Gargantuan Statue of Shakira Erected in Colombia

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Shakira once sung about how fortunate it was her breasts were "small and humble."

Maybe the real ones are. But now that Barranquilla, Colombia has erected a six-ton statue of the homegrown pop diva, all her metal body parts can be seen from space.

Simple and Very Sexy

Fans unveiled the tribute Wednesday, hours before a festive benefit concert organized by its favorite daughter. Unlike Brangelina wax figures, there were no reports that this impression would be getting married any time soon.

"Barranquilla is the big breast that fed and nurtured me as a human being, a woman and an artist," said the performer, who dominated the Latin Grammy Awards ceremony Nov. 2 in New York â€" where she walked away with five trophies.

Proceeds from Wednesday's show, part of Shakira's Oral Fixation tour, will go to build an arts school for 1,800 children displaced by Colombia's civil war. It's an act Bono can certainly get behind.

The statue, which stands 15 feet tall, was revealed amid great fanfare, including a cornet-led band, carnival dance troupe and 3,000 fans. The figure itself was made of iron and donated by a German fan, sculptor Dieter Patt.

It's bigger than the price tag any Britney Spears sex tape would fetch.


Shakira Biography

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Barranquilla, Colombia
Full Name
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll