Meet the Project Runway Designers

Get to know the new designers of the eighth season of Project Runway!
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Get to know the Season 8 contestants, and predict who you think will win it all.
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Season 8 Contestants
Let the fashion fun begin! More designers than ever in Project Runway history are competing in this season's expanded 90-minute competition. Alongside host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn, and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia (Marie Claire's fashion director), click through and predict who will be in...and who will be saying "Auf Wiedersehen" each week!
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april johnston
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April Johnston
Age: 21
Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina
Current city: Savannah, Georgia
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aj thouvenot
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A.J. Thouvenot
Age: 26
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Current city: St. Charles, Missouri
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kristin haskins simms
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Kristin Haskins-Simms
Age: 38
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Current city: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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casanova
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Casanova
Age: 33
Hometown: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Current city: Astoria, New York
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gretchen jones
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Gretchen Jones
Age: 28
Hometown: Fairplay, Colorado
Current city: Portland, Oregon
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christopher collins
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Christopher Collins
Age: 30
Hometown: Encinitas, California
Current city: San Francisco, California
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andy south
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Andy South
Age: 23
Hometown: Waianae, Hawaii
Current city: Honolulu, Hawaii
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peach carr
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Peach Carr
Age: 50
Hometown: Winfield, Illinois
Current city: Lake Forest, Illinois
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michael drummond
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Michael Drummond
Age: 31
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Current city: St. Louis, Missouri
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ivy higa
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Ivy Higa
Age: 30
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea, and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Current city: New York City
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mondo guerra
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Mondo Guerra
Age: 32
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Current city: Denver, Colorado
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jason troisi
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Jason Troisi
Age: 33
Hometown: Greenwich, Connecticut
Current city: Greenwich, Connecticut
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valerie mayen
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Valerie Mayen
Age: 28
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Current city: Cleveland, Ohio
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mckell maddox
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McKell Maddox
Age: 29
Hometown: Brigham City, Utah
Current city: Layton, Utah
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nicholas daurizio
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Nicholas D'Aurizio
Age: 31
Hometown: Hackensack, New Jersey
Current city: New York City
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sarah trost
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Sarah Trost
Age: 27
Hometown: Frazier Park, California
Current city: Toluca Lake, California
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michael costello
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Michael Costello
Age: 27
Hometown: Los Angeles
Current city: Palm Desert, California
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