MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former UMass Lowell lacrosse player Noelle Lambert recently won a national award from L’Oreal Paris during a virtual ceremony. The 23-year-old Manchester, New Hampshire native, who lost a leg in a horrific accident a few years ago, beat out nine other women for the big honor.
But winning was only part of the surprise.
“I was shocked. I don’t know if you saw the video, but my instant reaction was to scream up to my mother,” Lambert said. That’s because she was stunned as Academy Award-winning actress, Helen Mirren, surprised her with the announcement. “I want to be the first to officially congratulate you on being named the 2020 L’oreal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree,” Mirren said.