Shakira Disguised Herself As a Boy To Attend University
Colombian pop star Shakira attended university at UCLA in disguise after finishing the tour for her 2005 album ‘Oral Fixation Vol 2’. She also changed her name while she was studying at the University of California, Los Angeles to prevent people from finding out her true identity.
Shakira,32, was so eager to study that she took a break from music and enrolled in a history course at the Los Angeles-based university.
“It was such a long tour, I needed a break from me,” she said. “The universe is so broad, I cannot be at the centre of it. So I decided to go to the university and study history for a summer course, just to kind of switch gears, taste the student life.”
She used her middle name ‘Isabelle‘ instead of her first.
“I used to wear a cap and a big backpack, I looked like a boy,” she admitted. “I didn’t get recognized. Some people looked at me very suspiciously, a few people asked me, but I told them my name was Isabelle. I would go to university over and over again if I could.”, she added.