10 lesser known facts Shakira you probably didn’t know

You probably follow Shakira , knew a lot about her life style and her music, However we have compiled 10 facts you probably didn’t knew

  1. Shakira’s full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
  2. Shakira is an Arabic name meaning “grateful” or “full of grace.”
  3. Her father is a Lebanese, while her mother is a Spanish-Italian. Her father’s name is William Mebarak Chadid and mother’s name is Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
  4. When she was two years old her oldest half-brother died in an accident while he was riding a motorcycle and a drunk man hit him with his car.

  5. When she was a teenager, she represented Colombia at the Festival Vina del Mar and earned the third place through her own song, “Eres.”
  6. Steven Spielberg offered her a part in his film ‘The Mask of Zorro’ in 1998. However, she felt unable to accept, as she believed her English wasn’t good enough. The role went to Catherine Zeta Jones.
  7. She recorded her very first album when she was only 13
  8. She’s fluent in Portuguese, Italian, English, Spanish and Arabic.
  9. She is an avid painter as well
  10. Shakira was invited to The White House by President Obama in 2010 to discuss early childhood development and in 2011 was appointed as a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

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