Zendaya was tapped to host a World AIDS Day event in L.A. yesterday where she linked up with Christina Milian and her daughter Violet. Peep their pics and check out more flicks of YBF celebs attending the 11th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball inside…
Socially conscious YBF actress Zendaya continues to use her starpower for the greater good. After raising thousands of dollars for a needy family in South Africa for her 19th birthday, the Disney starlet was tapped to host the Inaugural World AIDS Day Benefit at the Sofitel Hotel in L.A. yesterday.
Making her rounds, the “K.C. Undercover” starlet ran into R&B singer/reality star Christina Milian. The YBF ladies stopped to snap a cute photo. And look who tagged along….
C-Milli’s daughter Violet—rocking super long jumbo twists—came out to the event with her mommy. Little Violet’s day was made after meeting her idol Daya.
The “Grandfathered” star thanked Zendaya for making her daughter’s day, captioning on Instagram:
“Last night I was fortunate enough to bring my baby girl @VioletMadison to meet Zendaya at the #InauguralWorldAIDSDayBenefit. You can’t imagine how much it made her day. Plus she got to see how her selflessness, positive attitude and hard work can help inspire and heal the world. Kudos to you #Zendaya & Your sweet parents. You are a great young lady and I’m happy my daughter has someone to look up to like yourself. Thank you. (And she loved V’s hair)”
Hmm…maybe the hair was a tribute to Zendaya’s Oscar faux locs? Good idea if so, but the execution though,,,.
Zendaya served a sexy androgynous look rocking a black tuxedo that oozed fabulousness and power. She accessorized her ensemble with the World AIDS Day red ribbon.
“Baby Daddy” star Tahj Mowry, brother to Tia & Tamera Mowry, also came out to show support at the AIDS awareness event.
At another charity event…
Renowned celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson and his new wife, model Maya Haile Samuelsson (we see your side eyes and eye squints, stop it!) stepped out to attend the 11th Annual UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund ) Snowflake Ball at Cipriani, Wall Street in NYC last night.
The event’s goal was to raise money for women and children in underdeveloped countries and to honor UNICEF ambassador Orlando Bloom, UNICEF board member Mindy Grossman and UNICEF Chief Financial Officer Edward G. Lloyd.
The happy couple made their rounds snapping flicks with fashion designer Naeem Khan, author/actress Padma Lakshmi, former television personality Bryant Gumbel, and his wife Hilary Quinlan.
NBC News weatherman and anchor Al Roker and ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts were also in the mix, posing it up alongside executive VP & Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for Target Laysha Ward and William Kiffmeyer.
TV personaility Alicia Quarles flossed in a sparkly silver Jeffrey Dold dress before snapping it up with “Real Housewives of NYC” star Heather Thomson.
Celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins was all smiles for the cause.
Kimberly Chandler, wife of NBA player Tyson Chandler, was in the mix.
Former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo came out to show his support along with U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Board of Directors Dolores Rice Gahan and actress Tea Leoni. Fab times for a cause!
Photos: Getty/WENN/Christina’s IG