Last night, Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball to present the UNICEF Humanitarian Award to pop-singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry. Clinton’s surprise and ensuing speech, in which she called Perry a “champion,” visibly moved the singer to tears. Clinton has been notably absent from the public eye in the weeks following the 2016 presidential election, and was not announced as a presenter in advance of the event. Perry was one of Clinton’s more notable surrogates on the campaign trail in the months preceding the election, and the two reportedly developed a camaraderie during the campaign.
“She has encouraged the empowerment of young women and girls,” Clinton said in her address to the crowd. She received a well-deserved standing ovation.
#HillaryClinton honors @katyperry at the #SnowflakeBall in #NYC. The event commemorated #UNICEF’s 70th anniversary and honor UNICEF #Goodwill Ambassador #KatyPerry and #Philanthropist #MollAnderson for their extraordinary commitment to put children first. #imwithher @hillaryclinton *Details on averagesocialite.com* 🎥: @ckamani for #AverageSocialite