Nicole Scherzinger was caught in an awkward moment on camera, looking uninformed as she attended the Pride of Britain awards this week.
The X-Factor UK host was asked for her thoughts on special honoree Malala Yousafzai, the brave Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban, who was being given an award that night by David Beckham.
"I don't know the story that well," Nicole replied. "But is she still...?"
The interviewer filled Nicole in on the courageous 16-year-old's story and Nicole quickly tried to cover her fumble, saying: "Amazing, she's a righteous, empowering, powerful woman and God bless her."
Hopefully next time the former Pussycat Doll will do her research before hitting the red carpet to avoid another embarrassing moment.
Congratulations to Malala on being honored for her strength and tenacity!
And in honor of International Day of the Girl, we'd like to give a shout-out to the "girls" below:
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