Angelina Jolie Resurfaces Without Makeup in Ecuador

Celebrity News Apr. 23, 2012 AT 9:38AM
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with 71-year-old Gerardina in the village of Barranca Bermeja, on the banks of the San Miguel River, which marks the border between Ecuador and Colombia on April 22, 2012. UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with 71-year-old Gerardina in the village of Barranca Bermeja, on the banks of the San Miguel River, which marks the border between Ecuador and Colombia on April 22, 2012. Credit: REUTERS/Jason Tanner/UNHCR

There she is!

A week after she and Brad Pitt announced their long-awaited engagement Angelina Jolie popped up in Ecuador over the weekend. Although Jolie, Pitt and their six kids had been celebrating the nuptial news with an extended stay at the nearby Galapagos Islands, the 36-year-old star was solo -- and makeup free! -- meeting with Colombian refugees in Ecuador.

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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with Plinio, a bean farmer, in Providencia community, composed of 24 Afro-Colombian refugee families, on the banks of the San Miguel River on April 22, 2012.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with Plinio, a bean farmer, in Providencia community, composed of 24 Afro-Colombian refugee families, on the banks of the San Miguel River on April 22, 2012.
Credit: REUTERS

Walking through the rainforest in rubber boots, tank tops and backpack, the In the Land of Blood and Honey director also met with farmers in the region and Antonio Guterres, a High Commissioner for Refugees; Jolie herself was promoted to special envoy to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) last week after over a decade of serving as a goodwill ambassador. She's set to work at the diplomatic level on behalf of the UNHCR.

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In photos from the visit, it appears that Jolie left behind her enormous, $500,000 engagement ring (which Pitt helped design with Robert Procop) for her humanitarian visit.

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie walks through a jungle, led by Plinio, the president of the Providencia community, on the banks of the San Miguel River on April 22, 2012.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie walks through a jungle, led by Plinio, the president of the Providencia community, on the banks of the San Miguel River on April 22, 2012.
Credit: REUTERS

Last week, Jolie, Pitt, 48, and their brood -- Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 -- arrived at an exclusive, ultra-private resort on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, renowned worldwide as the ultimate destination for wildlife lovers and eco-tourists.

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All six kids were present when Pitt proposed earlier this spring.

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with residents in the village of Barranca Bermeja, on the border between Ecuador and Colombia on April 22, 2012.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with residents in the village of Barranca Bermeja, on the border between Ecuador and Colombia on April 22, 2012.
Credit: REUTERS

"Everyone hugged once she put [the ring] on," an insider told Us. "She went around and showed it to each of the kids."

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