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.