Selena Gomez made a visit to Nepal on behalf of UNICEF to publicize the plight of impoverished children in other nations.

Selena Gomez visited Nepal on behalf of UNICEF to publicize the plight of impoverished children in other nations. (Photo by Josh Estey/MataHati for UNICEF)

Selena Gomez engaged in a little image polishing with an Angelina Jolie style trip to visit impoverished children overseas on behalf of UNICEF. Now that’s the Selena we used to know.

Gomez was all smiles and definitely seemed in the moment in a series of photographs from the trip to Nepal, her third on behalf of the relief organization.

“This visit to Nepal was extraordinarily powerful; at times, devastating and heartbreaking, but also incredibly inspiring,” said the singer in a statement.

UNICEF, known originally as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, employs a number of celebrities to act as goodwill ambassadors.

Selena Gomez Goodwill Mission to Nepal
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Jolie is a goodwill ambassador for a similar UN organization, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She has also made a number of overseas trips to publicized the plight of refugees in war-torn nations.

Gomez visited the Satbariya Rapti Secondary School to meet teachers and children. Among the activities, she took part in a skit about the importance of good hygiene.

“At first when you witness children living in extreme poverty, you wonder how it is possible that they can be deprived of their basic human needs and rights,” she said afterward.

“Then you talk to these children and you see hope, promise and a bright future,” she added.

Gomez’s own future has brightened considerably since her brief stint in rehab in January. She’s be redirecting her career and removing all the “toxic influences” in her life. And, you know who that is.

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