Pop star Shakira reveals about her teenage

October 09, 2009 07:29 PM

Pop star Shakira said earlier in her teenage, she was overweight and she was dreaming to become a successful pop star and focused a lot on music.

"As a teenager I was plump but my appearance wasn't so important at that time. I focused much more on my music and song writing... I know that image in this profession is a matter of opinion. I think the external appearance in show business is important and over the years I've discovered my assets. Honestly, I've never seen myself as a goddess or sex symbol," singer said.

‘Hips Don't Lie’ singer certainly now has more body confidence and is happy to wear skimpy outfits.

“We all have our insecurities but I used to have more of those days in my twenties. I found nothing satisfied me and I just wanted to hide from the world... You should always make the most of what you've got and I think I've tried my entire life to figure it out. I wouldn't have made a video like 'She Wolf' when I was younger, that's for sure. Now you never know what could happen with them," she said.

Shakira says about her shyness and she prefers to cover up when she is out of the spotlight, "When I perform I feel free. But when I'm on the beach I don't run around topless... Perhaps it's difficult to understand but I'm kind of shy when it comes to my body," she added.

Shakira has won two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, and has been Golden Globe-nominee.

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