The TeenNick HALO Awards are weeks away from kicking off, but the celebrities involved are already spreading the word. In a new PSA for the event, airing November 6, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift , David Beckham and Jessica Biel have joined forces to let viewers know about the show.
“Anti-bullying became something that I am now very passionate about,” [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] said in a statement about being involved with the show. “I was bullied in school, and for a very long time, I kept those feelings inside. Today, I feel grateful and happy that I was able to get through these struggles and have friends, family and people around that inspired me — people like Emily-Anne.”
Emily-Anne Rigal, 17, has been paired with Gaga thanks to her work to help stop bullying. She started the WeStopHate.org website, helping to shed light on the cause.
Swift will be paired with 19-year-old James O’Dwyer, who started the Magnolia Disaster Relief, an aid program that aims to offer relief to rural areas hit by tornadoes.
“I think James and I have a lot in common, and I’m really glad I got to meet and surprise him at my concert,” Swift said. “Judging from the things he’s been able to accomplish, he’s one of those people who does the work without looking for or taking any of the credit.
“What really impressed me about James is how he stepped up to the line as soon as he heard that people were in trouble,” she continued. “He saw first-hand how their lives had been destroyed and instead of getting frozen in that moment, he posted a message on Facebook to rally anyone who could bring supplies and food to those who lost their homes in tornados.”
Meanwhile, Biel is paired with Shanoah Washington, an 18-year-old who created the Sista2Sista program, which aims to motivate young women. Finally, Beckham was paired with Kyle Weiss, 18, who started the organization FUNDaFIELD, which builds soccer fields in Africa.
The show will be hosted by Nick Cannon. It all takes place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on October 26. The broadcast will air November 6 on Nick at Nite, with an encore November 7 on TeenNick.
Don’t miss the TeenNick HALO Awards on Sunday, November 6, on Nick at Nite.