Todd Samp­son

GQ (Australia) - - GQ MEN OF THE YEAR -

“Thank you. I’d like to ded­i­cate this award to a young 16-year-old girl I met in Iraq. I was there to film an episode of Body Hack. When I ar­rived, a young woman asked if she could meet with me. We met at a United Na­tions dis­place­ment camp, just out­side of Mo­sul. She told me her mother had been stoned to death in front of her, and her father had been de­cap­i­tated. I started to cry, and she did some­thing that I didn’t ex­pect, and I’ll never for­get. She stood up. She hugged me, and said, ‘It’s okay. Even in dark­ness, there’s hope.’ This for her, and her strength.”

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