On the red carpet, Halle Berry is a fashion goddess, and behind the scenes, she's a hard-working angel. The Oscar-winning actress recently announced a new philanthropic campaign that she's heading with fashion designer Michael Kors in an attempt to beat world hunger. Called Watch Hunger Stop, the campaign will raise money through the sale of a version of best-selling Runway watches by Kors, which is sold for $295. For every piece of jewelry purchased, 100 meals will be given to children around the world through the U.N. World Food Programme.
Jet-setting around the world
Places like Syria, Africa and Central America are expected to be recipients of these meals, and could see visits from Kors and Berry in the coming months, according to The Associated Press.
"I hope we go while I'm pregnant, so I can talk about prenatal care," Berry told the news source. "And I will have time off. I'm not working right now."
Berry is currently expecting her first child with fiance, Olivier Martinez, and has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, with former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. She hopes to talk with other mothers about the importance of staying healthy and gaining enough nutrients for both themselves and their babies during pregnancy, the news source reports.
Flaunting her baby bump
Now that the starlet has publicly revealed her pregnancy, she holds nothing back in public appearances, proudly cradling her tummy at the premiere of her latest film, "The Call," in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Berry wore a one-shouldered, flowing purple gown with sparkly silver trim and diamond drop earrings, stealing all the spotlight with her stunning ensemble.
"I feel fantastic," Berry told CNN of her pregnancy. "This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth. Thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful."
Fighting hunger together
Both Kors and Berry have shown in their own separate efforts a passion for helping prevent hunger, especially among children and moms. Kors, the influential designer and judge on "Project Runway," has not only been designing handbags, jewelry, sunglasses and clothing for decades, but has also been working with God's Love We Deliver in the New York area for more than 20 years.
"I'm not a scientist – you know, I'm a fashion designer," Kors told the news source. "I wouldn't claim to be able to figure out a cure for an incurable disease. But I know we can make a difference with this."