The winner of “Project Runway” Season 13 was named on Thursday, Oct. 23. Four designers went into the season finale of the hit Lifetime show … but only one came out with the “Project Runway” winner title and the long list of prizes.
After a lot of hard work, sweat, blood and tears, the final four contestants for Season 13 were Kini Zamora, Amanda Valentine, Sean Kelly and Charketa “Char” Glover. Each designer set out to wow the judges during New York Fashion Week with a 10 piece collection on a $9,000 budget. But unfortunately not everyone succeeded.
Kini had a rough start entering Part 2 of the finale. In Part 1 the judges were less than impressed with the three designs he showed off, and the 30-year-old from Kapolei, Hawaii was forced to start from scratch. Amanda was left pretty confident after Heidi praised her looks, but both Sean and Char were on unstable grounds after the judges told them to rework their designs.
Fortunately the group was given one last chance to raid Moody’s with 2 days left before New York Fashion Week. Each contestant was awarded an extra $300 … but did they end up using it wisely?
With “Shameless” star Emmy Rossum as a guest judge, the designers showed off their 10-piece collection that they put together in five weeks. Amanda’s collection was universally liked by all the judges, Her pieces included leather, cut outs, tribal prints and some statement jewelry. Char went with some bold colors and wild prints. Her models wore everything from floor-length dresses, a sweatshirt and a romper. Kini, who had to start from scratch, impressed the dresses with collection. The highlight was a stunning V-cut floor length gown. Sean debuted a white, black and orange collection – that included his love for fringe.
Each designer had some flaws. For Amanda, the judges didn’t like the “weird proportions” that some of her designs had. While Char’s pieces included something that every woman would wear, she was criticized for making her collection too simple. Kini was praised for being able to whip up a new collection after the Part 1 finale, but in the end the judges decided that Sean Kelly deserved the title of “Project Runway” winner for having the “freshest perspective” on the runway.
Sean Kelly not only won the title of “Project Runway” Season 13 winner. The 25-year—old from Brooklyn also won $100,000 from Red Robin to launch his business. On top pf that, Sean will also get a new design studio, a car from Lexus, a spread in Marie Claire magazine and a new home entertainment center. Sean won’t have to worry about expenses at his future runway shows because for the next year Mary Kay will provide makeup; ALDO will provide shoes and Best Western will set the designer up with travel accommodations around the world.
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