Meet the Runway Contestants You’ll Be Talking About!
Photo: Mitch Haaseth/BRAVO (7)
Can you hear the sewing machines firing up? Project Runway's fourth season is revving up! On the heels of the big premiere (Nov. 14, 10 p.m. ET, Bravo), PEOPLE chatted with seven of the most outrageous characters on the show–the we think you'll be buzzing about this season. –Rennie Dyball
Christian, 22Why will viewers be talking about you this season?I'm the youngest on the season. I don't have as much industry experience, but I think I have just as much design experience with high fashion working with the designers that I have. Maybe that's shocking.
Tell us about your hair.I have what is called a bi-level haircut. Basically one side is very, very short. I've had this particular little thing for about a year. Before that I had a Mohawk. I look back on it, it was so awful. It was really, really big and it looked like a big bird.
Rami, 31Have you ever heard that you look like Nigel Barker from America's Next Top Model?I've actually heard that somewhere. I don't think I look like him. I guess if two guys shave their heads, suddenly they look alike? Laughs But I will tell you it's a compliment because I think he's a good-looking man. I'll take it.
You've already dressed a number of A-list stars. Do you have a dream celebrity to outfit?Oh, without a doubt Cate Blanchett. First of all, she's very, very amazingly talented. She's a beautiful person and she constantly exudes glamour on the red carpet. In terms of a woman who expresses elegance in the way she dresses, she is definitely the right person for me.
Elisa, 42Fill in the sentence. I'd never be caught dead wearing . . .Something that was too tight. I don't believe in discomfort. I think that's really important. If you're thinking, like, bad clothes, then I'm most likely not to be caught dead in wool. I'm allergic to wool. I itch all over.
What makes you relatable and buzzworthy?I hope some population out there, young or old, that relates to feeling awkward and knows that if you just persevere, it really will be OK. It really will be all right.
Ricky, 35You have 13 siblings. That's pretty extraordinary.I don't know what it's like not to have six brothers and seven sisters. One bedroom was for the boys and one was for the girls. And when we were kids, the four little ones, we all slept in the living room on the floor with our parents. So, we'd put the blankets out; we made little sleeping arrangements. We all had our little spot on the living room floor.
How does that translate into the living arrangements in the Runway apartments?It was kind of perfect because for me. Sharing my space–I haven't done it in a long time. But it's like a bike. Once you do it, you know how to do it! Accommodate! So it worked great.
Check back tomorrow to meet the remaining three contestants!
Photo: Mitch Haaseth/BRAVO (7)
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