The music star also talks about her teacher and schoolmates not liking her voice, her love of Bollywood, the power of social media and her foundation promoting early childhood education.
If Shakira wasn’t a music star, what would she be? “Probably a doctor,” she told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday (Jan. 17). “I like medicine,” she said during an on-stage interview that was webcast. And since she is "fascinated" by neuroscience and new discoveries about the brain, she suggested "that would probably be my specialty."
When the audience was asked if they would rather see Shakira work in medicine or music, the crowd came down clearly in favor of her sticking to her career. "I’d be an amazing doctor," the Colombian superstar promised though before adding to laughs: "I’d be a sexy doctor though."
While she emphasized that she wants her children to be passionate about whatever career they may choose, she did acknowledge that if she has a say, one of them would end up in sports. “I want one of them to be a [soccer] player,” she said and talked about having been to the last three soccer World Cups.