I’m no Mother Teresa, says Shakira

December 8th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Shakira London, Dec 8 (ANI): Colombia born singer Shakira spoke of her shock as she took to the Oxford Union stage.

The 32-year-old told 400 Oxford University students that it was a ‘privilege’ to be invited to the world-famous debating society.

However, the Grammy Award winner said that she was also shocked at being asked to occupy the same stage as luminaries including Winston Churchill, admitting ‘I’m no Mother Teresa’.

‘It is a privilege to be here today, that you have afforded me this opportunity for me to speak to you,’ the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

‘I must admit I am somewhat mystified as to why you are here, as there won’t be any singing or any hip shaking whatsoever.

‘So how do I go from Barranquilla, Colombia, to occupy the same stage as Newton and Churchill? Lord knows I’m no Mother Teresa,’ she added.

Shakira, a Unicef goodwill ambassador who has run her own charity since she was 18, also used her speech to stress the importance of education for all. (ANI)

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