Get ready to work-it, Lifetime’s Emmy nominated Project Runway is returning with sixteen new hopefuls. The competitors will strive for fashion glory, starting Thursday, August 6, at 9pm ET/PT.
Taking place right here in New York, judges will include Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn.
So the guest judges this year are quite amazing and we don’t want to tease you any longer. This year you can look forward to Bella Thorne (Scream), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Paula Patton (About Last Night), Ashley Tisdale (Clipped) and Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer (UnREAL).
You can also expect to see Singer/songwriter Ciara, Singer and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B, Supermodel Coco Rocha, Fashion designer Lisa Perry and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and host of Lifetime’s Project Runway Junior, Hannah Davis.
The Project Runway Season 14 designers are: Amanda Perna, 28 – Delray Beach, FL, Ashley Nell Tipton, 23 – San Diego, CA, Blake Patterson, 24 – Chardon, OH and Los Angeles, CA, Candice Marie Cuoco, 27 – San Francisco, CA, David Giampiccolo, 31 – Brussels, Belgium and Los Angeles, CA.
Also competing this year are Duncan Chambers-Watson, 25 – Christchurch, New Zealand, Edmond Newton, 36 – Union, South Carolina and Atlanta, GA, Gabrielle Arruda, 27 – Brooklyn, NY, Hanmiao Yang, 26 – Chengdu, China and New York, NY, Jake Wall, 35 – San Luis Obispo and San Francisco, CA and Joseph Poli, 37 – San Diego, CA and Las Vegas, NV.
Take a Deep breath, the final contestants are Kelly Dempsey, 31 – Monson, MA and Boston, MA, Laurie Underwood, 29 – Chicago, IL, Lindsey Creel, 28 – Austin, TX, Merline Labissiere, 32 – Miami, FL and Savannah, GA and finally Swapnil Shinde, 33 – Mumbai, India.
The winner of Project Runway will receive $100,000 to launch his or her business and a Celebrity Cruises modern luxury vacation for two to almost anywhere in the world.
Sally Beauty will supply a year’s worth of products and the opportunity to consult with Sally Beauty to create a limited edition “FingerPaints” nail color collection. Travel and hotel accommodations to inspiring destinations around the world will be provided by Best Western International and from Mary Kay, the winner will receive an entire year’s worth of beauty products for their fashion shows and professional makeup artist services for their debut show.
The winner also receives a 2015 Lexus RC 350 and a complete sewing and crafting studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery. The winning designer and model will also receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.
Hosted by supermodel and fashion maven Emmy Award winner Heidi Klum, the hit Emmy®-nominated series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eyes of mentor and co-host Emmy Award winner Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen.