African Actress Charlize Theron Explains Ubuntu Spirit at Africa Outreach Project

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Award-winning actress Charlize Theron gathered together Hollywood’s elite and other dignitaries as she hosted this year’s Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project in New York City on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old actress, who’s making good use of her platform for philanthropic purposes, founded the CTAOP in 2007 with the mission to keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS.

“The spirit of Ubuntu which means, “I am because we are,” and South Africa have really shaped who I am today. I have always wanted to share the gift that was given to me back to them,” said the South African-born actress at the fundraising event. “Our goal is to make sure that every adolescent stays safe and HIV free,” she added.

Charlize Theron hosted the Africa Outreach Project at The Africa Center in New York City on November 12, 2019Charlize Theron hosted the Africa Outreach Project at The Africa Center in New York City on November 12, 2019

For the event, Charlize opted for a custom Christian Dior Fall 2019 Haute Couture strapless mini dress. The shimmering flirty frock features baroque print and fringing on the sides and hem, showing a glimpse of her legs.

According to InStyle Magazine, it took 1,200 hours to make Charlize’s Dior dress.  

Charlize Theron wears a custom Dior gold mini dressCharlize Theron wears a custom Dior gold mini dress

She wore her pixie in a slicked side-parted style and accentuated her features with subtle smoky eyeshadow, mascara, peachy blush, and nude lip gloss.

Charlize Theron rocks slicked side-parted pixie with nude pink lip glossCharlize Theron rocks slicked side-parted pixie with nude pink lip gloss

Styled by Leslie Fremar, Charlize accessorized with Ana Khouri jewels and a Breitling watch with a black strap that matched her nails.

She showed off her pretty feet and small blue flower foot tattoo in gold Dior sandals with double adjustable ankle straps, high back, open toes, and about 4-inch heels.

Charlize Theron shows her black nail polish in gold open-toe sandalsCharlize Theron shows her black nail polish in gold open-toe sandals

On Monday night, Charlize was honored with the Rebel Award at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City.

She took to the stage in a glamorous Givenchy Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2019 white gown as she accepted the award.

“We need to help the hard-hearted to empathize with others. Like sexual assault survivors, people living with AIDS, our trans community, children who are different or who have special needs,” she said during her emotional speech.

“The women in this room tonight are putting themselves on the front line of the empathy battle, be it through storytelling, creating opportunities for those that need it most, or just unabashedly being yourself and telling other women we don’t have to apologize for who and what we are,” she added.

Charlize Theron receives the Rebel Award at the 2019 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City on November 11, 2019Charlize Theron receives the Rebel Award at the 2019 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City on November 11, 2019

The Monster star stole the spotlight in the white mermaid-style number that features a structured strapless bodice. It also has a feather-detailed fitted skirt with a trendy trumpet hem.

Charlize Theron wears a glamorous white Givenchy strapless gownCharlize Theron wears a glamorous white Givenchy strapless gown

Beauty-wise, she had her slicked blonde pixie styled with a deep side parting while her face was beautifully made-up with pink lipstick and dark liner.

Charlize Theron wears dark liner and pink lipstick with her slicked pixieCharlize Theron wears dark liner and pink lipstick with her slicked pixie

She added a hint of sparkle to her look with several diamond earrings and a silver clutch. To complete her pure white ensemble, she slipped into a pair of white Givenchy sandals with asymmetrical straps.

Charlize Theron shows off her feet in white Givenchy sandalsCharlize Theron shows off her feet in white Givenchy sandals

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