Below is a partial list of the individuals that have been invited to participate in the July 2022 Dressed to Kilt show. Many of them have already confirmed. As always, the final runway line-up will continue to expand over the coming months, so keep coming back to see the updates.
Admiral Thomas Richards
Admiral Richards had a 30 year naval career during which he was a Navy SEAL and in the 1990s he served as the Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command. In this position he was responsible for providing combat ready SEALS and Special Warfare Combat Crew Members to combatant commanders throughout the world.
He was born in Irvine, Scotland and is the closest thing to a real life Scottish James Bond that exists. He spent 10 years in the British Armed Forces as a Paratrooper, diver and bomb disposal officer, including serving with the 16 Air Assault Brigade. He is a member of MENSA and has served in many of the world’s troubled hot spots including Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Falkland Islands. Oh, and he plays Danial Craig’s stunt double in the current James Bond films.
Retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander Brian Stern is the co-founder of Project Dynamo, a US-based non-profit organization that has pledged to help evacuate Americans from hostile territories. This is a private organization with all volunteers and no ties to the US government and they are attempting to do the impossible – saving Americans that were left behind after the US Afghanistan pullout and also Afghan allies who wear fearing for their lives as the Taliban regime regained control of Afghanistan. He has recently been rescuing Americans from war-torn Ukraine.
Brian Valenza & Derek Valance
Former Navy SEALS
Award winning actress and model. She has starred in numerous big screen movies, TV shows and several Breoadway musicals. She is also a graduate of Princeton University. Most recently she starred in the holiday movie “A Castle for Christmas”, filmed entirely in Scotland (invited)
Claudia Todd & Mhairi Fergusson
Claudia hails from Bothwell, Scotland, and is the current Miss Scotland, a model , and a businesswoman. Mhairi is from Stirling, Scotland and is a former Miss Scotland, Miss UK, a model and now a successful film and TV actress.
He was born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, the most northerly of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Inspired by traditional family recipes and homegrown produce, he rose to fame as “The Hebridean Baker” on TikTok in 2020 during the pandemic. He recently wrote a book entitled “Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands”. He then had a successful book tour all across the United States. He is well on his way to bringing the best of the Scottish Islands to a worldwide audience.
Napier University Edinburgh executive. Former head of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Hotties and Hunks Who Hunt/Vista Outdoor
Vista Outdoor is the parent company of more than three dozen brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. They serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals.
Medal of Honor Recipient, James “Doc” McCloughan
Mr. McCloughan was raised in the rural area of Bangor, Michigan. He graduated from Olivet College in 1968 with a BA in Sociology. Drafted into the United States Army in 1968, Jim served as a combat medic with the Americal Division where he rose to the rank of Specialist Five. In one battle alone “Doc” McCloughan has been credited with moving into the “kill zone” on ten occasions, saving ten American lives and one Vietnamese interpreter’s life. Specialist McCloughan was highly decorated receiving the Combat Medic Badge, two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars with “V” device for valor, The U. S. Army Valorous Unit Citation, The National Defense Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal with three Battle Stars, The Vietnam Campaign Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palms and one Oak Leaf Cluster and the M16 Expert Rifle Badge. In 2017, Jim was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military commendation for valor.
“The Scottish Hammer” – Originally from Inverness, Scotland, he is the new punter for the NY Giants football team. Prior to the Giants he was the punter and a fan favorite of the Cleveland Browns football team.
Jeff Gordon & Ingrid Vandebosch Gordon
A NASCAR racing legend. Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. Three-time Daytona 500 winner. Five-time Brickyard 400 Winner, and the list goes on. In 1999 he founded the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer research. He is now President of Jeff Gordon, Inc. and its related business entities, and a partner at Hendrick Motorsports. Ingrid Vandebosch, his wife, is a former international super model and actress from Belgium. (invited)
She is a Canadian First Nations actor who is of Red River Metis-Cree descent and is directly descendant of Cuthbert Grant, the first rebel Metis leader famously known for The Battle of the Seven Oaks in Canada. She therefore has both Indigenous and Scottish ancestry. She can be seen on 3 Canadian Screen Award nominated and winning shows; Frontier, Blackstone and Mohawk. She is also the President of an Indigenous owned film and television production company based out of the west coast of Canada. Most recently Jessica is starring in the Robert Redford and George R.R. Martin produced “Dark Winds” television series that can now be seen on the AMC TV channel in the US.
Former US Department of State senior official – former FOX News journalist, Annapolis graduate, former US Navy fighter pilot on aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf. She was also imbedded with the Navy SEALS in Afghanistan.
Direct descendant of the Scotsman John Muir. Together with his good friend President Theodore Roosevelt they started the US environmental movement and created the US national parks system. She will be walking the runway in a bespoke design in the John Muir Tartan.
Loch Duart Salmon
The Rolls Royce of Scottish salmon farming will have one of their good looking lads walking the catwalk with a Scottish salmon
Dr. Monica Crowley
Dr. Monica Crowley is the former Assistant Secretary at the US Treasury from 2019 to 2021. For exceptional service to Treasury Department and the Nation, she received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Department. Previously she served as a popular television anchor and political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, ABC News and other national networks. She graduated from Colgate University and holds two Master’s degrees and Ph.D from Columbia University.
Nassau County Police Officers
Chief Executive Officer of the Navy SEAL Foundation
Staff Sergeant David Bellavia (retired, US Army)
Born in Buffalo, NY, Staff Sergeant Bellavia distinguished himself by acts of gallantry beyond the call of duty on November 10, 2004, while serving as a squad leader in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq. For Staff Sergeant Bellavia’s bravery, complete disregard for his own safety and unselfish and courageous actions he was presented with the US Congressional Medal of Honor by President Trump on June 25, 2019.
From Peebles, Scotland, she recently set a world record in rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Together with her two mates they shaved a full day off the existing record.
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