Jennifer Lopez knows her worth. Google chairman Eric Schmidt recently revealed that the Google search image formula came to be due to everyone searching for Lopez in her famous Versace dress.
If you remember, Lopez wore a very low cut green dress to the 2000 Grammy awards. If you need a refresher it looked like this. After she debuted the dress it became a staple in millennium pop culture.
— The Independent (@Independent) April 9, 2015
— IndyFashion (@IndyFashion) April 10, 2015
It’s not a surprise that Lopez’s dress alone is responsible for Google images. In an essay Schmidt writes, “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 surefire way of getting users exactly what they wanted: J-Lo wearing that dress. Google Image Search was born.”
Needless to say when E! told Jennifer Lopez that she was responsible for the Google images search portion, the singer jokingly said she wanted a cut of the money Google has made.
“I’m a little bit upset about it. I’m sure Versace’s in on it as well. Just a small part of it…a truck full of money.”
Since then Lopez has stuck with Versace’s style. In fact, Lopez arrived in a Versace dress to the MTV Movie Awards last night. Before she hit the red carpet, she showed off a cheeky picture with her followers.
Throughout the night Lopez retweeted other messages in support of Versace.
— Versace (@Versace) April 13, 2015
— Latina Magazine (@Latina) April 13, 2015
Do you think Jennifer Lopez should get a cut from google for “helping” create Google images? Tell us what you think.
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