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Age 27, Minneapolis, MN - Out Episode 5
What the fans are saying about PROJECT RUNWAY
Q&A Raul's Take
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A Five years ago when I decided to start making my own clothes.
QFirst garment you ever made? A A vest, nothing special.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A I learned from my mom, but I also went to MCTC for a while.
QStrengths as a designer? A Very good construction, excellent pattern-maker, and an executive taste.
QWhat have been your influences? A I like to make statements. Anything that is powerful. Army, romance, Victorian.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A Robyn, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Beyonce, of course.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A Lace, chiffon.
QItem you're most proud to have designed? A I make the best suits ever.
QFavorite designer(s)? A Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld.
QSketch or drape? A Sketch.
QPatterns or solids? A Solids.
QFavorite colors? A Black, gray.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A I guess I don't ever want to stop being inspired by life.
QFashion must? A The perfect boots, especially ankle boots, hats, and a perfect leather jacket.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A Busy T-shirts. Socks with sandals.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? A
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A A beautiful suit and lace shirt.
QDream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? A Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Johnny Cash.
QFavorite super model muse? A Naomi Campbell.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... A raul osorio.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... A Dancing. Stripping. Just kidding! I'm not sure.
QDream place to set up your design business? A NYC, Paris, Argentina.
QList of websites featuring your work? A raulosorio.com.
QHow were you described as a kid? A Shy, didn't talk much, but I used to burn things a lot.
QHow are you described now? A Very close and supportive.
QWhy are you easy or difficult to live with? A I'm not easy to live with. Most of my roommates hate me.
QFavorite hangout? A Club Jager, Bryant Lake Bowl.
QHobbies? A Dancing, hanging out with friends, going to art openings, shows. Very social.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A "Toddlers and Tiaras," "Project Runway," "Grey's Anatomy," "Spartacus."
QFavorite websites? A Stylelikeu, Jezebel.
QOn Twitter? A I don't like Twitter.
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A Android.
QFast food or gourmet? A Gourmet.
QCooking or takeout? A Takeout.
QFavorite food(s)? A Caribbean cuisine.
QBeer or wine? A Wine.
QBiggest pet peeve? A I must get my beard trimmed every 4 days - otherwise I go crazy!
QHow'd you end up auditioning for PR? A I was invited to apply for the third year. This is my first time auditioning.
QFavorite PR designer? A Christian Siriano.
QChallenge you hope they don't bring back? A Red carpet.
QWhat's your take on team challenges? A I don't like them. I like to work under my own terms.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A Features, hair, strong walks, nice eyebrows and long beautiful hair.
QDo you think you can win PR? A I could win because I am very talented and I have a great sense of style. I am also a fast sewer and I'm just the best.