She practiced her runway walk before going in front of the cameras and compared it a little to being on a balance beam, where one foot goes straight in front of the other.
"I am participating because of the heart health cause. ... I want young girls to think about it. I want to get the message out," she said. "My advice to them is to stay active, eat healthy."
The first Red Dress show was held in 2001 at the beginning of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's campaign to reach out specifically to women. Models over the years have included Christie Brinkley, Heidi Klum, Liza Minnelli and Kim Kardashian.
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