Shakira gets her own 21.3 feet statue in Columbia, gets unveiled in the presence of singer's parents

    Shakira has been honoured with a 21.3 feet bronze statue in her Columbia hometown. 

    Shakira statue

    Shakira statue

    Shakira has been honored with her own 21.3-foot tall bronze statue in her hometown Barranquilla in Columbia. The statue recreates her iconic ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ pose. The same has been curated by sculptor Yino Márquez and his students.

    Shakira's parents were present at the unveiling of the statue

    The ‘Waka Waka’ singer shared the proud moment on her social media handle. She furthermore shared a video of the unveiling ceremony of the statue which had the presence of her parents William Chadid and Nidia Torrado along with the mayor of Barranquilla. The 46-year-old singer also shared the picture of a plaque kept below the statue which has information penned down about her and her life. Mentioning her date of birth (February 2, 1977), the plaque describes her as having ‘a voice that moves masses.’ Furthermore, it highlights Shakira’s philanthropic activities through a foundation named ‘Pies Descalzos’ (bare feet). It is involved in focusing on the early childhood development of kids.

    Netizens react to Shakira's statue

    No sooner was the statue unveiled than fans started reacting to the same. One of the netizens stated, “In 250 years people are going to think this was a Spanish goddess.” While a user said, “U can still feel "HIPS DON'T LIE" by looking at the statue.” A netizen took a sharp dig at the ‘El Jefe’ singer’s former beau and footballer Gerard Pique with whom she had separated after he had allegedly cheated on her. The comment said, “This statue is bigger than Pique's career.” A fan said, “Well deserved. A legend in her own right around the world.” Another comment read, “That's amazing and well deserved Shakira because not only are you an incredibly talented artist, but you are a beautiful human being who has not forgotten her people and continues to do so much for them.”

    Well, this is indeed a super proud moment for all her fans and family members. Shakira was in the news this year for being one of the most searched celebrities in the world on Google. She also released a song about her ex-boyfriend Pique which grabbed several eyeballs.