International entertainer Jennifer Lopez was the recipient of the Humanitarian award during the 4th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala, held at The Plaza Hotel on June 13, 2013 in New York City. Lopez rocked a stunning figure-hugging metallic blue dress as she accepted the honor.
On Why J.Lo was Choosen: "Jennifer does a huge amount of humanitarian work, which I think gets overshadowed by how famous she is. I’ve been friendly with her publicist Mark Young as well as [her manager] Benny Medina and pitched the idea of trying to do something to honor her for amfAR for quite a while. But the dates never worked out. We wanted to honor her for being such an icon. This is called the Inspiration Gala: it’s all about people who inspire us! Not only has she contributed to amfAR’s mission, but she has her own foundation and she’s worked with UNICEF and she’s traveled all over the world helping charities. She’s a fashion icon, too."
Since it's inception in 2010, the Inspiration Gala has raised more than $6 million to benefit amFAR. The organization's primary goal is to end the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.
In related news, Lopez will be presented with the 2,500th Hollywood Walk of Fame star in the Recording Category on Thursday June 20, 2013.