Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn and over 4,500 participants stripped down and dove into Lake Michigan on March 1, for a great and worthy cause — to raise a record-breaking $1.1 million for the Special Olympics.
Lady Gaga and her fiance, Taylor Kinney are about to take the plunge and get married, but first the sweet pair was on hand to take a different kind of plunge — into the freezing cold waters of Lake Michigan for the Chicago Polar Plunge. Taylor and Gaga were joined by his Chicago Fire co-stars, Jon Seda, Randy Flagler, David Eigenberg and Brian Geraghty as well as the days guest of honor Vince Vaughn.
Taylor Kinney & Lady Gaga At Polar Plunge — Brave The Cold For A Good Cause
Such a worthy cause! The major celebs turned out for the Chicago Polar Plunge on March. 1, and ran into Lake Michigan where the water was only 32 degrees, The Chicago Tribune reports.
As the days guest of honor it was Vince’s job to run into the water first. The Wedding Crashers star definitely was freezing, but showed off nothing but smiles while urging the crowd to join him. “Go out there and have some fun.It’s too late to turn back now,” the publication reports that Vince said.
Lady Gaga and Taylor ran right in — with the pop princess on her shirtless fiance’s back. Despite the frigid temperatures the pair had a great time and Lady Gaga even said, “It was awesome.”
After the plunge, the “Applause” singer took to Instagram to share pictures from the event with the caption, “❤️ feels so good to do things for a good cause like the Special Olympics. It’s great donate money, but also great to donate a gesture of love for those who deserve to be showered with it.”
Such a great cause and with the help of the celebrity’s in attendance and the incredible 4,500 participants, the Chicago plunge was the most successful yet, raising $1.1 million for the Special Olympics.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised that so many stars braved the cold? Would you brave the cold and take part in the Polar Plunge? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Caitlin Beck