Kennedy Torch

Kennedy Torch

Be Someone You Love

Audrey Miller walking the runway. Photo taken by

Shefa'a Tawil

Audrey Miller walking the runway. Photo taken by


Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






When people hear the words fashion show, they typically think about stick thin models that have unobtainable beauty. Raafa Elsheikh, fr., wanted to host a fashion show that had a different message.

“The fashion show is supposed to exhibit self-expression, self-confidence, and self-love. It’s supposed to show that society’s beauty standards mean nothing, and that everyone is beautiful,” Elshiekh said.

The organizers wanted the outfits the models were wearing to be different from traditional fashion shows too.

“We had three different outfit changes, the first one was the models expressing themselves through their clothes, the second was a mixture of their culture, or something that they aspire to be, and the third was wearing something that shows self-confidence,” Elshiekh said.

The models that were in the show did not have to fit any certain criteria to be in the show, unlike traditional fashion shows, where there is a set of characteristics that all the models have to comply to.

“I was a little shocked [to be chosen to model] because I don’t have the “perfect” type of body that models are usually thought to have,” Raegan Zachman, fr., said.

Although the show was about expressing self-confidence, there were some nerves about walking down the runway, and exposing yourself to other people in a way that all eyes are on you.

“I was nervous because everyone judges everyone,” Zachman said, “Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable is hard to do.”

Although it was nerve-wracking at first, once the models got used to it, it was a good experience.

“Walking down the runway was really fun, and it made me feel more confident about myself and my body,” Peyton Kach, fr., said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Feature

    Different Perspectives on World Language Finals

  • Be Someone You Love

    Feature

    Q&A with the 2018 Prom King and Queen

  • Be Someone You Love

    Feature

    Keeping Safe with Kennedy’s Crazy Pep Assemblies

  • Be Someone You Love

    Feature

    Newer and Stronger Relations Formed

  • Be Someone You Love

    Feature

    A stay at Kennedy

  • Be Someone You Love

    Feature

    The Importance of Student Government

  • Be Someone You Love

    Feature

    Seniors Reminisce About Their Most Memorable Moments at Kennedy

  • Be Someone You Love

    Arts and Culture

    The Wedding Singer: Seniors’ Last Musical

  • Be Someone You Love

    Feature

    Leah Howard: A Continuing Journey of Hope

  • 50 x 50 Kennedy history

    50 Stories for 50 Years: Rising to Expectations

Be Someone You Love