Keri Hilson Joins Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Campaign

Keri Hilson Joins Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Campaign

The singer discussed body image and eating healthy with young girls.

Published September 27, 2011

(Photo: Courtesy of Cindy Ord/FilmMagic)

Keri Hilson is the latest star to join First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, which seeks to fight childhood obesity by getting children excited about fitness. The "Pretty Girl Rock" singer visited the Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Senior Center in New York on Saturday (September 24) decked out in a "Pretty Girls Sweat" t-shirt and a pink Nike cap, to get a group of young girls moving and talking about healthy choices. Her participation was part of a self-esteem building series called "Project Butterfly," hosted by lifestyle website T.E.E.N. Diaries.

While DJ Tyger Lilly mixed a selection of songs like "Pretty Girl Rock," "Run the World (Girls)," and "Whip My Hair" to get everybody hyped, about 100 girls jumped rope, danced and worked the runway with Sports Illustrated model Damaris Lewis. They also talked with Hilson about how the media portrayed women’s bodies and how to eat properly.

Earlier this year, the First Lady asked Beyoncé to remake her hit "Get Me Bodied" into a full workout routine titled "Move Your Body." Now Hilson has her own dance workout video of sorts, after teens from DeVore Dance Center in Queens, New York created one to "Pretty Girl Sweat" with the "Project Butterfly" girls.

Written by Dorkys Ramos


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