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Venessa Lynn is a proud California transplant, chasing the sun and sand all the way from Toronto, Canada 9 years ago. Growing up as a professionally trained dancer, Venessa has had the opportunity to perform and compete across the globe. At 18 Venessa was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2004 and was honored to represent her country at the Miss Universe Pageant in Quito, Ecuador. Throughout her reign Venessa performed a province wide speaking tour to elementary school children encouraging them to reach for their dreams at any age. Venessa worked closely with several charities and has always believed in using her title to inspire and help others.

Since living in sunny California, Venessa has pursued her professional career interning for major companies including MTV Networks, The Dr. Phil Show and TrendHunter Magazine. Her studies have taken her from Santa Barbara, to LA, to finally receiving her BA in Communications from San Diego State University.

Since graduation this adventure seeker has split her time between San Diego and Las Vegas, working in entertainment and nightlife for the strips most luxurious properties. Venessa has strut her stuff as a Pussycat Doll dancer, and as a Showgirl in the Fercos Brother: Untamed Illusions Show touring Central America.

Since settling in San Diego, Venessa’s passion for health and fitness has flourished. She is constantly scouring the net for new pilates and fitness studios, and is always up for trying the latest Groupon deals. With her extensive dance background she is currently pursing certification in Barre Fitness, bringing her back to her ballerina roots in the studio.

Venessa enjoys spending time with her husband, hitting up the best happy hours, catching a Padres Game in her backyard, and lounging out on a paddleboard in the bay. She has an eye for fashion and a secret obsession for Pinterest (Not too hard to figure out!). She dreams of travel, kills for sky-high booties, and has no self-control when it comes to online shopping. A true fashionista and foodie at heart, she eats up everything California culture has to offer.

Heels2Heal 4th Annual Fashion Show Gala To Benefit Miracle Babies

Heels2Heal, a La Jolla-based charitable organization, will hold its 4th Annual Fashion Show Gala produced by Kapture Vision. This exclusive event benefits Miracle Babies, a San Diego non-profit organization that provides support and financial assistance to families with critically-ill newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. They also work to enhance the well-being of women, children, and their families through education, prevention, and medical care.

Th exclusive Heels2Heal gala is set to take place at the beautiful, private La Jolla estate of Alex and Laleh Roudi, and will feature a runway show of the 2014 collection of designer, Yigal Azrouël. The critically acclaimed New York based designer and fashion influencer is a favorite at New York Fashion Week, and has dressed some of the most famous celebrities in the world. 

Guests at this prestigious event are invited to dance the night away with sounds by DJ Shine, while enjoying a hosted bar and cuisine from San Diego’s finest restaurants and chefs. The gala will be emceed by CBS 8 morning news anchor, Dan Cohen, as well as a silent auction hosted by Go Country 105 radio host, Shawn Parr. Silent auction giveaways will include exclusive international getaways and adventures!

Heels2Heal was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated women whose mission is to support local non-profit organizations that promote healing and education for underprivileged, critically ill, and abused women and children. The members of Heels2Heal and their supporters are local, philanthropic, fashion enthusiasts who enjoy giving back to their community, as well as supporting San Diego area businesses.

This years elegant Heels2Heal event hopes to raise $100,000 for this incredible cause and make a difference in the community and  lives of 250 families in need.

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Estate of Alex and Laleh Roudi
La Jolla Rancho Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

TICKETS: $200 general admission. For more information please click here.

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