Selena Gomez is returning for presenter duties at the 2012 MMVAs on Sunday, June 17 with the red carpet beginning at 8 PM ET followed immediately by the MMVAs at 9 PM ET. Selena will also attend Teen Choice Awards 2012.
Selena supported her mom while boyfriend Justin Bieber reportedly stayed in the car for the annual comedy show fundraiser ‘The Right To Laugh,’, reports LATINA. The event, held Tuesday at the Avalon in Hollywood, benefitted the Alliance for Children’s Rights, a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance and a safe environment for youth in the foster care system. The cause is closer to Gomez than you’d think.
Selena: ‘This is my mom’s thing.’ Mandy: ‘I was adopted, I was a teen mother. I could relate to a lot of the stories I heard at an event Alliance put together, so I reached out to see how I can help. L.A. has the highest rate of children in foster care. I saw it as an opportunity to give back to kids who could be like my kid [looking at Selena]. She’s 19, she’s almost leaving me, so I guess it’s [also] a way of honing another child.’
Selena: ‘I’ll be 20 this year, so I kinda have to grow up soon. I have fans my age that I can relate to. They’ve been with me from the beginning. Life experience, travel.. you know.. growing up.’ On possibly marrying Justin: ‘I’m not even thinking about that.’
Selena will be noticed for her work with UNICEF at The Alive Awards honor those who are pioneers in the field of health and humanitarian aid, people who are helping to change the world.