Jennifer Lopez covers Glamour. Matthias Vriens-McGrath
"I was just so infuriated that somebody said you couldn't have a little extra meat on you -- because I was by no means fat!" the mother of twins Max and Emme says. "That was so mean and closed-minded. I was like: 'No, this is who I am and this is the type of woman that I grew up with and it was beautiful and there's no reason to be anybody but myself.'"
The "American Idol" judge, who announced her split with husband Marc Anthony in July, has a figure most women would die for, which means that no one is asking her to shed pounds these days.
"No, I don't get that now," she says. "I think people know better."
J.Lo also confesses that while her bikini body is currently no longer an issue, she hasn't ruled out plastic surgery in the future.
"Honestly, I'm not going to make a judgment on it because I don't have to yet," Jennifer says candidly. "I mean, I'd like to think I'll feel great about myself and age gracefully, but then I think: 'Well, what if I do want a little bit of something?' I'm open to being open."
Read more about Jennifer, who Glamour chose as its Woman of the Year, in the December issue.
- Jennifer Lopez