Christina Aguilera Honored For Hunger Relief Work By Hillary Clinton: Watch
It’s not just “Your Body” that Christina Aguilera has on her mind — it’s also everyone‘s body. The singer has been passionate about the subject of world hunger since 2009, raising millions of dollars in relief funds as the global spokesperson for Yum! Brands, the parent company of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut. Aguilera was honored recently for her work with the United Nations World Food Programme on hunger relief by former First Lady and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who introduced Aguilera at the State Department in Washington, D.C.
“All! I! Wanna do! Is love your body! Whooo-ooo-oooh!” Clinton told Aguilera at the event. No, just kidding. Clinton actually said this: “If I could sing, Christina, I would want to be on your team. But since I can’t, I’m glad you’re on this team.” This may mark the first time The Voice has ever been referenced during a State Department meeting, but hopefully it won’t be the last.
After posing for pictures with Clinton, Aguilera took to the stage to talk about her work with the WFP, calling it “mind-blowing,” “eye-opening,” and “life-changing.” Because she herself is a mother, she said, she’s doubly conscious of the importance of this issue: “[It’s] become the most important job that I do, aside [from] being a mother to my own son,” she explained. “But in turn, it serves a purpose in terms of mothering my own son to bring awareness worldwide, as much as I can on my platform…to get people involved [and] to make them aware.”
Watch the video of Aguilera accepting the honor above.