Supermodel Petra Nemcova joins actor Sean Penn and producer/rapper Wyclef Jean as an Ambassador at Large for Haiti- a title given to them by President Michel Martelly.
The 32 year-old Czech beauty was appointed due to her work with her charity Happy Hearts. She received the honor at a private ceremony at Haiti’s National Palace on Friday June 8.
In attendance were President Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Nemcova’s sister Olga and Haitian dignitaries. Penn, whose appointment came earlier this year, was also at the event. The actor’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which launched soon after the January 2010 Earthquake, manages two camps that house over 50,000 persons displaced by the quake. Penn also held “The Haiti Carnival” a fundraiser for the Caribbean country at the Cannes Film Festival last month, where he was also joined by Nemcova.
Sean Penn, President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Petra Nemcova
Actor Sean Penn, President Martelly, Phil Caputo, Executive Director of Happy Hearts, Petra Nemcova, Prime Minister Lamothe, Leigh Crystal, Olga Nemcova
The Happy Hearts Fund was created several months after Nemcova barely survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The nonprofit focuses on helping children and building schools.
Photos by Haiti PM Office
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