Tara Muscarella

Tara explains her desire to help others, and to open up on camera.

on Dec 6, 2011

Season 1 is over already? Damn time flew by.

One of the greatest highlights of the season was organizing the charity auction to raise money for those in desperate need of clean drinking water. I have always wanted to help on a larger level, and this was a continued step in that direction. I certainly was more than a little nervous that we wouldn't reach our goal because the women we invited were rather tight-fisted with their donations at first. But things turned around and we soon reached our goal of $6,000 with Generosity Water to have a well dug in Ghana. Now close to 1,000 people will have access to clean drinking water because of Fashion Hunters. How cool is that? I have to say that it feels so nice to be a part of something that has made that kind of difference. To see the smiles on their faces in photos is heartwarming. Perhaps there'll be a trip in the future to participate in the next digging, or just to dance my heart out in Africa!

A special thanks to Kelly Bensimon, Alexa Ray Joel, Peter Som, and all the other participants. Their kindness and generosity made this possible.