Shakara burst onto the fashion scene in the winter of 2000, when she appeared in the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She went on to appear in the magazine for three consecutive years and in 2001 she was the May model in their top selling Swimsuit Calendar. Shakara most recently appeared in Sports Illustrated's 2005 Swimsuit Issue. Following her Sports Illustrated debut, Shakara took the fashion world by storm modeling for numerous national and international advertising campaigns including Victoria's Secret, Loreal, Levi's, and Liz Claiborne. Be sure to watch out for Shakara's hot new clothing line ROXS scheduled to hit the stores spring 2005. Shakara's groundbreaking designs which are designed and created by Shakara are hip, funky, and fearless.
Shakara was featured opposite Justin Timberlake in the music video for his song "Like I Love You" from his solo debut album Justified. She was also featured in the music video for Usher's Grammy Award winning song "U Remind Me" and Babyface's "There She Goes."