Nick Lachey Lights up the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction

Posted Friday April 4, 2014 9:43 PM GMT

Bringing his black tie to the Big Apple, Nick Lachey attended the launch of the fifth annual Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction on Friday (April 4).

The event seeks to help raise awareness for Autism, and the "Taking the Stage" stud showed up at the Peninsula Hotel suited up and smiling for his red carpet appearance.

The 40-year-old hunk also went on to "Good Morning America" to talk about his brother Zac, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism, when Zac was 7 years old.

Speaking about his brother, Nick said, "My family has dealt with that, and we’re inspired by his courage and strength. When you see firsthand how it affects the life of someone, my brother especially. He’s been an inspiration to me, and I see how hard and challenging it is, and [I want to do] anything I can to help."

Of the Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction, Nick said, "The work they do in terms of research; there are so many questions where autism’s concerned. One in 68 kids will now be diagnosed, and my younger brother Zac is one of those kids."

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