I'll admit, after a disappointing America's Next Top Model All-Stars season, I'm sort of reluctant to this idea. However, I do admit I'm excited about seeing some of my favorite designers return for a new chance to win, especially since the prize package is bigger than ever before. Prizes include an exclusive designer’s boutique in select Neiman Marcus stores and on NeimanMarcus.com, $100,000 dollars in technology and office space to help grow their business from HP and Intel, $100,000 cash from L’Oreal Paris, a feature spread in Marie Claire, for which he or she will serve as a guest editor for one year, and a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother International.
With such high stakes I can't wait to see the designers battling it out for first place! But who are the designers that'll return? Here's the list:
Kenley Collins ( Brooklyn , NY ) – Season Five, Second Runner-up
Michael Costello ( Palm Springs , CA ) – Season Eight, Fourth Place
Gordana Gehlhausen ( San Diego , CA ) – Season Six, Fourth Place
Mondo Guerra ( Denver , CO ) – Season Eight, Runner-up
Mila Hermanovski ( Los Angeles , CA ) – Season Seven, Second Runner-up
Kara Janx ( New York , NY ) – Season Two, Fourth Place
Elisa Jimenez ( New York , NY ) – Season Four, 10th Place
April Johnston ( Savannah , GA ) – Season Eight, Fifth Place
Rami Kashou ( Los Angeles , CA ) – Season Four, Runner-up
Austin Scarlett ( New York , NY ) – Season One, Fourth Place
Jerell Scott ( New York , NY ) – Season Five, Fourth Place
Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn ( Pasadena , CA ) – Season Four, Fifth Place
Anthony Williams ( Atlanta , GA ) – Season Seven, Fifth Place
I'll admit, I've always been Kenley's number one fan, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed, hoping she'll be in the competition for as long as possible. Like I've said before, some of the biggest personalities in the show's history will be back this season, and for sure the talent level will be pretty high! I know I'll be watching the series premiere, which airs on Lifetime on January 5th.
However, while the designers will be back, some people will not. For the first time ever, the show will not be hosted by Heidi Klum, none of the usual judges will be back this season and neither will Tim Gunn.
This season will be hosted by supermodel Angela Lindvall, and the judging panel will be composed ofIsaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. The designer's new mentor will be Marie Claire's Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles.
So, what are you thinking about all of these changes? I'm sure things will be quite different this season! What are the designers you're looking forward to seeing, and are there any others you wished would've come back?
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