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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Kenny Ortega Interview With Alexisjoyvipaccess At The 9th Annual Thirst Gala!

25 Apr


He’s the man, the myth, the legend – he’s the one and only, Kenny Ortega. The prolific Kenny Ortega truly needs no form of introduction. He is an icon in the entertainment industry and one of the most respected and admired directors in the biz. The stupendous Kenny Ortega is the mastermind behind some of the most renowned projects. He directed films including the highly-acclaimed and fan-favorite High School Musical trilogy, the Descendants movies, Hocus Pocus and many others. He also choreographed legendary films including Dirty DancingPretty in PinkFerris Bueller’s Day Off and many more. It’s clear to see that the consummate director / choreographer has made the most tremendous impact in the lives of so many. If it weren’t for the extraordinary Kenny Ortega, we wouldn’t have some of the most recognized and striking dance moves and memorable movies.

Kenny Ortega is also known for directing the concert film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It and he directed tours for some of the most phenomenal musicians including Michael Jackson, Cher and Gloria Estefan, to name a few. Kenny Ortega has the eye for brilliance and he brings out some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and awe-inspiring projects you will ever see. The remarkable Kenny Ortega continues to create masterpiece after masterpiece. Kenny Ortega’s talent is unparalleled and his achievements truly cannot be beat. We owe it all to Kenny Ortega for changing the lives of many and bringing so much joy to everyone through all of his outstanding projects. His kind heart and his warm and charming personality are just some of the many things that people love about him. He puts so much passion into all of his projects. People can attest that Kenny Ortega makes everyone he works with feel so special and he allows them to see their potential and continue to build upon their craft. Kenny Ortega is truly a genius who has made an everlasting mark in the entertainment world and in the lives of all of his fans and colleagues.

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had a wonderful time covering the 9th Annual Thirst Gala and had the greatest honor of interviewing the sensational Kenny Ortega at the event. Kenny Ortega talked exclusively with Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what he is looking forward to the most for fans to see in Descendants 3, what advice he would give to fans on how they can get involved with amazing organizations like the Thirst Project and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview. Kenny Ortega even revealed what he would like to see happen if there was a High School Musical 4 created – hear what he had to say in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below. Thanks for the stellar interview, Kenny Ortega!

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview with the magnificent and exceptional Kenny Ortega at the 9th Annual Thirst Gala below!

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VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Celebrities Joined Together To Support The 9th Annual Thirst Gala And Help Bring Clean Water To Those In Need – RECAP Here!

22 Apr

Photo Credits: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Thirst Project

Clean water is a life necessity, but unfortunately, for some people, getting access to clean water is not an easy task. In fact, in many developing nations and impoverished communities, some people would need to spend as much as six to eight hours to try and obtain water and in order to do so, they must walk about 3.75 miles to get to their water source. Once they are there, most of the water that these people are able to collect are polluted and can do more damage than anything else. That’s where the inspiring Thirst Project comes in. The Thirst Project has and continues to work arduously in order to help bring clean, safe water to people all over the world.

The Thirst Project is one stupendous organization that helps educate and bring awareness to middle schools, high schools and college campuses nationwide to motivate people to get involved and help raise money to build freshwater wells in places of need. According to the press release, in nine years, the Thirst Project has encouraged over 500,000 students from 500 campuses across the United States to join in on the movement. Already, $8.8 million dollars has been raised – all of which has been donated to provide over 334,000 people in 13 countries safe water. It’s clear to see that the Thirst Project has inspired a countless amount of people to make a difference in the world that we live in and to help those obtain something so crucial to life such as clean water.

Many phenomenal celebrities joined together yesterday, April 21, 2018 to show their support towards the Thirst Project’s 9th annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The outstanding event (which raised $250,000) was hosted by Mission: Impossible and Hulu’s The Path star Michelle Monaghan. The incredibly talented Cameron Boyce was honored with the 2018 Pioneering Spirit Award at the event. Cameron Boyce, who is such an exceptional role model to all of his fans, said in his acceptance speech, “We have the world in our pockets. It’s crazy. We can tweet whenever we want and use social media and Instagram and make the world a better place instead of a worse one.”

The Thirst Project shared the excellent video as seen below via Instagram:


Celebrities that attended the event include the genius himself, Mr. Kenny Ortega, Ronni Hawk, Karan Brar, Dacre Montgomery, Thomas Barbusca, Brielle Barbusca, Olesya Rulin, Monique Coleman, Sophie Reynolds, Steven R. McQueen, Garrett Clayton, Mace Coronel, Luke Benward, Mike C. Manning and many more. VINCINT and Tegan Marie also took on the stage at the event and blew everyone away with their incredible performances.

For the first time ever at this year’s Thirst Gala there was a “built out IRL experience which included a well and live walk through journey a young boy would take to find water in his country, portraying the devastating consequences when the boy could not find clean water.” (source: press release) Attendees were also able to get involved through various opportunities to donate including live and silent auctions, text-to-give technology and many other ways.

The Thirst Gala is truly an awe-inspiring event that opens the eyes of everyone. You can always help make a difference and any donation – big or small – can change the lives of so many. The Thirst Project’s efforts to help those in need are so admirable and commendable and it’s so amazing to see so many people jumping on board to help people all over the world get access to clean water.

The founder of the Thirst Project, Seth Maxwell has and continues to impact the lives of many. It’s clear to see how much passion he puts into helping those in need. Seth Maxwell took the initiative to help save the lives of an endless amount of people and he brought out one of the most successful and life-changing organizations.

Check out my interview with Seth Maxwell at the 9th Annual Thirst Gala below!

I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering the prestigious 9th annual Thirst Gala and I am left speechless with what this sensational organization has done to touch the lives of people all over the world. Be sure to follow @thirstproject on Twitter and Instagram and join in on the conversation by using #ThirstGala. Visit the Thirst Project’s website to find out ways that YOU can get involved! Remember – $25 can help provide one person clean water for LIFE.

Check out some more pictures below from the 9th annual Thirst Gala and #StayTuned for interviews with more of your favorite celebs from the event at YouTube.com/alexisjoyvipaccess!

Photo Credits: John Sciulli / Getty Images for Thirst Project (Teal Carpet and Inside Gala)