Celebrity chef Rachael Ray continues to grow and evolve. She is constantly trying new things. The latest of her new experiences: walking down a runway in the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Charity Event.
The show was the kick off event for the New York Fashion Week. It was intended as a way to increase awareness of heart disease. Instead of the usual ultra thin fashion models walking down the ramp, curvy healthy and normal women were showing off the dresses for this event, each one walking down the ramp in her own style. Rachael Ray was visibly nervous, but she pulled it off, flashing her signature big grin at the foot of the runway and pretending to wipe her brow at successfully making it down the ramp without mishap.
Ray was the only celebrity chef sashaying down the runway. Some of the other ladies were actors Kim Cattrall, Angela Basset and Phylicia Rashad. Astronaut Mae Jemison and American Idol finalist Katherine McPhee took a turn on the runway as did athlete Billie Jean King – who got a standing ovation.