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June 06, 2013

Shakira Tops Mensa List of Celebrity Geniuses


Shakira’s hips don’t lie, but neither does her impressive IQ.

The bodacious Columbia singer is a genius, literally. The entertainer and mother has an IQ of 140, according to a list released on Saturday by a British publication.

The list also includes celebrity heavyweights like Madonna and Geena Davis who both have an IQ of 140, and Goldie Hawn who boasts an IQ in the top 1 percent of the population. Other ladies who are super smart are Natalie Portman, Mira Sorvino and Sharon Stone, although they’re not members of Mensa.

Mensa International members must have IQ scores in the top 2 percent of the population. Besides having a prestigious stamp of being wicked smart, the members also “enjoy each other’s company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.”

We figure these activities include spending the afternoon making anagrams, solving Rubik’s Cubes with their eyes shut and unearthing the mysteries of the known world – you know, regular, everyday good times.

It’s cool that Shakira has made the list of uber intelligent folks, but she isn’t the only Latina lady to show off her smarts. Actress Eva Longoria recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Chicano Studies and Political Science and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

Although IQ tests have been criticized for not truly measuring someone’s smarts, it’s still rad to see these talented women topping a list that doesn’t have the adjectives “sexy” or “hot” in the title. You go, girls!