Puerto Rico thanks you, Lin-Manuel Miranda!
On an episode of The Late Present final week, Nick Kroll and host Stephen Colbert launched a fundraising marketing campaign to assist the individuals of Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria final week. They referred to as on celebs to share awkward childhood images with the hashtags #PuberMe” and #PuertoRicorelief. They took half within the marketing campaign themselves and lots of celebrities additionally heeded the decision.
On Thursday, Colbert introduced on his present that the #PuberMe fundraising marketing campaign had reached $1 million in donations, due to Miranda, who contributed a #PuberMe video of himself at age 13, singing a tune he made up about Puerto Rico.
Colbert’s Americone Dream Fund dedicated to present the One America Enchantment for Hurricane Reduction fund $1,000 for each movie star #PuberMe picture, garnering $233,000 in donations. With the assistance of Kroll and his colleagues on the Netflix present Massive Mouth, some $100,000 was added, whereas CBS chef Leslie Moonves matched the mixed sum to deliver the full to $666,000. The Americone Dream Fund added a second donation of $266,000 because of the #PuberMe pics posted by non-famous individuals and the grand whole got here to $999,000.
“If solely we had yet another awkward movie star puberty picture, however we simply do not,” Colbert stated.
Or do they?
Miranda then appeared in particular person, receiving a standing ovation from the studio viewers.
“Wait a minute, Stephen,” he stated.
He then had his #PuberMe video screened, symbolically pushing the marketing campaign whole to $1 million.
The creator of the Broadway musical Hamilton and actor, who is generally of Puerto Rican descent and has household within the nation, has been significantly energetic and vocal in his hurricane aid efforts.
On Friday, he launched a much-anticipated star-studded charity single titled “Virtually Like Praying,” whose title comes from the lyrics of the West Aspect Story musical’s tune “Maria.” The one options the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Fats Joe, Luis Fonsi, John Leguizamo and Rita Moreno. Proceeds will go to the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Catastrophe Reduction Fund to assist the victims of Hurricane Maria. Miranda promoted the only on The Late Present.
Miranda has additionally been selling Moveon.org’s crowdfunding marketing campaign, which has raised greater than $three.1 million as of Friday morning.