Angelina and George: Beautiful Inside and Out
She may be the most beautiful woman in the world, gracing the cover of the upcoming People magazine's "Most Beautiful" issue, but it's the world that Angelina is truly trying to make more beautiful with her humanitarian efforts.
Angelina called the press by phone from Namibia, Africa, where she and beau Brad Pitt are vacationing.
She's been busy promoting the Global Campaign for Education, which aims to give 100 million poor children the chance to go to school. Angelina invited NBC's "Today" show correspondent Ann Curry to Africa to highlight the pressing issue.
"In a rare occasion, I'm really thanking the press," Angelina said. "Less than 2 percent of our funds are spent on education."
Although Angelina, Brad, Maddox, Zahara and their baby-to-be were named People's most beautiful family, People's Editor at Large Jess Cagle said that there are other, more important reasons the Pitt-Jolie clan is being honored. "The inner beauty and humanitarianism has been brought to the forefront," Cagle said. "She has really helped make charity work cool."
During her interview, Jolie also shed more light today on why she and Brad are co-habiting in Africa: "I want my children to grow up seeing the world as it really is. So that's why we travel so much."
Besides education, the persistent UN goodwill ambassador is also bringing attention to the mass killings going on right now in Darfur in the Sudan. She took out a full-page ad in USA Today to tell Americans what they should know about the atrocities.
But Angelina isn't the only Hollywood hotshot involved. George Clooney and his father, Nick, just came back from Africa and have shared their tales of terror with Oprah. "This is, without question, genocide," George said on Wednesday's "Oprah Winfrey Show."
If you missed George and want to hear more about joining the cause, catch Angelina's growing baby bump and the rest of her inspiring interview on Thursday's "Today" show.