5ft 1 ¼ (155.6 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"
Photos by PR Photos
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Average Guess (48 Votes)
5ft 0.63in (154cm)
MAD SAM said on 19/Jun/18
How can a 149 cm woman claim herself to 160 cm, that’s more than 4 inches lol
lee168cm said on 29/Jan/18
I remember an interview she had with ferne cotton where ferne claimed she was 4'11 and shakira was very offended and claimed she was five foot three. I personally would guess her at about five foot her and ferne must have met face to face and shakira must of seemed a lot shorter than her
MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
149-150 cm in my opinion
Taylor said on 21/Nov/17
Definitely not 5'2 like she claims
Slim 6' said on 22/Oct/17
Needs a 5'0.75" downgrade.
Slim said on 18/Sep/17
Rob, she isn't the full 5'1", let alone a strong one. Can we please give a quarter or half inch downgrade?
It's closer to the truth. Google "pique shakira beach".
Lee168cm said on 6/Sep/17
She looks barely a foot shorter than gerard in the beach pic maybe 13 or so inches shorter than him and hes almost 6'5 but in other pics she can look shorter than this next to him
Slim said on 28/Aug/17
Average guess is spot on, she's a weak 5'1".
Slim 182 cm
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RichardSpain said on 25/Jul/17
Between 154-155 cm barefoot.
She is a short woman but with nice body!
Lol, kind of.
Very short in comparison to Gerard Pique, maybe a weak 5'1: Click Here
Nona said on 25/Jul/17
Shakira is 5'1" & a voluptuous 125 lbs
RichardSpain said on 25/Jul/17
Between 154-155 cm barefoot.
She is a short woman but with nice body!
Kelly said on 21/Jul/17
She is 5,4 bc
even said on 20/Jul/17
she is a legitimate 5 foot 1
Kelly said on 11/Jul/17
Shakira is!!!! 5,4
Kelly said on 10/Jul/17
She is 5,1 p
Taengooofan said on 7/Jul/17
yayyy my idol is da same height with me!!!
even said on 6/Jul/17
5 foot 1
Realist said on 26/Jun/17
5'3 is average for a Latin woman when you get under 5'2 you become short. She's 5"1
Peter175 said on 10/Jun/17
No way she's below 5'0.5, but I don't think she's any above 5'1 either
Ramualdo said on 12/Mar/17
Shakira is 150 cm (4ft11) !
Johnson said on 11/Feb/17
@Rhonda Villa is 174 cm. He was already 175 cm listed in Sporting when he wasn't famous
Pietrov said on 4/Feb/17
I remember she was about the same height as Glen (who was about 5'6 though he claimed to be 5'9), when she wore heels. So she could be in the 5'2 neighborhood.
Rhonda said on 3/Feb/17
This is about accurate. The link below shows her dancing with Barcelona players. She's wearing lifts, but looking at them I doubt they add more 8-10 cm to her (putting her in heels at 166cm). Next to Pedro,Xavi,and Bojan who are (168-170cm) she looks about their height. A tat shorter than David Villa who is 173cm, while next to Gerard Pique(193cm) and Sergio Busquets (189) she's only slightly above their shoulders.
Robb, is this accurate? Also what kind of lifts are these? They look easy to walk in and add significant height.
chris said on 30/Jan/17
rob how tall is the famous Romanian singer Inna. she has a lot of hit songs I think she deserves a page.
6'7'' said on 20/Jan/17
She is so tiny.Probably around 4'11''.She is like ,8 inches(20cm) below my shoulder level.Extreme
LM10-196 cm(6'5'') said on 15/Jan/17
She is no more than 4'11''.Even Google listed her 4'11''for a few months
Johnson said on 15/Jan/17
150 cm is a joke!
LM10-196 cm(6'5'') said on 14/Jan/17
No way she is 5'1''.She was listed 150cm(4'11'')by google for a few months. Very short in real life
LM10-196 cm(6'5'') said on 14/Jan/17
Shakira is very short in real life. Even google stated her height as 150cm(4'11'')for a few months.
The 6'2''guy said on 30/Dec/16
She is just 4'11''.she looks so tiny next to pique who is 6'4''
Peter175 said on 31/Oct/16
She's now listed as 4ft11 lolol. I think an Ariana Grande type strong 5ft0 listing is most appropriate.
I wonder how she's going to feel if her children with Pique turn out to be short like her despite him being 6ft4
Brad said on 27/Oct/16
She is not 155 she is at least 150 cm.
Johnson said on 11/Sep/16
Shakira is listed on her passport 162 cm
173-177 said on 3/Sep/16
Listed 1.5 m (4'11') on google and as far as i know they're never listed shorter than they actually are
aida said on 1/May/16
don't downgrade .. 5'1 is accurate , my body is exactly the same size with shakira
said on 22/Apr/16
Rob, Was she downgraded again? What was her original listing?
Editor Rob: a couple of months ago I put her at this final height, I think ultimately that is the best fit.
Peter175 said on 17/Apr/16
Was she degraded recently? I think this listing is spot on tbh
plus said on 1/Apr/16
@Blake I would say they will be tall. They are male her mother is short but not extremely short and his father very tall. 178-185 range I guess
said on 2/Feb/16
How tall do you think Gerard Pique is, Rob?
Editor Rob: if his measurement was valid, then he's a strong 6ft 4 guy
Blake said on 30/Dec/15
I wonder how tall her kids with pique will end up?
plus said on 29/Dec/15
Shakira is 156 cm in my opinion. My last message was about when I didn't know to calculate heights. Similar to Avril Lavigne and I would bet that a little bit taller in any case
Fray said on 28/Dec/15
This definitely needs a downgrade. She is a SOLID 4'11....maaaaaybe 5' on a good day, but nope - not 5'2".
Also - SHE stated that Britney was small - like her (Rolling Stones interview - she's on the cover).
She also wears a size 00/0 (XXS) - you can't be that size and curvy, unless you are short.
and it was hell finding sexy shoes in her size, so.. no shoes in the shoot!
fray said on 6/Aug/15
Rob, this needs a downgrade. Shakira is 5' on a good day. During the Maxim shoot..wow 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?
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 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
Erica when you curve you'r legs it's easy to look short especially if you are 162 witch means .. NOT SHORT but NOT TALL .. SO YOU CAN HIDE YOU'R HIGHE BY WEARING A VERY VERY HIGH HEELS SO WHEN YOU LOOK TALLER PPL WILL THINK ITS BCUZ OF THE HEELS AND IF YOU WITHOUT HEEL YOU CAN CURVE YOU LEGS AND WEAR A HAT SO PPL WON'T NOTICE THAT YOU ARE NOT SHORT ...
Glams said on 16/Aug/14
i thinks she is 5'1 like me...
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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...)
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!
[Editor Rob: she looks to have about 2-inch shoe advantage to me.]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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
Lux said on 24/Jun/09
I agree that heightism is alive and well in society these days. I'm constantly reminded by others of my height (5'1). I've worked in a uniform shop for school kids, and I can't tell you how many times I've been told I'm shorter than a primary school girl. That I'm the average height of a 10 year old (which is bull by the way). I constantly hear mothers say "Oh my daughter's tall for her age" with absolute pride. I was there when one mother was telling her daughter that she was unfortunatley going to be short. It's funny because I never remember caring at all about my height in school. There were other girls the same height as me and some that were smaller. It was never an issue, so it's weird to see in my adult life that it seems to be an issue now. I've never been ashamed of my height, I never even lie about it, I'm exactly 5'1 barefoot. I don't know why people find it hard to believe that celebs can be short too, there are a lot of short women around. I also think that this obsession with height has come from the fact that models are believed to be the epitome of beauty and they are mainly over 5'10. I mean when you think about that it's over 5 inches above average height for a woman. No wonder even girls at 5'6 think they're short when you're expected to be much taller to be a model. As for men they can be models at 6 foot, which is only 2 or 3 inches above average height for them.
Terreasa said on 6/Jun/09
I'm 5ft. 1in. flat footed
ice said on 12/May/09
Jackie, I don't think people are trying to be cruel when they comment on your height, it's just that when you see a woman who is out of the standard range, i.e. less than 5'0 or more than 5'10, it turns heads. Not too long ago, I saw an extremely tall woman, and asked her her height. She said 6'2. At the time, it didn't seem like a big deal. But, now that I think about it, I'm sure she's asked that question multiple times, daily. Height that's out of the norm is interesting, so people feel the need to comment. That's all.
Jackie said on 7/May/09
I can't reach that height with heels because I cannot wear heels. I have a brittle bone disease which has made me short, so walking on heels would inevitably send me on my way to the ER. The highest I can wear are like an inch and a half--and that has to be a chunky heel on a boot, not a stiletto! And I don't like to think of myself as a dwarf--I'm short but proportioned. If I do think of myself as a dwarf, it just makes me more depressed and suicidal. I actually quit my job the other week because too many customers insulted me about my height and it just made me too depressed to continue working. Heightism is the new acceptable form of discrimination.
anon said on 5/Mar/09
Guys, we need to accept that short or tall it doesnt change anything, the most important thing is your personality. Nowadays, people are obsessed about their physical appearance and think it's the most important thing in the world to attract everyone's attention around. Let's look back to our grandparents' lives. They had natural beauty, didnt use so much make up, didnt enlarge their boobs by doing surgery, didnt use facelift creams and the height wasnt so important for any of them, coz at the end of the day they were falling in love with someone because of his/her beautiful personality not because he/she was a model. I'm 5.2 and my boyfriend is 6.3. Before i met him I could never think that I can feel so confident standing next to a very tall guy, but it's so nice,guys, I dont have any of this feelings any more. I'm really happy and confident with him because I love him and he loves me, that's the most important thing.
jim said on 2/Mar/09
When will people understand that the height has always been about men?Plus i find relatively short woman more attractive and I'm not the only one...(see scarlet Johanson voted sexiest woman on earth!)
It goes sth like this:
Short woman:Take advantage of it most men will like you even more!
Short men:Ok you feel a little discomfort in clubs but seriously this is childish to think that it affects your life that much,just live,i see tons of short men dating beautiful women many inches taller than them in the end only miserable self centered close minded dicks will judge you for this since it's not your choice.
Have a nice life ppl...
ice said on 4/Feb/09
Yeah, I totally agree with theman. I'm 5'3ish, which isn't totally dwarfish, but it is still under aerage, and I love it! There is nothing wrong with being a short woman. As for Shakira being 5'0 v 4'11... welcome to celebheights. An inch is totally worth arguing on this site. In fact, we argue down to the centimeter!
theman said on 3/Feb/09
Jackie take it easy. As a girl 4'8" is short but not the end of the world. So many women are 5' to 5'4", with some heels on you can hit near that range. Think how much rougher it is for men who are 5' and under, they can't wear heels, and average height is much higher. To get suicidal over it is not good please speak to someone. If the reality was as bad as you thought there would be no dwarfs on the planet. I see many dwarfs that lead healthy happy lives, that is what counts, height is interesting but not a real reason to let it determine who you are and where you can go in life.
The reason people dont consider it rude is because height means nothing.
Jackie said on 2/Feb/09
You think she's 5 feetish by you consider 4'11 to be too little? It's only an inch difference! It barely even makes a difference.
As a 20 year old standing at 4'8, I do have to agree with most of the people here in saying that being short SUCKS. You get comments all the time, but you can't react to any of them because most people don't think it's considered "rude" to remind someone that they're short and joke about it. It's made me suicidal many times in my life. I hate hate hate it and I will never accept it, and it's one of the things that just makes me sad about my life and my future.
ice said on 22/Jan/09
Oh, I'm not just basing my judgement off of average Colombian height. Did you see the photos of her next to Penelope Cruz. The 5'4 Penelope is 3-4 inches taller. I think Shakira is 5' feetish. I've heard many 4'11s, but I don't know if she's that little. If she is, she hides it well for the camera.
Fer said on 18/Jan/09
I'm from shakira's same city, and everybody here know that her family were almost rich already when she was a kid. She was studying in a very good private school here with a lot of classmates wich I suppose were tall(considering the fact that the average height in families with better economic status is bigger), so you can not use the average height of Colombians for this. Sorry for my bad english by the way.
Maria said on 16/Jan/09
I think height does matter and everyone wants to be tall but height is something which we cannot change. I think we must accept what we are. Rather than regretting your height I think you should change what you can change. I am 5.2 but I have a very fit body, I exercise and I care about my diet as well. People think I am attractive. There are girls who are very tall but they are fat and have no good structure and they look strained of confidence. Hence try to creat your own strong points. Creat a body to die for and tell me who says you lack something....
ice said on 5/Jan/09
the average measured height for girls ages 18-22 in Columbia is 5'2.5. So, I seriously doubt she is only 1/2 inch shorter than average, if they were calling her a dwarf.
said on 4/Jan/09
this is to show what I was talking about. Here is a shot of the shoes:Click Here
Now, this is a picture of Shakira and Penelope, with Shakira getting the camera advantage, and still being a lot more than 2 inches shorter:Click Here
bam66 said on 2/Jan/09
3 things-- 1) petite women are sexy and beautiful and they have lovely proportions. I speak as a 6-ft man whose mother was 4'10", so I know. 2) sounds like a lot of people never went to South America. If Shakira tells you all the other Colombian girls called her a dwarf, you can take 5'2" with a big pinch of salt, believe me. Finally-- every petite woman I ever met(including my mother) has fibbed about her height. So I'm going with the 4'11".
Anonymous said on 2/Jan/09
Is she that tall 5'1 i've read interveiws and heard people say she is 4'11 to 5'0 max man you learn something new every day
glenn said on 4/Dec/08
Pame said on 4/Dec/08
Well, it would be better to know the real height of Glen.... or maybe Shakira got an poperation to enlarge her legs. It's incredible , because in the most recent photo's of her she looks almost the same height of the colombian president and all the people next to her, singers of the band Mana, Alejandro Sanz, etc. Or maye all of them are shorter tahn 1.65cm
Rachel said on 29/Nov/08
I don't know if someone has said this already, but this isn't a forum to debate the merits of being short, tall, or cut in half, and it doesn't exist so you can give your life story from a height perspective! We're here to debate Shakira's height. I too have heard many different guesses, and I'd have to suggest she was easily under 5'2, though how much under I don't know. Whatever her height, the woman is absolutely gorgeous!
Fatima said on 27/Nov/08
Yeah, I think the 4'11'' claims are a bit short! No pun intended. Shaki never looked nearly 11 inches shorter than 5'10+ Wyclef Jean. Don't forget, Clef wore shoes and she goes barefoot when dancing. I think this height is a good estimate. She has a style of her own!
yin-yang girl-D said on 13/Nov/08
im about 5'5" so, it really dont matter bout height though. what matters is how you present yourself to the folks around you. just by standing up straight, or wearing a certain thang can make you seem taller, and im not talkin bout types of shoes you wear, im talking bout clothes, and colors, and patterns and whatnot. and the pictures, man glenn my man, you look like ya need some sleep dude. i like the pictures besdies glenn lookin like a wanna-be midget zombie...
anonymous said on 11/Nov/08
She just doesnt look that short. Maybe because she does belly dancing. She looks 5 foot 2 in her video clips. She is a hot latino.
anonymous said on 8/Nov/08
i was told by a close source that she's around 5'2
not under five foot freakishly short ahha
Lou lou said on 26/Oct/08
Whoa! just when I thought I was short, I'm 169 cm that's 5'6.5 in feet, honestly I've always thought that my height was ok especially that I come from a country where most of us aren't really tall, I'm considered tall out here, guess if I went to europ I'd feel tiny but seriously after checkin' out how tall of celebs I'm totally surprised, whoever says height never mattered might be happy about their height but other than that height truely counts, non of us girls would wanna be standin' next to shorter dude, if height didn't matter as you claim, then how come most of us girls are attracted to tall guys?
P.S: my sister is like 2 cm taller than me, her husband was only 3 taller than her, in her weddin' she wanted to wear heels, she ended up lookin' taller, she was bendin' her knees under-neath her weddin' dress, uchh it was horrible, short duder are a big no no!
anonymous said on 16/Oct/08
In the beautiful liar video clip with beyonce she seems tall maybe because she was wearing heels. I would say she's 5 foot 2. She does look tall.
Anonymous said on 17/Sep/08
hi i'm alejandro sanz.i once asked shakira whether her heigt was 4"11" or 5"2".She replied coolly"My height is 11"4" and not 4"11".pls believe me
Brad said on 3/Sep/08
Glenn said she was "normal short". She's 5' tall (she said she's 4' 11" and so did her dance teacher). Glenn was probably a flat 5' 6", no Portmans, bending and Shakira in her monsters.
ice said on 31/Aug/08
ROB: There are a lot of heights floating out there for her. I've seen credible sources report 4'11, then I've seen other credible sources report 5'2. Which height do you think is accurate? Me, myself, I'm thinking about 152cm.
ice said on 31/Aug/08
It all makes sense now. I could not understand why so many short ladies looked tall next to Glenn. Now, that we know he was lying through his teeth about his height, it's time to do some major height changes. Rob, how long do you think it will take you to clean up the site, after Glenn's BS?
Dee said on 31/Aug/08
About the Shakira and beyonce video. it was the camera angles that were shot makes beyonce and shakira look the same height. a person of 5 foot can look the same height as a person who is 5'9 if the angle of the camera is right. shakira has refered to herself before as 5'1 and beyonce has done the same as about 5'6. but really 5 inches isn't really that big of a difference when you are stood together.
sabela said on 30/Aug/08
i am just under 5ft tall and id say shakira is about the same her shape seems to be similar to mine , also i have lebanese genes, maybe lebanese women tend to be petite, like spanish?
Brad said on 21/Aug/08
Right next to the picture with Shania Twain where Glenn looks real short with her in heels of epic proportions. He looked the same with a 5 foot and change Stevie Nicks.
Complex said on 11/Jul/08
Glen, how big were her heels?? Cuz I just saw the pic of you and kristin bell (5'1") in which you were leaning, now these and (5'1.5") Shakira, and you don't look much taller than either of them, I'm not being mean in anyway what-so-ever or doubting your height as a 5'8" guy, just seems someone your height would be alot taller than them even if they were in heels. They must be wearing some huge heels!!!
Brad said on 11/Jul/08
I'd pay to see what Glenn & Shakira are wearing. I'd say she is 5' 6.5" if I didn't know her height.
Vampiric said on 1/Jul/08
Yep, she's very short. Like me. Only she doesn't seem to hate it like I do.
MJlover said on 27/May/08
anon: Well said. I saw her live in concert in Stockholm, performing during the 'Oral Fixation Tour'. It was GREAT of course! And she didn't wear shoes! She's so cool!
anon said on 15/May/08
Shakira is right. A lot of guy love petite women. I'm one of 'em. My height? 6' 1" My last girlfriend was 5'1" She liked tall guys and I liked short girls. I've noticed that a lot: you'll see a short girl with a tall guy. It does bring out the protective instinct in guys. Any girl that is walking around thinking being short is a problem is creating a problem where there isn't one. However, it doesn't hurt to have a body like Shakira's either :-) A tall girl could never have a body like hers. FYI: watch Shakira in concert: she performs in bare feet.
Romo's A Homo said on 6/May/08
In the behind the scenes in beautiful liar. Beyonce did not wear any shoes and Shakira wore about 4 inch heels. The director said this way they could look more identical. Other wise Beyonce would really tower over shakira.
Anonymous said on 28/Apr/08
I am 5'2" and a little bit and very attractive. I travel a lot and I see all kinds of women, short, average, tall. It is not your height that makes you who you are, is what you think of yourself and who you are inside that makes you who you are. The way that you carry yourself makes you beautiful or not. I believe that every woman can be sexy and attractive. All you need to do is love yourself and take care of yourself. I see petite women that carry themselves as queens, and I seen tall women that carry themselves with shame. If you don't love and accept yourself at the height you are, even if you were taller or shorter I promise you that you would still have the same low selfe-esteem. On another note, half of the women I see every day are my height or shorter, or maybe an inch taller. And I meet hundreds of people. Just love yourself! Shakira is very beautiful.
crazybazy said on 21/Apr/08
I don`t get it. If Beyonce really is 5'6-5'7 then Shakira could`t be only 5'1.5. It`s about 13 cm difference! Did you saw the Beautiful liar clip? Does it look like a 13 cm difference? and they don`t wear any shoes at all in the dancing-rolling part. This could be posible only if Bee was about 5'4, but Bee really seem`s taller. Maybe Shakira isn`t so little. 4'11????You must be jocking
anon said on 21/Apr/08
My mother was even smaller than Shakira and I was always amazed how she could walk into a room full of people a head or more taller than she and just take over. (I'm a 5'11" guy.) As soon as she walked in, everybody turned to look. She wasn't loud or flamboyant, but she had a totally killer smile and incredible grace and poise, and always--always, even if she was just going to the local shops--looked terrific. It's not about height, (and it's definitely not about platform shoes,) it's all about projection, style, attention to detail and focus. Watch Shaki sometime, not in performance, but in interviews, and see how she uses gesture and body language to make the space she's in her own, and then radiates out from it. The trouble is, I think, that lots of people slouch around and don't project well; if you're not very tall and you do that you're in danger of vanishing altogether. All those deportment & carriage lessons they used to teach kids were actually useful.
Gula said on 21/Apr/08
I'm 27 with 5'2 height. Before, it has always been a complex for me especially when I used to go to the parties and weddings where most of the girls are tall and attractive, but time by time I understood tht we have to accept however we are and only then when you are fully confident, you'll see how attractive and sexy you are. It doesn't matter how taller or shorter you are, first of all you should understand how important you are to the other people, tht takes every barriers and complexes out of your life
Anonymous said on 13/Apr/08
I'm 5ft2 and there is nothing worng with that, there are so many people out there,with different heights and different perception. At the the end of the day, shakira looks good and everyone is hating. ALSO SHOTRER FEMALES TEND TO LOOK MORE YOUNGER THAT TALLER FEMALES. AND THAT A FACT!
kaja said on 7/Apr/08
ok look im 5,3 and im from america and im 12, i dont thinck its right 2 goge ppl by there size but i alsow thinck that some ppl be4me sead some crap ab americans and i dont thinck thats reight i thinck and know that it dozent matter where ur 4m ur as tael as u can get
said on 29/Mar/08
Shakira in good posture and penelope in bad postureClick Here
glenn said on 25/Mar/08
the one on the left,im bending my knees.
matt said on 24/Mar/08
In the Beautiful Liar video, Shakira looks like she's 5'3 next to 5'6 Beyonce
anon said on 24/Mar/08
glenn, please tell people that you are bending your knees...
depassage said on 15/Mar/08
Cecia and Betty, I totally agree and that's why I love high heels they let you have the choice!! But you also have the choice when you're tall, it's just a different range of height (and guys too)
Betty said on 2/Mar/08
I think being short is more convenient than being tall in many ways. I'm 5'5", and my mom and sisters are all 6' or slightly taller. Out of all of us, I'm the only one who doesn't tower over my husband unless I want to. My husband is all of 5'7", but if I wear flats, I'm still shorter than he is. If I want to look model-like, all it takes is some heels, and I can rock it tall and willowy style. Being short is great because you have the choice. Tall women, as my mom and sisters have pointed out to me repeatedly over the years, have no choice, and according to them, sometimes that's no fun. I'm glad I'm not tall!!
Cecia said on 22/Feb/08
I'm Canadian/Latina and I'm around 5`0-5`1 and sixteen
and I do have to admit that somtimes when people comment
on how short I am (at school) I do get self conscious (haha
I can't spell) but at the same time I feel like I'm
very blessed because I do posses a figure that most women
or *no offense* tall women don't have. because I'm
shorter I have a more curvier figure but somehow I still
wish I could be taller, because the media makes me
believe that being tall is being beautiful when in reality
being beautiful doesn't matter how tall you are.
I came to believe that height doesn't matter in love. love is love
and it doesn't care what color, culture, height or weight you are
love just finds you and likes you the way you are. I admit, I love tall guys
who are more "built" then lanky but when in comes down to it
,it doesn't matter if your tall,short or average.
when you feel chemistry you forget all
and the same goes with guys. I believe women can posses elegance and
beauty and have sexiness whethere they are tall or short just look
at the models *some* who are sexy and elegant (ex. Gisele) and
some shorter women (ex. Salma) who posses the same attributes.
I truly believe that it's confidence that makes you stand out
and posses sexiness and beauty and when you accept yourself
-all of yourself- only then will nothing be impossible and
when you will really be/feel beautiful just the way you are.
sensiblycrazy07 said on 9/Feb/08
You can make yourself look tall depending on the type of clothes, not just color, but lines and stitching. She wears clothes that accentuate her body but that also allow her to look taller then she is. It's all about perspective and deception to the eyes and hollywood is great for that. Why would she lie about her height that just seems like such a juvenile thing to do in the first place. And to everyone who is arguing that people say she is 4 11 r 5 2....who cares they are so close in height that she could be 4 11 without shoes and 5 2 with them. I am 4 11 and 3/4in tall and I know all about that. She also looks taller then people seem to think because she is not stocky like some short people are, she is small and lean which only helps her look taller.
Also in the first picture she doesn't look like she is standing up straight which implies that she has some help from other then her shoes. In the middle picture Glenn doesn't look like he is standing up straight at all and by the looks of that guy in the background it seems that they are standing on some stairs. Glenn looks like he is leaning backwards leaning on something other than Shakira. Finally the third picture Glenn also does not seem to be standing up straight here either. She is at least 3 inches smaler in the third pic and based on how is body seems to be curving he is leanig our crouching to her height. Don't you ever try to get on someones level when taking a picture?
AvantGarde said on 30/Jan/08
She must be standing on a kneeling dwarf in these pictures.
EV said on 21/Jan/08
yeah, i saw that too. i mean the 4'11 thing. but she didnt seem that short...but they wouldnt really say something that off the mark would they? cass 4'11 is SHORT...maybe she's between the two? i dunno. but i dont think she's 5'2, or 4'11.
Anonymous said on 18/Jan/08
couple years back on an MTV show...i forget which it was... but there were giving interesting facts of all the artists... one of them states that Shakira was 4'11
anonymous XXX said on 12/Jan/08
i'm another anonymous. to defend anonymous stuff, its bc, why use names on the web....its just stupid and unsafe if your paranoid type.
as for shakira's height...i would say she is 4'11. think of the way her fat distributes. generally, tall ppl get belly bulges and thighs/arms don't look muscular but skinnny. granted she belly dances but she doesn't thigh dance to get muscular legs like that. even look at eva longoria, as skinny as she is, her legs have these muscular curves to them as well as her arm. now look at a victoria secret model.
also how does what you say sarah relate to what anonymous wrote? it was a little unclear to me and maybe they wouldn't understand either. i think u should explain more so that anonymouses and others and myself can understand bc until ur post i thought socom was the rude one.
glenn said on 11/Jan/08
i agree.more 5-2.how does she look so tall in my pics?
Dudette said on 11/Jan/08
Well it is possible Sarah if your footwear was bigger than Shaki's (she might have been in her barefeet like she is a lot), what did she say when you said she couldn't be 5'2 by the way? I've read in most sources either 4'11 (don't know why but must come from somewhere) and 5'2 (because she apparently has said she is) but I also read somewhere in a magazine where she said she was a proud 1.55m which is actually 5'1 so she might have got confused over the different measurements we tend to use in the UK and US (feet/inches) whereas most countries I think use metre/centimentres. She always looks really tiny though on stage in her barefeet (not because it's from a distance lol). I'm 5ft and I think she looks about my height to be honest.
Sarah said on 10/Jan/08
Look anonymous, you are being very annoying. In fact i have actually met Shakira, i asked her how tall she was she said 5'2 then i said thats impossible ypu must be 5'0 coz im 5'0 and im the same height as you! So there anonnymouses keep it quiet and if you do think that what you're saying is right you better use your real name.
another anonymous said on 9/Jan/08
Socom, by not answering the question, anonymous sort of got his/her point across...that you did infact anyone shorter...which is OKAY, we've been brought up in a society that is power hungry, and height is equivilant to power to some. It's like wealth, beauty (for girls usually), being white, etc, etc.
--And I'm 4'11.5, very insecure, but totally okay with you.
Anonymous_011 said on 3/Jan/08
Shakira is a good person, I love her songs. Nobody has the right to talk about shakira like that anyway. It don't matter who you are. An SOCOM, you are a nuisance for saying that about someone. It doesn't matter how tall you are. Who cares how tall you are? Nobody, as long as shakira likes it, theres nothing to complain about. That is so childish of you, trying to pick on somebody height ~ how tall are you?
anonymous said on 31/Dec/07
Lol, and hadn't i been a
Socom said on 31/Dec/07
I apologize to anyone who was offended by my last comments, its just that this anonymous person has been a nuisance.
Socom said on 29/Dec/07
Wow! And I bet you stayed up all night rehearsing that! You are a retard. I gave you my explanation, yet you wont take it. More insecurity evidence. Thanks. Keep it coming. I wont degrade myself by answering an opinionated question of an insecure retard. By the way, I WASN'T INSULTING ANYONE BUT YOU! You have my pity.
anonymous said on 29/Dec/07
yes, OBVIOUSLY you were complimenting shakira, thereby in the process insulting millions of other people who are below 5'1". Way to go, retard. And no, i won't give you my name. If that smacks of insecurity to you, then so be it, i don't really care, i'm not about to prove to you that i'm not insecure. And i've asked you before, but i'll ask you again: are you saying judy garland, who stood at 4'11.5", and kylie minogue, who's just above 5', have bad proportions/don't look that good?
Socom said on 26/Dec/07
anonymous, you are dumb, I was merely complimenting Shakira, but it looks like you have some insecurity issues. I would get checked out if I were you. You are pathetic. At least start by telling us your name.
Anonymous said on 24/Dec/07
i was hoping she really was 4'11. haha, thats my height but o well, i'm past the insecure stage...still, it always makes me feel even prettier when they are your height =)
Selina said on 21/Dec/07
I agree with the last Anonymous that Hispanics do tend to be shorter than non-hispanic Caucasians, not all of course before people get annoyed but who really cares what her height is, at the end of the day talent is talent and whether she is 4'11 or above 5'2 (which I very much doubt personally) who is shallow enough to care. Also she is half Lebanese (something people seem to forget) and Lebanese women also have a tendency to be shorter (again not all of corse). In the first picture with Glenn he looks like he was kneeling down a bit, so I don't think she really was that tall that day. It seems to me she has said a lot of things with her height, one time I read she said she was 1.55, some have claimed she said she was 5'2 and in the comment below 1.52 and of course there's this 4'11 claim that goes around so it seems even she's not sure what her height is lol.
Anonymous said on 20/Dec/07
"Me" As a majority, Hhispanic women are short! These doesn't mean all, but most. There is nothing wrong with this, it is a fact.
I am hispanic and I am 5'4". My sisters are both 5'5". My best friend who is Mexican is (mostly Indian) in 5'3" and she is the tallest in her family.
Most people want to be tall, so this is why so many people out there are so obsessed with height.
It's not a big deal.
anonymous said on 14/Dec/07
socom, you're dumb, what the heck would you know at what height it's possible to be proportional and at what height you can't be proportional. for the record, i'm taller than 5'1", but i just find it really ridiculous when people come in and say "oh, she's proportional, you can't look that good if you're below 5'2.5", so she definately must be above that height, blablabla". Is there a rule that states specifically below what height you can't look good? did u read it in a book somewhere? I've seen tall girls with odd proportions, it's possible at ANY height, likewise it's possible to be perfect at any height as well. are you saying judy garland, who stood at 4'11.5", and kylie minogue, who's just above 5', have bad proportions?
damian said on 11/Dec/07
she's 1.52 m, in an early interview, when she wasn't so famous and sang only in spanish (1995 i think), she stayed "i'm only 1.52!"
Gotxo said on 9/Dec/07
One of my friends met her in person in Madrid.
It was in a supermarket, she was surrounded with 10 people and wearing a hat in orther to no be recognised. My friend asked her for an autograph, on which she reluctantly agreed. Not a nice person, far from her pleasant image, or maybe she was angry for her cover being busted.
My friend is 160cm and told me she was petite, much more smaller than him, plus he find her much less atractive than in her videos, maybe it dealt with her stumpy figure.
It's imposbible her being only 4cm smaller than my friend since he was startled with the different and he's quite aware he's quite small. He didn't told me a guess in cm but made a gesture with his hand to depict the small space she filled up. At the very least 3 to 4 inches smaller.
Malena said on 8/Dec/07
This woman is short and she is "stubby". She is barely 5'0. She may not be the shortest hispanic woman out there, but in American standards, she's short.
Socom said on 8/Dec/07
She cant be less than 5'1, I dont care what kind of proportions you have, you cant look like she does if you were under 5'1. Accept it, she is 5'1 or taller.
Emilie said on 5/Dec/07
stop it people..!!!!!!!!!
look at the picture with glenn... she may be wearing huge heels.. but if she was 5'1 or shorter, there is just no way she would reach glenns height..
also at almost every picture with beyonce.. she's only like 2-3 inches shorter than beyonce... when they're both wearing heels..
just accept it.. this woman is about 5'3..
eric said on 3/Dec/07
i met her in 2005,she was much shorter than me but seemed to be 5'4"/5'5"
Troja said on 28/Nov/07
Latin women's average height is 5'1. A colombian supermodel could be 5'1. If Shakira is an Enana in Colombia, so she's definitely shorter than 5'. In most countries of S. America, noone call you Enana, if you're 5' or 5'1.
Anonymous said on 10/Nov/07
She is definitely short (not average) I don't know if she's very short (4'11) or just short (5'2) lol but in pics of her barefooted (remember she had/has this tendency to wear huge footwear) she sure looks diddy. I mean I still don't know about this 4'11 thing, but if she was any bigger than 5'1 I doubt people really would have been daft as to put her as that short if she was close to average as some people have said lol.
katrina said on 5/Nov/07
well what does height matter, tall or short just enjoy her music. But yeah it is nice to be tall, well not too tall lik me cuz i m only 12 yrs old and i m already 5'6 just a few months(may 2 or 3) back i was just 5'2 but its fine. i mm like the tallest person in the class but i like. and yeah genes dont really matter much cuz (in my case) my mom is only 5'2 but my dad is 5'10 and my bro who is 15 is already 6'
glenn said on 31/Oct/07
i never understood the strong 4-11 claims.i mean its possible,but rob has her accurate to me.
anonymous said on 30/Oct/07
she can't be 4'11 because she's always next her guitarist and she's almost his height and he's at least 5'5 (and when she's wearing heels she's taller than him about 3 cm) so i think she is really 5'2 and 5'6 with heels or even 5'7 i don't understand why evrybody says she's 1m50 she isn't it's impossible she's minimum 1m55 + with glenn in the picture she's just 5 or 6 cm shorter than him and 3 cm taller than him with mega heels glenn is 5'8 so she isn't short bye
shAAAwty said on 28/Oct/07
to me, height doesnt matter one bit, tall or short i accept every1, i'm about 15, and i'm only round...4ft 9in-4ft 10in. sometimes i can't stand bein short because people are constantly acting as if its some kind of crime, it's not my falt God made me this way...i've always wanted to be 5ft 5, but doc says i will only make it to 5 ft or 5ft 1in if i'm lucky, ....only time will tell i guess, aaalll my friends are atLEAST 5 inches taler than me, i've been the shortest girl i skool since pre-skool... the only 2 things i hate about being short is...1. ppl call me "cute" not sexy, not hot...(like a model), 2.BOYS!!! wen THEY make fun of me...it's allll down hill from there. my self esteem (cant spell) just drops, or wen ppl make fun of me in front of a guy i like, in my opinion i think alot of short dudes r hot as crap, but b-ball players Definatley have some looks also. i gotta pretty face, nice figure, ivory skin, (which im goin to a tanning salon so its all good) thick dark hair, hazel eyes, but my main flaw is height. i just dont feel accepted, maybe i will, cuz a few guys like 6ft. have asked me out...now if only a HOT tall guy would ask me out, that would be better. BUT TO ALL THE SHAAAWTIES out there::: u will NEVER have to worry bout being taller than ur boy-friend (if thats not ur thing), we can even wear heels and still be shorter...petite is SWEET! U ROCK Shakira!
shAAAwty said on 28/Oct/07
i'm about 15, and i'm only round...4ft 9in-4ft 10in. sometimes i can't stand bein short because people are constantly acting as if its some kind of crime, it's not my falt God made me this way...i've always wanted to be 5ft 5, but doc says i will only make it to 5 ft or 5ft 1in if i'm lucky, ....only time will tell i guess, aaalll my friends are atLEAST 5 inches taler than me, i've been the shortest girl i skool since pre-skool... the only 2 things i hate about being short is...1. ppl call me "cute" not sexy, not hot...(like a model), 2.BOYS!!! wen THEY make fun of me...it's allll down hill from there. my self esteem (cant spell) just drops, or wen ppl make fun of me in front of a guy i like, in my opinion i think alot of short dudes r hot as crap, but b-ball players Definatley have some looks also. i gotta pretty face, nice figure, ivory skin, (which im goin to a tanning salon so its all good) thick dark hair, hazel eyes, but my main flaw is height. i just dont feel excepted, maybe i will, cuz a few guys like 6ft. have asked me out...now if only a HOT tall guy would ask me out, that would be better. BUT TO ALL THE SHAAAWTIES out there::: u will NEVER have to worry bout being taller than ur boy-friend (if thats not ur thing), we can even wear heels and still be shorter...petite is SWEET! U ROCK Shakira!
Sara said on 27/Oct/07
People are only defensive because they hear crap. One of my uncle loves petite girls, the tall one. The other likes model tall. And the other is like, what's height... the problem is, ppl will pick on u for being short but not tall!
Vicky said on 24/Oct/07
I agree with you Jessi. I'm only 13 years old, but I'm already pretty tall - 5 ft 6 in. My mom is 5 ft 8.5 in. I don't think that I'm gonna be taller than my mom Well maybe. But to be the same height like Beyonce,Rihanna or Ciara - isn't so bad. Before, I thought that it is a bad, you know, like one of my minuses. Cus I' taller than my friends (most of them),but when I found this web site,I find out,that to be tall is beautiful. And now I don't think that way,that I did before. Of course,I really like tiny,cute, and pretty girls like Eva Longoria. But I like tall and sexy girls like from Victoria secret ;) I think,that you should be satisfied by your heihgh. If your small,or if you are tall. Just find you pluses ;))
Jessi said on 23/Oct/07
What's up with the heated "short people rock and are beautiful" defensive crap? Who ever said they weren't? Chill out. We all know that some of the most gorgeous celebs are tiny chicks (Alyssa Milano, Rachel Leigh Cook, Hayden Panettiere). There are also beautiful starlets who are amazingly tall (Famke Janssen, Rebecca Romaijn, Rihanna). Beautiful comes in all lengths people. Not just tall, not just short, not even the happy medium (usually 5'5'' or so). I'm 5'10'' and a half, and my bf is only 5'8''- but guess what? He thinks tall women are hot. To each his own. So, be beautiful at 4'11'' or 5'11''-and helpful tip: date people who prefer your height range, like me! Works out great.
Me. said on 20/Oct/07
oh-kay i dont think anyone knows what being hispanic is all about. im hispanic and im not short. hispanic women are not short. they can be tall too. im like almost 13 and im 5'2 and a half. tht doesnt make me short. now shakira is great no matter how tall she is. i dont get why ppl are saying "oh hispanic women are short." no they are not short. it depends on their genes. if their parents are tall they will be tall[sometimes]. and if their parents are short they will be short[maybe a lil taller than their parents]. now my parents are both 5'8 and my bro[whos 16] is almost 6 foot. i think when i grow older imma be like around 5'6 to 5'8. or even taller. okay. hispanic women are not short. it all depends on their genes.
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
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)...in 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 mega.im 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 shakira.so 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
PETITE WOMEN DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEING TO TALL FOR A GUY.... THEY CAN GO OUT W/ ANY GUY THEY WANT... THEY ALSO DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR JEANS BEING TO SHORT EITHER. BEIN PETITE & BEAUTIFUL IS GREAT!
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 5.1...so) 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.
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 :-)
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...
said on 15/Apr/07Click Here
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.
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 elegant..is 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.
said on 29/Mar/07Click Here
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 sister...you 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...
said on 27/Mar/07
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.
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 model...my 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'