U.N. Enlists 'Lonelygirl15' for Poverty Campaign
SUSAN STAMBERG, host:
Ms. JESSICA LEE ROSE (Actress): (As Lonelygirl15) Is not all that lonely on the YouTube Web site. Her popular video blog is being used by the United Nations as part of an anti-poverty ad campaign.
Ms. ROSE: (As Lonelygirl15) Believe it or not, I actually have something important to talk to you about today. And for once, it's not me.
STAMBERG: A teenager who calls herself Bree(ph), Lonelygirl usually talks about boys - yeah - and herself. The U.N.'s Millennium Campaign is banking on her popularity to get people involved in fighting poverty.
Ms. ROSE: (As Lonelygirl15) Fact: Half the world, nearly three billion people, live on less than $2 a day.
Fact: Twenty percent of the world's population consumes 86 percent of its resources. Fact: Every three seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies from poverty. That's about…
STAMBERG: Lonelygirl15 is performed by teenage actress Jessica Lee Rose.
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