Shakira in disguise

LONDON: Shakira has revealed that she cross-dressed as a boy to attend lectures at an American university two summers ago. She reportedly took History of Western Civilisation course at the University of California, Los Angeles.

“I used to wear a cap, tennis shoes, big backpack, baggy pants and I looked like a boy. I tried to hide and concentrate on my classes,” the Daily Star quoted her as saying. The singer said that she lived as a student for a while and apparently nobody recognised her. She said, “I went to university after my last tour and studied history. I lived the regular student life for a bit.”

The Hips Don’t Lie hit maker added that she often wished for normal life. She said, “I would have liked a normal career and to have experienced normal student life but I’m not complaining.”