Season 14 Premieres August 6 at 9/8c
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  • Amanda Valentine from Project Runway Season 13
  • Angela Sum from Project Runway Season 13
  • Carrie Sleutskaya from Project Runway Season 13
  • Char Glover from Project Runway Season 13
  • Emily Payne from Project Runway Season 13
  • Emmanuel Tobias from Project Runway Season 13
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  • Hernan Lander from Project Runway Season 13
  • Jefferson Musanda from Project Runway Season 13
  • Kini Zamora from Project Runway Season 13
  • Korina Emmerich from Project Runway Season 13
  • Kristine Guico from Project Runway Season 13
  • Mitchell Perry from Project Runway Season 13
  • Nzinga Knight from Project Runway Season 13
  • Samantha Plasencia from Project Runway Season 13
  • Sandhya Garg from Project Runway Season 13
  • Sean Kelly from Project Runway Season 13
  • Tim Navarro from Project Runway Season 13

Samantha Plasencia

27, San Antonio, TX
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Describe your family.

Quiet family.

Current occupation?

Visual display.

Past jobs?

Retail management.

Pets?

Sebastian the French bulldog.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

I was always creative at a young age.

First garment you ever made?

An ugly pink three-tier skirt with a black zipper.

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?

University of the incarnate word-basic sewing.

Strengths as a designer?

Separates.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Evening.

What are your influences?

I get inspired by everything.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Placebo, Emery, rock music.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Sateen, leather, chiffon.

Item you're most proud of designing?

Origami dress.

Favorite designer(s)?

Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen.

Sketch or drape? 

Sketch.

Patterns or solids?

Solid.

Favorite colors?

Black, white, greys.

Biggest fear as a designer?

None.

Fashion must?

Styling.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Cross print.

Favorite style icon?

Rihanna.

What would you design for the First Lady?

Nice dress and capelet.

Celebrity you wish you could design for?

Any celebrity is okay with me. What I would design would be based on the person.

Favorite supermodel muse?

Kate Moss.

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

A vet.

Dream place to set up your business?

London.

Websites that feature your work?

Samanthaplasencia.com, facebook.com/Samantha.plasenciadesign, modelmayhem.com/samdesigning4u

How were you described as a kid?

Goofy.

How are you described by your family and friends?

Goofy, funny.

Why do you think you're easy to live with?

I'm easygoing. I don't like opened shower curtains.

Favorite hangout?

Hole-in-the-wall bar.

Hobbies?

Skating, origami.

Favorite movies and TV shows?

"Bloodsport," "White Chicks," "Family Guy," "American Dad."

Favorite websites?

Style.com.

Your Twitter handle:

@samplasencia

iPhone/Android/Blackberry?

iPhone.

Fast food or gourmet?

Fast food.

Cooking or takeout?

Cooking.

Favorite foods?

Pizza, fideo, chicken, steak. 

Beer or wine?

Wine.

Guiltiest pleasure?

Dark chocolate.

Biggest pet peeve?

Opened shower curtains.

How did you end up auditioning for PR?

This is my third time trying out.

Challenge you hope they don't?

Red carpet.

Your take on team challenges:

I'm okay with them, just nervous about who it will be.

What do you look for in a model?

Models help tell the story and overall look.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

It's anyone's game, I just have to be sure to push through each challenge.