Fergie to Host Voguing Balls for AIDS Research

Celebrity News Apr. 17, 2013 AT 11:36AM
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Strike a pose! Fergie is watching.

The expectant mother, singer, and actress announced Friday that she'll be hosting a series of balls celebrating voguing.

The exaggerated form of dance, once described by writer Fran Lebowitz as "institutionalized showing off," came to prominence thanks to the 1991 documentary "Paris Is Burning" and, naturally, Madonna.

"From the first time I saw the documentary 'Paris is Burning' to the classic Madonna song 'Vogue,' ... I've been inspired by the voguing culture,” Fergie, who has tapped experienced voguers for BEP shows, said in a statement.

Fergie's effort will see her recruit top dancers from across the country to host fundraising events for prominent AIDS research group amFAR.

This will culminate in Vienna on May 25 for the organization's annual Life Ball. Mrs. Josh Duhamel also intends to make her own documentary about the events and the evolution of voguing culture.

No word on if the "Nine" star will be busting out any moves of her own: Her first little one is due this summer, and could feasibly still be in the oven as mom rolls out the choreographed charity work.

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