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"Pink Diamonds Last Forever" breast cancer fashion show


On November 13, a Breast Cancer Fashion Show was held at Jacksonville Community Center from 7:30 to approximately 8:45.

The refreshments varied from cupcakes with pink icing, pretzels, chips and soda. Admission was $2 for those wearing pink attire and $3 for those who did not. The donations from the show raised $100.90.

The proceeds will be donated to a breast cancer support group in Anniston called the Steel Magnolias.

Chairs were facing the runway so that the audience could get a good look at the models and their clothes. The models rocked clothes from Dillard’s.

The fashion show had four different scenes. The first scene was “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” which contained diamonds and fur. The second scene was “From Rags To Riches.” The third scene was “Girls Night Out.” The fourth scene will be “I’m Every Woman.”

Jasmine Davis, a member of FYMT, song the first part of Whitney Houston’s song, “I’m Every Woman” at the show.

At the end Pretty Plus Models walked out with a few breast cancer survivors.

Delisha Ledford, sophomore nursing student at JSU and Jonathan Stringer were the executive producers. DeAunna Harris was the fashion coordinator and Benjamin Irby was the producer.

"I am proud of all the models. Ben and I worked very hard on this and I'm blessed to have that chance. Next semester I'm raising the bar," said Ledford.

A lot of guests smiled and gave their input and views of the fashion show.

"I'm so happy and thrilled that both the mayor and President Meehan came and enjoyed themselves. We worked as a team and the models made me so proud after the show. My message to JSU students is never give up, always strive to achieve that next level. Having faith and a great team behind you goes a long way. Thanks to Dillard's and Pretty Plus for being a part of this wonderful cause," said Ledford.

"The fashion show expressed diversity, which is always a good thing to have. Support from the surrounding communities showed that we as Jacksonville citizens can come together and stand up for those who have struggled with breast cancer and support a great cause," said John Morton.

"I thought the models were great. All the models look amazing," said Misha Dantzler.

"The fashion show was amazing and the clothes looked great. The people enjoyed watching us strut the runway, but most importantly, we had fun with it and made it entertaining; not just the audience, but for ourselves as well. I overheard a few models saying that they could not wait til the next one," said Trevor Newkirk, a model at the fashion show.

"I thought it was good, but you could tell it was put together at the last minute," said Dianeshia Wallace.

"It was nice to see diversity in the show and that the proceeds are going to breast cancer. The models were diverse and unique in their own way, but my favorite models were Dorian Wade and Ebonee Roston," said Minnie Marbury.

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