This past Friday, Phi Delta Epsilon, PDE, hosted its’ third annual anatomy fashion show. Over 1,500 dollars in donations were collected for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, CHOA. This event, which was a part of Oglethorpe’s Family Weekend was considered a success by PDE members.
The fashion show, which took place in the Turner Lynch Campus Center dining hall at 8:00 p.m., was met with a full house. The night featured several fraternity and sorority members who utilized latex body paint to represent different systems within the human body. The models walked the runway in pairs as the night’s hosts’, Bia Rodriguez and Olivia Kelly, described the function of the body parts presented. Some of the systems modeled included the digestive system, the endocrine system and the reproductive system.
During the intermission of the show, Oglethorpe’s own Khayos Dance team performed. They danced to a number of songs related to the human body such as Beyoncé’s hit song, “Get Me Bodied.”
Additionally, there were two speakers; one who represented CHOA, Avery Evans, and Oglethorpe student, Amelia Holley. The latter shared her own story about her experience at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Holley shared that she has had to have dozens of surgeries in her lifetime , but the environment and individuals of CHOA were able to make her experience there the best it could be.
Ms. Evans thanked everyone for coming out. She noted that whether someone chose to donate one dollar or one hundred dollars, every bit helps and is appreciated.
The night culminated in the awarding of Best Artist, Mr. Body and Ms. Body. The awards went to Tyler Stridiron of Alpha Phi Alpha, Ariana Jimenez of Alpha Phi Omega and Christa Avers, respectively.
The event was not only a good time for Oglethorpe students and parents, but it also benefited a great local cause.
Bellow are images from the show. Credits to Jarel Walker and Emilly Scoular.