Fashion will rock Northwestern March 10

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Fashion will rock Northwestern March 10

February 24, 2010

Northwestern Oklahoma State University presents its First Top Models Fashion show on Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Admission for the event is $1, with proceeds going to make care packages for deployed soldiers. Auditions for the Fashion Show have been completed and were available to Northwestern students, employees and community members.

The Fashion Show will be made to reflect the ideas and set up of the TV show, America’s Next Top Model.

Cpt. Arlington Tasi, guard officer leadership development, has been working with Northwestern students Xin Xin Liu, China sophomore; and Katie Drouhard, Conway Springs, Kan., freshman, to develop the Fashion Show. These individuals also will serve as judges for the show.

“This is good for the university,” Tasi said. “It’s something different for the students.”

Tasi, Liu and Drouhard came up with the idea to have a Fashion Show because they want to portray a positive idea of fashion at Northwestern. They hope to have models who are confident and not worried about body weight. Through this show they will attempt to break through body weight image issues.

Tasi was a former model. He said it’s a hard industry to be involved in, and he shares this same desire for fashion as Liu.

“I believe students should take pride in what they wear,” Tasi said. “It will carry on into future activities.”

For more information about the Fashion Show, contact Tasi at (580) 327-8120 or

This event is sponsored by the National Guard and Rangers Excelling at Leadership (REAL). Clothing for the Show will be provided by Dillard’s. As a reward, winners will receive an entire outfit modeled that evening.