Our very own October cover girl Shakira received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today—and we must say, it's about time! The Colombian singer has not only worked her way towards international stardom, but has also dedicated her life to philanthropic causes. If anyone deserves to have her name cemented in the legendary walkway, it’s Shakira.
Shakira Gets a Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame!
As we reported last week, the Grammy award-winning singer was scheduled to receive the 2,354th star on the Walk, which is located in front of the W Hollywood Hotel. Shakira is the first Colombian to ever earn a Hollywood star.
Shaki isn’t the only Latina who has earned herself a Hollywood Star. Check out the list of others who have also been deemed estrella-worthy:
What's not to love about Shakira? The singer first captivated us as a young pop star in Colombia, when Donde Estan Los Ladrones made her a household name in Latin America. In 2001, Shakira’s English crossover album Laundry Service gained her international stardom. Since then, her music and swiveling hips have garnered her tons of cred in the music industry. She has two Grammy Awards and seven Latin Grammy Awards under her belt (and she is up for more this year). Last year, you may remember her unique vocals in “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa,” which was chosen as the official song for the FIFA World Cup. Besides her music, Shakira’s also a renowned philanthropist. Since 1995, she has worked with impoverished children in Colombia through her Pies Descalzos Foundation. Even President Barack Obama is a fan of Shaki – she was appointed to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics this year – a huge honor for a Latina, and a great example for the rest of us.