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Jenny From The Boat: Jennifer Lopez To Become Virgin Voyages ' Chief Entertainment & Lifestyle Officer
The news is officially out. Jennifer Lopez is due to become Virgin Voyages’ Investor and Chief Entertainment & Lifestyle Officer. The announcement comes as Virgin Voyages sets out to completely reshape the ceremonial role of Godmother and reimagine it with a modernized, fresh approach.
Jennifer Lopez has been considered as the perfect fit for the ‘reinvention of the godmother role’, and just in time as travel starts to pick back up. Virgin Voyages, the award-winning cruise line founded by Richard Branson, told Travel Noire in a press release that “The Virgin experience is redefining the nautical tradition of appointing a godmother from a ceremonial role to a truly modern, change-making partnership with undoubtedly one of the most powerful artists in the world.”
Virgin Voyages’ very first ship, Scarlet Lady, was built to reflect sleek luxury, emitting that hard to replicate on-sea intimacy paired with world-class entertainment. As a new lifestyle travel brand dedicated to offering irresistible cruise vacations, Virgin Voyages’ has big plans for the future.
“My artistic and social mission is to empower, inspire and entertain,” said Lopez.
“Any opportunity that I get to combine all these attributes into a partnership and collaboration is exciting for me. I admire Sir Richard and all he has built. I am inspired by Virgin Voyages’ dedication to creating irresistible experiences and focus on well-being, which all fits perfectly with my own lifestyle and brand ethos.” she added.
It goes without saying that the excitement for the new partnership is very much mutual: “We knew immediately that we wanted Jennifer to be a partner and to help Virgin Voyages shape the future of travel on the high seas. She is one of the most talented and hardest working people out there,” says Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group. “I admire her as an artist, as an entrepreneur and as a person.”
Tom McAlpin, CEO of Virgin Voyages also expressed for what Jennifer Lopez would bring to the role and overall cruise experience: “As an investor and advisor, she turns the godmother tradition on its head and makes it powerful and limitless. We couldn’t be more excited for what is ahead.”
The announcement of the relationship between Jennifer Lopez, Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages was unveiled on social media in a humorous video that captured Jennifer and Richard on FaceTime together.
To learn more about the partnership with Jennifer Lopez, check out the blog post here.