MICHELLE LESNIAK AND LUCY GARLAND JOIN THE WINNERS CIRCLE FOLLOWING AN EPIC NIGHT OF FINALES FOR PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS AND AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR ON LIFETIME
NEW YORK, NY (March 28, 2019) – Designer Michelle Lesniak has been named world champion of the catwalk on the seventh and final season of Project Runway All Stars, beating out past winners from the US and Internationally to take the final walk down the runway. Additionally, Lucy Garland has been named the next American Beauty Star, closing out season two of the Ashley Graham hosted beauty competition series.
In last night’s finale of Project Runway All Stars, Lesniak impressed judges Alyssa Milano, Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman and guest judge, actress Andrea Riseborough with her final collection, dubbed ‘Harvest Mood,’ full of personality filled designs inspired by her favorite album, Harvest Moon, from musician Neil Young. Lesniak beat out fellow designers Evan Biddell, Irina Shabayeva, and Dmitry Sholokhov to take home the win.
Guided by mentor and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider, season seven was fiercer than ever, with a roster of international designers made up entirely of former Project Runway winners from all over the globe. Having won season 11 of Project Runway, and making it to the finals on season four of All Stars, this is the second time the Portland fashion designer has taken home runway gold, earning her the most coveted title in Runway history.
The winner of Project Runway All Stars will receive a $100,000 grand prize to elevate their business and build their brand, along with sewing products furnished from Brother and other exciting prizes. Project Runway All Stars is a Spyglass Media Group and Bunim Murray Production for Lifetime.
Also last night, Lucy Garland was crowned the winner of American Beauty Star season two in an explosive LIVE finale filmed at New York City’s Manhattan Center Studios. Garland primped and primed her model to perfection, earning the most audience votes and beating out fellow finalists Axel Vasquez and Diana Osorio in the final challenge. Hosted and executive produced by international superstar model Ashley Graham with celebrity makeup artist Sir John returning as mentor, American Beauty Star season two featured 14 hair and makeup artists who competed in a series of intense challenges, from creating high-end editorial looks to the latest red carpet and runway-ready beauty trends. Each week, judges Christie Brinkley, Leah Wyar and Yu Tsai used their unique expertise to determine who would ultimately earn a coveted finalist spot in the finale.
The winner of American Beauty Star will receive over $100,000 in cash and prizes including a $50,000 contract as a Consulting Beauty Artist with Revlon, an editorial feature in Cosmopolitan magazine, an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to see the hit Broadway musical, “Waitress,” $10,000 worth of JTV jewelry and an opportunity to design their own signature collection of Zenni Eyewear.
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