What's better than winning an award??
How about having former soccer stud David Beckham hand you the trophy?! That's like having two victories for the price of one!
Last week, the iconic footballer was on hand at the Pride of Britain Awards in London, where he presented Malala Yousafzai with the Teenager of Courage Award, and she was DEFINITELY deserving!!
The 16-year-old Pakistani girl has been a well known advocate for women's education in her region over the past few years, and one day she was shot in both the head and neck by a Taliban gunman in an assassination attempt on her way home from school!
Luckily, Malala survived the attack, and since then she has become an icon around the world for equal opportunity education for girls!
Earlier this year, she was honored by Angelina Jolie at the Women in the World gala in NYC, and she also became the youngest person to EVER receive a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize!
Oh, and did we mention she's also written a book??
At just 16 years of age, it's absolutely amazing to hear what Malala has already been able to accomplish in her life, and we know this wont be the last we hear of her!
Congrats on the big win! You deserve it!!
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