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  • Alicia Hardesty from Project Runway Season 10
  • Andrea Katz from Project Runway Season 10
  • Beatrice Guapo from Project Runway Season 10
  • Buffi Jashanmal from Project Runway Season 10
  • Christopher Palu from Project Runway Season 10
  • Dmitry Sholokhov from Project Runway Season 10
  • Elena Slivnyak from Project Runway Season 10
  • Fabio Costa from Project Runway Season 10
  • Gunnar Deatherage from Project Runway Season 10
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Christopher Palu

24, Massapequa, NY
out

When did you realize you had designer potential?

Always liked designing but it became clear in high school that I loved it and needed to go to F.I.T.

First garment you ever made?

It has to either be my mummy Halloween costume from when I was 11 or a pair of fleece Spiderman PJ pants.

What's your design training/schooling?

Fashion Institute of Technology.

Have you won any awards?

My garment was showcased at F.I.T. in the John Galanos exhibit.

Strengths as a designer?

I'm very fast.

Weaknesses as a designer?

That I over-think everything.

What have been your influences?

I'm influenced by all the new things that no has seen before. I want to be a leader in fashion.

What's playing on your iPod while you design?

Either Nicki Minaj or Passion Pit.

Favorite material/fabric to work with?

Silk gazar, lace, organza and leather.

Item you`re most proud to have designed?

My "hand dress."

Favorite designer(s)?

Frida Giannina (Gucci), Phoebe Philo (Celine) and Alber Elbaz (Lanvin)

Sketch or drape?

Love both! Depends on thought process.

Patterns or solids?

Solids, but I'm open to patterns.

Favorite colors?

Black, dark navy, gold, tans.

Biggest fear as a designer?

Not making it.

Fashion must?

A great bag and pair of shoes is a must. Great investment.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Clothes that don't fit and plastic flip-flops.

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

JNCO pants.

Favorite style icon?

Mary-Kate Olsen or Carine Roitfeld.

How would you dress Michelle Obama?

A cocktail dress for a night out, probably a bold red or fuchsia.

Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her?

Angelina Jolie. Something chic and black, probably a red carpet gown.

Favorite super model muse?

Hilary Rhoda or Jessica Stam.

If you had to name your label, you'd call it...

Christopher Palu New York.

If you weren't designing, you'd be...

A painter or tennis player.

Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?

I would love to design costumes for Cirque du Soleil.

Dream place to set up your design business?

Paris, definitely!

List of websites featuring your work?

wix.com/christopherpalu/fashiondesigner

How were you described as a kid?

Funny, outgoing, loud, obnoxious and very talented.

How are you described now?

Same! I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Why are you easy or difficult to live with?

I'm super friendly and easygoing.

Favorite hangout?

Movies, mall, restaurants, out for drinks.

Hobbies?

Tennis, painting, reading, shopping.

Favorite films/TV shows?

"Black Swan," "Will & Grace," "Project Runway."

Favorite books/authors?

Tina Fey`s "Bossypants," Chelsea Handler's "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea"

Favorite websites?

Facebook, style.com, YouTube

iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?

iPhone.

Fast food or gourmet?

I try to eat healthy but always somehow end up at fast-food joints.

Cooking or takeout?

Takeout, but like to cook sometimes.

Favorite food(s)?

French fries, risotto, pizza, steak, asparagus.

Beer or wine?

Wine. I love a good cold glass of Moscato.

Guiltiest pleasure?

Peanut butter brownies and ice cream.

Biggest pet peeve?

People talking loudly on the phone in a quiet place, or just rude people in general.

How'd you end up auditioning for PR?

First time auditioning. My friend Naeemah sent me the application.

Favorite PR designer?

Laura Bennett or Christian Siriano.

Challenge you hope they bring back?

The light challenge with Pharrell from "All Stars." Or drag queen.

Challenge you hope they don't bring back?

Prom!

What's your take on team challenges?

So-so, because I hate how the blame for crappy work can be put on you as the team leader.

What do you look for in a model?

Nice hair and a pretty face. Blonde or brown hair. Blue eyes.

Do you think you can win PR?

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!