Embrace the Beauty 2014

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN

Audrey “Pat” McGhee was not about to let a wet evening dampen her vision of letting some of the most beautiful full-figured women in the Tampa Bay area strut their fashion wares down the runway set up at USF’s University Student Center last Saturday evening. The Embrace Fashion Show-now in its third year- celebrates the brilliance, beauty and curvature of the full-bodied woman while benefiting the Heart Association by helping to keep men and women informed about heart diseases, good health, and fitness. McGhee is the Founder and Producer of Embrace.

Renee Flowers and Deborah Figg-Sanders were the Mistresses of Ceremonies for the fashion show. The music for event was provided by Soloist Amanda Jackson, Saxaphonist Marlon Boone, and D.J. Paul. In addition, nine male models thrilled the audience with their swagger and casual wear.

The Embrace Team

  • Audrey ‘Pat’ McGhee , APM Images Inc. – Producer and Founder of Embrace/Designer
  • Mayra Gomez – Stage Manager
  • Jose Gomez –  Front Stage and Lighting production
  • Angelia Fletcher, Angelia’s Hair Alteration -Hair Artist and Stylist
  • LaShawn Wilson – Hair Stylist
  • Student’s from PTECH
  • Erica “Ladi Pynk” Ocasio – Mark up Artist
  • DJ. Paul D – Disc Jockey Service
  • Adrienne Douglas – Coordinator
  • Faye Watson – Coordinator 
  • Guest
  • Marlon Boone – Master Saxophone player
  • Amanda Jackson – Soloist
  • Elizabeth Carson Racker – Designer

Female Models

  • LaTonia Robinson
  • Erica Davis
  • Crystal Krebs
  • Cindy Scullion
  • Melizza Williams
  • Ivy Lindsey
  • Michelle Chauvin
  • Ramona Reio
  • Angela Rouson
  • Ashley Beauchamp
  • Hypatia Tapia
  • Chloe Kirkland
  • Angela Brandes
  • Zaria Robinson

Male Models

  • Tiago Faria
  • Tristan Richards
  • Conor Murphy
  • Felix Obas
  • Jose Gomez
  • Jayson Pickett
  • Stephen Pandis
  • Adam Wright
  • Marcia Alvarado
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