Her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, and she is from Colombia. Her first four albums were not in English. She entered the English industry in 2001 with her album ‘Laundry Service’.
When she was small, her father lost all they had, and she became sad for him. That’s when her father decided to tell her about the sorry lives of the street children. Then, she started believing that one must be happy in what they’ve got. Even her name is near Arabic, which means ‘thankful’.
There is also a fun story with her childhood. Her teacher had rejected her and didn’t allow her to participate in a singing competition saying she sounded like a goat.
Shakira Height in centimeter (cm) – 157 cm (barefoot without heels)
Shakira Height in Inch -61.8 inch
Shakira Height in feet – 5.15 foot , 5 feet 1.5 inches
Shakira Height in Meters – 1.57 m
Shakira Height (with Heels/Shoes) – 5’3″ – 5’5″ inch
Shakira Figure Size – 32 (bust/breast size) -24 (waist) -37 (hips/butt)
Shakira Weight in 2013 – 54 kg or 119 pounds
Shakira Bra Size – 32B
Shakira Affairs & Boyfriends – Gerard Pique. Antonio De la Rua
Shakira Birthday Date – 2nd February 1977
Shakira Age in 2013 – 36 years
Shakira Eye Color – Dark Brown
Shakira Shoe Size – 7 No. (US)
Interesting Facts about Shakira –
Her Name is taken from Arabic word for ‘thankful’.
She recorded her first album at the age of 13.
She knows several languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese and also some Italian, French and Catalan.
She got married to Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and they both share the same birthday.
Shakira’s song Waka Waka is biggest selling world cup song of all time.
She recieved a star on HOllywood walk of fame in 2011.
She was called to white house and is appointed as the member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
She was also appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador on 24 October 2003.
She started Pies Descalzos Foundation, which helps to educate displaced and underpriviledged children in Colombia