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Shakira's Height is 5ft 2in (157 cm)

Colombian Singer best known for songs such as "Whenever, Wherever", "Hips Don't Lie" and "Waka Waka". In Maxim Magazine she said in regards to Britney, they are the 'same height', but also from that magazine "When I was little, they used to make up all kinds of things, always playing on my name, like Cachita instead of Shakira. And now I get Shak, Shak Attack, Shaki, Shakazulu, Shakarita...but my classmates also used to call me Enana, which means dwarf, because I was always the tiniest one in my class." On being asked if she wanted to be taller she said "Actually, I like being petite. When you're small, people tend to protect you and treat you in a soft, gentle way. And I like that. I like getting demonstrations of love and affection. Who doesn't!
In a video Shakira also described herself as a "5 foot 3 girl from Colombia"

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Comment on the Height of Shakira

plus said on 24/Sep/15
Shakira is 1,53. Look this pic with Piqué(no shoes)
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fray said on 6/Aug/15
Rob, this needs a downgrade. Shakira is 5' on a good day. During the Maxim she was tiny.
In Spanish-language magazines and TV, her height has always been (in interviews as well) at 151-152cm.
Marideth said on 29/Jul/15
She's so not 5'3 or even 5'2. I'm 5'3 and I'm not that short and I live in the US and I can't imagine that height being "short" in South America. She's probably more like 4'11 or 5'. Rob, can you please downgrade her to 4'11 1/2?
Leena said on 21/Jul/15
Rob, are u sure she is 5'2 in some website says she is 4'11
[Editor Rob: I don't think she looks as short as 4ft 11, I would say you could argue at times she can look anywhere in 5ft to 5ft 2 range]
averageheight said on 26/May/15
Rob, I think it's time for a downgrade to at least 5'
Leena said on 9/Mar/15
I think she is 5'2 and 5'3-5'6 in heels.Taylor swift is even taller than her and much younger.But I like shakira bcos she is short and sexy
shubham said on 18/Feb/15
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ps said on 12/Feb/15
Acc. to me she is of 5.2.....
Tania said on 9/Feb/15
I think she's between 5'0.5" to 5'1.5".
I remember hearing the 4'11" claim quoted all the time till about 2007, when she began saying she was 5'3". She's taller than 4'11 IMO but not 5'3.
Erica said on 20/Dec/14
It says she is 4'11" here:Click Here here: Click Here here: Click Here and Click Here
Erica said on 5/Dec/14
To editor Rob: She claims to be 5'3". Yet I saw a bio special about her made for Chilean TV where she is described as being 150 cm and Mexican TV show interviewed a co-star of hers from she she used to act in Colombia who said that she short and that didn't fit into the prototype of other Colombian actresses because of that. Every magazine article I've read describes her as even shorter than says she is and I have yet to find a single magazine interview or show dedicated to her where she is described as being any taller than that. If she really was 5'3" you wouldn't just see journalists describe her as being 4 inches shorter than she claims to be (which is too off to be on anyone's height to begin with) you would see people describe her as four inches taller than she claims to be (5'7") yet no professional journalist seems willing to go on the record as saying she's taller than she claims, only shorter.
zeinab said on 22/Aug/14
Glams said on 16/Aug/14
i thinks she is 5'1 like me...
Erica said on 7/Aug/14
@zeinab I have read countless magazine articles where even the journalist interviewing her will mention that Shakira is short. Angie Romero described Shakira as "4 feet 11" on the September 2009 issue of Latina. Click Here (And good job deppfan.)
zeinab said on 4/Aug/14
actually i want you all to watch all her video clips and look at her tall harms and legs in hips don't lie she is the same height as me ...
i'm an architecture i know about measurement ..
and i also know a lot about psychology she started to sing very young and when she got older she felt unsecure about being tall woman after she was known for her cuteness and young age so she took advantage of being 162cm not really tall to play this trek to look younger ..
sorry for my bad english
K said on 25/Jul/14
If someone measured her while she was shoeless, she probably would reach 5' on the dot. She's shorter than Pink, who isn't exactly tall, herself. I wouldn't even be surprised if she was 4'11. Female celebrities fudge their heights as much as male celebrities do.
Erica said on 5/Jul/14
Given the formal dress she has on she has to be wearing heels on this photo: Click Here so the difference between her and Gerard Pique is even greater than it seems. Click Here
zeinab said on 6/Jun/14
She is a tall female but she always curve her legs to look short and young 162cm not short
zeinab said on 6/Jun/14
She is a tall female but she always curve her legs to look short and young 162cm not short
Damen said on 11/May/14
Looks taller than 5ft2 in the photo
K said on 30/Mar/14
She might be no taller than 5'0. I wouldn't be surprised if she just reaches that height.
Heightgirl said on 16/Feb/14
I think Shakira is 5f1 because next to 5f7 Sophia Vergara she looked to me to be around 6 inches smaller. Click Here
Erica said on 9/Dec/13
Hmm, another source is affirming the frequently mentioned 4 feet 11 inches. Click Here
Tania said on 16/Nov/13
I met her when she came to India to perform way back in 2006 or 2007 at a party thrown for her by my friend's father. I was 10 or 11 then and had just crossed the 5'0" mark. When I was talking to her (she's a super nice woman, BTW) she seemed to be about my height, and both of our shoes had approximately the same heel height. So I guess she's in the 5'0-5'1" range.
someone said on 1/Nov/13
on the radio they said she was 4'11
Sarah said on 12/Oct/13
Saw her statue at Madame Toussauds. She was about 5'1" or maybe 5'1.5
Erica said on 20/Aug/13
It says here she's 5 feet no inches. Click Here
kg said on 18/Aug/13
she doesn't seems 5'2 next to gerard piqué (6'4) he seems 1'4-5 taller than her when we take care of her heels.
ice said on 31/Jul/13
Can somebody explain this? Avril Lavigne gives her height as 5'1", so I highly doubt she's taller. Here is Shakira and Avril in similar size heels.

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She can't be 5'2, and is most certainly not 5'3. I think she's applying the Hollywood two inches.
Cache said on 26/Jul/13
Yup Just Because is right most Colombian top models are tall. Lina Mossquero, Norma Nivia, Aileen Maria are all in the 1.83 range.
Star said on 24/Jul/13
Shakira has been quoted as saying she is 4'11.
And Ali, 5'1" is not the average height in Colombia. There's a big mix down there just like in Brazil where they found Gisele Bundchen and many other models. There are many Colombians mixed with German or African which are both known for being tall.
ice said on 5/Jul/13
Really? All you see is a 2-inch advantage? That platform looks just as tall as the one she's wearing with Gerard, and Selena has no platform at all. Also, with Gerard, let's say he is 6'3.5", making him 6'4.5" in shoes. At a head taller, that puts Shakira at 5'7" in those shoes. Giving her another benefit of the doubt, and saying she's only getting 5.5 inches from those heels, puts her at 5'1.5". The likelihood that EVERYTHING is in favor of her being taller is slim, plus she still winds up shorter than what's listed here. I really can't see her being taller than 5'1, which is average in Columbia (Nevermind people in her own country calls her short...)
ice said on 2/Jul/13
Okay, done! Selena Gomez is listed at 5'4.5" on this site. I found a picture of her in regular 3-inch heels or so, while Shakira has on heels with what looks to be another insane platform. Shakira has to have at least a 3-inch shoor advantage, yet is the same height as Selena, if not shorter. Rob, please explain this!

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[Editor Rob: she looks to have about 2-inch shoe advantage to me.]
ice said on 2/Jul/13
Editor Rob, look at Shakira's INSANE shoes in this photo. The platform looks to be at minimum of 3 inches, and there's an additional 4 inch heel attached. I think she's getting 6 inches of height. Gerard Pique is listed at 6'3", so you know that he won't be any taller. With tennis shoes, let's give him 6'4" With him slouching and looking down at her, she's only a bit above his shoulder. It looks like he has a whole head, so with those shoes on, she's about 5'6.5" Subtract those shoes, and I can't see more than 5'1. I think we can rule out the 4'11", but her 5'3" claims are ridiculous.

Gerard and Shakira: Click Here
Gerard height at ESPN: Click Here

What do you think, Rob?
[Editor Rob: pique could be 6ft 3.5 range, but she might get near 6 inches with a big platform like that]
ice said on 11/Jun/13
Penelope Cruz is listed as 5'4" on this site. You mean to tell me that this is only two inches?

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ice said on 11/Jun/13
Editor Rob, take a look at this. Carson Daly is listed as 6'1 on this site, making him about 6'2 in shoes. In In very tall heels with what looks to have a bit of platform, Shakira is 10 inches shorter, or 5'4. Without those things, she can't be taller than 5'0.

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Just because said on 10/Apr/13
Not all ColOmbian women are shorties. I'm 5'6" tall, and I have cousins who are taller than me.
Pink Roses said on 25/Mar/13
NO WAY SHE IS 5'3!! I met her in 2007, her and I were wearing flat shoes and I was way taller then her, and I'm short, only 5'2! hahahah I love you Shak but face it girl ,you are short! haha
krazykarl said on 16/Mar/13
I rode a flight from Santiago Chile to Buenos Aires, and a stood next to her with 3 in heels and she is no more than 5' 3" tall with them on.
Clarissa said on 3/Feb/13
Hey guys , she's not 157 cm , she is 150 cm i really saw her at concert she's small and she looks like a barbie , a baby doll that you take a lot of time to see her better because she's like a barbie with a little face , little arms stunning stare , she is more beautiful than television , nice presence; also jlo is tiny i saw her last year and she looked a 5'3 160 cm no more.
damian said on 29/Jan/13
No way she's 5ft 2in (157 cm).

Back in the mid 90's, when she was starting her career and singing in Spanish only, she said in a Mexican tv show "I'm just 152 cm"

To be more accurate, she said that in "Siempre en Domingo" (Always in Sunday).
ashley said on 27/Jan/13
She 's not 5'3 at all , i saw her she is little i think she 's 4'11 , that's it.
Ali said on 19/Jan/13
This is a joke, shakira is seriously like 5 foot nothing or 4 foot eleven. 5'1 is average in columbia so surely if she is 5'2 or 5'3 she could not have been considered small at all. Rob she needs a downgrade seriously.
Katy said on 11/Jan/13
In a recent interview for the Voice she said she was 5'3. This is the video in min 0.56 where she mentions that: Click Here
[Editor Rob: good find]
Brad said on 4/Dec/12
"Same height" as Britney. Somebody stop the laughing.
marla singer said on 15/Oct/12
Dwarf? 5'1.5 is above average in Colombia (her country) or at least average. I think women's average there is 5'0-5'1. I went there a couple of years ago, I am a 5'5-5'5.5 girl and even in flats I literally towered over most women, while most of the men were more or less my height, with a very few exceptions.
Silent d said on 12/Oct/12
On an episode of celebrity juice she was listed as 5 foot. Keith lemon said those were their actual heights. I don't believe it but beckham was listed as 6 foot on that show. I think shakira is at least 5 foot 2. She looks short but i think she could be 5 foot 3. If she claims britney's height, she must be close. 5 foot 3.
Brad said on 21/Sep/12
Wears giant heels much like Aguilera. As listed. J-Lo wouldn't be caught in the under 5' 2" footwear, she doesn't need it.
Johnnyfive said on 1/Sep/12
I usually don't upgrade celebs but I think shes closer to 5'3 based on pics I see of her and Jlo who you inexplicably have at 5'5 but is closer to 5'3 or 5'3.5. In those pics Shaki and Jlo look almook the same height and in some Jlo is about a half inch taller. Even at 5'3 Jlo should look considerably taller and she isn't not to mention at 5'5! Jlo should tower her! An upgrade to 5'2.5 or 5'3 is in order for Shakira.
marla singer said on 26/Jul/12
On her documents (it's hers for sure, just check birth date etc.) she claimed to be 5'4" (162 cm) Click Here
Anonymous said on 4/Oct/07
people shpuldnt care at all about height. I Prefer being pretty and short than tall and ugly! Im short probably one of the shortest in my whole school and yes i have alot of insecurities about it i cant help that!! especially if i like a guy that is 5'7 and im not even 5 feet. everyone should be confident about themselves no matter how tall you are...!!
Eirini Gr said on 4/Oct/07
Last year she was in Greece and gave an interview that she's had substracted 2 bones from her back that's why she is unique in her movement. Nevertheless, I like her very very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary said on 25/Sep/07
it doesnt matter how tall she is.She's the greatest columbian singer ever!She is beautiful, moves her hips like anyone else, and has a great personality.I admire her even more knowing that she's 5 ft 1.5 in.(i'm only 5'2!) SHORT people are the best!!!!!
Anonymous said on 4/Sep/07
I know I'm polish/icelandic and I'm 5'2 (short) so no matter how tall we are us short people need to embrace that we're short and stay confident
Anonymous said on 2/Sep/07
Well, anyway I'm 4'10.5 and Colombian and I don't care what anyone says, but I've been hit on by all kinds of guys short, tall and average height. Men who are even over 6 ft. tall and good looking. I've always been confident about myself though and I think as long as you have confidence people are going to be attracted to you and if there are people who hate on you for your height well then those people are not important they're just shallow and insecure. By the way, I'm pretty sure Shakira is in fact 4'll'' I've heard it from a couple of places. She just wears tall shoes.
sara said on 1/Sep/07
oh and i also think its valued bc its a natural thing given by God. u know how ppl like to rub that in. "i never had to study for tests, i never have to watch what i'm eating, etc". heights also one of those things.
being short has humbled me...i think thats the benefit for me!
sara said on 1/Sep/07
oh and i also think its valued bc its a natural thing given by God. u know how ppl like to rub that in. "i never had to study for tests, i never have to watch what i'm eating, etc". heights also one of those things.
being short has humbled me...i think thats the benefit for me!
sara said on 1/Sep/07
i wonder if this comment will go through. society values height. and why shouldn't it? it correlates with wealth. in the old times, taller people were the richer (bc of diet, etc) any culture. just like the color white (from staying inside, and healthy frame then (good food intake) skinny frame for girls now (junk food is less expensive so rich afford qlty dining and have time for better cooking or hiring) or small feet in China (didn'twork all day straining those feet). for men, its also a symbolism of power, like good muscle structure, etc. hence, the reason short women are not selected for or against but short mean are selected against!
but it all works out, tall girls that don't value height tend to choose avg-shorter guys and they pb prefer that (my uncle did). tall guys generally prefer petite (i guess cuz everyone is petite) to them.
i do wish i was taller now rather than when i was younger bc i see how one is treated. but i also realize the real culprit is one's status through wealth and education. moved from detroit to a rich neighborhood with one of the best houses and ahead in classes with enough looks to make short comments a thing of the past...or only brought up when they also ask how much it was to install a pool and jacuzzi!
Anonymous said on 30/Aug/07
Most of hollywood is 5'2". So if she is considered tiny she must be much smaller than that.
Jessica said on 22/Aug/07
Im a hispanic and 5ft 2. I enjoy being petite. The good thing about it is i can always wear heels to add a little height not like other women who are too tall and when they wear heels they look really tall. It just doesnt look right.
chicana said on 15/Aug/07
Latin women can be any height I know some that are close to 6ft and some that are just shy of 5ft I myself am 5'5"..the idea that latin women are short is a generalization..anywho skakira appears small..possibly 4'11"
Laura said on 14/Aug/07
I'm five foot and it's really weird because I take pictures with my friends and sisters who are all at least four inches taller than me and I'm not even wearing shoes and I still look almost as tall. It's really weird.
Jeff said on 14/Aug/07
I agree with Duck wholeheartedly...being so short just makes Shakira that much sexier! I love petite women. There is nothing so exciting for me as to stand next to a grown woman who is 4'5"!
glenn said on 13/Aug/07
the heels mustve been bending a bit.
Rockwell said on 12/Aug/07
The thing I've noticed people always mention when anyone mentions Shakira is her amazing weird voice, her dancing/hips (obviously lol) and her height. It seems people are fascinated with how tiny she is and I've read in magazine sources from people who have met her that she is really tiny so I don't see how she can be any bigger than 5 foot really if thats the case coz although 5'2 is pretty small it's not exactly tiny or small enough for people to be so amazed by. Plus she wears huge platforms quite frequently and although they may be just of a preference thats not linked to height, if she was this 5'2-5'3 that some people say she would appear fairly tall in her 4-5 inch plats but she just comes across as just about average.
Anonymouse said on 12/Aug/07
Glenn how tall do u think her heels were??
Steph said on 8/Aug/07
Is it just me, or are all Spanish girls supposed to be short? I'm Spanish and I'm 5' and 1/2". My doctor says I'm not going to grow anymore, unless I'm lucky and grow another 1/4 inch in the next 2 years, but that's it. Not like I'm complaining, because I like being short...
titch said on 5/Aug/07
no-one is saying short is better, but heels are about sexiness, the way they make your legs look. short women wear them to add height, so that people will shut up about their height. i am my other short friends wear flats, because we are happy enough with our height not to feel worried about people commenting on height. but on a night out, nothing can make you feel good like a pair of heels, one inch or 3 inch high.
Anonymous said on 5/Aug/07
The average for a white woman is 5'4 (not 5'6) so she would be the equivalent of 5'1. Hispanic and Spanish women are generally slightly shorter, not all of course but most Hispanic/Spanish women I've met are more petite like when I went to Spain there were a lot more women my size (1.53m). I don't think Shakira has ever said she is 5'2-3, she used to say 1.50m quite frequently and I've read 1.55m in an interview before though that could be a boost of a couple of inches like I've done before but I don't think she is any taller than 5'1. She is in good proportion though and girls in good proportion like me can come across as being average/tall in pictures and at a distance, like when I've told people my actual height or they stand next to me without my shoes on they have often been very surprised to find I'm little over 5' lol.
Duck said on 2/Aug/07
Okay, Karina, so maybe your family is tall for your ethnic group...or you are exaggerating your height? But I spent almost my entire life on the border and have known more hispanic women than white women, and I can tell you that the average is 5'2" not just from personal observation, but also from medical statistics. It's nothing to be embarrassed about either. Believe it or not, most men actually prefer shorter women. Our white friends think that my 4'11" wife is tiny, but our hispanic friends think she is just slightly below average...which is true of their ethnic group. In fact, we know a fair number of hispanic men who are shorter than her! But regarding Shakira, she is 4'11" tall and is only a little below average for her ethnicity. It is the equivalent of a white woman being 5'3". Regardless of her height, she is a knockout, and the fact that she is so petite only amplifies her incredible sex appeal.
fatima said on 28/Jul/07
i agree with karina actually ur lucky to be 5'2 i'm only in the 7th grade and í'm 5ft lol but if u start like climbing and stretching u will grow taller and i'm starting to do that! lol and yea if ur friends make fun of u be like yea whatever lol bye
claudeen said on 28/Jul/07
shakira being this short proves that a short person can do great things as tall people. i mean she is short but, she is an inernational star.the height doesn't make the person, confidence shows how big you are. i'm 13 1/2 and 4'10.5 from Barranquilla,Colombia just like shakira so i'm proud to be colombian and short like be proud of your height.
Anonymous said on 18/Jul/07
im white(and from the USA) and im 5 ft, shorter than all the asians and lations i know and have a body like Shakira's!my mom is taller than me (by 31/2 inches- i was supposed to be the same height as her. who knows how that happened. i got good nutrition and sleep and exercise). it is true that there are trends in height for different races and nationalities but there are exceptions. im happy with the way i am and so is my husband (he is 6 feet and 1 and a half inches!)I think i look a little rediculous standing next to him (but he feels like an awkward giant next to me, lol). and of course obviously it is alot harder to kiss but anyway Shakira is 4' 11". She said it herself and most sources list this as her height too so i'd say it's safe to say that she is.
Karina said on 17/Jul/07
I love this web site because makes me feel much better!! I'm mexican and I can tell is a BIG LIE hispanic women are that small. I'm 5'2 and I feel like a dwarf while being at school, or with my family also. My little sister is 5'7 (14 years old), and my mom is 5'6 and I wish I was as tall as them. At least 5'4. My friends make fun of me because I'm definely petite and tiny. I dunno why lately heigh has became that important. I feel like any handsome guy is going to fall in love with me because I'm too short, even must of the people tell me Im pretty, they tell me Im alike allison mark (Cloe in smallville). But "how could a hot guy love me if I'm this short" Shakira is pretty awesome, and guys love her because she dances really cool. But a common girl like me don't have that. And also there are some few guys who likes short girls like some in this page, but tell me: "where am I going to find one", must of the guys don't like short girls, at least here in mexico.

But anyway reading in this web site makes me feel better, because girls like fergie, shakira, hilary duff, and more are about my heigh..

Anyways I can't do anything. I'm sixteen, on september fist i'll be seventeen. I think Im not growing, I wish hot guys liked short girls, don't care if they are 5'7 or 6'2!! :)
reet petite said on 16/Jul/07
Hispanic and Lebanese women have a tendency to be quite short, not all of course but many. I don't think it's too hard to believe she is 5 feet, or even slightly less, because she's frequently seen in huge platform heels and still doesn't come across as tall, and in her barefeet on stage she looks quite tiny so 4'11-5' is belivable to me. 5'1 at most.
Duhon said on 16/Jul/07
Duck, i think your hispanic argument is a little weak, hispanic is such a general term. shakira is half lebanese on one side and of italian background from her mother's side. There is no "hispanic" height standard really. if you get into specific nationalities then maybe there is something.
Rebecca said on 15/Jul/07
It says on her 'biography' that she is 5'2. I think theres a bit of wishful thinking going on with 5'5.
Duck said on 14/Jul/07
Shakira is 4'11". Why is this so hard to believe? That is not unusually short for a hispanic woman. My wife is also a 4'11" hispanic woman, and when we get around other hispanic women, a good one-third of them are her height or less. So why is it so hard for some people to accept that a hispanic woman who just happens to be famous is slightly under 5 feet tall?
Dunken said on 11/Jul/07
4'11, 5' max. i stood a few feet away from her.
just me said on 10/Jul/07
I think that everyone is really underestimating her height. I agree with zellynnicious and irina. I think she is around 5'3. 5'1.5 seems a little too low even for her. You can definitely be 5'3 and still look like a dwarf next to certain people. Just a thought...
LINDA said on 6/Jul/07
Evan said on 29/Jun/07
Actually, tall girls can remind guys of children too. It is independent of height and relies more on the actual shape and figure of the woman. A nice figure is a nice figure, whether it is on a 5'2 frame or a 5'11 one. Different guys like different things.
Evan said on 29/Jun/07
Actually, tall girls can remind guys of children too. It is independent of height and relies more on the actual shape and figure of the woman. A nice figure is a nice figure, whether it is on a 5'2 frame or a 5'11 one. Different guys like different things.
sonnie said on 28/Jun/07
well i'm a girl, 5'10 tall and I love it.. men admire tall girls! they don't want a woman that reminds them of a child..
zellynnicious said on 13/Jun/07
i really don`t think shakira is only 5'1.5" Why? Because she allways looked like a normal person next to other celeb, like Beyonce(their`s a pic with bee and eva longoria, geez, bee look`s like a giant next to her and eva is aprox Maybe Shakira is 5.3...
irina said on 2/Jun/07
i thought shakira was taller.taller than fergie guys...:)
Shazzy said on 29/May/07
There is a singer from Singapore who is 4'10.5. Google Maia Lee and she was previously from Singapore Idol I think. I was at first surprised that she's the smallest woman I've seen on FHM. Now I am starting to believe that good things come in small packages
Melissa said on 26/May/07
it doesn't really matter how tall shakira is. she can be 4'll 0r 5'4. it doesn't matter...b/c she can outdance anyone!!!
Jasmine said on 18/May/07
Why do you always leave out my comments? Have you blocked my ip for some unknown reason?

Anyway, I think Shakira is 4'11. She looks tiny, shes like a small dwarf. She is famous for being small, and most 5'2" people are not famous for being small.

Who is Glenn anyway?
Nancy said on 17/May/07
Hey hmmmmmm I think im a perfect height im 4"11" and im a freshman at high school my freinds make fun of me because we'll go to an Elementry and people from ther are taller than me so i say"i m tall and yall just taller "
To Jo said on 14/May/07
We have got the exact same problem! My little sister is about two inches taller than me. I hate to say this but I really don't like standing next to her in public. I know... I'm insecure. Anyway, I'd much rather be taller than shorter. In my personal opinion, 5'6" is the perfect height... and there is no way that I'll reach it.
Earl Earlston said on 10/May/07
once i was 5' 1" it was an interesting height. you will getover it don't worry. im now 6' 1" so maybe some day you will get there too. even though that would be kinda gross. at least your hips may look good, even though they look delicous now. damn you a sexy lady. you beautiful i want to tap you!
Anonymous said on 6/May/07
Shakira just isn`t 5'1.5. Once she came in a tv program and she looked really short. I think 5 feet is good for her
Franco said on 1/May/07
lol Glenn is bending worse than a gorilla this means she's real short.

5'1 max
Anonymous said on 21/Apr/07
No I think 5'3 is too high. I've seen distant pics of Shakira and Hillary at that event and Shakira's heels looked quite a bit higher than Hillary's who I'd say had normal 2 inch heels on and Shakira had platforms on. Click Here My guess is they probably add about 4 inches to her height because they come up of the ground by about 2-3 inches at the front of the shoe so at the heel probably goes up even further, but as you cant really see (camouflaged by her trousers) its hard to tell. Also Hillary looks like she's slouching over slightly and so does Will. I think 5'1 is about most accurate. And I'm 5' as well (other Anonymous) and I love being in my barefeet though I do love wearing heels too :-)
ice said on 20/Apr/07
Amandaa: Not a single one of those photos show feet. When posting pics on this site, that is essential. The reason I tend to think she is smaller is because everyone that actually knows her and comments on her height says 4'11". One example of this is her choreographer. If someone spends a great deal around a person, I'm not talking a few minutes here and there, but like a back-up dancer, choreography, relative, I tend to lean more towards what they have to say.
Anonymous said on 20/Apr/07
Amandaa -- You're right that she's about 5'3". Looking at those pix, I very much doubt that she's 5'. She likes to perform barefoot, and I had the suspicion that she's not as short as 5'. I'm 5' and I wouldn't be caught dead without my heels in public :-)
Amandaa said on 19/Apr/07
Pffff dont downgrade her so much, shakira is not that short!! She look 5.3 definetly!!!
Look at these pictures next to beyonce, doesnt look that short next to her. And next to hilary duff, she is a couple inches taller. And next to will smith (without heels) she doesnt look short at all, especially when you see pictures of will and his wife jada, who looks in heels shorter than shakira next to will. SO PEOPLE STOP DOWNGRADING HER...

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Anonymous said on 15/Apr/07
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Well here she's flat in her barefeet and doesn't appear overly small.
Heidi said on 14/Apr/07
As a 15 yr old girl I feel short or average at my school being 5' 3" and that is only one inch away from average. I have a small body though and therefore get called tiny a LOT. I don't appreciate it but everyone thinks its a compliment. But this is about Shakira and I think she could be 5' at least.
Deutschland said on 13/Apr/07
I'm not sure about her height, but I know the guy in this clip; he's about 5'9-5'10, so I'm generous to say 5'10 for him; he's my friend and I know he's noway 5'11; just watch the last moment of this clip: Shakira stood on a chair but she couldn't get over him. This guy never wear lift. Click Here
hilz said on 12/Apr/07
Just a note concerning heels/height: In a book I was reading about the history of fashion...Heels were not invented to make women taller. They were made (surprise! invented by a man) to make women seem more restricted and doll-like. Odd, but that's what it said.

And no one is saying that short or tall is better. Both are great, I mean without variety, the world would be boring.
Gwen said on 12/Apr/07
I am 4'11" and Im almost 15 in a few days. I actually hate being short sometimes but then again its kinda good becuase I cando some things that taller people cant do. I am a good track runner. I'm one of the fastest on my track team of about 200 people. So that is one good thing about being short. No one ever believes me that im fast but this kid goes around calling me mrs. forrest gump because i am so fast. All my friends are taller then me,but i dont care so much but sometimes i do. I have a twin sister who is 5'5" and she always makes fun of me telling me to grow, but I cant help it. But one reason why i am short is because i was born 3 months premature.
X said on 12/Apr/07
Taste is relative. Some people like being short while others enjoy being tall.

'Catwalk models' are generally tall and thin because their bodies are supposed to work like the hanger for the clothes. This is why the models for each show pretty much are made to have the same 'look' & absent of expressions.
'Bikini models' (for example) are generally shorter because a shapelier figure is desired.

Again, it's just a matter of taste. After all, they make mu mus too yet not everyone wears them.
ellie said on 11/Apr/07
Whats all this about short it better? Why would they make high heels if short was better? and why do you have to be 5'10 to be a catwalk model?
I'm 5'5", not tall, not short either, i love my height :)
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/07
shakira looks gorgeous being any height! but there is no way that she is 4-11 and has heels that make her look 5-6. Christina Aguile and lil kim are tiny and they look tiny. shakira looks like she has a regular height.
janelle said on 10/Apr/07
honestly i didnt know shakira was that short!! is amazing how the camara can make people taller. I am 5"7, i am tall and beautiful, there is nothing wrong with being short or being tall...women are beautiful at any height. Few people wrote that is better to be shorter or that guys prefer shorter girl, for starters a lot of guys that are short surprinsingly prefer taller women. everyone has their own taste, some guys like short girls while others like taller girls...theres nothing wrong with having a taller girl, for example take katie holmes and tom cruise (beautiful woman and handsome man),a guy that doesnt mind going out with a taller women is much more confident in himself than a guy that feels weird with a taller girl. I do have to say that tall women are much more portrayed in models, in barbies, and even heels (which main purpose is to add height ). so please dont talk bad about tall women...we are simply beautiful. For short girls that say that short girls are better than tall girl...just say "i feel good being short" bcux honestly most short girls are always on heels which contradicts their opinion, heels make u look taller not shorter!
kitiyay said on 9/Apr/07
i have got to say that im 5'5 and 15, and i dont like saying this,but im very hot and attractive!!!(had 2 get that out of my system)...anyways... short is not everything, my best friend is short so im not going to be mean about it either! but i would really appreciate it if yall would stop saying that short is better, its whats inside that matters, because looks arent always going to get you somewhere! But i do have to agree that guys like girls shorter than them..but lucky for me i've always had guys like me that were always like 6,0 and above...and some few shorties and some that were the exact height..anyways,....all this stuff that has been said has not made me feel bad about my height so anyone who is tall be proud of it and wear those tall heels with pride!!! :D
hilz said on 7/Apr/07
how come every time I leave a comment, it never shows up?

anyway, i still don't see her being 5'1.5" I think 5'0" was on the dot. When she first came out a few years ago, she was always described as five foot.
shortlover said on 29/Mar/07
I have girlfriend. She is 168cm. I'm 176cm, and I wish she'd be a little shorter actually. I prefer short women. And i dislike tall women too, or well... That's maybe a little harsh, but well, I get a little mad on them, but that's maybe because I'm a little short:P Anyway, I'm hoping to get to 180cm.
Reet Petite said on 29/Mar/07
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Well here is one article which talks about it. Of course its a matter of opinion, some like them tall some like them small but I think in general men do prefer smaller women, plus I'm a small girl and I've got good proportions (small legs and a small body lol). Well at least if I wanna be taller one particular day I can always wear heels, but there is nothing wrong with being small. I personally would rather be small than tall.
Ray said on 29/Mar/07
Hey Jo, I think 5'2" is perfect. Christina Aguilera, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Salma Hayek, Shakira and many other hotties are this height and shorter. They don't seem to have any problems with attracting guys. I'm 6'1" and I love short women as do many of my male friends. In general, I'm not attracted to tall women.
George said on 28/Mar/07
Jo, I do not think you should feel bad about your height because you are a woman. Generally, when people look at a couple they expect the man to be taller than the woman. So the taller a man, is the more women he can date and still be taller than her. However, I don't see why some women wish to be taller. If a woman is tall then there is a smaller number of men that she could date that are taller then her. However, if she is short then all types of men could date her and still be taller than her. She could date tall men, average sized men, or short men. Since a man is traditionally supposed to be taller than the woman he dates, a short woman will have as many options as a tall man. However, I do understand that just like a man could be too tall, a woman could be too short. If a woman is too short she will have trouble reaching things, or finding clothes that fit and when people are less than 4'10" inches, many times their body is not quite proportional. However, at 5'2" although you are a little shorter than average you are not a midget so you should be happy about your height.
Jo said on 28/Mar/07
I'm 5'2...and not particularly thrilled about it...would always have appreciated jus 2 more inches, and at 20, i can forget that ever happening. People like Shakira and Jada Pinkett do cheer me up and in fact it was never such an issue to me...until my younger sister shot up and is now 1.5 inches taller than me, and she's still 17. I now find myself feeling rather insecure about myself to the point where if a guy tries to hit on me, I catch myself saying to myself "you haven't met my probably wouldn't have given me a second glance if you did". I really hate feelin this way especially since I love my sis so much, but I just can't help it...
Jo said on 28/Mar/07
I'm 5'2...and not particularly thrilled about it...would always have appreciated jus 2 more inches, and at 20, i can forget that ever happening. People like Shakira and Jada Pinkett do cheer me up and in fact it was never such an issue to me...until my younger sister shot up and is now 1.5 inches taller than me, and she's still 17. I now find myself feeling rather insecure about myself to the point where if a guy tries to hit on me, I catch myself saying to myself "you haven't met my probably wouldn't have given me a second glance if you did". I really hate feelin this way especially since I love my sis so much, but I just can't help it...
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/07
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Anonymous 24/Mar/07: Not all, or even almost all short women look the way you've described them. Look at this picture. This is Kylie Minogue. She is only 5'0". She doesn't even look close to what you said.

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I understand you wanting to defend the tall ladies, but do not insult the short ones in the process. There are beauties on both sides.

The shorties: Rachel bilson, Christina Milian, Lucy liu, Shakira

The model-types: Tyra Banks, Adrianna Lima, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie
Dan said on 26/Mar/07
Omg Glenn, you met Shakira. She is just awesome, I really wish to see her in person one day.
Anonymous said on 24/Mar/07
reet petite, show me where it says that in "studies". tall girls have better proportions. short girls tend to have really short legs and bigger upper bodies. not exactly a turn on. why do you think people were heels? to make them taller!
sarah said on 14/Mar/07
i am 5'4 1/2" and i always dreamed to become a doctor says that i'll probably stop growing next yr, but now, after reading what shakira said, i feel so much better. who wants to be 6' anyway?
valentina said on 27/Feb/07
after reading all these comments about shakiras height i feel so much better, my height used to be a major source of distress (ok im 16 so like last week) but now im not all that bothered that im 5'1 and a half. especially what anonymus said that was v sweet. anyway shouldnt it matter how well in proportion people are and not their height?
Reet Petite said on 25/Feb/07
Men prefer smaller girls anyway, its been shown in certain studies no offence to taller girls of course and its onli a matter of opinion but its been said that in terms of height small women are more likely to get married and have kids if they're between 4'9 and 5'2 than women who are taller, and men who are 6' are more likely to get married and have kids than men who are smaller. lol stupid I know but being short is certainly not a disadvantage if ur a girl.
cioco said on 22/Feb/07
imposible 4 her to be 156 and that guy 5'8. maybe he is shorter and she stays on something .
MissShy said on 22/Feb/07
Aww, thats so sweet!!! Mr anonymous. Reading what you said about short girls made me so happy. I'm a petite girl too!
hipsterdudette said on 16/Feb/07
It varies what she says, she's said she's 5'1 before now, but I know when whenever wherever came out she said she was 4'11, and she's said that in other interviews as well before, so I think she is 4'11 also because I dont see why someone would make themselves seem smaller than they actually are.
Amyfan said on 13/Feb/07
Many people that have het her said she's really tiny(about 1,55) and I had some interview in chich she told she is 4'11'
anonymous said on 6/Feb/07
look in a woman it dose not matter your heght ... as long as you pretty your fine .. if she is 4.11" dose 3 inches really make a diff .. shakira is still going to be good looking rather she is 4.11" or the tallest woman...there are all types of woman to choose from.. and to be honest i am a 6.2" man . and i love short woman they are super sexy . and when i say short i mean 4.11" as well... tall woman are good looking to , but there is something about short woman that make them sexy.. anyway like i said before height dose not matter in a girl ... as long as you have a nice body and a pretty face your ok... shakira should be in flats all the time her being short is what makes her so sexy
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/07
She seems to wear the same pair of shoes to every big event (or so it seems): on the day she went to New York (I think this is the same day she had the pic with Glenn) Click Here
At the 2005 MTV awards Click Here Click Here and the same day she stood besides Hillary. These I think are the same shoes I've seen her wear in a pic posted on here before where you can see the back of the wedge which looked around 12-13cm. I think 5'1.5 is a little over-estimated.
And happy 30th birthday Shaki!! lol (sorry I had to put that)
mia said on 28/Jan/07
Yeah anonymous, but belive me 16 cm isnt an exageration for those shoes. I am short i wear shoes wich look tall but not that tall..and even those i just, measure it, are 10 cm. shakiras shoes are big big plataform, way much bigger than mine, u all can look the pictures of her shoes.they have at least 15 cm, being the min. is very obvious
Anonymous said on 25/Jan/07
I think 16-20cm in that photo is a bit of an exageration Mia, I'd say 12-13cm, and I'd say Hillary's were more like 5cm max. However Shakira has claimed that she is also 1.55 so I think maybe she is a little smaller than that because her heels do tend to be a lot higher than Hillary's and you dont see Hillary wearing heels like Shakira does. I am also 1.55 and I dont wear heels like Shakira's, so I think the 4'11 claim probably is true. She's definately not the 5'2-3 like some say, even if you haven't met her you can see it pictures where you can see her feet.
Coffin_Fodder said on 25/Jan/07
Katie, you're definitely not short. A little over average, maybe...but not short!
Katie07 said on 19/Jan/07
I am 5'5. I am wondering if that would be considered petite or tall.
sunbeame said on 14/Jan/07
She gets described as 4 feet 11 by her choreographer in the following article -
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Teresa said on 13/Jan/07
Maybe not always, but I have seen platforms that look 4-5" before on her and I just dont see why she wood feel the need to wear them if she was 5'3. Shes never said 5'3 before.
the dwarf said on 13/Jan/07
tersa zidane is 185 cm without doubt anyone like soccer know that.
for me i see all of shakira pics indicate 5'3" assuming 4" heels, i cann't beleive that she wears 6" heels always no way!
Teresa said on 12/Jan/07
Maybe she was standing on something in the pic with zidane or maybe he isn't really 6'1 and Glenn does look like he's croching down a bit in the pictures. Maybe she is a bit bigger than 4'11 but i dnt think she is 5'3.
Teresa said on 12/Jan/07
Well I've heard that her heels can be as much as six inches platforms before, but i wouldnt no. I only go by what she says, and she has never said she is any bigger than 5'1 i think and she would no best i would presum, so i just dont believe she is but that is just me.
PC said on 11/Jan/07
Hmm so how big heels are you suggesting Teresa? That pic with Zidane she must be standing on higher ground if she's 1.50m. Heels simply wouldnt explain why she looks only a few inches shorter than glenn unless she was around 5'3" at least...or standing on a step! (which im sure Glenn could clarify)
Teresa said on 11/Jan/07
If you ask for her height in Spanish (Shakira altura) they nearly always say 1,50m so I realy think she is, but peple in other places just like to think of her as taler because they cant accept she is that height. I think she increase it to satisfy herself a litle more and so peple wont make such a big deal about her being so small. Lots of peple say shemust be at least this tall because she looks it in pictures next to other peple, but in most you cannot see her heels, and as evryone knows they are often very big!
Anonymous said on 11/Jan/07
Lol, maybe she is 5'2 afterall then! Though i still dnt think so because she has said 4'11 before and in one article I read she said she was a proud 1.55 (5'1), but I still thought she would be boasting it up (like I think most ppl probably do) so i really dnt think she's any bigger than that.
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/07
Gotta agree with Jesse here. Glenn in normal shoes would be 5'9.5", and judging by the 3rd pic I think Shakira looks 5'7"? So at least 5'3" barefoot in that case. And if she was only 5'1" then in 4" heels she would only come up to Zidane's chin (who is 6'2.5" in shoes), and as you can see she comes up a fair bit higher.
jesse said on 31/Dec/06
wow shes way too hot for him rofl, if she is wearing 4 inch heels you gotta minus his shoes so they only really add 2.5 inches so she is taller than 5-1
Megan said on 28/Dec/06
to the dwarf, 4" heels do not add 4 inches of height. and also, he looks like he is leaning down just a little bit.
Lizzy B said on 13/Dec/06
They put in an article quite recently that she said she was 1.55, which is 5'1, but I recon she's just boasting it up (its probably easy to appear slightly taller when ur constantly in heels). She's probably 5'1-2 with her shoes on, and 4'11 barefooted, and I read the other day when asked what she misses most about not being famous was 'going out in her barefeet.'
MAC13X said on 11/Dec/06
Shakira has said when questioned that she is in fact, 4 feet 11 inches tall. The very fact that sources say that she is 5.2 or even 5.3 is funny when all one would have to do is either ask her or measure her. Still she has more presence than otheres who are taller then her.
Shakira Rocks said on 1/Dec/06
Dude so what if Shakira is 4'11 or 5'2. She's beautiful and I love her. I love shorter women. Tall women are monsters (especially if they are big)
Lovely B said on 23/Nov/06
I believe she is 4'11. However, its funny how she manages to look so tall when she is in heels. Lil Kim also 4'11, wears big heels and never manages to look that tall. Its funny how heels can do a lot for some and so little for others. Shakira is practically Glenn's height in her heels and Lil Kim is still much smaller in hers. I noticed the same thing when comparing Britney Spears 5'4 and Kelly Clarkson 5'4. Kelly is still shorter than most men in her heels whereas Britney looks as tall as the men.
TNTinCA said on 20/Nov/06
Amazing that its hard to gauge her height considering she is barefoot a lot on stage for her belly dancing routines.
Dunken said on 19/Nov/06
i attended the MTV European Music Awards last year in Lisbon and, despite standing a good 6 feet away, i swear on my life this girl is below 5'. someone mentioned 4'11 and i concur. really petite but she wears those huge plataform shoes with heels, which give her 5 or 6 extra inches.

i also saw Anastacia (5'1), Fergie from BEP (close to 5'4) and Baron Cohen dressed as Borat (tall guy, 6'4 maybe?).
ice said on 19/Nov/06
Hmm... I always heard 4'11 for her too. I don't know about this 5'1. The 5'0 was fine, but I don't think she's over that. TV is supposed to make you look taller, yet she still appears to be very tiny to me.
anonymous said on 19/Nov/06
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shorty said on 18/Nov/06
heya, im short about 4'11, and people tell me awwww she cute/pretty, but if only she was taller! and im like whaaaat?! wats sooo wrong with being small? it reallt gets me down. i looooove shakira, and now even more, knowin that she embraces her height and still looks amazing no matter what. much love!
Lucy said on 17/Nov/06
I think most very short female and (especially) male stars would increase their height by a couple of inches to just go along with the crowd. I'm 5' and generally say I'm 5'1, but I love being little, I dunno why people see shortness for a woman as a bad thing!
Alex said on 15/Nov/06
I think she could be 5'0 flat though. When girls say their height not often will they inflate it by accident or on purpose but when you're like Shakira's height its possible she's boosting it up 2 inches. Because I've seen girls in the past that are 5'11-6'0 and claim to be 5'10.
Mia said on 14/Nov/06
I think you guys like to add cm to the celebrities as they get more famous and famous. Its actually funny. Shakira has been always listed as 4'11 when her career began. Even before when she was only famous in latinamerica she was listed as 1.50cm If u search on the net for her height and find old articles you see in most of them she was listed 4'11. Then she became 5 and now u list her as 5'11. So I guess if next year she wins more grammys she will be 5'2.Unless there are things wich really make adult people they REALLY work?
Chiquita said on 13/Nov/06
She must be shorter than 5'2, maybe 5'1 at the most. You can't really tell how tall someone is unless they're in their barefeet, which I'm sure she doesn't go out in her barefeet. I just don't see where this common 4'11 thing came from if she's really 5'2 like stated, and what would make J-14 decrease her height by 5 inches (4'9), which i dont believe but i recon 5' is most accurate.
Glenn said on 13/Nov/06
Normal short as in 5-2.she is taller than me anonymous.but what do you look like.
Tory said on 4/Nov/06
Yea i wondered that too at the Latin Grammys. But i couldn't see the size of her heels.
leonari said on 4/Nov/06
Man Marc Anthony looks so tiny in these pics. Looks like Ricky martin has a full head on him and even Ludacris towers over him!
Coffeecakes said on 4/Nov/06
I think she may be 5'2-5'3 because she looks to be almost the same height as Jennifer Lopez and taller than Marc Anthony at the Latin Grammys this past Thursday.
Lizzy said on 3/Nov/06
I read in a research study that men tend to prefer shorter women and women tend to prefer taller men, which makes sense to me, but its only height and im sure thats not at the top of everyones priority list.
Anonymous said on 3/Nov/06
When you say normal short is that like 5'2 or 5'0?
Jordan said on 2/Nov/06
Dam Glenn. Shakira is so hot. I would love to meet her, but I would def. have to wear baggy pants-If you know wat a mean. LOL
TNTinCA said on 2/Nov/06
Who cares if she is a little short. She is gorgeous. And very talented. I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers. ;-)
Glenn said on 1/Nov/06
I love girls all shapes and sizes.
James said on 1/Nov/06
I'm a man. I'm 5'9" and I love short women (4'8" to 5'2"). So shorter women there are men out there that will love you.............
AMAR said on 1/Nov/06
i think short can be just as beautiful as tall. plus wen ur short u can put on heels to extend a lil bit but when ur talll u cant do nuttin bout it. my friend is 5'8 and she hates it. but as long as ur happy with ur self its ok. honest answer to this question-- do guys mind having a short girl??
Glenn said on 1/Nov/06
In the first pic Im probably bending my knees.I didnt pay attention to the footwear in any of the pics.engaged,engrossed in conversation or fighting for the photo as in first trying to run her in from fans that act stupid.
Megan said on 31/Oct/06
is the first picture on the page, what kind of shoes is she wearing? i mean, what kind of shoes can add like 8" to your height?
Glenn said on 28/Oct/06
she seemed short,but normal short.not very short Mia.
milica said on 17/Oct/06
I beg you to help me , I need to download shakira’s video spot hip’s don’t lie …
Does anyone know where I can find it please answer me…please…and about her height I thin that she is write , a am 160cm and it is also to small , so I know how does she feel
Anonymous said on 15/Oct/06
I went to her SA concert and she walked right next to me I am 5-5 amd when she walked by she was more than 2 inches below my shoulder she look more like 4-10.
mia said on 9/Oct/06
hey glenn when you met her did you check out her shoes?? from your experience, does she look really short?? I think in the first picture she must be standing somewhere. because in the second and 3th one she is obviously much shorter than you, since you arent standing properly

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Donna said on 6/Oct/06
I am 5' and it kind of bothers me.. My favorite television show is America's Next Top Model, all of those girls are tall and beautiful. I just wish they would have a 5' model to show that short people can be beautiful models. I have the hardest time finding clothes that fit my petite figure. I think if the world had more petite models and petite items in store's it would boost our confidence in so many ways. I am really small everywhere except for my breast. I have a hard time finding bra's my size, because im so small around I wear a 32D. If I buy a bra from any store I have to get a 34C or 34D and it is no back support. I have seriuos back problems from my breast. I think that if they would make things such as bras to fit Petite women they wouldnt have so much trouble trying to fit in with the rest of the world! If your woundering, no I dont have breast implants.
Megan said on 5/Oct/06
i believe that she is 5' even, but my question is how did she appear to be 8" taller in that picture^^ I am barely 5'1" and the most I can ever be with heels on is like 5'5" lol what kind of shoes would she be wearing and what could I wear to make myself seem taller?
Alex said on 4/Oct/06
She looks 5'0ish. Not sure if she's under 5'0. 5'0 seems about right.
tais said on 17/Sep/06
im 4'11 too and im pertty sure shakira is because i heard she had been on a radio station and saying hot tiny she is. and then they had said she was 4'11. isometimes i wish i was taller but then again i wouldnt have the body i have if i half brasilian and when i went to brasil it didnt even matter.and my height doesnt stop me from getting checked out by guys.but do also wish there were more famous women of my height.and i aslo can dance good like shakira haha well just thought id put this out there
she really is 5ft said on 5/Sep/06
im an assistant to farah khan her choreographer for her vma performance and she is no more than 5 ft.i wonder how she appears tall on her videos and on t.v im 5.3 and get towered by all.sob.
J said on 1/Sep/06
You guys must have seen her with wycleff ... In every performance she has been TINY. I would say shes about 4'11. Look at the 2006 VMA performance!!
julie said on 31/Aug/06
I'm also 4'11 and I assure everyone that the way you carry yourself is what makes you seem even shorter. Most people, unless they're standing right up against me, think i'm 5'1. Shakira carries herself well which automatically adds a couple inches to peoples' perception of her. And I doubt she has a height complex. I may hate being short but that doesn't mean I feel inferior to those taller than me. Shakira's use of shoes/tailored pants is to keep the focus on her music and dancing and OFF of her height. When you see her dancing with a guy, she doesn't want you thinking how much taller he is. Hiding the huge heels used to put herself closer to average, is just smart or else people would spend their time looking at her feet and not her beautiful face and body. I applaud her for doing it in so tasteful a way.
6 foot 4 dude said on 30/Aug/06
i live in the netherlands and i am 6ft4 (latin) dutch men are very tall average height 1,83cm.
Megan said on 24/Aug/06
I agree Rebecca. I am just 5' and it makes me so happy to see such beautiful petite celebrities because maybe people will realize that not just tall women are beautiful and that women comes in all shapes and sizes.
Rebecca said on 23/Aug/06
I hope Shakira is really short because I think, especially when I was growing up, there was too much emphasis on 'tall is beautiful' and 'short is frumpy and childish' basically, and as a 4'9" adult, I think there should be more short people in the media!! haha
Gillian said on 15/Aug/06
didn't thought she was that tiny. I thought she was around 5'5''. If you see her only on TV she doesn't seem to bee that small. I've read she was 160cm, thought that was right...
mia said on 11/Aug/06
LINA, didnt u read well? I said lots of latins can be really sure and its common to see short girls in latinamerican.but I also said NOT ALL OF it again. MOULDY u are right, she is so pretty :/ the only female star who is always without make up and still go pretty.
pichuco said on 10/Aug/06
The 5’0” figure seems to be right on the money. I’m a short guy myself, 5’5” and live in California. Shakira made an appearance at the local K-Mart and was signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. While waiting on line there was a delay at one point as she needed a break. The couple in front of me left as they could not wait any longer and this meant I was next in line. After about 15 minutes I was allowed to go into the room with the photographers and the promoters and saw Shakira sipping a soft drink as she had just completed her lunch. What got my attention was that she had her shoes off next to the desk where she was sitting and they looked like elevator shoes. In fact, they were the same shoes that she is wearing in the pictures some have linked from this site. When I saw those pictures I thought to myself “boy those shoes sure do get around”. She was obviously barefoot and after she signed my autograph book she stood up for our picture and before standing slipped into her shoes. After the picture was taken and we were shaking hands I was able to gather that that she was about one inch taller than me. In 6 inch heels that makes her about 5’0”.
Lina said on 6/Aug/06
Hey, not all latins are short!! I'm latin and I'm 5'8..ok so that's not veeeery tall but its better than being 5 feet!
mouldy said on 3/Aug/06
I saw her in concert a week or so ago...I didn't get to talk with her, but I was pretty close to the stage so I could see her well. She was barefoot and looked really small, like a little child! Honestly,from further away you'd think it's a child hopping around on stage...SHe was a lot shorter than all of the cameramen, technicians, instrument players etc. I could buy 5'0"-5'1" but that's it! by the way, one of the prettiest women out there, honestly now. She wasn't wearing any make-up (or so little that it looked like she had no make-up on) and still looked gorgeous!
mia said on 29/Jul/06
NICOLE.Well yes latins are short, not all of course, but they usually can be.a latin girl who is 155-160 is avarage.If you are under 154 u are short.Im 149cm Im latin and yeah people call me as short all the time but lot of latin girls can be my height.She said she was called as a dwarf in colombia, and that she was the shortest in her class.Then she has to be from 149-152 MAX.when sharika became famous in latinamerica,they said in the magazines she was a short girl of 150cm
niki said on 28/Jul/06
she was on either mad tv or snl a while back i guess probably when whenever wherever came out and she had said she was 4'11'' << at least im pretty sure because i remember thinking: omg she is only about my size!!!!
Nicole said on 28/Jul/06
Klaus Q., you've gotta be exaggerating. Geesh, latins are short.. but not THAT short.. I'm 5'3 and I'm short. Shakira is either as tall, or a bit taller, or maybe 1 inch shorter.
HeyBaby said on 12/Jul/06
Where did she reach on u then Klaus?
Klaus Q. said on 11/Jul/06
I'm 6ft 5 and when I met Shakira she was a lot shorter than me so there is no way she is over 4ft 11.
Katie said on 8/Jul/06
I'm 5'2" and I'm the tallest in my class I want to be regular at this age. But I want to be a model and i know models have to be tall.
shara16 said on 1/Jul/06
I am 5'6.But I would like to be smaller.Everbody wants to be such, what he isn't.I want to be smaller although, but i don't have inferiority complex from that.(I know i have horrible english)
Anonymous said on 30/Jun/06
we're supposed to be talking about Shakira here and every1 rabbits on about holland and average size...
Femke said on 29/Jun/06
@ Louis, above 6ft2 is tall for a male here in Netherland. Yeah, I know 5.10 is tall, but a lot of women in Holland are the same height.

@ Shara16: Yeah, well actually it depends on where you from in Holland. Ooooh I would love to be under 5.4, how tall are you?
swissgirl30 said on 28/Jun/06
Femke:Don't worry! Be happy with your height! I'm only 5'4 and I really whish I was taller! In Switzerland the average height of a woman is 5'6.
I think Shakira is about 5'2.
shara16 said on 27/Jun/06
Femke:It's strange.I thought, that average height women in netherland is 5'7.
I´m from czech republic, where average height women is 5'6, but all my friends are under 5'4.
Louis said on 25/Jun/06
Then wich height is normal among Dutch males? And at wich height they are considered tall?
I thik that at 5'10" you are regarded as tall, though i've met much more taller girls than you.
Shakira said on 23/Jun/06
Funny how every other person on this page says they met Shakira...sure you did. Go ahead, defend to the death how you ran into her or had backstage passes, etc. Whatever helps you sleep at night.
Femke said on 23/Jun/06
I live in the Netherlands, so we are the tallest people in the world. And the guys here really like shorter girls because the Dutch girls are so tall.I am 5 ft 10 and thats a normal height in the Netherlands. But most men in Holland like petite girls because they arent much short girls in Holland. I really wish I was shorter, like 5.3 or 5.4!! It would be so beautiful if I was shorter..
shara16 said on 23/Jun/06
you're right, theheightguru.Men like tall women.At least in europe.Americans make smaller everybody.
Alice said on 21/Jun/06
Theheightguru, I guess your right, thanks;)!
theheightguru said on 19/Jun/06
Alice, who says that shorter women are prettier? Would you call Elle McPherson, Cindy Crawford, Sharon Stone, Faith Hill, Sophia Loren, and Sandra Bullock, ugly? They're all over 5'7, and I don't think any guy in his right mind would kick them out of bed, lol. Be proud of your height. As far as men go, if they (or anyone else) uses your height as reason to 'dismiss' you, they're not worth your time anyway.
Alice said on 18/Jun/06
I have noticed that all short women are the most beautiful. Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra, Rachel Bilson, Nelly Furtado, Kylie Minogue, Christina Aquilera, Kelly Clarkson,Shakira, Olsen-Twins etc. I'm 5.9, and I hate it. Guys always prefer a girl to be 5foot to 5foot4.. well what can I do about it
Bongo said on 16/Jun/06
Shakira is near 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) tall. These Glenn is not 5' 8", i begg he is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
Viper652 said on 10/Jun/06
4-9??? Thats a little hard to beleive. I could see her at 4-11 but not 4-9.
kelly said on 9/Jun/06
i just read it in J-14 that shakira is only 4'9" and 105 pounds. she said she is very small, but it doesnt bother her. check the july 2006 edition on page 34
lluvia said on 7/Jun/06
hey i saw her in new york and she was really realy shorter than me and i'm 15 and i'm 5"2..and my friends always tell i'm petitee and she was definetaly petite of all timess.
Lena said on 5/Jun/06
Come on 5'0?...I'm pretty sure Shakira is 5'2" ....lately she is appearing on tv performing Hips don't lie barefoot. Take a look to her concert in Lisboa (Rock in Rio) Click Here and compare her size to the man who sings Hips don't lie with Shakira (no Wycleff)and she looked like 5'2" or could be more. Or you can see the video of her performance in Saturday night live (La Tortura feat Alejandro Sanz)and she wore sport shoes and she looked tall..
Ez said on 4/Jun/06
saw her in miami. she's a munchkin 4'11 at most almost look like a little kid. my niece is the same height as she was and she's 4'11.
Anonymous said on 3/Jun/06
i dont get what Shakira meant when she said her and Britney are the same height... Brit is 5'4. are u sure she didnt mean height of fame or something else?
Diana said on 25/May/06
Shakira is Definetely not 5"2. She's probablly 4"11/5"0 at much for Tall Supermodels, most guys consider Shakira extremely sexy and shes shorter then me!
shane said on 15/May/06
shakira is definetely under 5'. wyclef jean is 5'10 1/2". when they performed together at the latin music awards, barefoot, shakira didn't reach his shoulder! but it doesn't matter... she is still the world's only perfect woman!!!
Luis said on 15/May/06
Here´s the thing...i meet her! whem the tour de la mangosta tour! in no heels!!!!!!!! shes definily like 1.60cm. Shes pretty!
Chris said on 15/May/06
jmc-162 cm is 5'3.75. 157 cm is 5'2''.
jmc said on 15/May/06
actually, she said it herself "mido 1.62" thats 5'2 :)

problem solved?
Glenn said on 6/May/06
Your not really Podrida are you?
Conspo said on 5/May/06
she said she was 4 11 (148 cm)
Danny said on 5/May/06
I heard shes 149cm might be around there. And I like her comments about her height..
Mujer said on 5/May/06
Like the name Glenn.
Glenn said on 5/May/06
Like the name Mujer.
Glenn said on 5/May/06
Yeah,she looked tall that day miguel.
Mujer Dos Con una Vagina Podrida said on 4/May/06
Does she even have to get on her knees? Wink. Wink.
Mujer said on 3/May/06
I am really concerned right now. I am 4'11" and I met Shakira (she looked so pretty). She was smaller than I was!!! It was the cutest damn thing I ever did see!
Chloe said on 27/Apr/06
she looks my height(4'11)....or could be an inch 4'10 or 4'10.5?
hombre said on 18/Apr/06
I would say she is around 152-154 cm.
Miguel said on 18/Apr/06
im 5'9 and she stood next to me that same exact day glenn met her.... she looked 5'6 , 5'7......... she did have hills on.... so i will say shakira is 5'2 .........
Brett said on 14/Apr/06
On a the E channel last night they had a show on about Shakiras career, and they quoted that she was " just shy of 5ft" .
Diana said on 14/Apr/06
i think shakira is probably around 4"11 because im 4"11 and in the hips dont lie video she looks my size. plus she wears MEGAA huge heals
Gina said on 13/Apr/06
I'm 5'8" and walked by Shakira once. She was at my shoulder level, so I don't believe she is over 5'. Ann, I'm in Miami too, which hair salon did you meet her in?
Joan said on 12/Apr/06
When Shakira appeared on American Idol she was barefoot she didn't look so small, maybe 5'2"
Adrianna said on 5/Apr/06
Im only 4'10 and when I met Shakira we were basically the same height
ice said on 3/Apr/06
Rob, is she wearing heels in that pic with Carson? I couldn't really tell.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/06
During Regis and Kelly, she preformed bare foot and she did look pretty short! if you see her bare can believe that she really is short
cheryl said on 19/Mar/06
one article i read said she's 5.1 which is ridiculous.then another said that "the 4'11 star looked tiny in 8 inch heels".in her new music video she's barefoot so check it out!she's 5 ft at most.mi enana
CHelsi said on 16/Mar/06
Hey I met shakira she gave me a hug and kiss on cheek was really nice. I have met alot of celebs but to be honest I am about the same hieght as her and im 18. shes about 5ft 2 now
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
Ive heard 4-11 too.
Ann said on 2/Mar/06
i met shaki in miami at a hair salon. i'm 5'1 and this woman was wearing flipflops and so was i- i went up to her and she is at least an inch smaller than me :)id say she's 4'11 or 4'11 1/2 or 5'0 at the most.
Glenn said on 19/Feb/06
she shockingly looked average.5-5 or so.didnt study footwear cause this photo was a fight to get.

[Editor Rob: she is known for wearing outrageously large footwear. She certainly can appear a lot taller...]
wasa said on 14/Feb/06
The heels & pants seem to give away she does seem to have a height complex, i just noticed when hearing the song "dont bother" on the radio these lyrics:

"She's almost six feet tall
She must think I'm a flea
I’m really a cat, you see
And it's not my last life at all"

hehe, clearly it affects her. and yet from the picture it seems the 6' guys seem to get the little chica's aswell..thats just depressing ;/

Anonymous said on 12/Feb/06
glenn. how tall do you think shakira is? because its hard for me to belive that she is on 10 inches heels next to you
Glenn said on 11/Feb/06
yep got take 3000 pictures and youll see yourself looking the same too.
lulu said on 10/Feb/06
I'm convinced that Shaki is no taller than 5'. ALL articles that I've read about her and all interviews/tv shows say that she's 4'11" so I'd say that she's around that height...Plus, I have the same small size CBGB T-shirt that shaki has and it hits me at my belly button and I'm 5'2"...So, by size association she's a little shorter than me...
heightfan said on 10/Feb/06
Has anyone else noticed that Glenn has the same expression on his face in nearly all his encounters. Photoshop?
Amanda said on 8/Feb/06
Never mind. Looking at pics of Glenn next to other people, it is clear now that he is 5' 8". Shakira is supposedly 5' 2", maybe even 5', so her heels must be about 8"!

[Editor Rob: glenn will lean with ladies, well most who are shorter.]
Amanda said on 5/Feb/06
There is no way Glenn is 5' 8". That man next to them is like 6'! He's gotta be 5' 5" or 5' 6". Shakira is 5'!
Jo said on 2/Feb/06
Yes shaki is like 150-152 cm no more.I have seen her next to my sister who is 150 cm and they both were kinda the same. she is pretty small but also pretty hot!!!
6 foot 1.5, 16, still growing said on 1/Feb/06
she must have had to "practice walking" with those shoes all over again.
Sarah said on 30/Jan/06
Shakira has been seen a lot of times in 8'' and 9'' shoes (with platforms of 3 and 3.5 inches). Also, there is an article of her when she had just started her singing career. The magazine states her height back then as 1.48 m (4'10'')in 1995/96. Given she has grown an inch or two from then on (the first, most likely), she is either 4'11'' or 5'0'
Yali said on 26/Jan/06
Also, I forgat If Shakira is 5'0"....How you can explain in the picture with Glenn who is 5'8" she looks as his same height, of course she is wearing heels....but 8" in heels??? come on...that's imposible...She couldn't walk...She's 5'2"

[Editor Rob: I think glenn leans a lot more with women...but she is the mistress of massive heels.]
Yali said on 25/Jan/06
I dont' think Shakira is 5'0....I'm 5'0 and Shakira is taller than me...I'm pretty sure...She had a performance on tv and she appeared barefoot and she didn't look small....She at least is 5'1" or 2"...come on
Smolten Macabre said on 30/Dec/05
My mom had a chance to stand right next to Shakira once. My mom's about 5'1 1/2", and she told me Shakira was way smaller than she was...
love said on 22/Dec/05
in YM magazine like 3 years ago or something, she was on the cover, and in the article it said she was 4'11"
lulu said on 8/Dec/05
I watched this thing on tv where they said she was 4'11". I personally never met her but I think that the tv show Can't be that far from the truth! I think she's around 4'11" with 5'2" being the highest possible. I'm 5'2" and I can look really tall with the right shoes on...
Glenn said on 29/Nov/05
I finally met her 4 months ago and she appeared shockingly 5'6'' to 5'8''!!!! and Im 5'8'' but I didnt look at her shoes! mustve been good heels! I have a photo to proove it too!
Seth said on 28/Nov/05
Shakira is is 4' 11" not 5' 0"
My guess said on 8/Nov/05
ok ok after I SAw the heels, yeah she is 1.52
TJ said on 30/Oct/05
It shouldn't matter Lucy, but unfortunately it seems to. People do judge other people on height. However, it's not so bad being female and short. In fact a lot of guys find petite girls really cute. Being a guy and short is a different matter. Short guys (say 5'5 and below) can discount about 80% of women as romantic prospects, before other factors like looks and personality even come into play. Unless they are rich of course :-)
Lucy said on 29/Oct/05
I 4ft 11", and i'm 18 years old. I know i am small and I don't necessarily enjoy it, but what really gets on my nerves is how people seem to be so obsessed with height, why does it matter so much????

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