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Fashion Forward is hosted by 2 young teens who will give you very different perspectives on fashion. They explore a variety of topics like what’s hot and what’s not, the latest trends including discussions on hair and nails and of course shopping! They will also interview professionals in the industry, such as clothing and jewelry designers and hair and make-up professionals. Listen in and join these teens as they follow a journey on the path to designing their own clothing line.
Gabrielle Arcilla and Raina Donati
Gabrielle Arcilla is a 12 year old 6th grader at Pima Elementary. Gabrielle lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her large family of 7. Gabrielle is involved in track and field and has won the Hershey’s state track and field championship for the last 2 years!
Gabrielle has a heart for community service her favorite organization to volunteer for is Feed My Starving Children.
Gabrielle also loves to sing and was featured in Kidz Bop 21 and several other music videos!
Gabrielle is involved in positive pageantry and has held several world and state titles. Gabrielle has a passion for fashion and has been blessed to be a working model and stands at 5’5”. In the future, make sure to keep your eye out for Gabrielle’s clothing line!
Raina Donati is a 13 year old 8th grader at Explorer Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona, where she has been involved in the radio/broadcasting program for the past 2 years. Raina lives in Scottsdale with her parents and little sister. You might be surprised to know that Raina enjoys raising chickens and goats! She also has 2 dogs and a parrot.
Besides fashion, Raina also has a love for the arts. She loves to sing, play the piano and act, in fact, Raina just was cast for the role of “Pepper” in Annie Jr. Raina also loves making short films and creating animation.
Raina also has been involved in positive pageantry for the past 6 years, where she held 3 state titles as “Miss Arizona” and has been a National Finalist and top 5 National talent and spokes model finalist in The National American Miss pageant system.
Raina and Host, Gabrielle Arcilla, have a very special and unique relationship. Raina has had the privilege of “crowning” Gabrielle as her successor to 2 of her Miss Arizona State titles.