Singer Christina Aguilera knows what a girl wants, and for many children across the globe, it’s food.
The pop star and NBC’s “The Voice” judge was honored at the State Department Wednesday during the 11th annual George McGovern Leadership Award ceremony.
Donning a tight, low-cut maroon halter dress, Aguilera, 31, had wound up her cotton candy-colored tresses into a demure low bun, which left only her platinum blonde roots showing in the front.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on hand to congratulate the vocal powerhouse for her work as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger.
“If I could sing, Christina, I would,” Clinton said as she addressed the "Ain't No Other Man" songstress, “But since I can’t, I’m glad you’re on this team.”
Aguilera became involved with fighting world hunger in 2009 and took a trip to Guatemala that year to see the issue firsthand. She made another trip with the World Food Programme to Haiti in 2010 as part of her role as the global spokesperson for Yum Brands' World Hunger Relief campaign.
“This is the most important job that I do,” Aguilera said. David Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum Brands, was also honored at the event for his work in helping raise nearly $115 million for the WFP since 2007.
After introducing the two honorees, Clinton posed for a few quick photos and scampered off, because as moderator Frank Sesno put it, “She has the rest of the world to attend to."
Photos: Greg Nash