Talk about it being a great time to be Shakira! Fresh from a ceremony honoring her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Colombian born beauty was honored at the 2011 Latin Recording Academy “Person Of The Year” tribute dinner held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 9th, 2011.
The star-studded event was attended by Paulina Rubio, Alejandra Guzman, Natalia Jimenez, Marc Anthony, Lili Estefan and Victor Manuelle. But the two people who sat on either side of Shakira seemed to bring her the biggest smile: her parents William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll.
Throughout the celebration, some of the biggest names in music paid homage to Shakira performing songs from her career much to her delight. This included a special performance from her father William who sang Mi Niña Bonita to his little girl.
I can’t describe how much I love Shakira for all the amazing work she does for the world, not just with her music, but via her Pies Descalzos Foundation whose mission is to make education universally available to every child.
The Latin Grammy organization could not have picked a more deserving individual!
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