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EXCLUSIVE: The Power Up Gala

By Julie Fink
Posted On May 13, 2016
EXCLUSIVE: The Power Up Gala

Girl power takes a new meaning at The Power Up, We Are The Future Gala. It’s an unforgettable evening where stars come out to support AltaMed Empowerment Programs for Girls and Youth in Los Angeles and their efforts in creating equality for all girls in California. The event is hosted by AltaMed, Southern California’s leading nonprofit health care system, and includes a swanky cocktail reception and dinner, live auctions with exclusive experiences along with special guest honorees, and a live musical performance.

Among the attendees were Paris Hilton, Sir Richard Branson, Christina Milian, Janelle Monae, Jermaine Jackson, Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids), Tamar Braxton, Tamara Taylor (Bones), Naturi Naughton (Notorious), Tichina Arnold (Martin), and many more that came out to lend their support at this year’s event.

New You hit the red carpet at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel to chat with some of the stunning arrivals.

Christina Milian

The beautiful and talented singer/actress/songwriter Christina Milian spoke passionately about why it’s so important to support the event and help out our fellow ladies, “At the end of the day, women fight so hard and without even saying, for so long, ‘we deserve equality’ when we work equally as hard, we raise our children, and we can even be the next President!”

“I love empowering women, I love speaking my story, I love telling others you can triumph through the hardest times in life,” she says as an inspiring end note. Hear more from this amazing, strong, superwoman who shared advice for working moms, her tips on fitness and health, and her fave matte lipstick…

Jermaine Jackson

The legendary singer spoke eloquently on the subject of empowering women with heartfelt words about his mother, “My mother empowered all of us and it’s important to continue that support.” Jackson goes on to say, “There are so many ladies who are victims of human trafficking who need to be supported, guided, and educated.”

We soon congratulated him on his latest uncle status as sister Janet Jackson recently announced her pregnancy, “I clowned with her and said if it’s a boy to name it Jermaine. There aren’t enough Jermaines in this world!” Listen to the full interview with the one and only, Jermaine Jackson below:

Dania Ramirez

Dania Ramirez, star of Lifetime’s Devious Maids, offered some lovely advice to women, “You can be powerful and still be feminine. You don’t have to be a certain and way and look a certain way, you just have to own it.” Ms. Ramirez gushes about her twins, chats about her hot Pilates workout routine, and more…

To learn more about this amazing event and it’s organization, visit altamed.org.