Shakira hosts virtual baby shower to help children in need

By Lauren Weitz,

Shakira proved her “Hips Don’t Lie” when she posted barely clothed pictures showing off her baby bump alongside boyfriend Gerard Pique on Twitter Wednesday morning.

“We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you,” read the tweet.

The Colombian singer posted the revealing picture as part of an invitation to her virtual baby shower in association with UNICEF.

"To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations," reads the invitation from the couple. "Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us."

Instead of receiving gifts for her own child, fans are asked to help underprivileged children by donating to UNICEF. Gifts such as malaria nets and polio vaccines can be purchased in the “virtual living room,” and will be given to children in need all over the globe.

“Every expectant parent around the world shares all the same hopes and dreams for their children that we do,” said Shakira in a UNICEF press release. “Yet many don’t share the same opportunities. Together we know we can change that.”

Shakira and soccer star Pique announced the singer’s pregnancy last September.



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