R&B singer Usher won the ultimate prize! He was the winning bidder at $12,000 for a golden doodle puppy at the Oct. 25 Pencils of Promise gala in New York City.
Usher outbid former Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr for the golden retriever and standard poodle mix. The $12,000 will go to help the organization, which is endorsed by pop singer Justin Bieber,Â and builds schools in impoverished nations.
“Poppy Raymond is what I’m think of namin’ her . . . however there are two gregarious 3- and 4-year-olds that will have the last say — and the responsibility that comes with her,” the singer, 34,Â tweetedÂ referring to his two sons, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Raymond.
That’s one lucky dawg!