• Tim Gunn
  • Anya Ayoung-Chee
  • Mondo Guerra
  • Nick Verreos
  • Jen Rade
  • Rachel Roy
  • Zanna Roberts Rassi
  • Amy Sim from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Asha Daniels from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Blake Smith from Projec Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Brady Lange from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Camila Castillo from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Isabelle Donola from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Melissa Grimes from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Michelle Uberreste from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Natalia Fedner from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Nicholas Komor from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Oscar Garcia-Lopez from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Rey Ortiz from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Sam Donovan from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Shan Keith Oliver from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Stephanie Ohnmacht from Project Runway: Under the Gunn

Camila Castillo

Mentor: Mondo
47, Caracas, Venezuela
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Though based in Caracas, Camila is a New York City girl at heart—with her throaty Brooklyn accent and her edgy, eccentric outfits, she reads like a brassy-Debi-Mazar-circa-1992-meets-Bjork-at-a-sober-rave.

 

Born in NYC in 1967, Camila moved with her family to Venezuela as a pre-teen. She grew up surrounded by artists, and their conversations ultimately inspired her to go into fashion design. In her 20s, a strained relationship with her mother and a series of deaths in the family (her father, her grandmother and her first husband, all within a span of six months) sent Camila into a deep depression and a cycle of self-sabotage. She was addicted to pain killers for several years, but after undergoing rehab and a substantial amount of therapy, she has been clean and sober for over eight years. She's married again, to a man 15 years her junior, and has a seven-year-old son who is her biggest fan. Camila is determined to move her family out of Caracas (one of the most dangerous cities in the world) and pursue her dreams in NYC.