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Ashley Graham Trips on Red Carpet at Time 100 Gala as Celebs Flock to Glamorous Event

Playing Ashley Graham Trips on Red Carpet at Time 100 Gala as Celebs Flock to Glamorous Event

The biggest names in pop culture, politics, sports and activism all hit the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala in Manhattan Tuesday night.

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Supermodel Ashley Graham set the red carpet on fire at Jazz at Lincoln Center in a sexy black dress. She was honored by the magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

The model stumbled on the red carpet as she entered the celebration, but luckily, the model was able to catch herself before falling flat on her face. 

During the event, the famous faces all rubbed elbows together and Graham posted a snap with singer Demi Lovato on Instagram.

 

Demi💕

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Oscar winner Viola Davis was stunning in a purple one shoulder Armani gown and emerald earrings.

 

On my way to the #TIME100 Gala! Gown by @armani Jewels by @buccellatimilan  Shoes by @StuartWeitzman  Hair by @gmodeste Make up by @luckysmyler Styled by @elizabethstewart1

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She says being named to Time's 100 comes with responsibility, telling Inside Edition: “It's important. You feel like you have to live up to the honor.”

Honoree and SNL cast member Leslie Jones called the accolade “surreal,” saying, “I don’t think I have woken up to it yet.”

She added: “I have been working a long time and I am waking up to my life.”

Singer John Legend was also honored at the event and he performed for the crowd.

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Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, who was also honored at the gala, got right up to the stage and posted a video of Legend singing.

 

The Legend live. #time100

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Noah told reporters about this weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner, which will not be attended by President Trump and has been boycotted by his staff.

“I think it is exciting that the Correspondents' Dinner, for the first time in many years, will not have the president there. Maybe it will take on a different tone?” he said.

Noah’s Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj is hosting Saturday’s dinner in Washington.

Another honoree, Samantha Bee of Full Frontal, is hosting Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a TBS special event where she will roast the president on the same night as the actual Correspondent’s Dinner.

“We feed off the work of journalists as satirists,” she said. “If it wasn’t for the incredible hard work of journalists, who get no glory, we wouldn’t be able to do our show.”

NFL outcast Colin Kaepernick, who made headlines by kneeling during the national anthem before games, stood tall on the red carpet.

 

Professional Football Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (@kaepernick7) is one of TIME 100's most influential people of 2017. He is here with Nessa (@nessnitty) at the TIME 100 gala. Read more on TIME.com/time100. Video by @boooth.tv for TIME. #time100

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Other honorees and attendees included the leaders of the Women's March, Sarah Paulson, Ryan Reynolds, 17-year-old transgender student Gavin Grimm, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. 

Watch: Photographer Snaps Impromptu Wedding Photo in the Middle of Women's March on Chicago

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