Project Runway Blog
Introducing the Season 12 Cast!
It's time to gear up for another walk down the runway! "Project Runway" is headed back to your TV screen for its 12th season on Thursday, July 18 at 9/8c.
For the first time ever, fans will be able interact with viewers across the country in real time during each episode through the new interactive on-screen feature, PlayRunway, empowering fans to use their smartphones, tablets and computers to share their reactions to episode storylines, design challenges and decisions by judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Zac Posen, and mentor Tim Gunn.
Additional new fan integration elements include:
• Runway Redemption (#RunwayRedemption) – A mystery contestant from a past season, chosen by fans on mylifetime.com, will be unveiled as the 16th designer for Season 12.
• "Project Runway" Superfan Contest – Via video submissions, seven super fans will be chosen to be featured in an upcoming episode this season for a fashion makeover.
• More Tim Gunn – Fans have asked and "Project Runway" has delivered. This season, Gunn will join Klum and the judges to watch the runway show, answer questions the judges have about what transpired in the workroom and give them an opportunity to physically examine the workmanship of each design. Also, for the first time in "Project Runway" history, Gunn will be able to "rescue" one designer during course of the season he feels deserves a second chance.
The roster of guest judges will include Kate Bosworth, Kelly Osbourne, Allison Williams, Sigourney Weaver, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kaley Cuoco, Stacy Keibler, and original judge Michael Kors.
Without further ado, here are your Season 12 designers:
Alexander Pope, 38 - Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Resides in New York, NY
Alexandria von Bromssen, 38 - Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden; Resides in San Mateo, CA
Angela Bacskocky, 33 - Hometown: Richmond, VA; Resides in Richmond, VA
Bradon McDonald, 38 - Hometown: Lowville, NY; Resides in Los Angeles, CA
Dom Streater, 24 - Hometown: Philadelphia, PA; Resides in Philadelphia, PA
Helen Castillo, 25 - Hometown: Weehawken, NJ; Resides in Union City, NJ
Jeremy Brandrick, 41 - Hometown: Birmingham, England; Resides in New York, NY
Justin LeBlanc, 27 - Hometown: Tampa, FL; Resides in Raleigh, NC
Kahindo Mateene, 34 - Hometown: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Resides in Chicago, IL
Karen Batts, 29 - Hometown: Boca Raton, FL; Resides in Queens, NY
Ken Laurence, 24 - Hometown: Birmingham, AL; Resides in Birmingham, AL
Miranda Kay Levy, 29 - Hometown: Wilton, WI; Resides in Milwaukee, WI
Sandro Masmanidi, 28 - Hometown: Krasnodar, Russia; Resides in New York, NY
Sue Waller, 45 - Hometown: Boston, MA; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Timothy Westbrook, 24 - Hometown: Wanakena, NY; Resides in Milwaukee, WI