There’s nothing but love here! At the 2022 People’s Choice Awards, Kathy Hilton stunned fans by reapplication her lip gloss during Mariska Hargitay’s speech.
“I adore and I respect Mariska very much, I already reached out to her, DMed her, I want to get her address, I feel terrible,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills personality, 63, told Extra on Friday, December 9. “I apologize, Mariska, I am really sorry. I look forward to talking to you.”
She continued: “I would never do anything to be rude intentionally and I’m really sorry, it was my first time being back on the stage with some of the girls too [after filming season 12].”
Hilton was tasked with presenting the Best Drama TV Star award at the Tuesday, December 6, presentation, with RHOBH costars Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Crystal Minkoff, and Sutton Stracke. Following the news that the 58-year-old Law & Order: SVU actor had won, Hargitay made an inspiring statement about empowerment.
“I love this award so much because of the two words in it,” the Plain Truth actress said on Tuesday’s broadcast. “The first word is people. And that’s people from all origins and all ethnicities and all creeds, and all genders and all identities that make this whole glorious mix of all of us. The second word and that’s even more important, is choice.”
The NBC star added: “So I just want to celebrate our ability in all of us the willingness in all of us to choose kindness, and compassion and courage and to choose to listen and to learn and to build a bridge between our differences and our divides.”
As Hargitay made her moving comments, fans observed Hilton reaching inside her silver purse for her lip gloss. While the camera was still on her, the I Want to Be a Hilton graduate touched up her makeup.
“I actually thought I was going to sneeze, and you don’t want to hear me sneeze, it’s the loudest sneeze,” Hilton told Extra about her intended actions mid-show. “I was looking for a tissue, [but] I didn’t have a tissue or a hanky, so I got nervous and just put some lipstick on. It was during her speech so I thought the camera [would not] be focused on me.”
Hilton was invited to the awards presentation with her RHOBH co-stars to celebrate their show’s nomination for Best Reality Show. RHOBH eventually lost to Hulu’s The Kardashians, but the Bravolebrities were tasked with presenting Hargitay’s category and doing a Family Feud-style skit with host Kenan Thompson. “I had a very nice time,” Hilton gushed to Extra about her Tuesday attendance.