Also joining the line-up of worthy winners was It’s A Sin’s Lydia West who took home the game changing rising star award and Millie Bobby Brown for her beauty range.
Congratulations! Little Mix lead the winners at Thursday’s Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2021, with the trio winning the Gamechangers in Music accolade
Little Mix were seen chatting about their win in their first interview as a trio during the night, saying it’s been amazing to see ‘how far they’ve come’.
The stylish beauties – Jade Thirlwall, 28, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 29, and Perrie Edwards, 27, – said: ‘Look at how far we’ve come, from when we use to speak about being feminist or anything political in the past.
‘I remember being on a red carpet and we panicked. We were terrified to speak back then… we were even told not to say we were feminist.
The singers agreed that they’d spent ‘far too long being patronised’ and seemed to all change their thinking at the same time, deciding to speak out on causes.
Well deserved: Victoria Beckham (left) and Lydia West (right) were also celebrated on the night
Such an honour: The fashion designer seemed surprised at her win, saying she wasn’t sure she’d call herself a gamechanger
Perrie then added that they’ve had to get ‘use to saying we might get it wrong’, declaring that it’s been better to be wrong than say nothing at all.
She said: ‘Saying nothing is worst, or you’ll never learn about any issues in the world. I love it when we speak out.’
To end their short video interview, the girls thanked Glamour for their award with Jade saying they’ve ‘worked hard on finding things were passionate about’.
Several winners were announced ahead of the ceremony, however among those revealed on the night was Victoria Beckham, 47, who exuded style in a selfie video.
The pop star turned fashion designer humbly accepted her award, saying: ‘I’m not so sure I deserve to be called a Gamechanger, but it means a tremendous about to me.
Talent: Millie Bobby Brown, 17, was delighted with her award for her beauty line
Inspirational: Kylie Minogue (left) was named Glamour’s Icon while Frankie Bridge (right) was recognised for her work to do with mental health after she revealed her personal battle
‘Over my career I’ve always tried to challenge the status quo and never take no for an answer. Happy anniversary to everybody at Glamour and please stay safe, I hope to see you all soon. This means the world to me.’
Star of recent TV drama It’s A Sin Lydia West, 27, also made a fashionable appearance via video link in a stunning pink ensemble and matching eyeshadow.
She was glowing as she said: ‘I’d like to dedicate this award to Russell T Davies for creating such a beautiful drama and to Jill for being Jill.
‘The work of allies is super important voice between majority and minority… this award is for all the allies out there, you’re the unsung heroes.
Reflecting: Little Mix were seen chatting about their win in their first interview as a trio during the night, saying it’s been amazing to see ‘how far they’ve come’
Speaking out: Perrie said she ‘loves it’ when the band takes a stand and that not saying anything is ‘worse’ than saying the wrong thing
Their first: The trio spoke with Glamour as their first interview since Jesy Nelson left the band
‘We’ll respect and cherish you forever. I’d also like to thank the cast and crew for being amazing and honour lives no longer with us because of HIV and AIDS.. and finally, La. thank you!’
Millie Bobby Brown was another winner to be revealed on the night, with the teenage sensation sharing her excitement over her beauty gamechanger award.
The actress, 17, looked elated as she celebrated the win for her ‘clean beauty and skincare beauty brand’ Florence By Mills.
She explained how her brand is ‘about loving and expressing ourselves, defining beauty on own terms… with no beauty standards just us playing with how we want to look.’
Millie added: ‘Looking forward I hope all ages spread love and kindness, another way beauty can take shape.’
So happy! The actress, 17, looked elated as she celebrated the win for her ‘clean beauty and skincare beauty brand’ Florence By Mills
Well done: Miranda Kerr was also recognised for her gamechanging work around wellness, with the beauty saying it means ‘so to be recognised’ for her life-long passion
Impressive! The actress also managed to choreograph a mid-video outfit change for the awards night
La! Lydia, 27, dedicated her award to the real-life Jill who she portrayed in It’s A Sin as well as the show’s creator Russell T Davies
Elsewhere during the event Frankie Bridge, 32, reflected on her mental health battle and how she first spoke about it publicly in an interview with Glamour.
Speaking on a photoshoot, Frankie said: ‘I didn’t want to live my life anymore, I was crying all the time, wanted to spend time in bed and hide away.
‘Then I realised maybe my depression and anxiety had taken over me rather than me having control of it.
‘I chose Glamour [to speak about her mental health with] as I thought they’d be sensitive to the subject… I wanted to help others to seek help when they need it. And people still sometimes say they’ve seen the story and it’s helped them.’
Frankie then spoke about how things have changed and her family, adding: ‘I remember watching my son bouncing on a trampoline and the pure joy of simple things made me realise as you get old, you don’t appreciate those things.
Candid: Frankie reflected on her mental health battle and how she first spoke about it publicly in an interview with Glamour
Helping others: The singer said she wanted to encourage others to get help by telling her own story publicly
‘Seeing life though a child’s eye is amazing.. they [her children] make me extremely happy.. some days not so much!
‘This award means so much to me, just having honest and open conversions helping people, but this award is the cherry on top.’
Miranda Kerr, 37, was also recognised for her gamechanging work around wellness, with the beauty choreographing a mid-video outfit change for the awards night.
She said: ‘Thank you so much, I’m so passionate about health and wellness and have been my whole life so to be recognised really means so much to me.
‘I’m so proud to help people realise that organic products can help… my mission is to uplift and empower people very day through certified organic products.’
Super star: Kylie Minogue said she was ‘humbled’ to receive the gamechanging icon award
What a career: The Australian beauty added that it was a great chance to ‘pause and reflect on the many things that have got me to this day’
Thanks: Yara Shahidi also paid tribute to all the trailblazers who came before her in a touching acceptance speech
The night’s final award went to Kylie Minogue, 52, with the Australian pop star being crowned Glamour’s gamchanging icon.
Kylie said: ‘Thank you so so much for this recognition, it’s surely unexpected and I’m very humbled by this.
‘Thank you for giving me an excuse to pause and reflect on the many things that have got me to this day. The places, the people.
‘And the tears that sometimes lead to triumph and the constant I’ve always had and fought for is not to be boxed in… to grow and develop and for that reason to be part of Glamour Awards is encouraging to me…
‘I hope everyone else enjoys that voyage of self-discovery and enjoys finding their place in world.’
Doing good: Priyanka Chopra Jonas was recognised as the gamechanging actor for her charity work with organisations such as Amnesty International and War Child
Star-studded: Awkwafina scooped the Gamechainging creator award
Lively: She videoed in with an entertaining clip showing off her drawing skills
Joining the line-up: The Gamechanging Entrepreneur award went to beauty star Huda Kattan
Sportswoman: While tennis star Naomi Osaka was given the gong for sports Gamechanger
Other winners included Amika George for her gamechanging activism, author Bernardine Evaristo and model Ellie Goldstein who has Down’s Syndrome.
Footballer Marcus Rashford, 23, was also honoured for his work during the pandemic to hold the government to account over childrens’ school meals.
And in a final surprise to the evening, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also made an appearance to announce a special NHS gamechanger award.
He said: ‘To all the NHS workers.. your actions this past year have been heroic. I’ve been blown away by your courage, humanity and unwavering dedication.’
NHS workers were then seen at Northwick Park hospital in London accepting the award and telling viewers they do not see themselves as heroes, only as doing their job.
The 2021 Gamechangers awards will honour women who have broken down barriers, incited change and campaigned for justice throughout their careers.
Several of the year’s worthy winners have already been revealed ahead of the virtual ceremony on Thursday night, with Awkwafina scooping the Gamechainging creator award and Naomi Osaka the gong for sports Gamechanger.
Gamechanging man: Footballer Marcus Rashford, 23, was also honoured for his work during the pandemic to hold the government to account over childrens’ school meals
Amazing: Ellie Goldstein, who has modelled for Gucci, was also recognised on the night
Campaigners: Agnes Mwakatuma received the gamechanging Charity award for Black Minds Matter UK while the Gamechanging Influencer award went to Munroe Bergdorf
What a night: Tech Gamechanger Tania Boler was also celebrated for her company Elvie while Bernardine Evaristo won the author prize
All for a good cause: Amika George was presented with the award for Justice Gamechanger
Environmental Gamechanger: Dame Vivienne Westwood said she was ‘very proud’ to accept her award and was ‘the only person with a plan to save the world from climate change. We have to do it within 5 years, support me, follow me on climate revolution’
While Awkwafina revealed she was ‘saved’ by her talent after years of ‘feeling different’ after she was named Glamour’s Gamechanging Creator.
The actress, 32, who made history last year as the first of Southeast Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, said that her incredible creativity has ‘given her hope’ and ‘instilled a sense of self.’
Awkwafina explained it took years for her to realise that she had to embrace her individuality after growing up feeling like an outcast.
She said: ‘Feeling different was always a really constant emotion of mine and talking to a lot of kids often they feel that way, too.
‘The main message that I want to give to those kids, because they might not see it now, is that those differences are going to set you apart. That’s a big message I wish I could have taught myself earlier.
‘Creating has 100% saved me. It’s given me hope, it’s instilled a sense of self that I was lacking as a kid.’
Yara Shahidi also looked to what’s next as she spoke with the publication after being named the New Gen Gamechanger.
Surprise appearance: Sadiq Khan praised the NHS at the end of the Glamour livestream
Real winners: NHS staff who work in London accepted an award to wrap up the night
Stunning: Several winners got to grace the digital covers of Glamour to chat further about their impressive wins (pictured left, Yara Shahidi, and right, Awkwafina_
The Black-ish star, 21, reflected on her win with
Gracing the cover of the magazine, Yara told the publication: ‘While we have begun to crack the surface of inclusivity, there is still so much work to be done.
‘I hope that in the next 20 years we accept the task of totally re-imagining the system to be more equitable.
Chatting about the awards, GLAMOUR UK editor-in-chief Deborah Joseph said: ‘In a year of great change, we are thrilled to be celebrating those who have incited change, not only in their chosen fields, but also on the world stage: altering the conversation through activism and empowerment.
‘This is why we’ve named 2021’s Awards: The Gamechangers.’
Previous winners include tennis star Serena Williams, actresses Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman as well as singer Adele.
Host: Comedian Katherine Ryan hosted the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards on Thursday
GLAMOUR Women Of The Year Awards 2021: The Gamechangers
The 2021 Gamechangers awards honour women – and one man – who have broken down barriers, incited change and campaigned for justice.
Here are the winners:
Gamechangers in Music
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
New Gen Gamechanger
Millie Bobby Brown
Gamechanging Rising Star
Agnes Mwakatuma, Black Minds Matter UK
Mental Health Gamechanger
Tania Boler, Elvie CEO
Dame Vivienne Westwood
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