March 22, 2010 04:00 PM

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While mom Heather Locklear looked on, Ava Sambora made her modeling debut in the White Trash Beautiful show last Friday at L.A. Fashion Week.

“I’m very, very proud of her. I’m very excited, and I’m here to support her,” Locklear 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.”

It’s no surprise Ava made her catwalk debut for this fashion line — it’s a collaboration between dad Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora and designer Nikki Lund.

Proud papa Sambora couldn’t make the show due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, but Lund was sending him photos the whole time.

From a black A-line minidress to a heart print tee paired with a red pencil skirt, the 12-year-old walked the runway in four edgy, yet feminine looks.

Asked if the tween seemed nervous before the show, Lund said, “No, she’s a diva! She’s ready to rock it, she’s amazing!”

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