Kreuss District (Germany) Administrator Dieter Patt promised in May 2005 to build a monument of Shakira in her hometown Barranquilla. Goverment of Atlantico District (where Barranquilla is located) agreed with the project. Patt is a big fan of Shakira and he also supports many charity projects in Colombia, including Fundacion Pies Descalzos. Shakira's parents were very happy about the idea and Shakira herself has also approved the statue. "It may sound egoistic, but I find it super, when one day I can go to the statue with my children and tell them "Hey, this is apparently your mother, but don't you think I look better in real life?". Today Dieter Patt finished the monument - it's 5 meters high and made of iron. On the picture: Dieter Patt with a part of the statue. Soon the monument will be transported to Barranquilla and installed next to the airport, to welcome everyone arriving to Barranquilla. Shakira will reveal the statue on November 12 at 9.30pm (CET) in Düsseldorf in front of the Swissôtel. On the same evening Shakira will also perform at UNESCO Gala in Düsseldorf.