Magazine’s ‘Sexy Party’ Returns, Racy Fashion Show Heats Up the Heights

Jasmine Grant, Jack Allred and Sadie Reidy

ONE OF HOUSTON'S most anticipated annual bashes, CityBook's Sexy Party, returned after a year off due to Covid — and the thrill wasn't gone!


Hosted at the new Heights House Hotel, the hip renovated motel in the Heights, and its funky in-house bar Space Cowboy, which is quickly developing a cult following, The Sexy Party celebrated the release of the magazine's annual Sexy Issue. About 200 friends of the magazine, influencers and assorted other PYTs came out to sip watermelon-mint cocktails provided by event sponsor Basil Hayden bourbon.

Per The Sexy Party's custom, a racy fashion show produced by Todd Ramos and featuring Page Parkes models was the evening's main event. Some 18 models strutted the runway, cut through the crowd, in revealing swimwear, underwear and seasonal loungewear from Frock Shop, Manready Mercantile, Paula Callejas, Privilege Swim, Guyz n Style and Chloe Dao. LG Event Entertainment and Production provided sound and light effects.

Guests also had an opportunity to support the Omega House HIV/AIDS hospice, a program of Avenue 360 Health & Wellness. A sexy staycation package including a weekend at Heights House, meals at Space Cowboy, tickets to an Alley Theatre show and travel around town compliments of Alto was offered up as a prize for a raffle. Alto also generously gave gift cards to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket.

Sexy types in the crowd included Olympic multi-gold-medalist Kerron Clement, hip-hop artist Youth Soul Love, former Houston Dynamo soccer pro Bobby Boswell, Suffers frontwoman Kam Franklin, Presidential chef and TV hunk Adrian Perez, celeb doc Vanessa Barrow and American Idol top-ten star Uché, who was spotted shooting tequila with the models after the fashion show.

Keri Boswell, Bobby Boswell

The fashion show

Andrina Weatherly, Brittney Jaggard, Catarina Bill, Selina Stanford

Tyler Treadwell, Kerron Clement

Inside The Sexy Party

The Sexy Issue cover models Jasmine Grant and Jack Allred

Cora Lamb, Callie Claussen

Michael Broderick

Dr. Vanessa Barrow, Zsaquez Jordan

The fashion show

Robert and Krista Villanueva

Nate Drop, Derek Nicholson, Kam Franklin

Austin Abernathy, AJ Mistretta

The fashion show

Johnathan and Sonya Cranford

Jeff Bingham, Jason Mallard

Khandis Pettingill, Ashkan Roayaee

Nicholas Nguyen, Justen Hobbs

Rachel Gibler, Ashley Toache

Uché, Attxla

Nicole Lassiter, Beth Muecke

The fashion show

Dr. Charlene Flash of Avenue 360 Heath & Wellness and Omega House hospice, charity partners for the party

Watermelon and mint cocktail with Basil Hayden's bourbon at Space Cowboy in Heights House Hotel

Christopher Doyle, Tom Green, Chaselinn Chambers

Nathan Spencer, Rachel Gibler

Youth Soul Love

Krish Arora, William Finnorn

Elizabeth Webb, Amanda Colter

Anthony Shane, Sophie Grace

Lexi Tran, Enrique Rosales, Karissa Jones

The fashion show

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Jack Vielhauer, Sarah Smith

Nicholas Glenn, Chris Nodd, Charlie Huynh, Max Sebrechts, Crystle Stewart

Hannah Poquiz, Vanessa Marcano

The fashion show

Bethany Thomasson, Edward Festeryga

Karen Parker, Angel Wright

Heather Melancon, Pamela Jackson

Mow Rahman, Eva Wilke

Shelby Connolly, Jillian Grisko, Greta Connolly

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