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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

Recap: Big Rich Texas Stars In “Reality of Fashion” Show To Benefit Broadway HIV Center

Big Rich Texas stars Pamela Martin, Kaylin Braun and Leslie Birckland-photo credit Keith Claytor/TimeFrozen Photography

Big Rich Texas stars Pamela Martin, Kaylin Braun and Leslie Birkland (Photo Credit: Keith Claytor/TimeFrozen Photography)

On Saturday, February 9th The inaugural The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS,  featuring a variety of Reality TV stars as models, took place at the Altman Building as part of New York Fashion Week. Dallas’ own Leslie Birkland from Big Rich Texas, who has been on the show for three seasons, and 3rd season addition Nikki Rae Walker  were part of the entourage of reality models, while  former cast member Pamela Martin, originally Leslie’s nemesis on the show, was there to support and  be photographed on the red carpet. It seems that the two have made fast friends sans the on-camera drama.

The event was hosted by former America’s Next Top Model star and MTV Host Kim StolzDominique Auxilly,  well-known NYC based designer who has dressed celebrity names such as Nicki Minaj, Coco, and Tamar Braxton, was the featured designer for the evening. Julianne Costigan,  the official stylist, has assisted and styled numerous Toronto Fashion Week Shows including Holt Renfrew, Joe Fresh, Christopher Bates & more. RFRA was created and produced by Monique Tatum and presented by her firm Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR (BPMPR) and EFFY Jewelry.

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