Shakira is an avid Twitter user and constantly keeps in touch with her fans through this social networking site. Therefore, it is no surprise that she took to Twitter to share with her fans a picture of her heavily pregnant form to celebrate the imminent birth of her baby.
The photo is of Shakira and a bare-chested Gerard Pique, who is protectively cradling her bare baby bump. The "Hips Dont Lie" singer tweeted, "We'd like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you."
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The celebration is in the form of a virtual baby shower, for which Shakira and her partner Pique have collaborated with UNICEF. The couple wants all friends and fans to take part in the event by donating to a good cause.
The amount collected will go to UNICEF to buy items that would give babies a healthy life. "A #babyshower welcomes a new life to the world. @Shakira & @3gerardpique welcome their own & help save others," UNICEF tweeted.
The virtual baby shower will take the couples' fans and friends to a virtual living room where guests can purchase gifts that include mosquito nets, vaccines and other necessities required by babies. The highest priced item on the gift list, which can be bought by guests, is Therapeutic Food, a peanut-based paste that costs $110.
"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 Shakira and Gerard. "Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.
"Every expectant parent around the world shares all the same hopes and dreams for their children that we do," Shakira said in a press statement. "Yet many don't share the same opportunities. Together we know we can change that."