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Age 24, Massapequa, NY - Out Episode 14
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A Always liked designing but it became clear in high school that I loved it and needed to go to F.I.T.
QFirst garment you ever made? A It has to either be my mummy Halloween costume from when I was 11 or a pair of fleece Spiderman PJ pants.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A Fashion Institute of Technology.
QHave you won any awards? A My garment was showcased at F.I.T. in the John Galanos exhibit.
QStrengths as a designer? A I'm very fast.
QWeaknesses as a designer? A That I over-think everything.
QWhat have been your influences? A I'm influenced by all the new things that no has seen before. I want to be a leader in fashion.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A Either Nicki Minaj or Passion Pit.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A Silk gazar, lace, organza and leather.
QItem you`re most proud to have designed? A My "hand dress."
QFavorite designer(s)? A Frida Giannina (Gucci), Phoebe Philo (Celine) and Alber Elbaz (Lanvin)
QSketch or drape? A Love both! Depends on thought process.
QPatterns or solids? A Solids, but I'm open to patterns.
QFavorite colors? A Black, dark navy, gold, tans.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A Not making it.
QFashion must? A A great bag and pair of shoes is a must. Great investment.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A Clothes that don't fit and plastic flip-flops.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? A JNCO pants.
QFavorite style icon? A Mary-Kate Olsen or Carine Roitfeld.
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A A cocktail dress for a night out, probably a bold red or fuchsia.
QDream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? A Angelina Jolie. Something chic and black, probably a red carpet gown.
QFavorite super model muse? A Hilary Rhoda or Jessica Stam.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... A Christopher Palu New York.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... A A painter or tennis player.
QAny cultures/places you wish you could design for? A I would love to design costumes for Cirque du Soleil.
QDream place to set up your design business? A Paris, definitely!
QList of websites featuring your work? A wix.com/christopherpalu/fashiondesigner
QHow were you described as a kid? A Funny, outgoing, loud, obnoxious and very talented.
QHow are you described now? A Same! I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
QWhy are you easy or difficult to live with? A I'm super friendly and easygoing.
QFavorite hangout? A Movies, mall, restaurants, out for drinks.
QHobbies? A Tennis, painting, reading, shopping.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A "Black Swan," "Will & Grace," "Project Runway."
QFavorite books/authors? A Tina Fey`s "Bossypants," Chelsea Handler's "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea"
QFavorite websites? A Facebook, style.com, YouTube
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A iPhone.
QFast food or gourmet? A I try to eat healthy but always somehow end up at fast-food joints.
QCooking or takeout? A Takeout, but like to cook sometimes.
QFavorite food(s)? A French fries, risotto, pizza, steak, asparagus.
QBeer or wine? A Wine. I love a good cold glass of Moscato.
QGuiltiest pleasure? A Peanut butter brownies and ice cream.
QBiggest pet peeve? A People talking loudly on the phone in a quiet place, or just rude people in general.
QHow'd you end up auditioning for PR? A First time auditioning. My friend Naeemah sent me the application.
QFavorite PR designer? A Laura Bennett or Christian Siriano.
QChallenge you hope they bring back? A The light challenge with Pharrell from "All Stars." Or drag queen.
QChallenge you hope they don't bring back? A Prom!
QWhat's your take on team challenges? A So-so, because I hate how the blame for crappy work can be put on you as the team leader.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A Nice hair and a pretty face. Blonde or brown hair. Blue eyes.
QDo you think you can win PR? A Yes! Because my vision is crystal clear. I know what I need to do to win. I have what it takes to be the winner of Season 10. I have a lot of different looks, styles, techniques to bring to the table. I'm in it to win it, and no one can stop me!