- REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Supermodel Heidi Klum has used her party skills to benefit charity as she took the stage during a karaoke performance last week.
With the intention to raise money and awareness for UNICEF's Schools for Africa initiative, Klum and others filled some 48 tables at the El Rey Theatre during Thursday's event. Using hand-held devices, stars were able to "pay to play" and sing or donate cash without interrupting the show.
While singing Village People's "YMCA" Thursday, the 38-year-old Victoria's Secret model urged friends Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson to join her on stage at a UNICEF event.
Klum led the room in dancing to the tune. Wilson, who will release an album later this year, sang the legendary song with ease as her husband performed the song's arm motions.
UNICEF's star-studded event - the second annual Playlist With the A-List, also saw "DWTS" host Tom Bergeron, Molly Sims, Wayne Brady, and Kristen Bell, among many other celebrities.
Last year, Playlist With the A-List raised over $75,000 to help build a school in Malawi. The second annual event earned $85,000 within the first hour, according to The Hollywood Reporter. By the end of the night, over $400,000 was raised.
After singing "YMC," Klum went on to sing a duet with Smokey Robinson of "My Girl" before handing over the microphone.
The night also saw karaoke performances by Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle who sang "Easy Lover" while Molly Sims sang Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach."
Klum recently split from her husband, singer Seal, and has admitted that the break-up has been very difficult.
"I feel like I'm in the eye of the tornado," explained the model to Elle magazine. "It's emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness- with you wanting it or not wanting it- is another tornado."
She and Seal, 49, share four children together.
Klum has found support in fellow celebrity single mother Sandra Bullock. The Hollywood moms were spotted out together having dinner last week.