Celebs Walk the Runway in Miami Beach

Fashion Week Miami Beach is attempting to raise awareness of an important issue by having celebs walk the runway…

We need to create much more awareness surrounding America’s #1 killer of women - heart disease. We are very excited to celebrate the RED DRESS CAMPAIGN runway show for Fashion Week Miami today, October 2nd!!!  This movement celebrates the energy, passion and power women have to wipe out this terrible epidemic. Thanks to the participation of millions across the country, the color red—and the red dress—represent the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live healthier lives, free from cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Custom made dresses created  just for this show by designers ranging  from Marc Jacobs to local designers.  These dresses will be then go to the Miami beach Macy’s for a week long silent auction  with all proceeds  going to the American Heart Association.  Please join us!!

There will be celebrities, politicians and survivors walking the runway tonight (Thurs).   Now entering its fifth year, Go Red For Women is the nationwide campaign of The American Heart Association. On Thursday, October 2nd, 2008, the philanthropic efforts of Miami’s Funkshion Fashion Week will help bring awareness to cardiovascular disease by initiating Miami’s first ever Red Dress Fashion Show. This event will showcase red dresses on the runway created and donated specifically for this show by some of the world’s top fashion designers.

Below see Just a few of confirmed celebs (also many models, politicians and survivors of heart disease) for tonight’s night’s red dress campaign runway show:

Maryline Blackburn.  This woman is known as the woman that beat Sarah Palin to win Ms Alaska  in 1984.  You may also recognize her for her appearances on GMA, Oprah, and CNN among many news outlets in the recent weeks.

Brooke Hogan.  Brooke Hogan is an American pop singer and television personality. She appeared on the reality-television series Hogan Knows Best, which focused on her family, and which premiered on July 10, 2005 on VH1 and MTV. A spin-off series called Brooke Knows Best focuses on her. She released her debut album Undiscovered in 2006.

Joanna Krupa.  Voted Super Model of the year by Maxim magazine.  Joanna Krupa has graced the covers of Maxim, Stuff, Playboy, Fitness and FHM magazines just to name a few of the many many covers.

Cindy Taylor. Cindy Taylor was discovered in our own backyard of Miami Beach in 1997. She was soon part of advertising and fashion campaigns for Guess?, Pantene, and Perry Ellis.  Cindy has been seen as on the covers of Esquire, Ocean Drive, Shape Magazine, Men’s Journal, and Glamour as well as the host of E!’s wildly popular Wild On television show.

Susie Castillo.  In 2003, Susie Castillo became the third Latina ever to become Miss USA, prompting People en Espanol to name her one of the “25 Most Beautiful People”.  Susie’s has released  book, “Confidence is Queen: The Four Keys to Ultimate Beauty through Positive Thinking”.   Susie has also been seen daily as host of MTV’s “TRL” (Total Request Live).

Ashley Menendez.  A new rising star, you can catch Ashley Menendez as one of the main cast members of the hit television show on VH1, “Brooke Knows Best”.

Katrina Campins.  In 2002 Katrina took a leave of absence from her real estate career to film what would become the hit show The Apprentice with Donald Trump.  Katrina appeared on the covers of People Magazine and US Weekly.