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    Nidhi Reddy, second place winner of Condom Couture 2011, rescues a latex balloon as it falls from her dress. The UT sophomore participated in the Condom Couture fashion show last year but did not place, and was pleasantly surprised to place this year.
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    Sporting a wig made of condoms, UT associate professor Neville Hoad hosted the evening, interspersing the fashion component of the show with informational updates about the current state of HIV/AIDS around the globe today. The cause is a personal one for Hoad, who is originally from South Africa where the disease claims 600 lives everyday.
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    Naveen Pattisapu, president of UT's Face AIDS chapter, takes a deep, calming breath before walking onto stage before a packed auditorium of an estimated 300 UT students, faculty at staff. Pattisapu said that charging a $5 admission fee allowed this chapter to raise money for Partners in Health in Rwanda, a nonprofit organization working to promote comprehensive health in rural settings.
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  • Condom Couture 2011 Raises Money to Fight HIV/AIDS

    The night ends in celebration for Face AIDS president, Naveen Pattisapu. Pattisapu felt extremely accomplished at the event's close and was reminded of what drew him to this Face AIDS in the first place: 'Working with a group of people who are really passionate about changing the paradigm of global health.'
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    UT sophomore Moria Rivera flicks her fan open during the final model procession of Condom Couture 2011. Rivera not only modeled the Flamenco-inspired latex dress, but she also spent many weeks designing it.
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    Moria Rivera, first place winner of Condom Couture 2011, poses on stage while her friends photograph her with their camera phones. 'It made all the hours I spent working on [the dress] worth it,' she said. In total, the event raised roughly $1500 for Partners in Health in a single evening.
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  • Condom Couture 2011 Raises Money to Fight HIV/AIDS

    Models hook and pin themselves into their dresses before the show starts. All garments were composed of up to 1000 latex condoms. According to UT Face AIDS president, Naveen Pattisapu, 'The show's novelty aspect allows us to draw an audience of people from various backgrounds who wouldn't normally come to a discussion on gender equity and sexual health.'
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    University of Texas sophomore Mary Rose Wiley walks in the final procession of the University of Texas' Condom Couture 2011 fashion show. In its third year, this event was presented by the UT chapter of Face AIDS, an organization dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS 'by building a movement of young leaders dedicated to global health equity and social justice.'
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    UT junior, Maria Whelan, models a strapless, latex garment designed by fellow UT junior, Vanda Taupradist, for Condom Couture 2011.
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    UT freshman Gabriella Rodriguez showcases a dress designed by UT juniors Julia Martinez and Ashley Garcia.
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    UT junior Esteban Desantiago pins a latex bubble dress on sophomore Nidhi Reddy before the fashion show. Desantiago, Reddy, and UT freshman Marlene Garcia designed the dress for this year's show. 'We wanted to create something different, rather than the traditional hanging tassles,' said Desantiago, who participated in last year's show.
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    UT sophomore Colby Hutchison sported the combined design efforts of UT sophomore Emily Block and sophomore Cherokee Grieves.
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