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“The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS” Fashion Show

Say what you can about reality stars but sometimes they put their fame to good use. Take for example The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS Fashion Show which took place during New York Fashion Week. Several reality stars participated in the show which raised awareness and money for the continuous fight against Aids.

Hosted by MTV Host and former Americas Next top model contestant Kim Stolz, the reality stars rocked the runway draped in pieces from designer Dominique Auxilly, whose collection was inspired by uninhibited women (which makes these reality stars the perfect models). The designer has attracted the attention of such celebs as Nicki Minaj, Adrienne Bailon, Coco-T, Tamar Braxton, etc.

Participating reality stars and celebrities included Deena Cortese (The Jersey Shore), Janice Dickinson (Americas Next Top Model), Ramona Rizzo (Mob Wives), Drita D’Avanzo (Mob Wives), Lil Kim (Dancing With the Stars), Courtney Robertson (The Bachelor), Tracy DiMarco (Jerseylicious), Carissa Rosario (ABC’s “The Big Time”), Elizabeth Vashisht (Tough Love New Orleans), Leslie Birkland (Big Rich Texas), Alex McCord (The Real Housewives of New York), Brittany Brower (Americas Next Top Model), Nikki Rae Walker (Big Rich Texas), Briella Calafiore (Glam Fairy), Jessica Romano (Glam Fairy), Tiffany ”New York” Pollard (I Love New York), Michelle Money (The Bachelor), Ramona Singer (The Real Housewives of New York), Keenyah Hill (Americas Next Top Model), Courtney Robertson (The Bachelor), Leslie Birkland (Big Rich Texas), Karlie Redd (Love and Hip Hop Atlanta) and Rachel Truehart (The Bachelor).

Monique Tatum, CEO of Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR, created and launched annual, star-studded, evening of fashion where reality stars walk the runway during New York Fashion Week to raise money for HIV and AIDS. The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS Fashion Show joins her previous NYC fashion events, including “Fighting Leukemia with Fashion” on behalf of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and EMERGE! a Fashion Runway Show Honoring Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley.

Following the runway show pieces will be auctioned off online with a large portion of the proceeds being donated to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

All photos by Keith Claytor

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