Did J.Lo use body double for Fiat?
November 23rd, 2011
03:22 PM ET

Did J.Lo use body double for Fiat?

Jennifer Lopez’s new Bronx-set Fiat commercial is creating quite a stir.

Reports are suggesting that Jenny wasn’t actually filmed on the block in the Bronx as she appears to be in the commercial, which has a storyline focusing on the celeb embracing her roots. Both the star's rep and representation for the tiny car have given similar statements that are vague as to where J.Lo really was when she filmed the ad.

Lopez's rep tells CNN that "both commercials featuring Jennifer Lopez were indeed filmed in the Bronx as well as outside locations. As you may know, in today’s world, people are increasingly mobile and their work takes them to a variety of locations. As a result, we took the opportunity to film wherever Ms. Lopez was working at the time to accommodate her schedule."

Fiat told Jalopnik the same thing, nearly verbatim: “In today's world, people are increasingly mobile and their work takes them to a variety of locations. As a result, we took the opportunity to film wherever Ms. Lopez was working at the time to accommodate her schedule.”

The Fiat fiasco kicked off when The Smoking Gun reported that Lopez, 42, wasn’t present for the Bronx shoot for “My World,” quoting a local whose barber shop appears in the spot.

This news runs contrary to the spirit of the ad, which is all about how J. Lo is authentic (sorry, she’s “real”), and how she loves spending time in her Bronx neighborhood. We see the star drive “through the streets of Manhattan to the Bronx where she grew up,” reads the Fiat press release, according to the Smoking Gun. Her voiceover tells viewers, “this is my world. This place inspires me.”

But the Smoking Gun claims it was a body double that tooled around the Bronx in a Fiat 500 Cabrio, and Jennifer shot scenes in Los Angeles. The footage was infused with computer-generated imagery to create the illusion of Jenny cruising the block.

However, her rep says those concerned about her filming location are missing the "point" of the ad spot.

"The commercial tells the story of how the simple elements of our upbringing can help explain who we are, where we’re going and serve as a source of inspiration to achieve our goals in life," the rep says. "One does not need to be in a specific location to be inspired or continue to be inspired.”


soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. jujubeans

    How could they find a body double? Nobody's got a booty like that!

    December 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SKY

    MY HUSBAND SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A 3SUM WITH ME AND THIS BIG BUTT HO. I TOLD HIM H3LL YEA BIG PAPA. I'LL WOULD ENJOY THAT VERY MUCH. A 3SUM WOULD OPEN MY EYES TO THE LORD EVEN MORE. MAYBE @ART WOULD JOIN MY HUSBAND AND ME AS WELL SINCE HE WANT TO TAP THAT HO ALSO. WE CAN MAKE IT A 4SUM.

    November 25, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  3. Artie

    I'd f either JLO or if she wanted to use the body double, that would be acceptable to me as well. -Art

    November 25, 2011 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joi

    Goil in Ghana red red wine

    November 24, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. jb2817

    If she really drove a Fiat she would need an extra one just to carry that fat @$$

    November 24, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. nancy

    @she stinks! – "this relic from the 1990's"?!?! When were you born, in the 2000's?! In which case the oldest you could be is 11! Oh, wait, that sounds right.

    November 24, 2011 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. i just threw up in my mouth a little

    Does Fiat actually think this will increase their sales? "oh, jennifer drives a fiat – I MUST HAVE ONE, TOO!!!"
    Yeah, right! I wanna puke every time I see her on tv. Fake, no talent, just gooooo away and raise your kids you paid for and wanted so badly. Oh, and happy thanksgiving. That is all.

    November 23, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • i just threw up in my mouth a little

      ... and having a fiat in the background at the music awards the other night. wowwww, claaaaaasssssy! oh, and one more thing, she's scored herself a li'l boy man...

      November 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. She Stinks!

    She is a no class money grubbing old untalented HO. This relic from the 1990s will do anything for CASH. It's what HO's like her do! Its what she's known for!

    November 23, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MadCityBabe

    omg those JLo car ads are ridiculous...........ya sure she embraces that dump.....ya it inspires her..............ya sure you betcha baby.

    November 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. happy thanksgiving

    everyone

    November 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jane

    It's a commercial! If anyone thinks those things AREN'T photoshopped, etc., then they need to get a clue.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Louie

    And she doesn't drive a Fiat either. She drives a Bentley.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jillmarie

    How funny andf fake! "Real"?! This is the funniest thing I've heard today. I love it! I can't wait to bust out this tidbit when this commercial comes on next. I love having inside info- even something as trivial as this.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jables19

    J-Lo isn't real? You mean she doesn't actually cruise around the squalid neighborhood that she used to hang out in now that she has money so that she can avoid people begging her for money and attention? Front Page Material!!!

    November 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |

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