Go Red for Women Celebrity Red Dress Fashion Show for American Heart Association
Dresses were all red at Style Fashion Week LA in downtown Los Angeles Friday night in conjunction with the American Heart Association to raise awareness and support the fight against heart disease in women.
The “Go Red for Women Celebrity Red Dress Fashion Show”, co-hosted by Taylor Armstrong from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” attracted hundreds of people, including Katlin Mastandrea from “The Middle” and “Anger Management,” Meagan Tandy, Miss California 2007.
Katlin Mastandrea, playing Olivia who is a close friend of Charlie Sheen’s 13-year-old daughter Emma in “Anger Management,” thinks beauty and fashion is something that tells who you are. Speaking of Charlie sheen, she said he is interacting with everyone behind the scene, and he is very professional.
Tandy was born with a heart murmur, and she thinks it’s good to have programs for people who are suffering from the heart disease.
“It’s just great to come out and support causes like this,” Tandy said. When Tandy talks about her show “Jane By Design,” an ABC family show, she said her character has to wear a lot of miniskirts, but with her long legs, those skirts can barely cover her butt half the time.
Tracy Broughton, Ms. America 2011, came with a 35,000 dollars crown on her head and a glittery cane. Before the beauty pageant, she had multiple car accident that left her on a wheelchair for 11 years. She had her first car accident in 1991that her car flipped of a mountainside.
She sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to ICU. Her doctor said she could never walk again. In 1996, her second car accident left her hemiplegic, paralyzed on the left side of her body.
“That one left me no memory, no speech. I winded up at a therapy three times a day,” Broughton said.
But in 2005, Broughton stood up for the first time, and started her modeling career. She never gives up and won her crown of Ms. America in 2011.
Broughton said winning the beauty pageant is phenomenal, “who doesn’t want a crown? People ask if I sleep with it, sometimes I said.” She wants to be an example for people who want to make a difference. She thinks beauty is inside and out, and what you are when everything is gone.
“People think it’s just about the beauty, but it’s not,” Broughton said.
Photos by Tiara Chiaramonte