Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, professionally known as just Shakira, was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She started performing in school, where she would showcase her belly dancing abilities. In the early 1990s, she released the albums Magia and Peligro but failed to achieve mainstream success.
However, she came to prominence in Latin America following the release of her major-label debut Pies Descalzos in 1996. She then rose to fame in the United States for her fifth album Laundry Service with its lead single “Whenever, Wherever”. After her recording success, she became known as a coach in the hit show The Voice.
Has Shakira had Plastic Surgery?
The Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) singer has always been admired not just for her singing and dancing skills but also for her gorgeous body. Because she has always been on the spotlight since her international breakthrough in 2001, people couldn’t help but wonder if the Colombian singer has had something done to improve her looks. In an interview with In Touch magazine, the celebrity admitted that there was one time that she considered having plastic surgery. But what happened? The star admitted that she thought of having a breast augmentation and other cosmetic procedures but ultimately decided against it.
She revealed: “A few years ago, I considered surgery, breast augmentation and all kinds of things: ‘Maybe my eyebrows should be higher. Maybe my lips should be bigger.’ It was really making me bitter.” She then stated that she eventually told herself to forget about it and focus on accepting the way she looks, which proved to be a good choice as she’s more successful than ever and a gorgeous mother of one.