Shania Twain’s Infamous Heels Bring in $9000 for Charity
The shoes that brought down country music superstar Shania Twain when she fell at the 2011 CMT Video Music Awards in June raised big money for underprivileged kids in Canada. The singer put them up for auction on eBay two weeks ago, and by Monday, a 63-bid war had pushed the price up to $9,000.
All proceeds for the size six, autographed BCBG Max Azria high heels went to Twain's Shania Kids Can charity, which provides food and support to underprivileged children in Canada through the school systems.
"I can personally relate to the effects of growing up with difficulties at home and understand the problems kids can face while trying to fit in with the other students who are not experiencing the same disadvantages in their personal lives," Shania writes on her website. "My reason for creating this program is to ensure that underprivileged children in our communities are provided and cared for during their time at school, to help prevent them from falling through the cracks. I feel luck saved me from falling through the cracks as a child and believe it's neither wise nor fair to leave the destiny of any child to luck."
In a video after the June trip, Twain says she "never wants to see those shoes again." She handled the spill with grace one would expect from a superstar. The money raised for charity will no doubt heal the emotional bruising a little more quickly.