Shakira is a personal trainer and exotic dancer in Los Angeles. She's Russian but was raised in Kazakhstan before coming to Los Angeles just over a year ago. "The life [back home] is so different. People don't have big dreams." Shakira feels like LA is a place where she not only has big dreams, but she's in a place where they are attainable.
She is trying to become a body builder in Los Angeles and get out of dancing all together. "Do you know how many times I've made just $30? Because girls have ruined this business by giving out more for barely anything."
Shakira also suffers from Hashimoto's disease. The disease attacks her thyroid and causes fatigue and weight gain which makes training for bodybuilding that much harder.