Meet the Project Runway Designers

Get to know the Season 9 contestants, and predict who you think will win it all.

project runway season 9 contestants
Get to know the Season 9 contestants, and predict who you think will win it all.
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project runway season 9 contestants
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Season 9 Contestants

It's that time again… As in, time to make it work! This Thursday at 9 p.m. EST, the hit design competition show kicks off its ninth season with 20 designers — the most in series history — alongside host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia (Marie Claire's fashion director). Let's get to know the competition!

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project runway season 9 laura kathleen
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Laura Kathleen
Age: 26
City: St. Louis, Missouri
Dream client: Marilyn Monroe
Favorite designers: Balenciaga, Narciso Rodriguez, Christopher Bailey
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project runway season 9 david chum
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David Chum
Age: 29
City: Boston, Massachusetts
Dream client: Daphne Guinness
Favorite designers: Alexander McQueen, Alber Elbaz, Christian Dior
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project runway season 9 anya ayoung chee
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Anya Ayoung Chee
Age: 29
City: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Dream client: Rihanna
Favorite designers: Haider Ackermann, Stella McCartney, Gareth Pugh
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project runway season 9 joshua christensen
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Joshua Christensen
Age: 29
City: Snohomish, Washington
Dream client: David Beckham
Favorite designers: Armani, Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey, Kean Etro
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project runway season 9 becky ross
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Becky Ross
Age: 38
City: Portland, Oregon
Favorite designers: Vivienne Westwood, Pringle of Scotland, Marni
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project runway season 9 cecilia motwani
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Cecilia Motwani
Age: 34
City: New York City
Dream client: Ellen DeGeneres
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project runway season 9 olivier green
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Olivier Green
Age: 22
City: New York City
Favorite designers: Prada, Alexander McQueen
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project runway season 9 kimberly goldson
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Kimberly Goldson
Age: 35
City: Brooklyn, New York
Dream client: Jennifer Hudson
Favorite designers: Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Christian Siriano
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project runway season 9 danielle everine
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Danielle Everine
Age: 26
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Favorite designers: Alexander McQueen
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project runway season 9 bert keeter
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Bert Keeter
Age: 57
City: Portland, Oregon
Dream client: Oprah Winfrey
Favorite designers: Akris, Chago, Erdem, Victoria Beckham
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project runway season 9 fallene wells
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Fallene Wells
Age: 29
City: Denver, Colorado
Dream client: Zooey Deschanel
Favorite designers: Anna Sui, Christian Dior
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project runway season 9 viktor luna
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Viktor Luna
Age: 30
City: New York City
Dream client: Bjork
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project runway season 9 anthony ryan auld
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Anthony Ryan Auld
Age: 28
City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Dream client: Angelina Jolie
Favorite designers: Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld
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project runway season 9 rafael cox
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Rafael Cox
Age: 27
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Dream client: Rihanna
Favorite designers: Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, Phillip Lim, Alber Elbaz
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project runway season 9 julie tierney
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Julie Tierney
Age: 35
City: Grand Junction, Colorado
Dream client: Chelsea Handler
Favorite designers: Pierre Cardin, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier
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project runway season 9 gunnar deatherage
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Gunnar Deatherage
Age: 21
City: Louisville, Kentucky
Dream client: Nicole Kidman
Favorite designer: Rodarte
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project runway season 9 amanda perna
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Amanda Perna
Age: 24
City: New York City
Dream client: Sandra Bullock
Favorite designers: Valentino, Alber Elbaz
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project runway season 9 bryce black
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Bryce Black
Age: 26
City: Portland, Oregon
Dream client: Lady Gaga
Favorite designers: Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Riccardo Tisci, Marc Jacobs
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project runway season 9 serena conceicao
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Serena da Conceicao
Age: 31
City: Brooklyn, New York
Dream client: Marion Cotillard
Favorite designers: Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Vionnet, Alexander McQueen
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project runway season 9 joshua mckinley
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Joshua McKinley
Age: 25
City: Sunnyside, New York
Dream client: Blake Lively
Favorite designers: Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor and Rolf, Gianni Versace
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