I recently had the opportunity to walk in Phoenix Fashion Week. One of my best friends works for them and she got me involved. Their team wanted people who have established social media platforms to help get the word out about all that Phoenix Fashion Week does to support breast cancer, so they chose me! It was a blessing to be able to walk in the show among survivors and represent GCU!
Overall, Phoenix Fashion Week was an amazing experience and a weekend full of fun! I have lived in Arizona all of my life and this was my first time attending. The show bustled with designers from all over preparing to showcase their designs on the runway.
Throughout the weekend, there was a series of themed shows. I was a model in the kickoff show “The Fashionably Pink Show,” in support of breast cancer. The models were breast cancer survivors, celebrities and me.
I arrived a couple of hours before the show to get ready. They did my hair and makeup – which looked beautiful – I put on my dress, went backstage with the others and waited for the show to start.
While we waited, I talked to some breast cancer survivors about what they went through and it hit me hard. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and talking with all of the women and walking alongside them in the show touched me. We walked separately down the runway and then we walked a second time all together. I loved every minute of it.
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