Hillary Clinton præsenterer Katy Perry med humanitær pris ved 2016 UNICEF Snowflake Ball

Regn kan have pelted New York City gader tirsdag aften, men inde i Cipriani Wall Street handlede det om snefnug-UNICEF Snowflake Ball, det vil sige. Den 12. årlige begivenhed for UNICEF, der rejste over 3,9 millioner dollars for at yde livreddende hjælp til børn og familier i nød over hele verden, så en stjernebesat turnout, der omfattede Allison Williams, Tea Leoni og vært Octavia Spencer – men alle øjne var på natets top honoree, Katy Perry.

Sangeren blev indstillet til at modtage Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award, som hendes kæreste, Orlando Bloom, modtog sidste års arrangement. Ikke overraskende var Bloom ved Perrys side for den vigtige lejlighed. Mænd gæster var jeg for en greater shocker, da det kom til præsentanten af ​​”Firework” sangerens pris.

Attends the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City.
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After VIP tickets for one of the star concerts were auctioned to $ 50,000, the organizers revealed that Perry-who sipped red wine and cozied up next to Bloom during the evening’s dinner – would receive her from none other than Hillary Clinton. Mr Perry supported the HRC, as Perry supported during his presidential campaign, took the scene, and when the scared of the surprised crowd died down, Clinton explained that she simply had to return to Perry’s immense support.

“On a personal level, I can not tell you how much I’m here to help celebrate the recipient of this year’s Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award,” she said, ticking Perry’s recognized qualities. “The one who has the spirit, and the energy and compassion that Audrey Hepburn has brought to work for UNICEF. Someone is a global mega star. The person who is the social media queen, with most Twitter followers in the world “Selvom hun får noget konkurrence.” Og til et opvok af cheers fortsatte Clinton: “A person whose strong voice and creative texts remind us when you get knocked down to get back.”

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Clinton beskrev Perry som “en dybt engageret humanitær”. Clinton fortsatte med at beskrive stjernens historie med UNICEF, som hun blev ambassadør for Goodwill i 2013. “Hun har rejst verden og fortaler for børns rettigheder og behov”, sagde Clinton. “She has visited some of the poorest places on earth and lent her voice to children who would otherwise be voiceless from remote villages in Vietnam to Madagascar. She has focused on child poverty and on UNICEF’s life-saving work and has encouraged empowerment of women and girls og gennem sin seneste globale koncertturné hjalp hun med at rejse mere end $ 1 mio. Til UNICEF. “

Til indhente sin introduktion tilbød Clinton en mere personlig redegørelse til vidne til Perrys givende natur. “I’ve set Katy’s engagement for the reasons she believes in first hand,” she said. “I have had to spend time with her. I know how deeply she cares about making our world a better place. She is serious about understanding the complex issues we face and pulling people together to solve them. . We need masters like Katy now more than ever. Her passion, her energy, and yes, her voice – higher than a lion! “

Attends the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City.
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En teary-eyed Perry skyndte sig derefter til at deltage i Clinton på scenen, hvor parret kramte det ud, stilled for the price and went for a quick kiss on the cheek before Perry addressed the audience. “Har nogen et væv?” Spurgte hun. “I just want to say something before I start. I’ve always had one voice, one sang voice, right? But I’ve never had a voice like I’ve had before. And Hillary has brought that voice inside me. lys vil aldrig gå ud. It will continue to get brighter and brighter and brighter. “

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Efter at have takket Clinton for hendes “utrolige arbejde”, pumpede Perry publikum op. “Jeg ved ikke om dig, men jeg er motiveret nu,” udbrød hun og opfordrede gæsterne til “lav noget støj”, if they felt the same. Forklarede, at hun var “ydmyget” for at modtage prisen, fortællede Perry den livsskiftende historie om sin første tur med UNICEF og beskrev sin dybe forbindelse til årsagen.

Attends the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City.
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“Even in my own home, I see children and their vulnerabilities,” said Perry. “Da min søster bor lige ved siden af ​​mig og opdrager til babypiger, it is incomprehensible to me that families on the other side of the world are dealing with the same normal fighting about parents as my own sister and brother-in-law have at the same time We often live in poverty and do not have the basic needs that we usually get, such as access to clean clean water, nutritious food to eat and a roof over our heads. “

Hun fortsatte: “På min sidste tur kunne jeg donere $ 1 for hver billet, der blev solgt til UNICEF, og hævede over $ 1 mio. And while I’ve only been on a few field visits, I’m glad I’ve helped med at fremhæve virkningerne af klimaændringer – hvilket is really and been involved in conferences on technology that will help vulnerable children. Mænd mit arbejde er virkelig lige begyndt. And this price is a start line, not a finish line. And it will be a constant reminder of getting back in the field and shining my spotlight where it’s most important. “

Tilbyder en sidste påmindelse om at “vi alle havde brug for en hjælpende hånd til at vokse ind i de mennesker vi er i dag” og at “vi er alle sammen i dette”, Perry went back to his seat – which bloom , nogensinde herren allerede trukket ud for hende, da han stod der og strålede.