Alicia Keys Hosts Keep A Child Alive Black Ball

alicia keys & padma lakshmi keep a child alive ball

Alicia Keys got glamorous for her role as host for the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball. ‘The Girl on Fire’ singer looked amazing on the red carpet. The dress is pretty, but what I really like about it is that gorgeous color. Padma Lakshmi also attended, looking beautiful in white.

There was an auction at the ball, and one man offered to raise his bid from $100,000 to $250,000 for a trip to South African IF Alicia would join him and his friends. Alicia said she’d go if he raised his bid even higher. The man didn’t do that, but he later pledged $1 million to Keep a Child Alive. That was a big boost: overall, Alicia reportedly raised $1.3 million for her charity, which helps children diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Alicia also honored Oprah Winfrey for her philanthropic efforts, including the school she started in South Africa. What a great cause!

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Photos by Ivan Nikolov/WENN

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