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A special fashion show was held in Cozumel, last month, to raise money for ultrasound equipment for the island's therapy and rehabilitation center, C.R.I.C.

The stars gracing the catwalk included local girls with Down's Syndrome, deafness and other different needs.

Local stylist, Kenny Villanueva, was in charge of the models' hair and make-up, and helped them rehearse their walks, smiles and twirls.

The girls' clothes were provided by boutique, Gloss, and the boys' wardrobe came from the store, Fergino Jeans, both in Cozumel.

Also in on the act was the local Starbucks café, donating 150 ice coffees for people in the audience.


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Kenny styles model Leslie's hair.

Held at the Moby Dick hall - home to big music concerts and Cozumel Carnival events - 450 tickets were sold and the models took the audience by storm.

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Model Gina blows fans a kiss.


As well as the fashion show, therapists from C.R.I.C. sang in sign-language and children in wheelchairs gave a special dance performance that had the spectators crying out for more.

Kenny Villanueva said, "It was a special and moving afternoon, and thanks to all those that took part enough money was raised to buy the equipment the center needed."

Kenny hopes that more events will be organized to help C.R.I.C. If you would like to find out more you can contact him via his studio's Facebook page where you can also see more photos and a video of preparations and the benefit event.