Shakira is about to make her animated film debut in Disney’s Zootopia, but she only wanted to lend her voice to the feature if her character had enough curves.
In a new interview with E!, the 39-year-old singer revealed that the original design for her character Gazelle — a pop star based on Shakira — was just too skinny.
"There's a lot of aspects of her anatomy that needed to look a little more like me,” said Shakira. “That's when I suggested to them to give her a little more meat, because she was a bit too skinny. She was too fit. She needed to be curvier."
So Disney’s animators made Gazelle a little truer to life, giving her wavy hair, dark eyelashes, and Shakira’s famous hips. "I even gave them the idea to make her wear one of the outfits that I wore in one of my performances,” she said.
Shakira contributed a new song called “Try Everything” to the Zootopia soundtrack. A new trailer shows her working the crowd at a stadium concert surrounded by super buff tiger dancers; watch it below.