Congratulations are in order: Rihanna just accepted the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year award, which recognizes "her work supporting education and health care in Caribbean and developing countries," per the university. Naturally, Rihanna took the stage looking ridiculously chic. She wore a straight-off-the-runway dress and matching thigh-high boots from Monse's F/W 17 collection.
As stellar as her outfit was, the main takeaway of the event was her inspiring speech—and rightly so. "People make it seem way too hard, man," she told the audience. "The truth is, and what I want the little girl watching those commercials to know, is you don't have to be rich to be a humanitarian. … But it starts with your neighbor, the person right next to you, the person sitting next to you in class, the kid down the block in your neighborhood—you just do whatever you can to help in any way that you can." Who could possibly argue with that?
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