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Introducing the Season 13 Cast!

By laurareineke 06/23/2014 09:05AM GMT

Project Runway Season 13 Cast

Sharpen your scissors! "Project Runway" is back with a brand new group of aspiring designers for its 13th season, premiering Thursday, July 24 at 9/8c.

One past designer will get a second chance in the workroom with the return of #RunwayRedemption. Kicking off a one-of-a-kind season-long partnership with Instagram, fans can cast their vote on RunwayRedemption.com for the "Instaportfolio" of one their favorite designers from previous seasons: Ken Laurence (Season 12, @kenlaurence), Alexander Pope (Season 12, @alexanderapope), or Amanda Valentine (Season 11, @valentines). The victorious designer will be revealed in the premiere episode to compete against 18 "Project Runway" newbies. Each designer will have to make a lasting impression on judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn in order to advance to the next level. But no decision is ever final: Tim Gunn will have one opportunity to rescue a designer from being eliminated.

On deck to act as guest judges: Emmy Award winner Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss ("Top of the Lake," "Mad Men"), Shay Mitchell ("Pretty Little Liars"), Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, entertainer Dita Von Teese, British television personality Amanda de Cadenet, designer and "Runway" champ Christian Siriano, YouTube sensation Bethany Mota, and many more.

Ready? Set? Here are your Season 13 designers:
Alexander Knox, 22 - Hometown: Kankakee, IL; Resides in Chicago, IL
Angela Sum, 32 - Hometown: Toronto, Canada; Resides in Torrance, CA
Carrie Sleutskaya, 24 - Hometown: San Diego, CA; Resides in Los Angeles, CA
Char Glover, 37 - Hometown: Detroit, MI; Resides in Detroit, MI
Emily Payne, 40 - Hometown: Temple, TX; Resides in San Francisco, CA
Emmanuel Tobias, 29 - Hometown: Dallas, TX; Resides in Dallas, TX
f├Ąde zu grau, 45 - Hometown: Coral Gables, FL; Resides in Coral Gables, FL
Hernan Lander, 33 - Hometown: San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic; Resides in New York, NY
Jefferson Musanda, 25 - Hometown: Lynn, MA; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Kini Zamora, 30 - Hometown: Kapolei, HI; Resides in Honolulu, HI
Korina Emmerich, 28 - Hometown: Eugene, OR; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Kristine Guico, 26 - Hometown: Naperville, Illinois; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Perry, 25 - Hometown: Jacksonville, FL; Resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nzinga Knight, 33 - Hometown: Brooklyn, NY; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Samantha Plasencia, 27 - Hometown: Seguin, TX; Resides in San Antonio, TX
Sandhya Garg, 28 - Hometown: New Delhi, India; Resides in Birmingham, AL
Sean Kelly, 25 - Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Tim Navarro, 32 - Hometown: Rochester, MN; Resides in Minneapolis, MN