March 05, 2014 09:30 AM by Anna Sanclement
The Voice and American Idol are currently two of the most popular singing competition shows on network television. In addition to having millions of viewers tune in every week, each show has its own super-hot Latina judge. Shakira judges on The Voice, while American Idol has Jennifer Lopez. These two Latin ladies probably have something to do with audiences tuning in to each show week after week because of their hotness alone. Plus, one would think that they both know at least a tiny bit about what’s good when it comes to music.
Let’s start with Shakira. This shapely beauty was born in Colombia and took the Latin American market by storm with her third album, Pies Descalzos in 1996, She continued her success with her fourth release, Dónde Están los Ladrones in 1998.
Next, Shakira took over the English-language market in 2001 with her fifth album, and most successful one, titled Laundry Service, selling over 20 million copies. Her tenth album is set to hit stores on March 25, and her new single (with Rihanna), “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” is already topping charts.
The multi-award winner is one of the best-selling artists of all time with over 125 million records sold worldwide. Additionally, the hip-shaking singer does a lot of work with charities, including many philanthropic activities for early childhood development. Shakira is dating Barcelona soccer player Gerard Piqué, with which she has a one-year-old son.
Shakira has been a judge on The Voice for two of its six seasons. She first came on the show in October 2012 replacing Christina Aguilera on season four. Then, it was announced she would not return for season five, but she came back on the sixth and current season.
As for Jennifer Lopez, she is American-born, but has Puerto Rican parents and is deep-rooted in her Latin heritage. The 44-year-old multi-faceted entrepreneur began her career as a Fly Girl on the 90s hit TV show In Living Color. From there, she got a role in the film My Family, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
After getting several additional parts, her breakthrough came with a starring role in the movie Selena. From there Lopez went on to star in a slew of films including the 1997 hit Anaconda, U Turn, Out of Sight, Antz, The Wedding Planner and Monster In Law. She was also the first Latina actress to earn over $1 million for a movie role.
With a successful movie career, Lopez wanted to try her hand at music as well, so she began working on her first album in 1999, On the 6. Knowing she got her recording contract just because she had an established name in the industry and because of her good looks, Lopez wanted to prove she had musical talent.
The multi-talented star did just that when her third single from On the 6, “Waiting for Tonight,” became an instant hit. Proving critics wrong, Lopez musical career was off to a successful start and her popularity rose even higher.
Lopez continues to have success in both the film and music industries today. She was ultimately wooed back by American Idol producers to return as a guest after quitting a few seasons ago.
Recently divorced from her third husband, Marc Anthony, Lopez has twin 6-year-old children and is currently in a relationship with her back-up dancer, Casper Smart, who is 18 years her junior.
So, you tell us, who tops the hotness meter higher, The Voice’s Shakira or American idol’s Jennifer Lopez?
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