Kenley Collins studied marketing at the Florida State University. After graduation, she landed a sales job at Missy Wear in New York and was later promoted to a design position.
Kenley joined the cast of Project Runway season 5 where won only one challenge but lingered in the competition until the finale. Known for her '40s-inspired fashion style, she made outstanding clothes with fun vibrant colors. On the other hand, she was also known for her fiery attitude, which earned her negative feedback from fellow Project Runway contestants, viewers and even Tim Gunn. She ended up in third place but makes her reality TV comeback as part of Project Runway All Stars in 2012.