Altoona model part of Hollywood fashion show

Courtesy photo Typhani Janelle Russo (left) of Altoona is shown with Miss America 2014 Nia Sanchez.

Event raises $10,000 for kids with heart conditions

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Typhani Janelle Russo of Altoona participated in the Supermodels Unlimited (SU) Magazine 17th Anniversary Celebration Fashion Show event held on Aug. 12 at the Avalon Hollywood Nightclub.

The evening included celebrity performances and red carpet appearances. A special guest performance by Snoop Dogg was one of the highlights of the evening. Other celebrities from NBC’s “The Voice” also performed (Jake Barber, Manny Cabo, Amber Carrington, Will Champlin, Biff Gore, Noah Lis and Holly Tucker).

Celebrities from Bravo’s “Below Deck” (Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly), “Southern Charm” (Naomi), “The X Factor” (Wesley Stromberg), “Nickelodeon” (Danielle Cohn, Amber Frank, Johnnie Ladd), “America’s Next Top Model” (Brittany Brower, Lisa D’Amato Friedman, Bianca Golde, Isis King, Laura Kirkpatrick), “Project Runway” (Kelly Dempsey) and Miss America 2014 Nia Sanchez also participated in this extravaganza.

The event raised $10,000 for Camp Meridian to benefit children with congenital heart conditions.

Founded in 2003 by Naomi Gauthier, a pediatric cardiologist who was tired of telling her child patients what they can’t do because of their debilitating disease, Camp Meridian has programs for three age groups: youth (for ages 8 to 12), teen (which was added in 2008 for ages 13 to 15) and the navigator program (which was added in 2011 for ages 16 and 17).

The goal is for campers to discover that together they can accomplish anything. All activities are cooperative, scaled to accommodate varying physical abilities and encourage group participation and team building.

Russo walked in several runway fashion shows that included the Jessie Couture gown and Lisa B. bling shows. She wore a red Val Stefani gown, a black Tony Bowls cocktail dress and blue jeans with an SU Hollywood T-shirt.

She also participated in numerous location photo shoots with SU while in Hollywood and will appear in the upcoming 2018 celebrity calendar and the Hollywood Look Book, as well as many upcoming issues of Supermodels Unlimited Magazine.

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