via press release:
LIFETIME’S ALL-NEW FASHION COMPETITION SERIES
PROJECT RUNWAY JUNIOR
PREMIERES NOVEMBER 12
Season Includes Special Guest Appearances by
First Lady Michelle Obama and Bella Thorne
LOS ANGELES, CA – (September 9, 2015) – It’s time for a different set of school supplies – scissors, sewing machines and fabric! The new school year brings the freshman class of young designers in the inaugural season of Project Runway Junior (#ProjectRunwayJunior). This next generation of up-and-coming fashionistas, ages 13 to 17, will be mentored by Emmy® Award winner Tim Gunn who co-hosts alongside supermodel Hannah Davis. Kelly Osbourne, designer Christian Siriano and executive fashion editor at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine Aya Kanai, serve as judges to determine who will make the grade. Actress Bella Thorne joins panel as guest judge for the final challenge. Project Runway Junior premieres Thursday, November 12, at 9pm ET/PT.
The December 10th episode will feature a special video appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama to announce a challenge with Lands’ End that will support Let Girls Learn, a new whole-of-government Presidential Initiative, which includes a collaboration with the Peace Corps that helps adolescent girls around the world go to school and stay in school. The Project Runway Junior designers will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a design that will be used and sold on LandsEnd.com.
The Project Runway Junior designers are:
- Bridget, 16 – Brockton, MA
- Jaxson, 15 – Minneapolis, KS
- Jesse, 16 – Swampscott, MA
- Matt, 17 – Manhattan Beach, CA
- Maya, 13 – Maumee, OH
- Peytie, 15 – Carlsbad, CA
- Samantha, 16 – South Ozone Park, NY
- Sami, 16 – Westlake, CA
- Victoria, 17 – Westlake, OH
- Ysabel, 17 – Artesia, CA
- Zachary, 16 – Berkeley, CA
- Zach L, 15 – Louisville, KY
The winner of Project Runway Junior will receive a full scholarship to the prestigious FIDM in California, a complete home sewing and crafting studio provided by Brother, a feature in Seventeen Magazine and a $25,000 cash prize, to help launch their line.
Project Runway Junior is produced by The Weinstein Company, Sara Rea Productions and Full Picture. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Sara Rea, Tim Gunn and Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.