Gloria Estefan was once asked to spy for the CIA. The singer admitted that she considered it.
While working as a translator at the Miami airport, Estefan, who was born in Cuba, was reportedly approached because of her language skills. She had the ability to speak French, English, and Spanish and self-reported ability to “pass as a regular person without raising an eyebrow.” A skill she currently lacks, due to her later rise to fame. Although, she admits that being a singer would have been a great cover for a spy. This is a good instinct what with new technology that could potentially put cameras and voice recorders in headsets. A singer wouldn’t cause suspicion with a microphone. What about those new trendy sunglasses stars are so mad about? A small recorder fits nicely in each.
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