Shakira says she used to sing like a goat when she was a teenager and her music teacher was unimpressed by her fledgling talent.
Shakira used to sing like a goat.
The 'She Wolf' songstress has revealed her musical talents went unnoticed when she was a teenager because her singing voice had an uncanny resemblance to the bleating of a goat.
She is quoted by website AbsoluteNow as saying: "I never made it to the school choir because the music teacher didn't like my voice. I was pretty sad. But he was probably right, I did have a voice a bit like a goat but my dad told me to never give up and to keep going and it's paid off."
As well as fine-tuning her vocal chords over the years, the 32-year-old beauty recently admitted she feels she has become sexier as she got older.
She said: "Ten years ago I was very traditional and very conservative. But people grow and change. I am in another moment in my life. I feel more like a woman today."
The blonde singer - who is engaged to entrepreneur Antonio de la Rua - also admitted she can't wait to start a family.
She explained: "About 15 years ago I used to dream about getting married, wearing the dress, inviting loads of people. Now I dream about procreating. I dream about growing old with the person I really love."