It has recently emerged that one of Jennifer Lopez’s red carpet looks is actually responsible for the existence of Google image search, and we can’t get our heads around it.
The outfit in question was the infamous green dress that JLo wore to the Grammy Awards back in 2000 – you know, THAT Versace dress that if we’re honest was just a big sheer green scarf held together by a piece of fashion tape, with a neckline plunging below her belly button – the one that quite literally broke the Internet.
Let’s not forget, this was a whopping seventeen years ago, long before the days of Lady Gaga’s meat dress or Rose McGowan’s topless chainmail outfit. At this point, the most avant-garde red carpet looks to happen were when Justin and Britney wore quadruple denim or when Christina Aguilera showed her midriff.
Needless to say, everyone was talking about JLo’s revealing green dress and wanted to see the pictures for themselves.
‘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: JLo wearing that dress’, explained Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google. For that reason, he explained ‘Google image search was born.’
When asked about her role in Google image search’s existence by E! News, JLo replied, ‘I heard that, who knew?!’, before joking about not being compensated. ‘I’m a little bit upset about it. I’m sure Versace’s in on it as well.’
When asked what she would have liked to have got from it, Jennifer Lopez replied light-heartedly, ‘Just a small part of it…a truck full of money.’