We knew J.Lo was influential, but not like this.
Jennifer Lopez is legendary for many reasons (our favourite being the inspiration for 'I don't know her') but you'd forget the fact that the now 47-year-old has been in the public eye for over 20 years and has had a significant impact on pop culture. And, as it turns out, the technology industry and one of the most used Google products.
Twitter user @mcustark didn't so much make the discovery as remind the world of J.Lo's impact after sharing screenshots of Lopez in her now famous Versace dress from the Grammy's in 2000 and the Wikipedia entry for Google Images, in which Google exec Eric Schmidt credits her for the search engines creation, which have since gone viral.
i cant believe Jennifer Lopez invented google image search pic.twitter.com/8TvObOxATG
— king helena (@mcustark) July 24, 2016
The Wiki entry cites an interview from last year in which Schmidt said:
"People wanted more than just text. This first became apparent after the 2000 Grammy Awards, where Jennifer Lopez wore a green dress that, well, caught the world's attention. At the time, it was the most popular search query we had ever seen. But we had no sure-fire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: JLo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born".
And there was you thinking that all she would be remembered for was her derriere.