Brooke Shields trades heels for Crocs at 2024 Tony Awards

Brooke Shields is choosing both fashion and comfort.

The supermodel and actress turned heads at the Tony Awards on Sunday wearing a plunge neckline canary yellow dress, which she accessorized with matching Crocs shoes.

She explained her affordable choice of footwear to People magazine, saying, “I got my Crocs! I couldn’t do this in heels!”

Shields revealed in an Instagram post Friday that she was recovering from a "double foot toe surgery" alongside a photo of her feet in post-surgical gear.

The former model was on hand at the Tonys to introduce Nicole Scherzinger, who gorgeously sang "What I Did For Love" from "A Chorus Line" for the in memoriam segment.

Brooke Shields attends the 77th Annual Tony Awards on June 16, 2024.
Brooke Shields attends the 77th Annual Tony Awards on June 16, 2024.

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Shields has been on and off Broadway over the years in ensembles for "Chicago," "Grease," "Wonderful Town" and "The Addams Family."

"Broadway welcomed me when nobody else was welcoming me. I started going to Broadway when I was a little, little girl, so to me it's a part of my life," Shields, the newly-elected president of Actors Equity Association, told People Sunday. "I'm usually a replacement. So, that's exciting for me. If there's somebody that wins the Tony and they leave the show, that's a huge honor. So, anywhere they want me!"

Ahead of the election for the Actors Equity Association, a union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers, Shields told USA TODAY she wanted to become president as a way to use her celebrity status for good.

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"I've been a member for so long and the theater community has given me so much," she said. "It felt like it was my time to step up, and this was my way of doing it."

Shields added: "In order to make (celebrity) something you don't try to hide from or resent the lack of privacy, it has to have good (with it). It's easy to want to become a hermit. I have to feel like I'm harnessing it and I'm not a victim to it. If I can be the voice piece or at least the conduit, well, then there's value in being famous."

Contributing: Patrick Ryan

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Brooke Shields wears Crocs at 2024 Tony Awards