Project Runway: Meet the Cast of Season 4
Project Runway: Meet the Cast of Season 4
This week, Project Runway announced the date for the premiere of the fourth season.

But wait! There's more!

They've also released the names and bios for the fifteen contestants who will be creating both the fashion and the drama on this new season. Tim Gunn has already announced his opinion about this season's cast, saying, “It is the most talented group of designers [yet], in terms of point of view and execution."

So who makes up this talented group?

It's a well-educated group, with many of the Project Runway designers having degrees in design or related fields. The youngest contestant is 21, and the oldest is 46, and named, intriguingly, Sweet P.

We'll be looking at each Project Runway contestant on a more in-depth basis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but in the meantime, here are some basic details so you can start to pick you favorites early.

Carmen Webber
AGE: 37
HOMETOWN: Charlotte, NC
EDUCATION: Architecture at Savannah College of Art & Design
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Tracy Reece, Epperson and Byron Lars
FASHION MUST: A fantastic shawl or scarf that can be worn in many different ways-

Chris March
AGE: 44
HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA
EDUCATION: Self-taught
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Dior
FASHION MUST: Bright-colored anything

Christian Siriano
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Annapolis, MD
EDUCATION: Baltimore School For The Arts and The American Intercontinental University, London
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: McQueen and Westwood
FASHION MUST: Amazing jacket or blazer

Elisa Jimenez
AGE: 42
HOMETOWN: El Paso, TX
EDUCATION: Master of Fine Arts in Combined Media with an emphasis on sculpture, performance and installation from the University of Arizona, Tucson
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Erte, Jean Cocteau, Madame Gris, Zaldy, Norma Kamali
FASHION MUST: A great pair of boots

Jack Mackenroth
AGE: 38
HOMETOWN: Seattle, WA
EDUCATION: University of California at Berkeley with a double degree in Fine Arts and Sociology and Parsons School of design
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen (For Men)
FASHION MUST: A sugar daddy

Jillian Lewis
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Long Island, NY
EDUCATION: Parsons School of Design
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balanciaga and Azzedine Alaia
FASHION MUST: A sweater dress (ideally with pockets hidden in the side seams) worn with opaque colored tights

Kevin Christiana
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Fairfield, NJ
EDUCATION: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier
FASHION MUST: Cool vintage boots

Christina "Kit" Scarbo
AGE: 26
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA
EDUCATION: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York and Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing, Italy
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Viktor & Rolf
FASHION MUST: Balenciaga fringed scarf

Marion Lee, a 39-year-old from Tyler, TX
AGE: 39
HOMETOWN: Tyler, TX
EDUCATION: Parsons School of Design, New York
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Viktor & Rolf and Hussein Chalayan
FASHION MUST: Thin stretch suspenders

Rami Kashou
AGE: 31
HOMETOWN: Ramallah, Jerusalem
EDUCATION: Brooks College in California
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Alexander McQueen, Victor & Rolf, Olivier Theyskens
FASHION MUST: A hot pair of leather boots

Ricky Lizalde
AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Escondido, CA
EDUCATION: California State University, Long Beach
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Prada
FASHION MUST: Gloves

Simone LeBlanc
AGE: 32
HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA
EDUCATION: Parsons School of Design, Paris
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Dries Van Noten
FASHION MUST: Organic wool and cashmere

Steven Rosengard
AGE: 30
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL
EDUCATION: Chicago's Columbia College
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Yves St. Laurent
FASHION MUST: A cardinal red trench coat

Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn
AGE: 46
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA
EDUCATION: Los Angeles Trade Technical College
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Prada, John Galliano, Marni, Chloe, Phillip Lim, Balenciaga
FASHION MUST: A dress

Victorya Hong
AGE: 34
HOMETOWN: Seoul, Korea
EDUCATION: University of Chicago
FAVORITE DESIGNERS: Ghesquiere, Elbaz, Marc Jacobs
FASHION MUST: Patent leather ankle boots & colorful tights


- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Sources: Bravo, Reality TV World
(Image courtesy of Bravo)

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