Meet The ‘Project Runway’ Season 8 Contestants


On Tuesday we got our first look at the first promo video released for the upcoming 8th season of Project Runway (which begins airing on Lifetime on July 29). Today we get our first look at the cast of 17 contestants who will compete this season for the big PR prize. Say hello to the first 9 contestants:

The cast this year looks like it’s gonna skew a little younger. There are a lot of designers in their 20s, which means they will likely bring the drama to the work room. It’s easy to see from these new faces how they might remind us of past contestants but until we see them in action, we really can’t judge them with any accuracy … but it’s fun to try anyways. After the jump, meet the rest of the Project Runway Season 8 contestants …

I’m not sure if I really have any faves just yet but I kinda LOVE that the 50 year old contestants name is Peach. I wouldn’t mind rooting for a Peach. Go, Peach, Go! Okay … I’m ready … bring on the new eps of Project Runway already :)


  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    Um is it me or is Gretchen Jones lying about her age…WOW!

  • debho

    I wondered that too…

  • Lacey

    I am so excited for the new PR! I tend to watch the old seasons over and over again until the new one comes on, but that will be a long time since I’m in Canada. But super excited nonetheless!

  • Andi

    that casanova guy looks like a real turd…

  • Alyse

    That A.J boy is a cutie! I hope he turns out to be a good designer

  • Krissy

    Love the show, can’t wait for it to start again! It seems like I have been waiting ages for PR and Mad Men.

  • ssshhh

    michael d. is one of my friends and he is soooo incredibly funny and amazing! AJ is from stl as well and his clothes suck….good luck to MD!!!!!!!!!

  • Ramon

    @Mr. Gyllenhaal, that’s the first thing I thought. 28? Um, I don’t think so. Maybe it’s a typo.

  • Brenden

    I went to high school with Christopher Collins. He’s an amazing designer and a real sweetheart. Can’t wait to watch this season!

  • trav

    Gretchen will probably win if the PDX area trend continues…. nice to see she’s actually from PDX instead of Vancover, WA (nicknames Vancouver Oregon since it’s the north suburb) like seth aron.

  • Anna

    Casanova? Really?! Ugh

  • I think Michael Costello is good

  • Michael costello

    Gretchen is 28
    she’s a great designer