Hey, when Nicole Scherzinger turns up at an event that will, in part be honouring one of the most famous teenagers on the planet, it's enough that she turns up, right? You can't expect her to know who she is:
The former Pussycat Dolls singer was conducting interviews before the Pride of Britain awards on Monday (07Oct13) when she was quizzed about the teenage activist, who was being honoured at the event after hitting headlines around the world last October (12), when she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen opposed to her beliefs about education for girls and women in her native Pakistan.To be fair, you wouldn't expect Nicole to understand every detail of every person who is going to get a prize in the Pride Of Britain Awards, and her main purpose was to make up for the fact that Will I Am was busy, but... it seems rather a gap in your briefings, surely?
Scherzinger faltered as she responded, "Malala? I don't know that story that well, but is she still..."
The reporter filled her in on Yousafzai's story and she quickly hailed the youngster, replying, "Amazing. She's a righteous, empowering, powerful woman, and God bless her."