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Shakira Shows Off Her Ready-to-Pop Baby Bump!

PUBLISHED ON 01/16/2013

My, oh my, oh my... About-to-pop songstress Shakira shared a very personal maternity photo of herself and boyfriend, Gerard Piqué. And while there is no question that Shakira is absolutely a flawless, beautiful pregnant woman (seriously, she's glowing! Radiating! Shining bright like a diamond!), I have to admit it's not her I'm looking at.

LADIES! Have you seen her boyfriend? Gosh, golly. I can't take it. But I digress...

The (very) soon-to-be mommy shared the photo on her social media accounts with the message, "We'd like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you." (I'm more thankful for the topless shot of her daddy-to-be, but anyway...). She also asked her fans for a little help.

Shakira asked that in lieu of gifts for her son, she would like the UNICEF organization (Shakira has been a global ambassador since 2003) to receive donations between $5 and 110.

A $5 donation buys a mosquito net to help protect children from malaria and the maximum purchases a peanut-based paste that can help save a malnourished child. The UNICEF organization is focused on bringing these items to children in need. “Every expectant parent around the world shares all the same hopes and dreams for their children that we do,” Shakira said of the chance for fans to donate. “Yet many don’t share the same opportunities. Together we know we can change that.”

I think it's incredibly noble for Shakira to ask her fans to send donations to children in need instead of her child, who will basically want for nothing.

Both Shakira and her partner, Gerard, signed the note saying, “Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.” No, no, Shakira, thank you (for that HOT picture of your partner!).

PHOTO: Facebook / The Bump