Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll did not achieve fame by being just the wife of Gerard Pique -one of the world’s most talented footballers. The Colombian singer and songwriter began her career in the early nineties following the release of her debut recording produced by Sony Music Colombia. Despite having a bad commercial start, the talented singer rose to prominence after the release of her third album titled Pies Descalzos.
Shakira’s career has since spanned about 3 decades, a time during which many of her singles and albums have topped both domestic and international charts. More so, the talented singer has sold over 80 million copies of her records globally, a feat not easily achieved these days.
The Colombian singer has since become the most decorated Latin female musician of all time following her massive haul of awards and honors. She has received 600 award nominations since she started and has gone on to win 420 of them. Notable amongst these awards include 12 Latin Grammy Awards and 3 Grammy Awards.
Shifting our focus away from her sterling and remarkable career, we shall be discussing a less talked about subject about the award-winning artiste. Shakira’s popularity, career achievements, celebrity partner, and two lovely boys have made it practically impossible to write about something else. Read on as we provide an outlook into the singer’s height, weight, and other body measurements.
Profile Summary Of Shakira
- Full Name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
- Date of Birth: 2 February 1977
- Age: 46 Years
- Place of Birth: Barranquilla, Colombia
- Nationality: Colombian
- Father: William Mebarak Chadid
- Mother: Nidia Ripoll Torrado
- Siblings: None
- Half Siblings: Eight
- Partner: Gerard Piqué
- Children: Two (Sasha Piqué Mebarak and Milan Piqué Mebarak)
- Education (Schools Attended): Catholic School, University of Pennsylvania
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress, Philanthropist
- Net Worth: $300 million
- Height: 5 feet 2 inches
- Weight: 53 kg
How Old Is Shakira?
Before we delve into the Colombian star’s body measurements, the question of how old she might be certainly pops up in one’s mind. Well, to clear your doubts and to put your minds at ease, Shakira is 46 years old. It is also interesting to note that she shares the same birthday date with her partner, Gerard Pique, though she is 10 years his senior.
How Tall Is The Female Latin Artist?
It is quite obvious that Shakira cannot be described as tall. In fact, she is not only petite but many people have gone on to reduce her 5 feet 2 inches height to 5 feet or even 4 feet 11 inches. However, this does not seem to deter the singer at all as she has even revealed that being short has its advantages. She believes it has made many people treat her very well as her petite frame makes her look vulnerable.
It would also interest you to know that the “Hips Don’t Lie” queen is not the only Hollywood celebrity who is petite as she has the likes of Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, and Alyssa Milano around her. Albeit, these ladies have not only accepted their looks but have gone further to enhance their sexiness which makes fans go crazy whenever they are on stage performing.
Shakira’s Height Compared To That Of Her Husband and Other Female Singers
|1.||Shakira||5 feet 2 inches (157.5 cm)|
|2.||Gerard Piqué||6 feet 4 inches (193 cm)|
|3.||Jenifer Lopez||5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)|
|4.||Christina Aguilera||5 feet 1 ½ inches (156.2 cm)|
|5.||Beyonce||5 feet 6 inches (167.6 cm)|
|6.||Nicki Minaj||5 feet 2 inches (157 cm)|
|7.||Alyssa Milano||5 feet 1 ½ inches (156.2 cm)|
|8.||Natalia Lafourcade||4 feet 10 inches (149.0 cm)|
|9.||Selena Gomez||5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)|
|10.||Mary J. Blige||5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)|
How Much Does Shakira’s Weigh?
It is generally believed that shorter people tend to gain more weight than their taller counterparts. Also, because they lack height, they may easily qualify as being obese when calculating their body mass index.
However, that is not the case with Shakira although it was gathered that she was on the heavy side during her teenage years. Her weight has been listed at 53 kg and this featherweight has worked in her favor, making her flexible to performing her technical dance moves.
More so, Shakira knows that having a great physique is very crucial in showbiz and she doesn’t joke with her daily exercise routines. She is reported to have worked with celebrity fitness trainer Tracy Anderson to get the perfect regimen for herself. This includes doing high-intensity exercises, cardio, dancing (no surprises here), and strength training. She puts her body under many rigorous hours of fitness training to keep it under check, and this has clearly paid off. Also, the demand of her musical career, particularly having to go out on tour for weeks in a row, are enough workouts for her body.
The Colombian’s Intriguing Body Measurements
The Colombian dancer has a natural bust endowment when compared to ladies of her race. Her bust size measures about 34 inches which she is more or less an average for women. The beautiful singer also has a waist size of 24 inches. Not many persons would be surprised by this due to her sexy hourglass shape. I agree with the majority of her fans who believe she should have gone into modeling. Shakira might not have achieved as much fame and wealth as her musical career fetched her but she would have done exceptionally well.
However, Shakira’s hips are by far her most noticeable body feature. The singer has a hip size of 37 inches which is quite large but it blends well with her tiny waist and sizable bust. Many female celebrities have attested to the sexiness her hips give her while her male fans fight for front row seats at her live performances to watch her swing hips as she performs.
The award-winning singer wears a size 4 (US) dress which fits perfectly on her and she is often spotted wearing size 7 (US) heels to compliment her well-made dresses. One can’t deny the fact that Shakira is a lovely sight to behold any day anytime.