Ava Sambora Debuting as Runway Model

March 23, 2010

Twelve year old Ava Sambora debuted in her runway career last night in a Los Angeles fashion show. She is the daughter of actress Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora. Check out the full story, as well as pictures and video below!

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Heather and Richie’s daughter was born on October 4, 1997, and has managed to grow up more or less out of the spotlight of the media, which is quite a feat for celebrity children these days! Nonetheless, she certainly has inherited her parent’s superstar genes.

Mixing her father’s edgy style and looking like a young version of her mother, Ava Sambora debuted with four feminine but classy looks, all to the background music “Livin’ on a Prayer,” a Bon Jovi classic.

The fashion was designed by her father Richie and designer Nikki Lund. It was an edgier look, not one I’d have my daughter model, but they managed to keep the 12 year old’s outfits more conservative thankfully.

Heather Locklear was emotional during the show, sitting in the front row, taking pictures and crying. Very sweet. Afterward she said:

“I’m very, very proud of her. I’m very excited, and I’m here to support her,” Heather told People. “And the minute she’s done I’m going to grab her and wipe off her makeup and get her into her PJs.”

Richie and Heather were divorced in 2007, and he couldn’t make the show due to scheduling conflicts. Co-designer Lund did say of Richie:

“He’s so excited about this, it’s his baby!”

And about their new young model:

“she’s a diva! She’s ready to rock it, she’s amazing!”

What do you think of Ava Sambora’s debut? Is she too young, or is this perfect timing? Let me know in the comment section!

Also, don’t miss the pictures from the show over at zimbio.com, as well as some below and a video of her previous stage performance!

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Photos: www.wenn.com Nikki Nelson

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