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In our heads, Priyanka Chopra probably plays Beyonce’s “Break My Soul” pretty boldly.
The actress and fashion guru has already expanded her philanthropic portfolio. Earlier this month, it was announced that Chopra, a Global Citizen ambassador, would host this year’s Global Citizen Festival.
Because of the disproportionate impact of COVID-19, it has left nearly 100 million people across the globe, in poverty.
An additional 200 million more people could be subjected to other extremes of inequality and destitution around the world by November.
According to the organization’s website, global signees during 2015 displayed a faulty commitment to the campaign for change. However, with COVID-19 affecting so many lives, the interest to give back has risen and is sustainable.
She expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to represent saying,
“I feel very proud to be able to celebrate each and every person who has come together to make Global Citizen what it is,” per CNN.
“It’s my seventh year with Global Citizen, so I just feel like I’m part of the family and I just want to make sure that this revolution and this movement keeps moving.”
The festival will take place on September 24 at the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City. This year’s performers include Mariah Carey, Metallica, Charlie Puth, and Chopra’s own family, the Jonas Brothers.
West Africa will also host their leg of the festival at the Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana. Usher, SZA, and H.E.R. are a few of the performers expected to hit the stage.
On Aug. 12, the 40-year-old took to Instagram and posted her announcement of joining other “activists and influential leaders” to combat poverty.
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When asked how she feels introducing her husband and in-laws to the crowd, Chopra giggled and said,
“I’m very excited about welcoming the Jonas brothers into the fold,” Chopra said with a laugh. “Nick and I have always been very philanthropically inclined individually, and I think it’s really amazing to be able to cross our paths together, and [for] something that we feel very strongly about as a family.”
How Long is the Global Citizen Festival, You Ask?
It’s a 24-hour event centered around their recovery plan for the world to end world hunger amid the effects of COVID-19. Both countries will stream and broadcast the event the same day on, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, TimesLIVE, Twitter, YouTube, and others. Click here to learn how you can obtain free tickets to the event after downloading the app.