Local teens to "Rip the Runway" against bullying

RICHMOND,VA (WWBT) - This Friday is your opportunity to see the best and brightest Richmond, Henrico and Hanover students in a fashion show for a great cause.

Twenty-six high school students from Richmond and surrounding areas will "strut their stuff" on the big stage.

More than good looks and a great catwalk are needed here; this show features standout students with impressive grades and behavior.

Organizers, Lani Lucas and Katrina Pascal said they wanted to collaborate with student role models in an effort to promote anti-bullying.

Katrina Pascal said donations from the fashion show will go to a prevention campaign.

"We are giving a portion of the proceeds to Pacers-teens against bullying, what they do is, they raise awareness for bullying in high schools."

Model Michele Henix says she's excited about the show and the awareness it will bring to a national issue.

"I just want the message to get out, I told most of my friends its more about not bullying and less about the actual fashions."

For two months these students have been practicing their signature walk and selecting outfits for the "Teen Rip the Runway Fashion Show."

"They were able to go into Marshall's and pick out their outfits; fashions were also donated from Francesca's Collections in Short Pump Town Center," said Pascal.

Lani Lucas believes this is a positive event for the entire community.

"This is an excellent opportunity for those that want to see good kids, great kids doing great things then this is where you need to be."

The fashion show will be held at the Henrico Theatre on Friday, May 27. Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door starting at 7:30 PM, the show starts at 8 PM.

For more information on this event visit www.youngandfabulous.org

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