Catwalk to End Fat Talk

Tri Delta's Catwalk to End Fat Talk






Nneki Maduka, a senior Biology major and member of SU Canterbury, looked awesome as she strolled down the runway with a huge smile on her face.

Dara Harmon, President of Alpha Delta Pi and Student Congress member rocked a dress from Rent the Runway to help Tri Delta raise money for the NEDA. Local Georgetown salons and make-up artist volunteered their time to help all of the models get ready.

Danielle, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and the SU Women’s Soccer Team, flaunted her inner maaaauuudel as she walked down the runway. She claimed to be nervous, but I am not sure I believe that.

Nick Roarty, a Phi Delta Theta at Southwestern, danced to “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood as he walked down the runway. He won $100 to Texas Clothier for having the best walk, as voted on by the audience. Could it have been the purple suit jacket or the fact that he tried to do the worm down to the end?

Tri Delta member Jessica Vittorio sold tickets to SU students and passed out information about eating disorders and resources provided by SU Counseling and Health Services.

Although there maybe 93 student organizations on the Southwestern campus, most share a common goal in trying to make a difference through community service.  Last week, Tri Delta hosted a trunk show and fashion show that raised about $1,800 for the National Eating Disorder Association.  The catch was that all of the models were leaders and members of different on-campus organizations.  Each model strutted their stuff (Zoolander style) in outfits from Rent the Runway, Lily Pulitzer, and Texas Clothier to the applause of over 200 onlookers.  The goal of the fashion show was to raise awareness about the negative way we talk about our bodies and how these kind of comments can lead people to develop eating disorders.  Approximately 10 million people in the United States are suffering from eating disorders and the mortality rate associated with anorexia is 12 times higher than any other cause of death for women aged 15-24.  Check out these pictures and you can see for yourself!  All of the guys and girls walking in the show were the picture of perfection, regardless of their size and shape!



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