Leah Darrow, a former contestant on the hit reality TV show America’s Next Top Model, will make a second appearance at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton on Sunday, April 14. The program will run from 1-4 p.m. and Leah will give two presentations with a break in between for refreshments and fellowship.
When the April 13th Royal Retreat for Catholic Women sold out in less than three weeks the organizers knew they had to do something to accommodate all the requests coming in to be on a waiting list. After prayer and discussion they decided to add a second event with their featured speaker Leah Darrow.
“I took a chance and called Catholic Answers to see if Leah would be available the day after the retreat to speak again,” said event coordinator Anne Cook. “I was so excited when they said, ‘Yes’. Everything else just fell into place after that.”
Ms. Darrow’s first talk at the Sunday event is titled Fashion & Chastity: How it All Fits Together. She will focus on the lifestyle choices she made as a fashion model in New York City, and how her clothing style was a reflection of the way she lived. She shares how her attire made it easier to succumb to poor lifestyle choices, and explains how clothing can be a powerful communicator - it can tell the world who you are, where you are going, and even what you believe.
Her second talk is called The Faithful Fashionista. In this fun yet informative presentation, Leah goes over the current fashions, the influence of the media and how to live out your faith by your everyday choices, including what you wear. This comprehensive presentation gives the audience a Christian perspective to fashion by relying on biblical verses that support modest, pure and beautiful clothing. Leah gives practical advice on how to wear the current fashions as well as fashion no-no’s.
This event is being sponsored by the ICSJ Respect Life Ministry and the Secretariat of Evangelization and Parish Life of the Diocese of Toledo. ICSJ is a combined ministry of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead. They strive to promote and defend the dignity of human life from conception until natural death and educate the local community on the teachings of the Catholic Church regarding life issues.