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Top Model to Speak at John Paul II Memorial Arts & Culture Event

by Lore McFadden | Mar 11, 2016

Leah Darrow

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., Leah Darrow, Catholic speaker and former America's Next Top Model, will speak at the annual St. John Paul II Arts and Culture Series event hosted by The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University. This event, which will be held in the DeSales University Center, is free and open to the public. 

Leah DarrowDarrow first gained international attention with her debut on the reality television show, America’s Next Top Model. As one of the 14 finalists, Leah’s foray into the world of modeling aired in late September of 2004.

Following her time on the reality show, Leah continued to work in the world of modeling making appearances in many national and international publications. As she neared completion on what was to be her last photo shoot, Leah had an experience that set her life on a different course.

Realizing her profession placed her in situations in which she was not truly comfortable, Leah left the modeling industry and has devoted herself to speaking about Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping people find their love, acceptance and beauty in Him. She is especially inspired to share her message on modesty, dignity, mercy, chastity, and conversion. 

The St. John Paul II Memorial Arts & Culture series is a celebration of the life and legacy of Blessed John Paul II (1920-2005), the Salesian Center sponsors this annual event focusing on the beauty of the arts (music, drama, poetry, literature, etc.). The event is held annually, on or around the April 2nd date of the pontiff's death. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information call the Salesian Center at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244, email us at or visit the website at 

Established in 2000, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture’s mission is to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values.

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