Shakira Denies Cross-Dressing Rumors: "It Was a Little Joke"

10/20/2009 at 11:17 AM ET

Alex Cole/AdMedia

Yes, the dude next to you in line at the cafeteria at college may have been Shakira. It has been widely reported on the internet that when the pop star attended UCLA in 2007 after touring for “Oral Fixation”, she studied history and dressed “like a boy.” When the star arrived at the 2009 Whitney Museum gala sponsored by Versace on Monday, she looked nothing like a boy, in a sexy silver gown and sleek long blonde hair. So as for those rumors? “It was a little joke I made once,” she explained to PEOPLE of the rumor. “I didn’t really dress like a guy. I used to go to university in disguise, in a cap and baggy pants. So I looked pretty much looked like a boy.” And did her fellow students recognize the superstar and her world famous curves? “They didn’t recognize me,” she confirmed emphatically with a smile. “No!” That must have been one good disguise! — Jeffrey Slonim

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 10 comments

Zackaria on

How come nobody could have recongnized this lovely woman?

enigma on

‘How come nobody could have recongnized this lovely woman?’

Um, maybe because she has become a product of Hollywood/L.A. – just a thought.

Angelis on

She has one of the best figures in Hollywood for sure! I wish she would go back to her dark hair, the blonde is looking kinda old now!

Sebastian Hussain on

i love the way Shakira is on barefoot whenever she have some live concerts..~.

Joe Mason on

Shakira is well known for here gret voice and naked feet when doing live concerts””,

Complete Kitchen  on

i like Shakira and Lenka but right now i listen more on Lenka:”,

Magnesium Ascorbate : on

oh, i always love those live concerts of Shakira. she also dances barefoot right ?`~,

Blank Fax Cover Sheet on

Shakira and Taylor Swift are my favorite singers, Shakira is great on live performance -.`

погружение шпунта on

Das war ziemlich vorausgesetzt, es gibt eine Menge draußen warten nur auf der rechten Seite.

dermabrasion on

My brother suggested I might like this blog. He used to be totally right. This post actually made my day. You can not believe simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,510 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters