Angelina Jolie Gives Inspiring Speech At Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (VIDEO)

angelina jolie nickelodeonAngelina Jolie made her first public appearance at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards since having surgery to remove her ovaries and, in typical Angie fashion, stunned the crowd with her inspirational words and presence. While accepting an award for Favorite Villain for her work in Maleficent, the actress, mom, and humanitarian spoke directly to kids who feel like outcasts.

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Just a few days ago, Angelina made the brave decision to pen a beautiful and honest essay about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in order to prevent ovarian cancer.  Her health scare didn't prevent her from putting on her finest and accompanying daughters Shiloh and Zahara to the Kids' Choice Awards, where she showed she doesn't think she's too big a star to deliver her message of self-love and acceptance to those who need it most.

A glowing 39-year-old Angie took the stage and spoke directly to the young audience:

Don't fit in. Don't sit still. Don't ever try to be less than what you are. And whenever someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up high and be proud."

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Is there anyone this woman can't inspire? Just a few days ago, she made it clear to women that the fact that her elective surgery has forced her into early menopause is not reason enough for her to feel less feminine. In fact, she feels more like a woman because she is taking responsibility for her health and her children by making these difficult choices.

And now, the message she has delivered to preteens and teens sounds like the best advice any mom or dad can give their own children: be original and don't be afraid to stand out from the crowd.

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Angelina has built her successful career and happy home life on that advice and we're happy to know she is passing on the same words of wisdom to her children—particularly Shiloh. Angelina has been criticized by some for letting her little girl wear tuxedos to public appearances and change her name to "John." But she continues to prove, time and time again, that she's really and truly a warm and accepting mom and human being.

Here she is accepting her award:

Kids' Choice Awards

 

What do you think about Angelina Jolie's advice to kids?

 

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