A fundraising gala in aid of All About the Animals, a headline grabbing non-profit organization that has been involved in the rescue of abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted pets in Southern California and beyond for 3 years.
The event is to be held at 5 star coastal resort, Monarch Beach Resort (located in Dana Point, Orange County, CA) on Sunday 18 September 2016, and is to be centered around a designer fashion show with professional models walking adoptable rescue dogs down the catwalk, an up and coming comedian act, and a 3 course dinner.
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Models and Special Guests
Models and Special Guests announced so far, watch this space as we add further names...
ALISON EASTWOOD (Special guest)
Model, Movie Director, Actress, founder of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation, is there anything Alison Eastwood can't do?!
Raised in Carmel, CA, the daughter of Clint Eastwood made her big screen debut at the tender age of 7. She has starred in numerous movies since, including Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Tightrope (1984) and Absolute Power (1997).
Alison started working behind the camera as Director of Rails and Ties (2007) starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden.
Alison will be attending the Homeless to Haute gala as a special guest.
STEVE TREVINO (Comedian and special guest)
Headlining the entertainment for our event is up and coming comic Steve Trevino.
Treviño is fast becoming one of the country’s hottest comics. Finding his way from a Hispanic upbringing in a small South Texas town to living his dream in Hollywood, has infused Treviño’s comedy with a “TEX-MEX” sensibility, yet as a performer he has a uniquely American voice that transcends anything about ethnicity, making him universally relatable. Outside of being a national headliner, Treviño has made memorable appearances on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed and BET Comic View, among others. He also wrote on Mind of Mencia and produced and wrote on rapper Pit Bull’s La Esquina. Treviño landed in the Nielsen Top 20, with his 1st Showtime comedy special, Grandpa Joe's Son. His 2nd special Relatable hit Netflix January 13th .
Treviño is currently working with Televisa USA, developing a sitcom based on his stand-up.
MICHELLE HARRIS (Special guest)
Michelle Harris is host and co-creator of the TV show “Alive and Well with Michelle Harris”, and has featured on TV Shows such as Showbiz tonight, and Hollywood Green with Maria Menounos.
Michelle has also graced the covers of / appeared in numerous magazines such as Women’s World, People Pets and Natural Beauty and Health.
A strong believer in giving back to the community, Michelle is an environmental and animal rights activist and has served on the board of several charities.
SIMONE REYES (Special guest)
Best known for her appearance on Reality TV Show "Running Russell Simons", Simone is also Def Pictures' Director of TV Development. Simone has also appeared in the media extensively for her advocacy of animal rights and veganism.
SUMMER HELENE (Special guest)
Summer Helene, known in the entertainment industry as "the Duchess of Hollywood", made the transition from Victoria's Secret model, to actress, to behind the scenes as a film producer, and is now the Executive Vice President of California Pictures.
Summer also hosts popular radio show "Behind the Scenes" which gives an insiders guide to the entertainment world.
LORELEI SHELLIST (Special guest)
Former Supermodel Lorelei Shellist has modelled for some of the greatest names in fashion; Chanel, Georgio Armani and Yves Saint Laurent alike. Author of "Runway Runway", Fashion Designer, style advisor, and speaker, Lorelei aims to empower and inspire others.
JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL (Special guest)
New York Times best selling author, TV journalist and animal activist Jane Velez-Mitchell will be attending the Homeless to Haute gala. Jane is best known for hosting her own show on HLN, and has appeared on various news channels such as CNN and E!. Most recently Jane has focused on her vegan and animal rights news platform JaneUnChained.com
ANALIZIA LOPEZ (Special guest and model for our Fashion Show)
Reigning Ms Texas.
JASMINE STAR DUSTIN (Model and special guest)
Model and actress Jasmine Star Dustin is set to grace our catwalk, along with some adorable adoptable rescue pooches!
Jasmine's universal beauty, and talent, has enabled her to take the elusive leap from the modelling world (where she has starred in campaigns for UGG, Samsung, Duwop Cosmetics and more, and featured on the cover of major magazines such as Esquire and K9 Magazine); onto our screens in titles such as Rush Hour 3 (2007), CSI: Miami (2002) and Doheny Models (2010).
Furbabies are close to Jasmine's heart; she dedicates much of her spare time to helping both homeless pets and people via her charity Cause4Paws.
Read Jasmine's bio in full, and marvel at her modelling shots here.
LOU WEGNER (Actor and special guest / model for our fashion show) - NOT ATTENDING
Rather than sitting at home playing computer games like a typical teen , Lou Wegner was instead carving a career as an actor, and establishing his non profit, Kids Against Animal Cruelty (KAAC). KAAC's 50,000 members are active in animal issues including banning puppy mills, closing down shelter gas chambers, the importance of spay/neuter and wildlife conservation.
Lou has appeared in "Trouble With the Curve" starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, and Justin Timberlake. He has also featured on CNN, National Geographic and other movie and TV projects.
Lou is the National Youth Ambassador for The American Humane Association, and he will be strutting down our catwalk along with some adoptable furry friends!
EMMY PERRY (Actress and Special Guest / Model for our fashion show)
Emmy Perry is a twelve year old actress who began her career in musical theater at age 4 as "Molly" in a regional production of "Annie". Her love for music and acting came full circle when she was cast in the role of "Kitty" in the feature film Wiener Dog Internationals (2015) co starring with Morgan Fairchild and Jason London. Her love for animals prompted her to start her own organization "Emmy's Hope" with the hope that all animals will be safe, secure and feel forever loved in their lifetime. Emmy also featured on a Kleenex campaign for helping dogs at Orange County Animal Care.
BECKY BILLMAN (Model)
Fashion Model Becky Billman is signed to LA Models and has an impressive portfolio of work.
Becky is a lover of cats and her mother is a proud rescue doggy foster mom!
WILL HAWKINS (Model)
Will Hawkins is represented by Soul Artist Management in NY.
Will is proud owner of a rescue pup named Luna.
RIAH CHRISTIAUN (Model and Actress) - NOT ATTENDING
Model / Actress Riah Christiaun is based out of Burbank California. She has walked in many fashion shows including LA Fashion week and Fashion week El Paseo. Her resume includes commercial modeling campaigns for Pepsi, MasterCard and Netflix, to name just a few.
90210, and Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell are amongst her acting credits.
Riah also enjoys working on music videos and has featured in videos for Wiz Khlaifa and David Guetta.
Riah loves making a difference in the animal world by incorporating her love for fashion with helping less fortunate animals, and was featured in Lola Teigland’s Hers & Furs campaign. Riah is a rescue mommy herself and has a Chiweenie named CoCo and a Tortoise Shell cat named Miley.
LINDSEY CARLENE (Model)
NICOLE CUMMINS (Actress and Model for our fashion show)
Nicole, a talented young actress, has appeared in movies such as Logan and The Burning Dead.
Nicole is also a passionate animal activist.
ANGIE ADAMO (Model)
Angie is a print model and will be leaping out of the page and onto our catwalk!
Angie is a supporter of rescue groups and enjoys caring for her own rescue pups.
MERF (Doggy Model)
Merf is one of our adoptable Doggy Models that will be strutting his stuff on the catwalk. Read his bio here.