AceShowbiz - Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at UNICEF's Annual Snowflake Ball to honor Katy Perry, who was an outspoken supporter during her presidential campaign. Returning to the spotlight after she lost the recent presidential election to Donald Trump, Hillary stepped out at the Tuesday, November 29 event at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC to present the "Rise" hitmaker with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.
"On a personal level, I cannot tell you how delighted I am to be here to help celebrate... a global megastar, a social media queen with the most Twitter followers in the world - although she's getting some competition - and someone whose powerful voice and creative lyrics remind us when you get knocked down to get back up," Hillary said, during which she got a standing ovation from the attendees.
"I have seen Katy's commitment to the causes she believes in firsthand," she added. "I've gotten to spend time with her and I know how deeply she cares about making our world a better place. She is serious about understanding the complex problems we face and pulling people together to solve them. We need champions like Katy now more than ever: her passion, her energy and, yes, her voice, louder than a lion."
Katy broke down in tears after Hillary joined her on stage. "Does anyone have a tissue?" the 32-year-old singer jokingly asked the crowd upon receiving the award. "Hillary has lit that voice inside of me, and that light will never go out, it will continue to get brighter and brighter and brighter," she said in a statement. "Thank you Hillary. You motivate me and so many millions of people. We appreciate you for your incredible work and your heart."
"Truly, my work has only just begin and this award is not a finish line, but a starting line," she added, promising that she would continue her international humanitarian efforts. "It will be constant reminder to get back in the field and shine my spotlight on where it matters most."