• 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

Stephanie Ohnmacht

Mentor: Nick
37, Denver, CO
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If "Under the Gunn" were a sit-com, Stephanie would be the star. An adorable control freak with perfectly coifed bangs, she tries to keep tabs on what people are buying, designing quirky, feminine clothes with an eye for unique patterns and geometric designs.

 

Stephanie was raised on a working farm by strong, goal-oriented women. Her best was never good enough, and her mother pushed her to always take first place. You'd never guess it from looking at her, but Stephanie was a 4-H queen. She started sewing at age seven—raising blue-ribbon sheep and auctioning them off to earn money for fabric—and was making party dresses and wool suits for 4-H competitions by the time she was 12. She went on to study business, but she took her sewing machine with her to college, empowering her classmates by teaching them how to make their own clothes. Stephanie hasn't applied since 2008, when Tim gave her a straight-up no, telling her she needed to learn to sew more quickly. She's been practicing like crazy, and is finally ready to compete!