#TBT: Watch 11-Year-Old Shakira Rock Her School's Talent Show!

A star is born! 

In a clip posted to YouTube, an 11-year-old Shakira wows a crowd at her school's talent contest in Barranquilla, Colombia. According to the time stamp on the recording, the competition was on Sept. 10, 1988. 

The future superstar performs a 15-minute set, first performing "Sin Él" by Marisela before launching into an interpretation of Timbiriche's "Quinceañera." Finally, the preteen shows off her infamous hip moves, donning a crop top and flowing magenta skirt for a performance of "Aatini Al Nay" by Lebanese singer Fairuz. Nearly 20 years later, Shakira made this song famous after performing it on her "Oral Fixation" tour in 2006. 

Clearly, the fearless Latina was born to be on the stage. Over twenty years later, Shakira, now 37, performs on some of the biggest stages in the world. This Sunday, she's set to sing her single "Dare (La La La)" in front of an international audience at the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony! Way to go, Shak! 

Watch the incredible video below: 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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