Hot List: Project Runway - Nina Garcia
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Nina Garcia is the ideal symbol of elegance and style. Her passion and determination to succeed in the fashion world is an awe-inspiring story, which serves as an inspiration to people of all ages. Although she is already considered as a fashion guru, she continues to explore and learn up-to-date trends while maintaining grace and classiness in her craft. Her role as a fashion authority merges with her life mission to tap fashion markets of New York, Paris and Milan. Apart from her artistic mind, she is also highly capable of speaking Spanish and French. Although she did not dwell in becoming a supermodel, she still maintains a model-like figure and presence. At present, she stars on the reality show Project Runway.

Born in Columbia, South Africa, Nina Garcia started her career in the fashion industry in the early 1990s, working in the public relations department for Perry Ellis and Marc Jacobs. She became an assistant stylist and market editor at Maribella Magazine. Later, she landed a spot in Elle magazine and worked her way up to Fashion Director in 2000.

As a judge on the competitive reality show Project Runway, Garcia gives the contestants a taste of her keen fashion sense, which gives sophistication and class to the program. Although she appears meticulous and stern, many designer contestants deem her creative insights as an inspiring and motivating factor to improve their craft and creations.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

(Photos Courtesy of Yahoo)