’80s Supermodels Bring In Big Dollars For I Am Waters Foundation Inaugural Fundraiser | Houston , Texas | Culture Map
I Am Waters founder Elena Davis, a former model with the Ford agency, tapped her friends from the high-fashion world to take the stage and discuss highlights of the supermodel life before the sellout crowd of more than 500. Joining Davis in her efforts were Cheryl Tiegs, Diane DeWitt, Jack Scalia, Joan Severance, Kelly Emberg, Kim Alexis, Kim Charlton, Tara Shannon and Tony Spinelli, former Ford veep Joey Hunter and fashion photographer Peter Duke.
NBC national news correspondent Janet Shamlian served as emcee of the spirited discussion that touched on everything from the frivolous to the deadly serious — bubble baths in Paris, a suicide attempt in Munich, Sports Illustrated swimsuit covers.
During the program, Davis allowed that her affinity for helping the homeless evolved from her childhood during which she lived on the edge in near-poverty with three siblings and their single mother.