Taylor Swift Makes Surprise Appearance at GLAAD Awards to Introduce 'Force of Nature' Ruby Rose

by Zach Seemayer 10:24 PM PDT, April 02, 2016
Playing Taylor Swift Makes Surprise Appearance at GLAAD Awards to Introduce 'Force of Nature' Ruby Rose

Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the GLAAD Awards on Saturday to present her friend, Ruby Rose, with one of the night's biggest awards.

The "Blank Space" singer took the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles to introduce the actress, who was honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak award. Swift looked stunning in a long-sleeve, navy blue Haney gown.

"Tonight I'm here to honor someone who, through her words and through her actions, proves that she is a force of nature," Swift said after a taking the stage to the roar of the surprised audience. "She tells the world that no one can judge us and no one can stop us. She is a woman of many talents and she is my friend."

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"Ruby breaks down barriers and opens up opportunities for all people, but most importantly, young LGBT people all over the world," Swift continued.

The award -- named in honor of casting director Stephen F. Kolzak who dedicated a large part of his life raising awareness in the entertainment industry about the discrimination those in the LGBT community face – is presented to "an LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance," according to GLAAD.

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Rose, 30, embraced Swift as she came up to accept the award and the actress seemed legitimately moved by the 26-year-old singer's touching introduction and unexpected appearance.

Rose, who gained fame as a fashion model and MTV VJ, is perhaps best known for her role as Stella on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. Check out the video below for more on the celebrated star.