Shakira Had Been A ‘Plump’ Teenager
Colombian pop star Shakira has disclosed that she was very plump when she was a teenager. She added that this was because she was concentrating on becoming a singer that she forgot about her looks.
"As a teenager I was plump but my appearance wasn't so important at that time. I focused much more on my music and song writing... I know that image in this profession is a matter of opinion. I think the external appearance in show business is important and over the years I've discovered my assets. Honestly, I've never seen myself as a goddess or sex symbol," she said, reports imdb.com.
Shakira, 32, has now toned down so much that she is happy to use skinny outfits.
"We all have our insecurities but I used to have more of those days in my twenties. I found nothing satisfied me and I just wanted to hide from the world... You should always make the most of what you've got and I think I've tried my entire life to figure it out. I wouldn't have made a video like 'She Wolf' when I was younger, that's for sure. Now you never know what could happen with them," she said.
Even though she is okay with her flesh show for professional reason, she avoids it in her personal life.
"When I perform I feel free. But when I'm on the beach I don't run around topless... Perhaps it's difficult to understand but I'm kind of shy when it comes to my body," she said.