Nelly Furtado’s Height and Shoe Size: How Tall Is She Really?

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Nelly Furtado, a celebrated Canadian singer and songwriter, stands at a height of 5ft 2 inches (157.5 cm), with an added half inch, as she revealed on Twitter when prompted by a fan.

To draw a comparison with the average Canadian woman, Nelly’s height is slightly below the standard. The typical height for Canadian women hovers around 5ft 4 inches.

This makes Nelly Furtado just a tad shorter than commonly observed among her compatriots. Nelly Furtado is three and a half inches (8.9 cm) shorter than Alicia Keys.

At the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in 2002, Alicia Keys, standing at 5ft 5 ½ inches (166.4 cm), was notably taller than Nelly Furtado who measures 5ft 2 inches (157.5 cm)At the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in 2002, Alicia Keys, standing at 5ft 5 ½ inches (166.4 cm), was notably taller than Nelly Furtado, who measures 5ft 2 inches (157.5 cm) (Credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock)

Nelly Furtado’s shoe size is reported to be a US size 8. In the context of women’s shoe sizes, a size eight is considered to be about average.

At the 2023 MTV VMAs in Newark, New Jersey, Nelly Furtado dazzled in a classic black gown by Dundas, which boasted a high neckline and a captivating cutout back with rounded edges.

Her ensemble was crafted with the assistance of Marc Andrew Smith, and Kelly Araujo styled her highlighted brown hair.

Nelly Furtado's entirely backless dress plunged dramatically at the 2023 MTV Video Music AwardsNelly Furtado’s entirely backless dress plunged dramatically at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023, in Newark, New Jersey (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

She was born as Nelly Kim Furtado on December 2, 1978, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Hailing from an Azorean Portuguese background, Nelly’s heritage traces back to the Azores, a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean that belong to Portugal.

Shorter than the average Canadian woman, Nelly Furtado boosted her height in a pair of black platform heels at the 2023 MTV Video Music AwardsShorter than the average Canadian woman, Nelly Furtado boosted her height in a pair of black platform heels at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Nelly Furtado’s deep Portuguese roots can be traced back to her parents, who hail from Ponta Garça, Vila Franca do Campo, on São Miguel Island, part of the Azores archipelago. Nelly Furtado has dual Canadian and Portuguese citizenship.

Nelly Furtado Rocks Jimmy Choo Sandals at Self Magazine Event

Nelly Furtado possesses toned, athletic legs, and the particular hemline of the dress seemed to accentuate her figure in a less-than-flattering mannerNelly Furtado possesses toned, athletic legs, and the particular hemline of the dress seemed to accentuate her figure in a less-than-flattering manner (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

In July 2012, Nelly Furtado was spotted at the Self Magazine ‘Rock The Summer’ event in NYC wearing the Callie sandal from Jimmy Choo.

The singer paired her heels with a knee-length floral print dress and a simple updo.

Nelly Furtado wears a knee-length floral dress and an elegant updo at Self Magazine 'Rocks The Summer' at Kiss & Fly in New York CityNelly Furtado wears a knee-length floral dress and an elegant updo at Self Magazine ‘Rocks The Summer’ at Kiss & Fly in New York City on July 24, 2012 (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

I don’t feel like her floral frock did much for her body. She has very athletic legs, and the hemline of this dress hits the wrong place and makes her look bigger than she actually is.

Adding these heels that wrap at the ankle only makes her legs look bigger and frumpier.

Nelly Furtado shows off her feet in Jimmy Choo heelsNelly Furtado shows off her feet in Jimmy Choo heels (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / WENN)

Do you agree this look isn’t the most flattering we’ve seen on Nelly? If she had to wear this dress (which I would have advised against), she should have gone for a tan or nude heel to elongate her legs.

However, I would have stuck with the heels paired with slim black pants or a body-hugging mini to show off her curves.

As we mentioned above, her heels are called the ‘Callie,’ and they’re brought to you by Jimmy Choo. I like the mesh inserts and tiny bow detail of these sandals.

They have a sexy-meets-sweet feel that could definitely work with a floral print, just not the tent of a dress that Ms. Furtado chose above.

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So, what’s your opinion? Do you agree that Nelly should have paired a different dress with these sassy sandals?

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