Former first lady Michelle Obama and tennis great Serena Williams celebrated Beyoncé's 36th birthday by dressing like the superstar in her Formation video — all to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
They were among 18 friends and family members who donned long braids, big hat, and giantic necklace and posed for individual black-and-white photos posted on Beyoncé's website. Among those also taking part were her mother Tina Knowles Lawson, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, and former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Beyoncé will also join such stars as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey in a one-hour telethon on September 12 to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief. It will air 7 pm CT on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CMT. Country superstar George Strait will appear from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio. Other parts of the telecast will originate from Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville, according to Variety.
Proceeds will be distributed to such charities as United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.