Shakira statue to grace Colombia
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Shakira statue to grace Colombia

A steel statue of the Grammy-winning rocker will be erected at a square in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 13:57 IST

Pint-sized pop star Shakira will be honoured with a five-metre statue. The statue is set to tower over her sultry coastal Colombian home town, local media reported.

German sculptor Dieter Patt donated the work, in steel, which will be erected in a square in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, the newspaper ElTiempo reported.

The steel version of the Grammy-winning rocker and composer was due to arrive by sea tomorrow, the report said.

"I want people to think that any girl can start working on her dreams, and that they can come true," the singer said on seeing the work at a fundraiser earlier in Germany.

Shakira, a multilingual Lebanese-Colombian songwriter who reportedly has an IQ of 140, took home the Grammy for best Latin alternative rock album last month, for 'Oral Fixation number 1,' in Los Angeles.

First Published: Mar 18, 2006 13:24 IST