Miami, FL (CNS) – Ashley Menendez, one of the stars of VH1’s hit “reality” show “Brooke Knows Best”, made her runway debut at the Red Dress Fashion Show on Thursday night as part of the Go Red For Women Campaign for the American Heart Association.
The Red Dress Fashion Show, part of Funkshion Fashion Week, took place at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. “I was really excited to be able to represent such a good cause. The American Heart Association really work to bring people awareness about heart disease,” Ashley said.
The young actress, who stars opposite Brooke Hogan on the show, walked the runway for the first time in one of the red dresses designed specifically for the fashion show. “I was nervous about walking the runway for the first time but I would practice in front of the mirror in my room. I also got some tips from watching America’s Next Top Model,” she joked. Her walk would have been Tyra and Miss Jay-approved as she strut like a seasoned pro.
Cycle 10 America’s Next Top Model Contestant and Miami Resident Stacy-Ann Fequiere also took part in the couture for a cause event, featuring designs by Richie Rich of famed fashion duo Heatherette and top fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
“Brooke Knows Best” is still premiering new episodes, including Sunday’s show where Ashley thinks about going back to college and Brooke joins her at a visit to Florida Atlantic University. She does have an interest in going back to school, she says. “I’ve always like merchandising and I might go back and study that. Right now, I’m really just enjoying being young, having fun, and taking advantage of the opportunities the show has brought me.”
As for a second season of “Brooke Knows Best”, that is currently in discussion but Ashley is hopeful that “the fans can look forward to that soon.”
Celebrity News Service reporter (CNS) Anthony Jones contributed to this report.