Since seeing her 2004 DVD entitled "Live and Off the Record" I have been an admirer and have had a crush on Shakira. In her DVD not only did she speak for the rights of 3,000,000 children in Colombia who don't attend school, she also gave a great concert for her fans in Rotterdam. Shakira doesn't see herself as being above her band, so she actually tours on the same bus with her group and hangs out with the other band members even though she could have her own bus if she wanted one. She also held true to her fans in Colombian and insisted on doing a concert in Baraquilla, Colombia even though it wouldn't make her any money. Her promoters also warned her about talking about politics in her concert but she held true to her values and put up a puppet show of Bush and Sadam fighting over the world oil supply on the projection screen while she performed on stage. Not only does Shakira refuse to be censored, she has also held true to her roots (not forgetting where she came from) and she has also stuck up for the rights of people who can't defend themselves (poor children).
Did I mention she is also the most famous hip shaker in music and probably the most beautiful women in the world.
I would very much like to go out on a date with Shakira and talk to her about how much I appreciate her as a musician, a Latina woman and a leader in human rights.