Occupation: Musician
Biggest accomplishment this year: Receiving great reviews as a judge on NBC's The Voice

Prior to beginning work as a judge on NBC's hit singing competition The Voice, pop radio killer Shakira had, for the most part, fallen back from the public eye. The reason? She was pregnant with her first child.

Now that her son, Milan, has made his debut, the Colombian pop star is back in fighting condition physically, and beloved by millions of reality TV junkies thanks to her anti-contrarian attitude on The Voice. Alongside co-judges Blake Shelton, Usher, and Adam Levine, Shakira is consistently a ray of optimism.