Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, in conjunction with Macy’s and the CW/WHOI-TV have selected 16 local models for the Thursday, February 7, 2013, Red Dress Fashion Show — a benefit for the American Heart Association.

On Saturday, Tricoci University and The CW4/WHOI-TV 19 hosted a model casting call. Sixteen models from: East Peoria, Eureka, Farmington, Henry, Hudson, Metamora, Morton, Pekin, Peoria, and Varna have been selected to be part of the fashion show, sponsored by Macy’s and Walgreens.

When asked what the model-hopefuls wanted to gain from this experience, many replied, “The opportunity to raise awareness for a great cause, the American Heart Association.”

The Red Dress Fashion Show will be Feb. 7 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m.

After the show, attendees will be able to enjoy desserts and cash bar while they shop the Vendor Underground for items they just viewed on the runway from Macy’s. Plus shop from other vendors like Miche, Beijo, Silpada, Thirty One, Cookie Lee and more.

Tickets are only $35 and available at or at Tricoci University on Sheridan Road in Peoria.