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  • Gunnar Deatherage from Project Runway Season 10
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  • Raul Osorio from Project Runway Season 10
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Raul Osorio

27, Minneapolis, MN

When did you realize you had designer potential?

Five years ago when I decided to start making my own clothes.

First garment you ever made?

A vest, nothing special.

What's your design training/schooling?

I learned from my mom, but I also went to MCTC for a while.

Strengths as a designer?

Very good construction, excellent pattern-maker, and an executive taste.

What have been your influences?

I like to make statements. Anything that is powerful. Army, romance, Victorian.

What's playing on your iPod while you design?

Robyn, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Beyonce, of course.

Favorite material/fabric to work with?

Lace, chiffon.

Item you're most proud to have designed?

I make the best suits ever.

Favorite designer(s)?

Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld.

Sketch or drape?


Patterns or solids?


Favorite colors?

Black, gray.

Biggest fear as a designer?

I guess I don't ever want to stop being inspired by life.

Fashion must?

The perfect boots, especially ankle boots, hats, and a perfect leather jacket.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Busy T-shirts. Socks with sandals.

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

How would you dress Michelle Obama?

Beautiful suit and lace shirt.

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

Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Johnny Cash.

Favorite super model muse?

Naomi Campbell.

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

raul osorio.

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

Dancing. Stripping. Just kidding! I'm not sure.

Dream place to set up your design business?

NYC, Paris, Argentina.

List of websites featuring your work?


How were you described as a kid?

Shy, didn't talk much, but I used to burn things a lot.

How are you described now?

Very close and supportive.

Why are you easy or difficult to live with?

I'm not easy to live with. Most of my roommates hate me.

Favorite hangout?

Club Jager, Bryant Lake Bowl.


Dancing, hanging out with friends, going to art openings, shows. Very social.

Favorite films/TV shows?

"Toddlers and Tiaras," "Project Runway," "Grey's Anatomy," "Spartacus."

Favorite websites?

Stylelikeu, Jezebel.

On Twitter?

I don't like Twitter.

iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?


Fast food or gourmet?


Cooking or takeout?


Favorite food(s)?

Caribbean cuisine.

Beer or wine?


Biggest pet peeve?

I must get my beard trimmed every 4 days - otherwise I go crazy!

How'd you end up auditioning for PR?

I was invited to apply for the third year. This is my first time auditioning.

Favorite PR designer?

Christian Siriano.

Challenge you hope they don't bring back?

Red carpet.

What's your take on team challenges?

I don't like them. I like to work under my own terms.

What do you look for in a model?

Features, hair, strong walks, nice eyebrows and long beautiful hair.

Do you think you can win PR?

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.