To celebrate his 37th birthday on Friday November 11, 2011, Leonardo DiCaprio raised $1.3 million for charity by partying.
Yes you heard that right, Leo partied and raised money at the same time. According to Page Six, at his bash at NY’s Avenue nightclub, he charged guests for drinks and bottle service and ultimately raised $1.3 million for his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which funds wildlife-protection projects and provides disaster relief and access to clean water in disaster stricken countries like Haiti.
This is Leonardo DiCaprio talking to a non-famous guy about birthdays:
Leo: Hey man, what did you do for your birthday?
Non Famous guy: Oh you know, tricked out the rims on my Honda Accord and dropped $100 at some strip club with my bros.
Leo: Oh, I partied with some supermodels and gave $1.3 million to Haiti. And yes, I raised money for charity while partying with supermodels. Yes, you can do both. I’m Leo motherf-cking DiCaprio, I was on the Titantic b-tch.
Famous guests that came to the party included Robert De Niro, Ed Norton, Bradley Cooper, Naomi Campbell, Kevin Connolly, Benicio del Toro and Chace Crawford. What a random mix of people. 90’s supermodels rubbing elbows with Gossip Girl stars and aging Oscar winners? Sure, why not.
There was also an auction which saw a 15-liter bottle of Veuve Clicquot auctioned off for $50,000. It was specially painted for the 11/11/11-themed bash by artist Peter Tunney.
Entertainment was provided by DJ’s like Mark Ronson, Q-Tip and Jus Ske and musical guest Mike Snow gave a live performance of his hit “Animal.”
However, this wasn’t one of those weeklong bday extravaganza’s, the very next day, Leo had to head back to Australia to finish filming “The Great Gatsby.”
Surprisingly, none of Leo’s young model lovers were at the bash on Friday. Since Leo loves barely-legal leggy blondes, naturally he hit up the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last Wednesday and was particularly smitten with 19-year-old model Karlie Kloss. Unfortunately for Leo, he struck out that night.
According to a source, “He walked back and forth three times at the party looking for prospects at the table cluttered with VS models but after no luck, he settled at the ‘bachelors’ end of the room lady-less.”
Tough luck for Leo, the source adds that “he couldn’t take his eyes off her.”
Whatever, doesn’t he have like two other models on his speed dial booty call? Yeah, in fact his does. When he’s in Australia he dates these two models named Alyce Crawford and Kendal Schuler. While both chicks are under the age of 21 and presumably blonde, let’s just be thankful they aren’t twins, because the world doesn’t need another Hugh Hefner.