Meet the Season 10 Project Runway Designers

Get to know the contestants of the show's 10th anniversary season, and predict who you think will win it all.
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Season 10 Contestants

It's that time again … as in, time to make it work! Next month, on July 19 at 9 p.m. EST, the hit design competition show kicks off its 10th anniversary season with 16 designers alongside host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, who just so happens to be Marie Claire's fashion director. Let's get to know the competition!

Richard McLaren
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Beatrice Guapo
Age: 28
City: Marina Del Rey, California
Influences: modern, on-the-go women
Dream client: Mila Kunis
Favorite designers: Missoni, L'Wren Scott, Proenza Schouler
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Dmitry Sholokhov
Age: 33
City: New York City
Influences: architecture and graphic forms
Dream client: Tilda Swinton
Favorite designers: Alexander McQueen
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Alicia Hardesty
Age: 27
City: Brandenburg, Kentucky
Influences: androgyny and indigenous cultures
Dream client: Ellen DeGeneres
Favorite designers: Chanel, Ralph Lauren
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Kooan Kosuke
Age: 30
City: Jimeji, Japan
Influences: animals and nature
Dream client: Rihanna
Favorite designers: Kenzo, Jean Paul Gaultier
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Fabio Costa
Age: 29
City: Brooklyn, New York
Influences: on-the-street style
Dream client: Bjork
Favorite designers: Comme des Garcons, Maison Martin Margiela
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Sonjia Williams
Age: 27
City: Boston, Massachusetts
Influences: woven, upholstery fabrics
Dream client: Beyonce
Favorite designers: Christian Dior, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs
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Christopher Palu
Age: 24
City: Massapequa, New York
Influences: luxury
Dream client: Angelina Jolie
Favorite designers: Frida Giannini, Celine, Lanvin
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Buffi Jashanmal

Age: 31
City: Dubai
Influences: Ibiza clubbing scene and trailer trash
Dream client: Nicki Minaj
Favorite designers: Patricia Field, Carly Ellis, Brian Lichtenberg

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Andrea Katz
Age: 58
City: New York City
Influences: Japanese and Antwerp design
Dream client: Bjork
Favorite designers: Vera Wang, Prada, Maison Martin Margiela
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Gunnar Deatherage
Age: 22
City: Louisville, Kentucky
Influences: the 1940s and 1950s
Dream client: Florence Welch
Favorite designers: Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry
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Elena Slivnyak
Age: 28
City: San Francisco, California
Influences: futurism
Dream client: Lady Gaga
Favorite designers: Gareth Pugh, Alexander McQueen
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Ven Budhu
Age: 28
City: Kew Gardens, New York
Influences: architecture and orchids
Dream client: Jennifer Lopez
Favorite designers: Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors
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Lantie Foster
Age: 47
City: New York City
Influences: line, color and texture
Dream client: Natalie Portman
Favorite designers: Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Thierry Mugler
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Nathan Paul
Age: 33
City: New York City
Influences: music and the fluid movement of the human body
Dream client: Halle Berry
Favorite designers: Ralph Rucci
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Melissa Fleis
Age: 31
City: San Francisco, California
Influences: historical art movements
Dream client: Angelina Jolie
Favorite designers: Yohji Yamamoto, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens
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Raul Osorio
Age: 27
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Influences: romance and the Victorian period
Dream client: Victoria Beckham
Favorite designers: Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld
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