

            • Sarah

              Heck yeah. I’m still on the fence about a bra, TBH.

            • Robin Murray

              Just reading the words “control top” puts me in a bad mood.

            • Wendi126

              Song it sister bitter kitten Mittons

            • Kitten Mittons

              I had to wear a strapless bra today, and I am living for the moment I get home. And it’s still the best strapless bra I ever owned.

            • demidaemon

              It kind of already looks wedgied up, if you know what I mean. I can’t believe that would be comfortable for anyone.

            • Sarah

              Methinks comfort is not her chief concern!

            • demidaemon

              No, but I certainly wouldn’t want to have to worry about fabric wedging up my buttcrack if I have to sing and dance my butt off in a stadium!

            • Sarah

              True dat. I think her undergarments are full on preventing it. She has some serious Puerto Rican ladyballs though. And she’s fierce, so I give her all the props.

            • demidaemon

              She is a drag queen, after all. Ladyballs are a must.

        • Qitkat

          I’m just trying and failing to picture all the effort involved in actually getting dressed. No wonder girl lets her hair fly free and easy going. If it wasn’t wet from the shower, it probably would be from all the sweating glowing from the struggles of inserting body parts into tiny openings. First the makeup I imagine. Then the outfit with all that sucking in and tugging and cinching and a couple of ‘Ooofs’ along the way, the hair is negligible when you’ve got a luxurious flying mane like hers.

          Of course, I might be projecting how I would feel undergoing this ;-)

          • Carleenml

            I swear half her hair is sewn to her costume. It seems to keep its “shape” regardless of her moves.

            • TrixieConQueso

              Um – “her hair” does consist of a lot of extra extensions just for the record. I wear extensions when I’m on stage too.
              And that is all I have in common with JLo.

            • Carleenml

              I absolutely assumed extensions — “her hair” quote/unquote. :)

          • PastryGoddess

            socks
            spanx – contortion involved
            nude tights
            fishnets
            outfit
            shoes – probably a 1/2 size to size larger to allow for the socks and stockings

            Now if you are a performer with multiple costume changes. The top 4 items don’t change. You just take outfits on and off.

        • marlie

          I wouldn’t be surprised if she weren’t wearing three pairs of hose/stockings.

          (I accidentally typed “hoes” at first. Twice.)

          • Qitkat

            Snort :)
            Why three pair? There must be something about stagewear of which I know nothing. Of course I don’t.

            • YoungSally

              There are at least two pair of hose. Fishnets — especially the real tight elastic dance ones — do not do any favors to even the youngest, firmest thighs…and they are hell on one’s feet….so usually a dancer wears flesh colored hose underneath them…she might be wearing two pairs of lighter hose underneath the fishnets like some stars double up on the spanx.

            • MilaXX

              Bey does it as well. 1 -2 pairs of support hose and then the glittery pair. Holds in the jiggle.

            • marlie

              As @YoungSally:disqus said, there’s probably regular hose under the fishnets, the fishnets, and then the sparkly hose seem like they might be another layer entirely.

          • d4divine

            Lol

          • demidaemon

            A definitive Freudian slip.

        • FuhUgh

          Girlfriend loves her some nude fishnets.

      • Trent

        Kitty, I was just wondering about this. Who started the trend of female pop stars wearing glorified bathing suits onstage? Was it Madonna? Britney? ‘Cause I remember seeing Janet Jackson perform multiple times in the 90′s and she wore pants, suits, leather jackets, all kinds of stuff. Ditto for Whitney, the Spice Girls, TLC…even Mariah back then wore (short) dresses and jeans. Now whether it’s Gaga, Katy, Beyonce — even friggin’ Kesha! — they all perform in skimpy bodysuits. What changed?

        • MilaXX

          Tina Turner pretty much wore a body suit if you cut the fringe off one of her dresses.

          • d4divine

            True, but Miss Tina is an exception to every rule. She is in a class herself.

          • IMNAngryLiberal

            Tina could and can wear any damn thing she pleases. (Plus she can sing, so there’s that.)

        • Kitten Mittons

          That’s a good question, I have not the faintest clue. I would imagine that Cher, Madonna, and Tina all lent something to the cause. They pushed the boundaries creatively, and so the next generations have to push even further (Britney, Christina, Gaga, Katy, etc.). Unfortunately, creatively pushing boundaries or shocking people has turned into showing the greatest amount of skin possible.

          All the props in the world to those who are delusional/confident enough to get out there in clothes like this. I never could. NEVER. God, I’m blushing just thinking about it. Such a nerd.

          • Trent

            LOL…same here. Although for whatever reason boystars have been left out of this trend. Even musclebound Marky Mark during the 90′s wouldn’t have shown up onstage in Speedos or posing trunks, much less 1D, Bieber, The Wanted, Levine, Enrique or Timberlake.

            • Kitten Mittons

              That’s a good point. Marky Mark pulled his pants down, and we’re still scandalized twenty years later.

              Is it that we’re that prudish about men’s bodies, or that we equate women entertaining with showing their bodies? What is it?

              WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?

              All joking aside, though, I don’t know what the double-standard is about. But men are not completely immune. Lyrics in general are way more sexualized than they used to be, male singers included. And was it Akon (can’t remember) who got in trouble for dancing too sexually with a fan who turned out to be 15 or something? Or an LL Cool J concert was (is?) pretty much required to have him shirtless at some point. I think male performers feel pressure to an extent, but it doesn’t often come out through their costumes in the same way. I don’t know why.

              Basically, I have no answers for you :)

          • Sarah

            Madonna definitely wore some bodysuits. I’m pretty sure she’s the main idol for a lot of these girls, so that right there could’ve done it.

            • Donna Tabor

              Madonna was on stage in bullet bras in the early 90′s right?

              I think of them every time I see the pointy, tenty buildings at the Denver airport. Which are supposed to resemble the mountains, but they remind me of bullet bras.

        • Danielle

          I would think Britney when she danced with the snake. Does that sound right?

          • Trent

            Of course I just googled it and she was wearing a bikini top and bedazzled boyshorts (with a front zipper) while dancing with the snake. So…similar? But not quite the Gaga/JLo/Beyonce swimsuit standard. Ooh, I love investigative journalism! ( ;

            • Danielle

              I’m a derp, I was thinking of the Toxic costume.

        • Latin Buddy

          Yes, Cher and Madonna did it back in the day but it was really made the standard, norm after Gaga. She really started to do these sequined swimsuits. Just go back to Poker Face.

        • Imasewsure

          These are just modern variations on the showgirl costumes that have probably been worn for as long as women have been dancing in public (let’s face it, for money and/or for men). Vera Ellen didn’t wear pants… the original Solid Gold Cleopatra Dancers probably didn’t either… at least in modern times, it’s an option

          • KiP07

            Maybe this is why it doesn’t really bug me that much for J.Lo, Beyonce or Gaga, because all of them dance a lot during their performances (obviously also true of Miss Tina and those legs). I know they don’t HAVE to wear them (the Janet example above is a good point), but variations on leotards and bodysuits seem like fine dance wear options. It would be weird to me for Mariah to wear them since she isn’t a dancer. As for the other pop stars (Katy, Miley, Ke$ha), well, there is a lot about them I don’t get.

          • Laughingworld

            Thanks, I was thinking of Vera Ellen as I read this thread. Ann-Margret did too, in her night club act, but I think it had a little sheer skirt attached to the back.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          I have wondered this so often and never found the definitive tipping point.

        • Sarah

          I figured it out tonight. Apollonia 6! They were 1984, so predating Madonna’s lingerie stage wear. So. Very. Naked!

    • MoHub

      Oh, Jenny! Never, ever change!

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Don’t worry. She won’t.

    • Sarah

      Something about that cut is making her ladybits look exceptionally…long(?) from the front. It is also very wedge-threatening in back. HOWEVER, I like the color and she looks good, so go ahead wit ur bad self, JLo.

      • YoungSally

        In that first photo she is thrusting her lady bits forward which I think makes them look “long” in the camera angle. That said, she has a long hip drop and is short-waisted which just visually puts more territory in the lady bit territory.

        • Sarah

          Thank you for the explanation. I was wondering if it was the result of a crotch web from her tights, but that makes more sense.

    • LadyVimes

      Those shoes would make her legs look longer from far away. (pretty much the only point of nude shoes as far as I can tell)

    • S-k-s

      Excellent deployment of the sparkly fishnets. Honestly … Brazil, world cup, why not?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        the opening ceremonies for any World Cup, but especially this one in Brazil make this outift a definite IN.

    • PastryGoddess

      yeah this is kind of perfect stagewear. Although it really shouldn’t be photographed too close up.

    • Thomas

      I thought Cher was the pre-eminent drag queen.

      • demidaemon

        I’m pretty sure she is Drag Empress, now. ;)

      • Annaline39

        Drag Dowager :)

    • juniper

      -_- bone heels. sounds like this outfit is the start of an avengers villian… the idea-nugget is there somewhere.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        Or some sort of lady Wolverine.

        • juniper

          yea! I just saw the new Xmen so that’s probably what was in my head. thanks!

    • DagnyReardon

      I like JLo here, but I miss Tina Turner in her heyday.

    • Ashleigh

      You know, I bet the Brazilians loved it, and that’s why it’s OK

      • shirab

        It’s really kind of tame, compared with what they wear at Carneval, is what I was thinking. I hope the Brazilians weren’t disappointed–no tailfeathers, no headdress. No pasties. (My brother was in one of the parades one year and the photos are astounding.)

      • kimmeister

        Brazilians are all about the booty, so that made the choice of JLo as a performer a no-brainer.

    • KinoEye

      Serving T&A and looking drag-fabulous. All is right with the world.

    • MilaXX

      I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s not the effect she was going for, a sort of baked but nit quite carnival vibe.

    • boweryboy

      Yet another JLo eyeroll inducing of course moment for me. Can we talk about Pitbull’s pants? Seriously, what the hell was going on there?

      • Imma Mäder

        I’m always bothered by Pitbull (he’s at the top of my irrational hate list) but in these pants I found him to be even more irritating. Also, he should not tuck his shirt in like that, it gave him a roll over the pants. Alltogether, worst look by far. Women want eye-candy too! (which we got by means of the brazilian team later – these guys are HOT)

      • Trent

        THANK YOU. Those too-tight, rolled Capris on Pitbull were a crime against fashion. And he usually looks pretty pulled together, in a Vin Diesel meets Miami Vice kind of way. Those pants made him look like somebody’s chunky dad gyrating at the family barbecue. NOT the look.

        • B_C_J

          Just saw the video. Egads! Those pants were HIDEOUS on him!

        • Carleenml

          it’s become the talk of twitter. #pitbullspants were trending this morning!

        • boweryboy

          Were they really capris?
          They looked like poorly cuffed regular pants that he couldn’t cuff to the right height so he pulled them up four inches above his belly button. The tucked in soccer jersey was unforgivable. And the shoes were a total WTF.

    • bizarro

      Her boob window, legs and arms are three different colors.

      • Carleenml

        “boob window” – that’s a new one to me!

    • TM

      Ugh, are we going to ignore how bad this World Cup song is? So, so, so bad.

      • formerlyAnon

        We aren’t going there. If we did we’d have to complain about the refs. It’s a slippery slope for me, obviously ;-)

    • ashtangajunkie

      Love her makeup here. And her ass looks fantastic.

    • marlie

      I think this costume is fugly, but it still works for the setting, so I guess it’s ok.

      • eowyn_of_rohan

        Right? What else could she possibly wear that would be more venue-appropriate? Nothing. Unless there were soccer ball pasties on her chest, which could seal the deal.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      Ice Capades realness!

    • colorjunky

      She’s too old for this nonsense! But it’s soooo deliciously tacky!

    • Diane Iafrate

      Honestly, I wish I could unsee this.

    • formerlyAnon

      Girl’s performing in Brazil. Tame.

    • Raspberry2012

      Serving up Roxxxy Andrews realness!

    • d4divine

      Man… now if she could only sing…

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I have a hard time telling her apart from Beyonce. (And I, irrationally of course, can’t stand either one of them.)

    • GorgeousThings

      Beyonce called and said, “Give me my look back, bitch!”

    • TeacherH

      I read that the sounds system wasn’t working so no one could hear her. (Or “hear her” since I’m firmly convinces she lip-synchs. ) So that’s an added bonus, right?

    • Vee

      It looks like she is wearing Kahn’s chestpiece.

    • Lower L

      I *love* how the caption under the first photo refers to this as “a sparkling green look” because the garment is not definable by normal terminology.

    • Danielle

      But if they didn’t have the red soles, how would we know they cost thousands of dollars?!

    • Griffinqueen

      I kind of like he crazy hair here–great movement. And I guess we could say the outfit fits a certain Carnivale atmosphere.

      Overall, much better than her Bronx appearance.

    • Imasewsure

      Bringing it diva-style!

    • Glam Dixie

      She makes me want to punch someone in the throat. Mostly her.

    • Gatto Nero

      Girl would be lost without illusion netting and fringe.
      I’m guessing that the off-white heeled booties (with the off-white hose) are meant to elongate her legs.

    • Bower Bird

      She looks good, but I always wonder why the singing of her songs gives a “life-or-death” impression. (pic #1)

      • Carleenml

        I was trying to figure out if I had ever actually heard her sing. I think I know her entirely by fashion photos/celebrity shots and nothing else. She flashes that same face in those a lot, too.

        • Bower Bird

          Life is REAL serious, apparently. The only song that I think of is “Jenny From the Block” and that terrible video that went with it. (Ben Affleck)

      • Synnamin

        ha! I had that same impression. “Does she ever smile?”

    • Nathan

      Did she steal this from Roxxxy?

    • kimmeister

      Man, that’s a lot of hair.

      • snarkalicious

        Yes. Perhaps the stupidest question ever: is any of it hers?

    • traceyishere

      Hate the hosiery.

    • SayWTH

      For a performance in Brazil she is overdressed, no? I still don’t “get” JLo. I know she can dance. But I have never really grasped on to the singing and acting parts of her resume. Oh, well. No one asked me, so I will just say “Yup, JLo is being JLo.”

      • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

        She was amazing in Selena. Nothing and no one can ever take that away from her. Ever.

        • SayWTH

          Yes, yes she was. I will agree with that. However, none of her roles since then have made the same, or even close to the same, impact. I think it is because “Selena” was so close to home: young, pretty, dancing, and, yes, singing Latina woman. So, can we say JLo was even acting in that movie?

          • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

            Considering Lopez’s personality and upbringing and dance style are worlds apart from Selena’s, yes, yes we can. And doing a damn fine job of it, too.

    • icm

      I saw the performance on television,she looked awesome ,the fringe parts moved great, she performed with Pitbull and another hot chick (the Brazilian JLO) from what I understand. the lip-synching was horrendous .

    • bellafigura1

      What makes her the world’s pre-eminent drag queen? I can’t keep up. I thought the drag queens were men dressing to emulate her.

    • demidaemon

      It’s ass-i-licious, which means it’s perfect for JLo.

    • MM4321

      Am I the only one who is so tired of JLo’s “fierce” face?

    • altermyego

      It’s Brazil, it’s the world cup, it’s green for the flag, it’s perfect! Respect.

    • Dorothy_on_the_yellow_brick_rd

      See the Brazilian singer, Claudia Leitte, who performed with JLo and Pitbull at the World Cup opening. She seems more womanly and approachable than JLo’s drag.

    • Laughingworld

      When I was a girl in Miami there was a popular Latina singer who was called (behind her back) “el culo que canta.” I hadn’t thought of her in years.

      • alyce1213

        That’s so funny in a few ways.

    • Mr. J.

      I can’t remember why anyone cares about Jennifer Lopez….I remember she used to seem likable and sort of down-to-earth, and she was good in that movie with George Clooney, and in Selena–but this was many years ago….and she has that body/booty….and…and…I can’t remember.

    • Maria

      I was in the stadium for the opening ceremony, and from far away it looked fine. The designer seemed to be going for a samba/carnaval type costume, which was culturally appropriate. And JLo did some samba-ing on the platform which was well received by the crowd. But the song still sucks.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      It’s like her hair is alive.

    • James

      It’s the World Cup. She’s dressed fine. Green for Brazil too, with a bit of the Carnival theme. It was actually venue appropriate and it worked on TV.

    • Taxpayer

      well designed suit..catchy

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Damn. If a lion were a person, this would be it.

    • morteza

      Masturbation for her ass.ammmm