Project Runway: Where Are They Now?

As a new season starts, catch up with Austin, Chloe, Jay and six other favorites from the Emmy-nominated show. By Serena Kappes and Julia Wang with Jenny Sundel

WENDY PEPPER

Season 1
Pepper, the long-shot designer mom from Middleburg, Va., whom everyone loved to hate, says the show "was a transformative experience." Shortly after Runway's wrap, she shed 40 lbs. and gave her own auf wiedersehen to her husband of five years, woodworker Robert Downing. Now 41, she's designing clothes for private clients and has since appeared on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown and last August's Battle of the Network Reality Stars.