Our Favorite Colombianos!
08/26/2011 - 16:27 | 0 Comments|
Colombiana hit theaters over the weekend, but not everyone was necessarily looking forward to it. The film, which stars our September cover girl Zoe Saldana, is about a young Colombian woman who becomes an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents. Members of PorColombia, a nonprofit group, feel that the film uses the country’s armed conflict to its advantage and plays on stereotypes.
Some folks feel very strongly that the film only portrays one side of what it means to be Colombian—so we wanted to take the time to acknowledge some of our favorite citizens of the South American country.
Shakira’s so beloved, she’s known on a first name basis. The 34-year-old singer’s stardom shot to an international level after her 2001 English crossover album, Laundry Service. Her unique vocals have garnered her countless awards – among them, two Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Awards. Shaki’s music career is indeed impressive, but what we love most about the singer is her big heart. In 1995, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which helps impoverished children in Colombia, and she also recently teamed up with FC Barcelona (her boyfriend Gerard Pique’s soccer team) to launch sports complexes in Miami and her native country.