Selena Gomez: All Grown Up at the 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball

Posted Tuesday November 27, 2012 9:12 PM GMT

Doing her best to raise money for a worthwhile cause, Selena Gomez attended the 2012 UNICEF Snowflake Ball on Tuesday (November 27).

The 20-year-old starlet worked the Cipriani media line in a sleeveless and backless long black gown with sparkling trim before heading in to help bring further awareness to a group that means so much to her.

In a previous interview, Selena talked about being a part of UNICEF, saying, “I feel I’m able to use my voice and my platform and my audience to educate them on issues that are going on around the world.”

Aside from being a voice for young people all around the world, Miss Gomez has made a name for herself within the organization as she is the youngest person to ever be named a UNICEF ambassador.

According to the event’s website, “UNICEF hosts the Snowflake Ball, one of New York City’s most notable black-tie galas, to celebrate the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflakes and to honor those whose philanthropic commitments support its mission to save children’s lives.”

Since the start of the program back in 2005, the annual gathering has raised over $16 million for various UNICEF programs.

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