20th of July: Colombian Independence Day (Get Ready to Party!)

20th of July: Colombian Independence Day (Get Ready to Party!)

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Colombian Independence Day!

Colombian Independence Day!

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Shakira  What can we say about the most famous Colombiana in the world? Shakira, who was born and raised in Baranquilla, wears her Colombian pride on her sleeve. Aside from representing Colombia all over the world with her immense talent, Shaki has also given back to her native country. In 1995, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity that provides education and meals for 4000 children.

PHOTOS: Colombian Independence Day: 16 Colombian Celebs We Love!

Shakira What can we say about the most famous Colombiana in the world? Shakira, who was born and raised in Baranquilla, wears her Colombian pride on her sleeve. Aside from representing Colombia all over the world with her immense talent, Shaki has also given back to her native country. In 1995, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity that provides education and meals for 4000 children.

Colombian Independence Day

Colombian Independence Day

Juanes Juanes, who was born in Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia, has 17 Latin Grammys and one Grammy, and has sold over 15 million albums! And like Shakira, the global superstar cares about others, which is why he created the "Mi Sangre Foundation," an organization which helps victims of anti-personnel mines. (Oh, and did we mention that in 2005 Juanes was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine?). Yup, he's that cool!  Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite

PHOTOS: Colombian Independence Day: 16 Colombian Celebs We Love!

Juanes Juanes, who was born in Carolina del Príncipe, Colombia, has 17 Latin Grammys and one Grammy, and has sold over 15 million albums! And like Shakira, the global superstar cares about others, which is why he created the "Mi Sangre Foundation," an organization which helps victims of anti-personnel mines. (Oh, and did we mention that in 2005 Juanes was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time Magazine?). Yup, he's that cool! Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite

Nina Garcia  Like Shakira and Sofia Vergara, "Project Runway" judge (and Marie Claire Creative Director), Nina Garcia was born in Baranquilla, Colombia.

PHOTOS: Colombian Independence Day: 16 Colombian Celebs We Love!

Nina Garcia Like Shakira and Sofia Vergara, "Project Runway" judge (and Marie Claire Creative Director), Nina Garcia was born in Baranquilla, Colombia.

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