January 10, 2013 Kannie Yu LaPack
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PROJECT RUNWAY REVEALS 16 ALL NEW DESIGNERS FOR SERIES FIRST-EVER TEAMS EDITION, PREMIERING THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

New Twitter Sweepstakes with Cash Prizes Allows Fans to Play Along with Each episode in "Project Runway Runway Recall"

New York, NY (January 10, 2013) – A team is only as strong as its weakest link…but only ONE Project Runway designer can be the winner, so who will play nice and who won’t this season? As 16 talented designers from across the country arrive to The Big Apple, they will have to prove they can create, construct and collaborate their way to Fashion Week for Project Runway Season 11 -Teams Edition, premiering Thursday, January 24, at 9pm on Lifetime.   In the premiere episode, the designers will use New York as their inspiration to create their garments but discover working in teams for the entire season will challenge their patience and creativity.  The designers will have to watch their backs while keeping their eyes on the prize as they work together to impress Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and featured judge Zac Posen and guest judge, Season 4 Project Runway winner Christian Siriano.

The Project Runway, Season 11 designers are:

  • Amanda Valentine, 31 - Hometown: Lincoln, NE; Resides in Nashville, TN  
  • Benjamin Mach, 35 - Hometown: Sydney, Australia; Resides in London, England
  • Cindy Marlatt, 59 - Hometown: Kent, WA; Resides in Kent, WA
  • Daniel Esquivel, 48 - Hometown: Austin, TX; Resides in Austin, TX
  • Emily Pollard, 24 - Hometown: Richfield, OH; Resides in Falls Church, VA
  • James Martinez, 29 - Hometown: Dallas, TX; Resides in Dallas, TX
  • Joseph Aaron Segal, 30 - Hometown: Framingham, MA; Resides in Providence, RI
  • Katelyn Pankoke, 23 - Hometown: Parkland, FL; Resides in Chicago, IL
  • Layana Aguilar, 28 - Hometown: Valadares, Brazil; Resides in New York, NY
  • Mat Arthur, 30 - Hometown: Hammond, LA; Resides in New Orleans, LA
  • Michelle Lesniak Franklin, 34 - Hometown: Portland, OR; Resides in Portland, OR
  • Patricia Michaels, 46 - Hometown: Taos, NM; Resides in Taos, NM
  • Richard Hallmarq, 40 - Hometown: Sacramento, CA; Resides in Sacramento, CA
  • Samantha Black, 28 - Hometown: Bronx, NY/ Fairfield, CT; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
  • Stanley Hudson, 45- Hometown: Pomona, CA; Resides in West Hollywood, CA
  • Tu Nakchat, 26 - Hometown: Chacheangsao, Thailand; Resides in Springfield, VA

Fans can prove they’ve been paying attention by playing along each week with the brand new “Project Runway Runway Recall” on mylifetime.com.  Twitter users can login to their accounts and follow @ProjectRunway to play along each week and attempt to correctly identify three details from the latest episode.  Every board played is an entry into a weekly sweepstakes for a prize of $1,000 and every winning board is an entry to win a grand prize of $10,000.  Fans will be able to play up to ten times each week. Viewers will also be able to watch full episodes, clips, movies and more of their shows with the new Lifetime app for iPad.

This season’s victorious designer will receive $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris to start his/her own apparel line in addition to a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create his/her own vision and run his/her business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor. The model paired with the winner of Project Runway will also appear in the designer's Marie Claire editorial feature and receive $25,000 from L'Oréal Paris EverStyle.

 

ABOUT PROJECT RUNWAY


Hosted by Emmy® Award winner, supermodel and fashion connoisseur Heidi Klum, the hit Emmy®-nominated series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eyes of mentor and co-host Emmy® Award winner Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen.
 
Project Runway is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, Full Picture Entertainment and Heidi Klum Company.  Executive producers include Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea, Heidi Klum, Jane Cha , Desiree Gruber, Bob Weinstein, Patrick Reardon, Barbara Schneeweiss,  Mary Donahue and David Hillman.  Gil Goldschein and Teri Weideman serve as co-executive producers. Tim Gunn serves as a producer. 

ABOUT LIFETIME

Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families.  In 2012, as a result of its aggressive triple threat programming strategy doubling its amount of original programming spanning scripted dramas, reality series and movies, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years.  Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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