Charlize Theron joined Glamour’s “The Power Of An Educated Girl” panel in a sophisticated number at New York City’s The Apollo Theater earlier this week.

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Theron, a U.N. Messenger of Peace and founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, wore a fitted Erdem Resort 2016 dress to the event. Theron complemented the dress with a pair of black Louboutin pumps and a deep red lip.

On the panel, alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, Theron spoke about how it is important for young women to know that being smart is attractive. “There is nothing sexier than a smart woman,” Theron said. “We have been told to live by a certain mold, especially women, and it’s time to break it and it’s up to us to do that.”

“Stop waiting for men to do that, look in the mirror and see yourself and say I am sexy, I am attractive, I am smart, I am intelligent, I am powerful, I have a voice, I look cute in these jeans,” Theron added. “Yes, I don’t have long hair, I have short hair but I am still a girl and I’m still hot.”

 

The FLOTUS chimed in to say, “And let’s just be clear you don’t want to be with a boy that’s too stupid to know you’re a smart, young lady and I want to encourage all of us as young women, as older women, we have to raise our own bars, you will not be successful hanging around people who drag you down,” adding, “If I worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the President of the United States.”

Following the panel, Theron took to Twitter to gush about the First Lady, writing, “I am utterly inspired to the bone by you [Michelle Obama]. Thank you for your influential passion, strength wisdom and the coolest high five ever!”