Bigger is better.

Sporting some huge (and dark) hair, Jennifer Lopez looks absolutely gorgeous in the new photoshoot for W Magazine -- a shoot inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in "Butterfield 8."

Seriously, how stunning does she look? O.K., enough gushing. 

In the accompanying article, the 43-year-old opens up about her humble beginnings -- and how she and her mom didn't agree on her plans for the future back in the day.

"My mom and I butted heads," she says. "I didn’t want to go to college. I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’"

Clearly, it all worked out, as Jennifer soon booked a gig as a Fly Girl on "In Living Color" ... and the rest is history! 

Jennifer also talks about her famous Versace dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards, telling the mag "We had looked at a few dresses and nothing was right."

"My stylist said, 'there’s this one dress, but other people have worn it.' I tried on the Versace and decided to wear it anyway. But I was still surprised by the reaction," she says.

"When I went to my seat [after presenting], I said, ‘What’s the big deal?!’ Puffy and Benny were waiting, and they said, ‘You have to take pictures in that dress.'"

Earlier this year, the singer/actress revealed she still has the revealing frock -- and that her housekeeper set it up on a mannequin in her spa. Yeah, her personal spa.

See more of J.Lo when W Magazine hits newsstands 


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