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Alexa Ray Joel Kicks Off ‘Prom Selfie’ #PromGirlUp Campaign

Alexa Ray Joel Kicks Off 'Prom Selfie' #PromGirlUp Campaign

Online retailer for prom and special occasion dresses has announced #PromGirlUp, a “selfie”-inspired social media campaign.

It is kicked off by singer / songwriter Alexa Ray Joel to benefit the United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up program.

Alexa joined some of Girl Up’s members from New York City area high schools Wednesday to launch the month-long campaign and raise funds for the organization.

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It aims to give American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

“It is so important to have equal opportunity for all girls regardless of where they are from,” Alexa said. “I love that this campaign is empowering teenage girls across the world and reminding them to always wear their invisible crown every day.”

Alexa Ray Joel Kicks Off 'Prom Selfie' #PromGirlUp Campaign

After helping the girls chose dresses from and offering styling tips, Alexa posted the first selfie using the #PromGirlUp hashtag on her Instagram @alexarayjoel to kick off the campaign.

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From now through May 16th, 2014, is donating $1 to Girl Up for each selfie uploaded to Instagram, up to $10,000. Each post will also be entered to win a summer wardrobe from

This social media campaign marks the first partnership between and Girl Up.

Photo courtesy: / Kevin Mazur / WireImage

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