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Tracee Ellis Ross, Ashlee Simpson-Ross, Evan Ross and More at Operation Smile’s Star Studded 2017 LA Smile Gala

Hollywood heavy hitters stepped out last night to show their support of Operation Smile’s 2017 Los Angeles Smile Gala at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Guests at the prestigious gala included Universal Smile Award recipients Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross, who were surprised by their sister and Primetime Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross on the red carpet. The W Magazine cover girl arrived sporting a stylish blue velvet suit with matching open toed heels and wore a smile that instantly attracted everyone in the room. After hitting the carpet, the Ross family stopped and greeted Operation Smile co-founders, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee, and event chairs Brooke Burke-Charvet, David Charvet, Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett.

The evening started off with a breathtaking song by America’s Got Talent semifinalist Yoli Mayor before Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross gave an uplifting speech as she presented Ashlee and Evan the Universal Smile Award. Ashlee and Evan are keeping it in the family by joining fellow supporter Jessica Simpson and her involvement in Operation Smile. After receiving the award, Evan introduced his best friend and Michael Jackson’s nephew, Austin Brown, who performed an acoustic rendition of his latest single, Smile. Austin and Evan then excited the audience by performing a surprise duet of Eric Clapton’s Change The World, before World of Dance winners, Les Twins closed the night a with a show stopping dance routine. Later in the evening, the twins were spotted dancing with guests to music by DJ Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys at the after party.

Photo By: Michael Underwood

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