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September 21, 2009

Wyclef Jean's Haiti

World Savers

by: Beata Santora

"I'm a rockstar, so it's a little early for me," joked Wyclef Jean as he sauntered up on the World Savers stage just a few moments ago. The early 2 p.m. hour notwithstanding, Wyclef gave an impassioned speech about his work on behalf of his beloved native Haiti. Praising Condé Nast Traveler's recent Haiti coverage, he urged the Congress attendees to shake off any preconceived notions of the island. "Tourism is alive in Haiti--it's just missing is the right tour guide," he said.

Modeling a brand new pair of Timberland boots, Wyclef excitedly announced a partnership with Timberland to donate $2 from the sale of each pair to planting trees in Haiti. Through partnerships like this one, and his foundation Yele Haiti, Wyclef has become a true ambassador for his country.

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