The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards are goin’ down tonight in none other than Miami, Florida, and stars like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Enrique Iglesias are sure to set the red carpet en fuego! Shaki and J.Lo are two of the four ladies nominated for Female Song Artist of the Year, and it’s pretty obvious why. Both are phenomenal performers, loving mothers and devoted philanthropists who never, ever seem to age.
+ Shakira Goes Barefoot
From lending her voice to Pitbull’s “Get It Started” to coaching on “The Voice,” it’s been a busy year for Shakira. Although work, family, and keeping her tresses so perfectly blonde must be exhausting, the Colombian songstress always finds time to give back. Her Barefoot Foundation provides meals, education, and psychological support to thousands of students in Columbia, Haiti, and South Africa. The foundation recognizes that education starts at home, and that children learn best when they are nurtured and well-fed.
+ J.Lo Shares Telemedicine with the World
This month J.Lo’s up for a Billboard Music Award, but last month, she was the recipient of GlobalMed’s Humanitarian Award for her work with the Lopez Family Foundation. Her foundation uses telemedicine to bring healthcare to women and children around the world. So WTF is telemedicine?! Well, basically, just like some people use technology to send scandalous pics and videos to your significant other, doctors around the world can use it to diagnose and treat patients in developing nations. Pretty cool, huh?
So which Latin diva are you rooting for tonight? Barefoot Shakira or Telemedical Jen? (2013 Barbie Doll names.) Take action below to support your fave nominee’s fave cause.
Help Shakira in her efforts to provide excellent schooling to young children around the world!
Learn more about J.Lo's foundation and how telemedicine is making a difference.