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A Presenter Fell Hard After Presenting Oprah With A GLAAD Media Award, And It Was Tough To Watch

A Presenter Fell Hard After Presenting Oprah With A GLAAD Media Award, And It Was Tough To Watch

Maybe you know Chilli Pepper. She's a female impersonator and advocate for LGBTQ+ people.

Closeup of her  smiling, wearing a black suit, white shirt, and sequined cuffs at an event

Well, last night, she was a presenter at the GLAAD Media Awards, along with podcaster Paolo Presta. They honored Oprah with the GLAAD Vanguard Award, recognizing the TV mogul for her allyship and work for equality.

Person on stage at GLAAD Media Awards speaking, another person on left looking on, audience in foreground
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During her speech, Oprah paid a tearful tribute to her brother, Jeffrey Lee, who died of AIDS in 1989 when he was just 29.

Oprah Winfrey in a black outfit on stage at a GLAAD event; audience in foreground, another individual in suit claps onstage right

Oprah went on to shout out the presenters as she recognized all the "spectacular" people in the room, saying, "A special thank you to Paolo and Ms. Chilli Pepper, who I have known since 1987."

Oprah Winfrey speaking on stage at a GLAAD event, wearing a long coat with purple details

As Oprah concluded her speech, Chilli walked up as if to hug her, but she ended up losing her balance and falling over.

Chilli and Oprah on stage with the award being exchanged
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Luckily, she seemed to recover quickly.

Chilli on stage with her arms up

Ouch! Glad you're okay, Chilli Pepper! And congrats, Oprah. You gave an amazing speech. You can see it down below: