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Houston Texans hunks, a hot TV weather star and other powerful amateur models make the runway sizzle

Houston Texans hunks and a TV weather star make the runway sizzle

Randi and Johnny Carraba at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Randi and Johnny Carraba share a smooch on the catwalk at Tootsies' Love's in Fashion fundraiser. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Cal McNair, Hannah McNair
Cal and Hannah McNair cutting up on the catwalk. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Brad Marks, Joanna Marks
Brad and Joanna Marks are expecting their first child and Dad shows the love. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Lane Craft, Chita Johnson
Lane Craft channels Rudolph Valentino with KTRK Channel 11 meteorologist Chita Johnson. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Lori and Phillip Sarofim at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Lori and Phillip Sarofim. Photo by © Daniel Oritz
News, Shelby, Love's in Fashion, Brooks Reed, Natalie Petratis
Houston Texan Brooks Reed and Natalie Petratis. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
LaToya and Chester Pitts at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
LaToya and Chester Pitts. Photo by © Daniel Oritz
Mike and Susan Plank  at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Mike and Susan Plank. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Megan and Brian Cushing at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Megan and Brian Cushing. Photo by © Daniel Oritz
Leah Hale, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and Susan Sarofim at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Leah Hale, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and Susan Sarofim. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Lil and Bobby Newman at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Lil and Bobby Newman. Photo by © Daniel Oritz
Sarah Pope-Eliason, left, Monica Pope at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Sarah Pope-Eliason, left, Monica Pope. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Kareen Jackson and Amber Deville at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Kareem Jackson and Amber Deville. Photo by © Daniel Oritz
Kasey French, left, and Kendall Plank at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Kasey French, left, and Kendall Plank. Photo by © Daniel Oritz
Kara and Ray Childress, from left, and Lisa and Michel Holthouse at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Kara and Ray Childress, from left, and Lisa and Michel Holthouse. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Debbie and Roger Clemens at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Debbie and Roger Clemens. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Cody and Mallory White, from left, and Ericka and Garrett Graham at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Cody and Mallory White, from left, and Ericka and Garrett Graham. Photo by © Daniel Oritz
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Melissa Juneau, Brad Juneau
Melissa and Brad Juneau. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Stephen Chen, Julie Chen
Stephen and Julie Chen. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Amanda Moreno, from left, Tiffany Halik, Jennifer Barcelo and Heather Mountain at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Amanda Moreno, from left, Tiffany Halik, Jennifer Barcelo and Heather Mountain. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Randi and Johnny Carraba at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Cal McNair, Hannah McNair
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Brad Marks, Joanna Marks
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Lane Craft, Chita Johnson
Lori and Phillip Sarofim at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
News, Shelby, Love's in Fashion, Brooks Reed, Natalie Petratis
LaToya and Chester Pitts at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Mike and Susan Plank  at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Megan and Brian Cushing at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Leah Hale, from left, Mickey Rosmarin and Susan Sarofim at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Lil and Bobby Newman at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Sarah Pope-Eliason, left, Monica Pope at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Kareen Jackson and Amber Deville at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Kasey French, left, and Kendall Plank at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Kara and Ray Childress, from left, and Lisa and Michel Holthouse at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Debbie and Roger Clemens at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
Cody and Mallory White, from left, and Ericka and Garrett Graham at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Melissa Juneau, Brad Juneau
News, Shelby, Tootsies Love's in Fashion, Feb. 2015, Stephen Chen, Julie Chen
Amanda Moreno, from left, Tiffany Halik, Jennifer Barcelo and Heather Mountain at the Tootsies Love's in Fashion event February 2015

The fashion catwalk running through the middle of Tootsies Wednesday night presented a challenge for the untested male models, all of whom are clearly more comfortable on the football field or in the boardroom than in a fashion show. Just ask Houston Texans Brooks Reed, Brian Cushing and Kareem Jackson.

The guys and their special gals strolled the runway for Tootsies' annual "Love's in Fashion" benefit for Dec My Room. Some among the two dozen gents went a bit wooden in the fashion spotlight. Others released their inner John Travolta and still others channeled the "Great Lover" Rudolph Valentino. Love that big smooch between newlyweds Randi and Johnny Carrabba.

It was all in good fun as 350 guests applauded the parade of loving couples whose names resonate across the social landscape and in citywide boardrooms. Key to the party were chairs Joanna and Brad Marks of IW Marks Jewelers and Hannah and Cal McNair, Houston Texans vice chairman and COO, the latter responsible for the turnout of gridiron giants on the runway.

Susan and Michael Plank served as honorary chairs. Susan and their daughter, Kendall Plank, co-founders of Dec My Room, welcomed the partying throng.

The crowd cheered and applauded as emcee Deborah Duncan introduced the couples that included Debbie and Roger Clemens, Ericka and Garrett Graham, Chita Johnson and Lane Craft, Lori and Phillip Sarofim, Monica Pope and Sara Pope-Eliason, Kara and Ray Childress, Liz and Tom Glanville and Melissa and Brad Juneau.

Those purchasing VIP tickets stayed on to party into the night in a disco set up in the back of the couture salon. Joining the party late was chef Bryan Caswell with his wife, Jennifer. Reef's catering arm handled refreshments for the evening. The DJ spun the tunes and bartenders kept the party liquids flowing.

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