Shakira's Colombian home city unveils statue in her honor

27 December 2023
2023-12-27 10:08

Colombian superstar Shakira's Caribbean home city of Barranquilla unveiled a 6.5-meter hip-swaying statue in her honor on Tuesday.

The towering bronze and aluminum creation depicts the singer in a bikini top in one of her characteristic dance moves.

On the platform X, the singer thanked sculptor Yino Marquez and his art student collaborators for "this example of the enormous artistic talent of the people of my country." Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, an icon of Latina girl power, has sold some 80 million albums worldwide and won three Grammy awards.

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