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Celebrities Strut the Runway to Promote Heart Health

Roselyn Sanchez

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Roselyn Sanchez was all smiles as she literally salsa danced down the runway to Gloria Estefan's "Conga" in a strapless Tadashi Soji gown. Love your confidence, Roselyn!

Minka Kelly

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Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly, who also walked in last year's Red Dress show, wore Oscar de La Renta. Kelly is this year's Diet Coke ambassador for The Heart Truth.

Nastia Liukin

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Gymnast Nastia Liukin's attempts at a comeback last year may not have landed her a spot on Team USA, but the determined and beautiful 22-year-old has been keeping busy! She told SHAPE that she moved to New York in January to attend NYU. She walked the runway in a sparkly and strapless Reem Acra gown.

Jamie Chung

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Once Upon a Time actress Jamie Chung strikes a sassy pose in her David Meister gown.

Toni Braxton

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"Un-Break My Heart" singer Toni Braxton told Huffington Post Black Voices that she was diagnosed with heart disease after the birth of her son Diezel, which is why she wanted to walk the runway in the Red Dress Collection show (and did so looking fab in Herve L. Leroux).

"Sometimes it’s challenging practicing self-care, because [as] women, we tend to forget about ourselves," Braxton said. "But sometimes there are signs and symbols that say, 'Hey, get yourself checked out, take a little break.'"

Savannah Guthrie

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TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie wore an off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress.

Jillian Michaels

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From fitness to high fashion! America's toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels, took to the runway in a tea-length Cushnie Et Ochs dress. "I'm walking in this show because heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and I want them to know that it's largely preventable," she told SHAPE last night.

Soledad O'Brien

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Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien looked confident in a crepe, off-the-shoulder Black Halo Eve gown. "The husband and wife team behind Black Halo Eve are huge supporters of women's health, and like me, they worry that heart health is under-reported and under-promoted," she told Stylebistro. "To me, their gorgeous red dress is an amazing symbol of an important issue for women: their heart health."

Torah Bright

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Australian snowboarder Torah Bright, in a Nicole Miller gown, added to the list of athletes rocking the runway to promote heart health.

Kelly Osbourne

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From her purple hair to her heart-shaped nails to the hip-hugging Zac Posen gown she donned on the runway, British bombshell Kelly Osbourne looked nothing short of amazing at the show. "Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women," Osbourne told SHAPE. "When I learned that, it just made me realize it's so important. Your heart is the center of your being."

Gabby Douglas

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Olympic athlete Gabby Douglas made history at last summer's games. She came out in support of heart health last night in a mullet-style Pamella Roland dress. "I love fashion and I try to style different things together...oh, I just love it," she told Newsday.

Cindy Parsons

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Cindy Parsons isn't a household name, nor is she a celebrity in the traditional sense. As part of The Heart Truth's "Follow the Fifty: Models of Heart Health" program, she recruited her daughter and friends to join her in a quest to lose weight and get healthy. In nine months, Parsons lost 77 pounds, lowered her body mass index by 11 points, and decreased her blood pressure from 128/82 to 110/72.

Brenda Strong

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Acclaimed actress and Dallas star Brenda Strong sizzled in Marc Bouwer.

Kris, Kylie, and Kendall Jenner

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The Jenner ladies looked fab as they linked arms and walked down the runway together in Badgley Mischka.

Wendy Williams

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Talk show host Wendy Williams wore a Kamali Kulture creation that hugged every curve.


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