UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has teamed up with a footwear brand Crocs to collaborate in a donation campaign. She will give 50,000 pairs of classic clogs to school children in Belize – a nation on the eastern coast of Central America.

The actress took to Twitter to announce the good news. She also posted a video with the caption that read: “This initiative is very special to me. What started as a conversation with @Crocs of shared interests and concerns for the children of the world, has blossomed into this amazing association with @UNICEF, an organisation that is so close to my heart.”

In the video, Heidi Cooley, Vice President of Global Marketing, Crocs announced, “At Crocs, we believe being comfortable in your own shoes is a first step to accessing quality education.”

The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors further said, “We hope to take this wonderful initiative to children in countries across the world.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Priyanka Chopra collaborated with footwear brand Crocs to donate 50,000 pairs of classic clogs to school children in Belize – a nation on the eastern coast of Central America.
  • “We hope to take this wonderful initiative to children in countries across the world,” said the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

The life of a global leader

Global icon Priyanka Chopra dons many hats. She as an actor, producer, singer, investor and philanthropist, Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and this year, Priyanka has been featured among the Most Influential Asians on Gold House’s A100 list.  The 35-year-old global actress is the first Indian star to get this prestigious title, second time round, as the list honours the members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Our desi girl has been featured on the list, in 2018 as well.

Her Career Graph

Starting from winning Miss India World to changing the cinematic landscape with unconventional roles in Bollywood, to achieving a niche for herself in the West through her lead role in drama thriller series Quantico, Priyanka has come a long way.

She acquired fame as a global actress. But as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, she is doing much more

Priyanka, who never misses a chance to update on social media (she has a huge fan following), was highly applauded for her character in Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink  this year.

Also Read: From Beauty Queen to Royalty: Why Priyanka Chopra is in a league of her own

Last year saw the release of her first Assamese production, Bhoga Khirikee (means Broken Window). Written and directed by Jahnu Barua, an internationally acclaimed film director from Assam, the film was about showcasing the wonders the state possess. Pahuna, a Sikkimese film, which was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, was produced by Priyanka.

Previously, Priyanka teamed up with Hollywood star Will Smith to star in ad-supported originals by YouTube.

The actress who always speaks about social issues had earlier said that even a star like her can’t ignore the pressure ‘glorification of trolling’ creates. Chopra said that it adds “crazy pressure” on entertainers, and she feels that the rapid culture of trolling celebrities can only lead to bullying and depression. “Those are the pressures that are not even created by us or the fans. It is just created by the one thing which is the Internet. It has made people’s job easier… You can make a story out of anybody’s comment,” the Quantico star told IANS in an interview when asked about the pressure that comes with the tag of being a ‘global star.’

Priyanka was last seen pairing with Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson for Isn’t It Romantic?

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