Shakira spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, and wrote her first poem, titled "La Rosa De Cristal/The Crystal Rose", when she was only four years old.
As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter, and asked for one as a Christmas gift.
Loss of family and friends does have the same emotional impact as a loss of self-worth and value. Some people think I'm a wild girl and a major risk taker.
I always giggle when I hear that because I don't feel like I'm a risk taker. Other people may perceive that what I'm doing is a Sensitive to all that is around me brings me the ideals of compassion, love and belonging.
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Shakira served as a coach on the fourth and sixth seasons of the American version of The Voice in 20, respectively.
The music teacher told her that she sounded "like a goat".
To instill gratitude in Shakira for her upbringing, her father took her to a local park to see orphans who lived there.
Undaunted and still convinced that Shakira had talent, Vargas set up an audition in Bogotá.
He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira's performance.