Whitney Port probably thought her plan to raise $50,000 on the crowdfunding website IndieGoGo was a sure thing. The former reality star turned fashion designer created the campaign to raise funds for her runway show during New York Fashion Week in September.
You'd think Port's die-hard fans would be falling all over themselves to donate to Port in order to be a "part" of her runway show. Sure, some fans have donated cash, but it's not nearly as much as she wants. It could be that her fans just don't have the money to donate. However, it's more likely that they feel like they're being used.
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