J.Lo Makes a Splash at the Premios Juventud, Receives World Icon Award

Jennifer Lopez knows how to get the party started…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and her frequent collaborator Pitbull kicked off the 2013 Premios Juventud at the Bank United Center in Miami on Thursday night with a show-stopping performance.

Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez

Lopez and Pitbull took to the main stage to perform a medley of their dancetastic tunes: “On the Floor,” “Dance Again” and “Live It Up.”

The dynamic duo even made a big splash at their end of their performance, diving into a pool, clothes and all.

Later in the night, Lopez received with the World Icon Award.

“When I see all these images and your beautiful face, I feel very fortunate to be here tonight,” she told the audience. “What I have always wanted to do with my life is to create, dance, act and entertain; and be a good person.”

“I love what I do. I’m an artist. And I know that being a role model to my community means to be responsible for my actions,” added la Lopez. “I too am human, and I make mistakes. But I promise you that when I fall, I get up again. When I make a mistake, I learn the lesson and I am ready to confront the next challenge.”

“I accept this award with a lot of humility and I am enormously grateful.”

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