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Meet the Project Runway Season 8 Designers (Updated)

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We'll have more info soon so you can prejudge them to your hearts' content, but for now, you can do a little pre-prejudging.


Ivy Higa
Age: 30
Hometown: New York, NY
Profession: Fashion designer
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs, Consuelo Castiglioni, Stella McCartney, Issey Miyake


Peach Carr
Age: 50
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
Profession: Freelance designer
Favorite Designer: Valentino, McQueen and Balenciaga


April Johnston
Age: 21
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Profession: Just graduated from college
Favorite Designer: Alexander McQueen, John Galliano


Michael Drummond
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Valerie Mayen
Age: 29
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Profession: Fashion designer, educator, illustrator
Favorite Designer: Rudi Gernreich, Stefano Pilati, Leanne Marshall


A. J. Thouvenot
Age: 26
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Profession: Designer for TrashBiscuit
Favorite Designer: Heatherette, Jeremy Scott, John Galliano


Mondo Guerra
Age: 32
Hometown: Denver, CO
Profession: Freelance designer
Favorite Designer: Paco Rabanne, Schiaparelli, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Edith Head


Nicholas D'Aurizio
Age: 32
Hometown: New York, NY
Profession: Handbag designer
Favorite Designer: Yeohlee, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada


Casanova
Age: 33
Hometown: Astoria, NY
Profession: Fashion designer
Favorite Designer: John Galliano


McKell Maddox
Age: 29
Hometown: Layton, UT
Profession: Fashion designer
Favorite Designer: Coco Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier


Gretchen Jones
Age: 28
Hometown: Portland, OR
Profession: Designer/director of MothLove
Favorite Designer: Vena Cava, Halston, Rachel Comey, Chloe, Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno


Andy South
Age: 23
Hometown: Waipahu, HI
Profession: Freelance designer, and personal assistant to another designer.
Favorite Designer: Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano


Michael Costello
Age: 27
Hometown: Palm Springs, CA
Profession: Fashion designer
Favorite Designer: Elie Saab, Tom Ford, Valentino, Donatella Versace, Basil Soda


Sarah Trost
Age: 27
Hometown: Toluca Lake, CA
Profession: Costume designer
Favorite Designer: Adrian, Nudie Cohn, Bill Belew, Gaultier, Schiaparelli, old-school Dior


Christopher Collins
Age: 30
Hometown: San Francisco , CA
Profession: Fashion designer
Favorite Designer: Dior and Lanvin


Jason Troisi
Age: 33
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Profession: Landscape designer (glorified lawn cutter)
Favorite Designer: Can I say myself?


Kristin Haskins Simms
Age: 39
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Profession: Apparel designer, freelance graphic designer and adjunct professor in graphic design
Favorite Designer: Ann Demeuelemeester


For more info on the designers go to mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway.


[Photo Credit:Barbara Nitke/myLifetime.com]

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