Honestly, Jennifer Lopez’s Doppelgänger Might as Well Be Her Workout Buddy

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Fans of Jenny from the Block, meet Jay from the H. It appears that folks have stumbled upon Jennifer Lopez’s look-alike photos yet again, after the Houston, Texas-based bodybuilder went viral in 2017. Her name is Janice Garay, and whew, does she give J-Lo’s abs a run for their money. Not to mention: Their faces look so! dang! similar!

Take a look for yourself below. And don’t just take our word for it—fans on Instagram were the first to point out the resemblance. Garay originally sparked interest among J-Lo fans when she landed on the Instagram Explore page. IG user after IG user were taking to the doppelgänger’s page to ask if she was J-Lo’s long-lost twin. “It was just normal selfies I had taken in my restroom,” she told a local ABC news affiliate at the time. “People were assuming that I was Jennifer Lopez, commenting ‘Are you J-Lo?’ No…I’m Jay from Houston!” Good one, Garay!

The bodybuilder felt nothing but flattered by the comparison. Garay has been a longtime fan of the Hustlers star: “She is my idol,” she told ABC30. “She’s somebody that I looked up to since I was a little girl. It is flattering.”

Later in 2017, Garay also shared to Instagram that she wasn’t trying to find quick success by looking like J-Lo. “I want everyone to notice me for my dedication [and] hard work for bodybuilding not some ‘want to be jlo’ that people claim of me to be,” she wrote in a caption. “Even [though] I do have the most respect and love for Jennifer Lopez, people who know me know I admire her [and] look up to her ever Since the movie Selena came out.”

Aside from their uncanny resemblance of sky-high cheekbones and chiseled ‘bods, Garay is also even a mother like J-Lo. She’s a mom to tween Ameria, who she brings along to the gym from time to time.

“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 shared on Instagram.

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