(L-R) Wendy Williams, Cindy Parsons, Nastia Liukin, Minka Kelly, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Toni Braxton, Kelly Osbourne, Brenda Strong, Torah Bright, Gabrielle Douglas, Soledad O'brien, Roselyn Sanchez, Jamie Chung and Savannah Guthrie on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

(L-R) Wendy Williams, Cindy Parsons, Nastia Liukin, Minka Kelly, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Toni Braxton, Kelly Osbourne, Brenda Strong, Torah Bright, Gabrielle Douglas, Soledad O’brien, Roselyn Sanchez, Jamie Chung and Savannah Guthrie on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City.

*Gabby Douglas, Toni Braxton and Wendy Williams helped to kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last night by walking the annual Heart Truth red dress show.

Olympic gold medal gymnast Douglas blew kisses and waved to the audience as she walked down the runway in a Pamela Rowland gown.

“I am so honored to be given this platform to inspire girls and young women to follow their dreams,” she told Fox 411.

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Gabrielle Douglas wearing Pamella Roland on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City

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Braxton, who premieres in the Lifetime Original Movie “Twist of Fate” on Sunday, had focused eyes and a straight face as she walked intensely in Herve L. Leroux

Toni Braxton wearing Herve L. Leroux on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City

Toni Braxton wearing Herve L. Leroux on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City

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Talk show host Williams sung while on the catwalk, mouthing along the words to Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” as she waved at the audience.

“I only wear red a few times a year,” Williams said. “It’s usually by request. It’s so flashy.”

Wendy Williams wearing Kamali Kulture on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City

Wendy Williams wearing Kamali Kulture on the runway during The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City

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But she said she felt great in the Norma Kamali dress she wore to the show, which she bragged could be worn eight different ways.

“I feel like fashion should not be expensive,” she said. “I wanted to wear something that was more affordable, more attainable for the every day woman.”

All the women walking the show were enthusiastic about the message behind their red dresses, which aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease for women.

Williams added that the show was essentially about “empowering women.”

Journalist Soledad O'Brien walks the runway at The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City

Journalist Soledad O’Brien walks the runway at The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 6, 2013 in New York City

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