Last year, I was honored to serve as the honorary model for Shop. Sell. Strut! Season 2, an annual charity fashion gala that raises money and awareness for autism-related causes. I have been a long-time supporter of this wonderful cause, and its amazing co-founders Alyssa Lego and Amanda Witkowski.
As planning begins for Season 3, taking place May 19, I was honored again and asked to serve as one of the judges for this year’s model casting. The casting took place Saturday, January 5, at Island Soul Clothing & Gifts (1309 Ocean Terrace) on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. About 50 models came out in pouring rain on a dreary wintry afternoon at the Jersey Shore to show their support and strut for their opportunity to walk the runway.
I had a great time and was very impressed at all of the young women and men who came out. It was so great to meet all of you, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing you again in May.
For anyone reading this who would like to support, save the date for Sunday, May 19, and follow Shop. Sell Strut! on social media for information and tickets about this year’s event! I strut for autism, do you?
All Photos Credit: Naomi Rivera from Looking Glass Photography