80's supermodels help raise money for Houston’s homeless

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 3:59 PM

HOUSTON—Several top supermodels from the 80s joined hundreds of guests in River Oaks Wednesday to raise money for Houston’s homeless.

The charity luncheon was held for the “I Am Waters” foundation, which provides water for the homeless.
Cheryl Tiegs, Kim Alexis, Kelly Emberg, Joan Severance, Tara Shannon, Kim Charlton and Diane deWitt, mingled with the attendees. They have graced the covers of the most prestigious magazines in the world, including Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Town & Country, Glamour and many others.
“I was raised in poverty and was lucky to make my way into the fashion world. I understand what it’s like to be an object in society under the best and the worst circumstances. There is something about both worlds that for me became disconnected and apart from the mainstream. I know all too well what it means to be a target of judgment,” says Elena Davis, the founder. Davis’ life experience has spanned the extremes of fortune.
I Am Waters brings together some of the most highly photographed American models in history to discuss the commonalities between these two seemingly disparate groups. The participants will share ideas surrounding the issues of objectification, their insight into the I Am Waters project and how it relates to all of our lives.

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