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Former ‘Real Housewives’ star Gretchen Rossi helps Estancia High School girls pick free prom dresses

Gretchen Rossi helps Leslie Reyes, 16, find a prom dress at Girls Inc. of Orange County Monday, Apri
Gretchen Rossi, formerly of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” helps Leslie Reyes, 16, find a prom dress at Girls Inc. of Orange County in Costa Mesa on Monday. Estancia High School girls got free prom dresses from Speechless.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Girls Inc. of Orange County welcomed 30 girls from Estancia High School to the nonprofit’s Costa Mesa headquarters Monday afternoon to “Pick Your Prom Dress,” a workshop intended to help teenagers develop a positive body image while getting a free prom dress and the chance to meet Gretchen Rossi, a former cast member of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.”

Rossi helped put the girls in dresses provided by the prom collection of Los Angeles-based Speechless.

Gretchen Rossi helps Jasmine Wilson, 17, find a prom dress at Girls Inc. of Orange County Monday, Ap
Gretchen Rossi helps Estancia High School student Jasmine Wilson, 17, find a prom dress at the Girls Inc. of Orange County headquarters in Costa Mesa on Monday.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer )

Girls Inc. of Orange County has served more than 4,000 girls in kindergarten through high school over more than 60 years, the group says. It provides programming focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, financial literacy, body image, healthy relationships and college and career readiness.

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Julie Schweers, left, applies makeup to Gina Gonzalez, 17, during the “Pick Your Prom Dress Event” a
Gina Gonzalez, 17, gets makeup applied during Monday's "Pick Your Prom Dress" event at Girls Inc. of Orange County in Costa Mesa.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer )


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