Lorde Visits Helen in New York

Lorde has visited former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark in New York – all in between winning Billboard awards and launching her own make-up line with M.A.C Cosmetics.

Ms Clark posted a picture on Twitter of herself next to Lorde on Thursday, saying she was proud to host the “Kiwi legend” at the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) New York headquarters.

Lorde replied, thanking Ms Clark for hosting her.

Lorde and Ms Clark posed for a photo, the pop star wearing a UNDP cap and the former PM holding Lorde’s record Pure Heroine.

Lorde was in the United States for the Billboard Music Awards, where she performed her single Tennis Court and scooped two awards including top new artist.

On Wednesday, the Royals singer launched a make-up collaboration with MAC featuring her trademark dark lipstick.

Ms Clark is the administrator of the development programme – the third-highest position in the UN – and she oversees 8000 staff in 177 countries with an annual budget of $US5.8 billion ($NZ6.77 billion).

Also at the meeting was fellow New Zealander Helen Klisser During, director of visual arts at the Westport Arts Center, Connecticut.

  Originally published 21 May on The Daily Mail.

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