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* ''All-Stars Scpecial'': Daniel Vosovic, Korto Momolu, Chris March, Sweet P, Mychael Knight, Uli Herzner, Santino Rice, Jeffrey Sebelia
* ''All-Stars Season 1'': Austin Scarlett, Kara Janx, Elisa Jimenez, Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn, Rami Kashou, Jerell Scott, Kenley Collins, Gordana Gehlhausen, Anthony Williams, Mila Hermanovski, April Johnston, Michael Costello, Mondo Guerra.
* ''All-Stars Season 2'': Wendy Pepper, Andrae Gonzalo, Kayne Gillaspie, Uli Herzner, Stephen "Suede" Baum, Althea Harper, Emilio Sosa, Peach Carr, Carlos Casanova, Ivy Higa, Laura Kathleen Planck, Joshua [=McKinley=], Anthony Ryan.
* ''All-Stars Season 3'': Ari South, Daniel Esquivel, Melissa Fleis, Mychael Knight, Jeffrey Sebelia, Irina Shabayeva, Viktor Luna, Christopher Palu, Elena Slivnyak, Korto Momolu, Seth Aaron Henderson
* ''All-Stars Season 4'': Chris March, Jay Sario, Fabio Costa, Gunnar Deatherage, Dmitry Sholokhov, Sonjia Williams, Kate Pankoke, Samantha Black, Benjamin Mach, Michelle Lesniak, Patricia Michaels, Justin [=LeBlanc=], Alexandria von Bromssen, Helen Castillo
* ''All-Stars Season 5'': Daniel Franco, Stella Zotis, Valerie Mayen, Layana Aguilar, Alexander Pope, Ken Laurence, Dom Streater, Fäde zu Grau, Mitchell Perry, Emily Payne, Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora, Asha Daniels, Sam Donovan.


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* ''All-Stars Scpecial'': Daniel Scpecial'' -- A one-hour special aired before Season 8.
-->Daniel
Vosovic, Korto Momolu, Chris March, Sweet P, Mychael Knight, Uli Herzner, Santino Rice, Jeffrey Sebelia
* ''All-Stars Season 1'': 1''
-->
Austin Scarlett, Kara Janx, Elisa Jimenez, Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn, Rami Kashou, Jerell Scott, Kenley Collins, Gordana Gehlhausen, Anthony Williams, Mila Hermanovski, April Johnston, Michael Costello, Mondo Guerra.
* ''All-Stars Season 2'': 2''
-->
Wendy Pepper, Andrae Gonzalo, Kayne Gillaspie, Uli Herzner, Stephen "Suede" Baum, Althea Harper, Emilio Sosa, Peach Carr, Carlos Casanova, Ivy Higa, Laura Kathleen Planck, Joshua [=McKinley=], Anthony Ryan.
* ''All-Stars Season 3'': 3''
-->
Ari South, Daniel Esquivel, Melissa Fleis, Mychael Knight, Jeffrey Sebelia, Irina Shabayeva, Viktor Luna, Christopher Palu, Elena Slivnyak, Korto Momolu, Seth Aaron Henderson
* ''All-Stars Season 4'': 4''
-->
Chris March, Jay Sario, Fabio Costa, Gunnar Deatherage, Dmitry Sholokhov, Sonjia Williams, Kate Pankoke, Samantha Black, Benjamin Mach, Michelle Lesniak, Patricia Michaels, Justin [=LeBlanc=], Alexandria von Bromssen, Helen Castillo
* ''All-Stars Season 5'': 5''
-->
Daniel Franco, Stella Zotis, Valerie Mayen, Layana Aguilar, Alexander Pope, Ken Laurence, Dom Streater, Fäde zu Grau, Mitchell Perry, Emily Payne, Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora, Asha Daniels, Sam Donovan.

24th May '16 11:43:59 PM Mochitachan
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* ''All-Stars Season 2'': Wendy Pepper, Andrae Gonzalo, Kayne Gillaspie, Uli Herzner, Stephen "Suede" Baum, Althea Harper, Emilio Sosa, Peach Carr, Carlos Casanova, Ivy Higa, Laura Kathleen Planck, Joshua McKinley, Anthony Ryan.

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* ''All-Stars Season 2'': Wendy Pepper, Andrae Gonzalo, Kayne Gillaspie, Uli Herzner, Stephen "Suede" Baum, Althea Harper, Emilio Sosa, Peach Carr, Carlos Casanova, Ivy Higa, Laura Kathleen Planck, Joshua McKinley, [=McKinley=], Anthony Ryan.



* ''All-Stars Season 4'': Chris March, Jay Sario, Fabio Costa, Gunnar Deatherage, Dmitry Sholokhov, Sonjia Williams, Kate Pankoke, Samantha Black, Benjamin Mach, Michelle Lesniak, Patricia Michaels, Justin LeBlanc, Alexandria von Bromssen, Helen Castillo

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* ''All-Stars Season 4'': Chris March, Jay Sario, Fabio Costa, Gunnar Deatherage, Dmitry Sholokhov, Sonjia Williams, Kate Pankoke, Samantha Black, Benjamin Mach, Michelle Lesniak, Patricia Michaels, Justin LeBlanc, [=LeBlanc=], Alexandria von Bromssen, Helen Castillo
24th May '16 10:51:43 PM Mochitachan
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24th May '16 10:47:31 PM Mochitachan
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* '''Under The Gunn''': This SpinOff was hosted by Tim Gunn, which apparently also counted for ''All-Stars'' as well.
-->Eliminated: Melissa Grimes, Rey Ortiz, Amy Sim
-->''Team Nick'': Isabelle Donola, Stephanie Ohnmacht, Natalia Fedner, Oscar Lopez
-->''Team Anya'': Nicholas Komor, Brady Lange, Blake Smith, Shan Keith
-->''Team Mondo'': Camila Castillo, Michelle Uberreste, Asha Daniels, Sam Donovan





[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]



[[folder:All-Stars]]
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!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* {{Bromance}}: With Michael Costello--a holdover from their time together on Season 8.
* CampGay
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won the game many thought he deserved a year ago.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* BittersweetEnding
* CampGay
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDandy: A running joke is that he's really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
--> ''"I don't know about Anthony... but I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season. He came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend."
* PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same with Austin.
* NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She was mostly safe due to the fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend, and everyone referred to her as [[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms and pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.
* NiceGuy
* ShockingElimination
* StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)
* CampGay
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was in the Top 4 in the first special All-Stars, she was the second eliminated this season.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins the entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the fact that he was the only finalist who wasn't in the top 3 in his original season.
* NiceGuy
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.

!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)
* FunnyForeigner
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most when he found out Wendy was in the show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making a toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like the original season, Josh connected well with his client, being this was also his only win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with his season-mate Anthony Ryan. He also tries to tell Laura Kathleen not to let the others get to her when she expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
* TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he was in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in the bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's the only female contestant wearing hotpants for the promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined to redeem herself from the {{Jerkass}} path from season 8.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Laura Kathleen (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it was in her season. And the other designers resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most of them are struggling to get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)
* CampGay
* FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside of beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that are not in that category turn into this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the 5th to be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even the other designers have trouble figuring out where he's coming from.
* GirlyRun
* {{Keet}}
* MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German and "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede. The others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably, and admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that this is a TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember back then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first to go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)
* CampGay
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd with the most Top 3 in the season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped off at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have been to the Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd, again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. She placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her season. Then subverted as she was the third eliminated with all her looks being in the bottom.
* PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
* BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:All-Stars 4]]
! Chris March (Season 4)
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

! Jay Sario (Season 7)

! Fabio Costa (Season 10)

! Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

! Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right before the finale in her season, she wins multiple challenges and makes it all the way to the end in this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when Dmitry takes the season once again.]]

! Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* TheAce: Won his season, and though it took him 8 episodes to actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been in the bottom two. He made it into the finale with a dress that more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: It's no shock that he walks away with the prize for the second time.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

! Samantha Black (Season 11)

! Benjamin March (Season 11)

! Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close with Helen after the show, especially when she said that they were roommates

! Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She makes it to the finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to Dmitry in the end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

! Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Had never won a challenge in his original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the second episode's challenge!

! Alexandria von Brossem (Season 12)

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\n\n[[folder:All-Stars Special]]\nThis All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.\n!Daniel Vosovic:\n! All-Star Contestants
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey
''All-Stars Scpecial'': Daniel Vosovic, Korto Momolu, Chris March, Sweet P, Mychael Knight, Uli Herzner, Santino Rice, Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]



[[folder:All-Stars]]
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!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* {{Bromance}}: With
''All-Stars Season 1'': Austin Scarlett, Kara Janx, Elisa Jimenez, Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn, Rami Kashou, Jerell Scott, Kenley Collins, Gordana Gehlhausen, Anthony Williams, Mila Hermanovski, April Johnston, Michael Costello--a holdover from their time together on Costello, Mondo Guerra.
* ''All-Stars
Season 8.
* CampGay
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won the game many thought he deserved a year ago.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* BittersweetEnding
* CampGay
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDandy: A running joke is that he's really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
--> ''"I don't know about Anthony... but I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season. He came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend."
* PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same with Austin.
* NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She was mostly safe due to the fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend, and everyone referred to her as [[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms and pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.
* NiceGuy
* ShockingElimination
* StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)
* CampGay
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was in the Top 4 in the first special All-Stars, she was the second eliminated this season.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins the entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the fact that he was the only finalist who wasn't in the top 3 in his original season.
* NiceGuy
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.

!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)
* FunnyForeigner
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most when he found out
2'': Wendy was in the show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making a toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like the original season, Josh connected well with his client, being this was also his only win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with his season-mate Anthony Ryan. He also tries to tell
Pepper, Andrae Gonzalo, Kayne Gillaspie, Uli Herzner, Stephen "Suede" Baum, Althea Harper, Emilio Sosa, Peach Carr, Carlos Casanova, Ivy Higa, Laura Kathleen not to let the others get to her when she expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
Planck, Joshua McKinley, Anthony Ryan.
* TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he was in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in the bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's the only female contestant wearing hotpants for the promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined to redeem herself from the {{Jerkass}} path from season 8.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Laura Kathleen (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it was in her season. And the other designers resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most of them are struggling to get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)
* CampGay
* FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside of beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that are not in that category turn into this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the 5th to be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even the other designers have trouble figuring out where he's coming from.
* GirlyRun
* {{Keet}}
* MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German and "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede. The others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably, and admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that this is a TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember back then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first to go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)
* CampGay
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd with the most Top 3 in the season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped off at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have been to the Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd, again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. She placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her season. Then subverted as she was the third eliminated with all her looks being in the bottom.
* PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Seth
''All-Stars Season 3'': Ari South, Daniel Esquivel, Melissa Fleis, Mychael Knight, Jeffrey Sebelia, Irina Shabayeva, Viktor Luna, Christopher Palu, Elena Slivnyak, Korto Momolu, Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
Henderson
* BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:All-Stars 4]]
!
''All-Stars Season 4'': Chris March (Season 4)
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

!
March, Jay Sario (Season 7)

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Sario, Fabio Costa (Season 10)

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Costa, Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

!
Deatherage, Dmitry Sholokhov, Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right before the finale in her season, she wins multiple challenges and makes it all the way to the end in this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when Dmitry takes the season once again.]]

! Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* TheAce: Won his season, and though it took him 8 episodes to actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been in the bottom two. He made it into the finale with a dress that more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: It's no shock that he walks away with the prize for the second time.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

!
Williams, Kate Pankoke, Samantha Black (Season 11)

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Black, Benjamin March (Season 11)

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Mach, Michelle Lesniak, Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close with Helen after the show, especially when she said that they were roommates

! Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She makes it to the finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to Dmitry in the end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

!
Michaels, Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Had never won a challenge in his original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the second episode's challenge!

!
LeBlanc, Alexandria von Brossem (Season 12)

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Bromssen, Helen Castillo
* ''All-Stars Season 5'': Daniel Franco, Stella Zotis, Valerie Mayen, Layana Aguilar, Alexander Pope, Ken Laurence, Dom Streater, Fäde zu Grau, Mitchell Perry, Emily Payne, Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora, Asha Daniels, Sam Donovan.


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[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

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[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

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* '''[[ProjectRunwayJudges Main Seasons]]'''
--> Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, Zac Posen.
* '''[[ProjectRunwayAllStarsJudges All Stars]]'''
--> Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman, Angela Lindvall (Season 1), Carolyn Murphy (Season 2), Alyssa Milano (Seasons 3-5), Joanna Coles (Seasons 1-2), Zanna Roberts Rassi (Seasons 3-5)



!Heidi Klum
* BenevolentBoss
* BigGood
* BoringButPractical: Compared to other judges, she focuses on the wearability on the fashion design.
* BuxomIsBetter: Expected as a former Victoria's Secret model. However, it's also usually her first criticism at garment construction.
* CatchPhrase:
** "One day you're IN, the next day you're OUT"
** "Auf Wiedersehen" to the eliminated designers.
* CoolTeacher
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* FunnyForeigner: She also has her funny moments as a host, as a judge and when talking directly to a designer.
* GratuitousGerman: Besides her catchphrases, in season 3 Heidi asked Uli's mom about her dress in German.
* HappilyMarried: Until 2012.
* TheHost
* MalaProper: Season 2 reunion: "Sold out like ''beagles''", instead of "hotcakes". She herself lampshades it.
--> '''Heidi:''' "What do I know, I'm German"
** She later misremembers the idiom as "selling like pancakes," and is visibly nonplussed at the subtle difference.
** In season 12 she also asks the final five designers if they can see "the sausage dangling in front of [their] noses" and when Tim points out it's actually a "carrot" she again says she's German and likes sausages better.
* TheMentor: She was this for the models in the "Models of the Runway" segment for seasons 6 and 7.
* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: She goes out of her way to make it clear that she is not partaking in the champagne the contestants usually enjoy during the parties, since she's often pregnant.
* RedBaron: The Body.
* StatuesqueStunner
* SternTeacher: When she needs to be.
* TeamMom

!Tim Gunn
* AFatherToHisMen
* AscendedExtra: Though he's never been what you might consider an extra, he was originally hired just as an offscreen consultant to the show until the producers noticed how well he got along with the designers and decided to have him appear on screen. And in season 12 he sits on the judging panel, giving the judges insight into the process behind a design, and has a "Tim Gunn Save" he can use to save an eliminated designer if he feels the judges have erred in their choice.
* {{Asexual}}: Though he defines his [[http://www.asexuality.org/wiki/index.php?title=Romantic_orientation romantic orientation]] as "homoromantic", Tim Gunn is a self-identified Asexual. He hasn't been in a relationship since the early 1980s and says he has no interest in being in another one.
* BreakoutCharacter
* CatchPhrase: "Make it work".
* CelibateHero
* CityMouse: During Andy's home-visit, Tim shrieks at the sight of catfish.
* ClassicalTongue: Season 3 reunion rolled a footage of Tim's refined language in action, which required dictionary quotation at the designer's blank faces. Words included: "Mitigating", "Faux-bois", "Consternation", "Sturm and Drang", "Caucus" and many others.
** Sometimes goes into SophisticatedAsHell when interacting in the workroom with some of the designers, immediately laughing.
* CoolOldGuy
* CooldownHug: He's in charge of giving this to the stressed designers.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He's doing quite well now, but he attempted suicide when he was a teenager and spent several years at a residential psychiatric treatment center, and at one point feared he might have HIV after his then-partner revealed that he was infected and had been sleeping around behind his back, which led to their breakup.
* TheFashionista: He's the mentor, after all.
* HaremNanny: OK, so it's not exactly a Harem, and at that, it's a mixed one, but still, he definitely has the personality of one...
* IndyPloy: Invoked by Tim Gunn to the contestants. Hence, [[CatchPhrase make it work]].
* {{Mentors}}
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: "Well since leaving you only a few hours ago I had an altercation with a set of subway stairs, a trip to the emergency room, and four stitches. But I'm here for you!" Says Tim in his usual Tim Gunn cheerfulness with three deep cuts on his face.
* NiceGuy
* OnlySaneMan
* PapaWolf: Stated that he feels like the final 5-10 designers are like his kids, and he hates hearing them get torn apart by the judges.
* SharpDressedMan: To the point the most "outdoor" he could get was a camouflage-printed suit.
* SilverFox: He was named one of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2006.
* SpinOff: He had a short-lived makeover fashion show called "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style", where he helped women to dress better. Unlike other makeover shows, Tim actually helped the women to feel better about their sizes by dressing accordingly. Also heads the spin off ''Under The Gunn'' which involves other designers mentoring each other.
* SternTeacher
* StoicSpectacles
* StraightGay
* TeamDad
* WhatTheHellHero: He's in charge of calling out designers who fall in this.

!Michael Kors
* AccentuateTheNegative: Tends toward hilarious descriptions such as "she looks like a pole dancer in Dubai" or "this looks like a Handi-Wipe gone wrong".
* BigNo: Michael Kors have a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN-alKAkX0M&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 particularly memorable one]], which while not too loud on the volume front, definitely had the emphasis of one.
* CampGay
* CoolTeacher: In season 1, all the designers agreed that he was the most fair of the judges and his critiques were mostly dead-on.
* CynicalMentor
* DeadpanSnarker
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Michael Kors catch-all phrase for any particularly raunchy outfit. Sometimes couched in a film reference, as in "She looks like Creator/ShirleyMacLaine in ''Irma La Douce''".
* LimitedWardrobe: He always dresses the same: Black jacket, black t-shirt and jeans. Sometimes he varies it wearing white pants.
* MadLibsCatchPhrase: He's fond of describing bad outfits with some variation of "She looks like a [mother of the bride/stripper/nun/waitress/AlwaysFemale occupation] on her way to a [funeral/disco/wedding/other event] in [geographic location]."
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted, since Kors was born in 1959 and married his longtime partner in 2011 after New York State legalized gay marriage.
* NotSoStoic: In the Season 4 reunion special, a footage is shown where Michael just looses it when one of the models made a pelvic thrust and he couldn't stop laughing at all. Even Nina cracked when watching him.
* PutOnABus: He's no longer in the judges panel starting season 11.
** TheBusCameBack: He shows up to judge the designers' final collections.
** CommutingOnABus: Returns briefly as a judge for the season 12 athletic wear challenge.
* SternTeacher: Equally as snarky.

!Nina Garcia
* AccentuateTheNegative: Is prone to this, but without the humour.
* TheCameo: She appeared in one episode of UglyBetty with Christian Siriano after season 4 was over.
* FanNickname: Fans on the street even called Nina once "Meana Garzilla".
* TheFashionista: Required since she's a fashion editor.
* GratuitousSpanish: In season 8, Nina translated in perfect Spanish a question for Casanova.
* OneJudgeToRuleThemAll: Ostensibly averted, but Nina Garcia is widely regarded as the key to the judging panel.
* OnlySaneWoman: She has to argue with crack decisions and stubborn designers.
* SternTeacher: To the point many designers are afraid of her, and consequently whenever she praises a designer's look that designer's face is almost guaranteed to light up.

!Zac Posen
* CampGay
* ChekhovsGunman: He guested a few times in past seasons.
* TheDandy
* TheFashionista
* HeroesLoveDogs

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[[/folder]]








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\n\n\n\n* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason9 Season 9]]'''[[note]]Anya Ayoung-Chee, Joshua [=McKinley=], Viktor Luna, Kimberly Goldson, Bert Keeter, Olivier Green, Anthony Ryan Auld, Laura Kathleen, Bryce Black, Cecilia Motwani, Joshua Christensen, Rafael Cox, Fallene Wells, Julie Tierney, Danielle Everine, Becky Ross[[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason10 Season 10]]'''[[note]]Alicia Hardesty, Andrea Katz, Beatrice Guapo, Buffi Jashanmal, Christopher Palu, Dmitry Sholokhov, Elena Slivnyak, Fabio Costa, Gunnar Deatherage, Kooan Kosuke, Lantie Foster, Melissa Fleis, Nathan Paul, Raul Osorio, Sonjia Williams, Ven Budhu[[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason11 Season 11]]'''[[note]]Amanda Valentine, Benjamin March, Cindy Marlatt, Daniel Esquivel, Emily Pollard, James Martinez, Joseph Aaron Segal, Kate Pankoke, Layana Aguilar, Matthew Arthur, Michelle Lesniak Franklin, Patricia Michaels, Richard Hallmarq, Samantha Black, Stanley Hudson, Tu Suthiwat Nakchat[[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason12 Season 12]]'''[[note]]Alexander Pope, Alexandria von Bromssen, Angela Bacskocky, Dom Streater, Helen Castillo, Jeremy Brandrick, Justin [=LeBlanc=], Kahindo Mateene, Karen Batts, Ken Laurence, Miranda Kay Levy, Sandro Masmanidi, Sue Waller, Timothy Westbrook, Kate Pankoke[[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason13 Season 13]]'''[[note]]Alexander Knox, Angela Sum, Carrie Sleutskaya, Charketa "Char" Glover, Emily Payne, Fäde Zu Grau, Hernan Lander, Jefferson Musanda, Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora, Korina Emmerich, Kristine Guico, Mitchell Perry, Samantha Plasencia, Sandhya Garg, Sean Kelly, Amanda Valentine[[/note]]





[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.



[[folder:Season 9]]

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[[folder:Season 9]]
[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]



[[folder:All-Stars]]




!Anya Ayoung-Chee
* HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008, and launched 2 clothing lines prior to competing.
* MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't intentional on her part, she got ''a lot'' of help in the workroom (Laura helped her sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* NiceGirl: Despite accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person. [[invoked]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had a very narrow point of view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to everyone else, which is probably why she was well liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear was flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.

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\n!Anya Ayoung-Chee\n!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008, and launched 2 clothing lines prior to competing.
* MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't intentional on her part, she got ''a lot'' of help in the workroom (Laura helped her sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* NiceGirl: Despite accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person. [[invoked]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees
{{Bromance}}: With Michael Costello--a holdover from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had a very narrow point of view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to everyone else, which is probably why she was well liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear was flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.
their time together on Season 8.



* DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at the slightest criticism.
* GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula all the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit with "Go back to central casting!"
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a drama queen towards team challenges, he was very nice and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: His rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to the other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the only one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna
* AlwaysSecondBest

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* DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won
the slightest criticism.
* GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula all the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit with "Go back to central casting!"
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a drama queen towards team challenges,
game many thought he was very nice and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
deserved a year ago.
* ItsAllAboutMe
StoicSpectacles
* JerkAss
TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: His rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to the other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the only one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna
* AlwaysSecondBest
BittersweetEnding



* CatchPhrase: "Oh my [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]!"
* CrackDefeat / ShockingElimination: To clarify this: He lost to [[{{Jerkass}} JOSH]] AND [[TeachersPet ANYA]].
* FantasticTimeManagement: His skills and details were so great that he got the trophy for "The Best Time Management" of the Season.
* MistakenNationality: More than one recapper assumed Viktor Luna was from somewhere in Eastern Europe (perhaps due to the spelling of his first name?). He was born in Mexico.
* TooCleverByHalf: He was the most consistent and perfectionist of the contestants, and yet he only won two challenges (one of them being a shared win with [[ControlFreak Josh]]).

!Kimberly Goldson
* OnlySaneWoman: She was one of the few who didn' stir up any drama.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShesGotLegs
* StatuesqueStunner

!Bert Keeter
* CoolOldGuy: At the beginning and right after he grew out of his {{Jerkass}} phase.
** Also Heidi was clearly rooting for him during the run of the show.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* GenreSavvy: In the 70s inspired challenge, Bert was the only one who ''did live'' during that era, so he was among the Top 3 along with Viktor (who did have research experience) and Anya.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bert talks about getting "a job" at Studio 54.
-->'''Laura:''' Is that where you got your Halston job?
-->'''Bert:''' No, I got it in a balcony, third row.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Olivier. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Had his moments of both.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. He's the first middle-aged gay contestant in the show.
* HeelFaceTurn: Arguably occurred once he began to open up to his fellow competitors.
* WorthyOpponent: Despite disastrously antagonistic team challenges with Anthony Ryan and Viktor, he has cited them as good designers who deserved to benefit from their exposure on the show.

!Olivier Green



* TheDandy: A running joke is that he's really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
--> ''"I don't know about Anthony... but I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season. He came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend."
* PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same with Austin.
* NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She was mostly safe due to the fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend, and everyone referred to her as [[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms and pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.
* NiceGuy
* ShockingElimination
* StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)



* TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got the trophy of "The Worst Time Management" in the extra episode of the season.
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known a "Real Women" challenge was bound to happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments about how his designs should only be worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't seem to realize what was wrong with anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* SignatureStyle: All of his designs in the competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised a lot his color taste during the competition.

to:

* TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got the trophy of "The Worst Time Management" in the extra
EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode of the season.
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known a "Real Women" challenge was bound to happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments about how his designs should only be worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't seem to realize what was wrong with anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* SignatureStyle: All of his designs in the competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised a lot his color taste during the competition.
5.



* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was in the Top 4 in the first special All-Stars, she was the second eliminated this season.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins the entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the fact that he was the only finalist who wasn't in the top 3 in his original season.
* NiceGuy



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order to spare Anya $11 when she lost her money. She won the challenge and had her garment sold online; he was eliminated.
* TwoFirstNames

!Laura Kathleen
* BreakTheHaughty: She was one of the designers who started as the most confident, only to gradually doing average work.
* {{Jerkass}}
** HiddenHeartOfGold
* RichBitch

!Bryce Black
* {{Adorkable}}

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!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)
* FunnyForeigner
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most when he found out Wendy was in the show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making a toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like the original season, Josh connected well with his client, being this was also his only win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with his season-mate
Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order Ryan. He also tries to spare Anya $11 tell Laura Kathleen not to let the others get to her when she lost her money. She won the challenge and had her garment sold online; expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
* TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as
he was eliminated.
in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* TwoFirstNames

MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in the bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's the only female contestant wearing hotpants for the promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined to redeem herself from the {{Jerkass}} path from season 8.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Laura Kathleen
Kathleen (season 9)
* BreakTheHaughty: She MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it
was one of in her season. And the other designers who started as the resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most confident, only of them are struggling to gradually doing average work.
* {{Jerkass}}
get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** HiddenHeartOfGold
TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* RichBitch

!Bryce Black
AlliterativeName
* {{Adorkable}}{{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)



* NiceGuy
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Cecilia Motwani
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She had a lot of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given that Julie was the only one in the workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much threw the towel and left the show.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: After placing in the bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the show.

!Joshua Christensen
* CampStraight
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in his audition video that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got eliminated and brought back by Olivier and Viktor.
* NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor and Olivier wanted to have him on his team.
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox

to:

* NiceGuy
FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his chubby child-self.
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Cecilia Motwani
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She had a lot
ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that Julie was the only one are not in the workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much threw the towel and left the show.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: After placing in the bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the show.

!Joshua Christensen
* CampStraight
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in his audition video
that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
category turn into this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got eliminated Subverted, he's the 5th to be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even the other designers have trouble figuring out where he's coming from.
* GirlyRun
* {{Keet}}
* MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German
and brought "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede. The others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably, and admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that this is a TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember
back by Olivier and Viktor.
then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor and Olivier wanted NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first
to have him on his team.
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox
go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)



* FatalFlaw: He didn't design with his scarf (the most interesting fabric from his attire, since all his other pieces were plain white and grey) from the beginning, since he didn't want to take it off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig from Season 2, he should have known to use his scarf right away, instead of leaving it for last.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Fallene Wells
* FieryRedhead: She was very quirky as well.
* NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In her audition tape, she makes a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom at home is barely furnished, she needs the prize money and she was still in good mood after being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle: Many of her entries were chiffon blouses, to which the judges got very tired of.
* TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
* ExtremeDoormat: To the point she let Josh boss her around and had to redo a skirt three times just to please him.
* RaisedCatholic: Or rather "Raised in a very strict Christian cult", where they didn't let her have an Art oriented carreer.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is blonde with blue strikes.

to:

* FatalFlaw: He didn't design MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd
with his scarf (the the most interesting fabric from his attire, since all his other pieces were plain white and grey) from Top 3 in the beginning, since he didn't want to take it season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped
off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig from Season 2, he
at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have known been to use his scarf right away, instead of leaving it for last.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As
the first eliminated.

!Fallene Wells
Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* FieryRedhead: [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd, again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time.
She was very quirky as well.
placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In
MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her audition tape, she makes a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom at home is barely furnished, she needs the prize money and
season. Then subverted as she was still in good mood after the third eliminated with all her looks being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle: Many of her entries were chiffon blouses, to which
in the judges got very tired of.
bottom.
* TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* ExtremeDoormat: To [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the point she let Josh boss her around original season 3, but placed and had to redo a skirt three times just to please him.
* RaisedCatholic: Or rather "Raised
was eliminated in a very strict Christian cult", where they didn't let her have an Art oriented carreer.
the All-Stars especial.

!Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is blonde with blue strikes.
BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:Season 10]]

to:

[[folder:Season 10]][[folder:All-Stars 4]]
! Chris March (Season 4)
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

! Jay Sario (Season 7)

! Fabio Costa (Season 10)

! Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

! Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right before the finale in her season, she wins multiple challenges and makes it all the way to the end in this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when Dmitry takes the season once again.]]

! Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* TheAce: Won his season, and though it took him 8 episodes to actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been in the bottom two. He made it into the finale with a dress that more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: It's no shock that he walks away with the prize for the second time.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

! Samantha Black (Season 11)

! Benjamin March (Season 11)

! Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close with Helen after the show, especially when she said that they were roommates

! Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She makes it to the finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to Dmitry in the end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

! Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Had never won a challenge in his original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the second episode's challenge!

! Alexandria von Brossem (Season 12)




!Alicia Hardesty
* AuthorAppeal: Her design style is for Tomboy girls, consisting mostly in jumpers and overalls.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted, unlike Zulema from Season 2, who the producers edited out all the scenes where Zulema talked about her wife. Alicia openly gave a tour to her house in her demo reel and presented her girlfriend to the viewers.
* OnlySaneWoman: In episode 8, trapped between Dmitry and Elena, who ''despise'' each other and take every opportunity to snipe. Alicia pays for the drama.
* {{Tomboy}}: Even her entire style is based in jumpers for tomboy girls.

!Andrea Katz
* CoolOldLady
* CoolTeacher: She is a professor in a University. Subverted, since Christopher started with expectations of her being this, until she ended up not taking the challenges seriously.
* CrazyCatLady: By her own admission.
* MeaningfulName: See above.
* NonGameplayElimination
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She's revealed to have left the competition in the middle of the night without telling anyone

! Beatrice Guapo
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

! Buffi Jashanmal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the nick "Buffi the Taste Slayer".
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: She herself admits it's her style
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: At least tries to get along with everyone despite snark aimed at her, and is a genuinely sweet person in real life.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink with leopard spots on one side.

! Christopher Palu
* BigotVsBigot: He and Gunnar.
* BrokenPedestal: At first he was thrilled to work with Andrea, who he considered a CoolTeacher at first, but by the end of the Lexus challenge he was close to crying.
* DramaQueen / FragileFlower: He looked like crying most of the time.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tends to talk about every drama on the show by how it affects him and how everything happening revolves around himself.
* JawDrop: He has A LOT of these when paired up with Andrea, still shocked of how not seriously she was taking the whole challenge.
--> '''Christopher''': ''(ConfessionCam, imitating Andrea)'' Hahaha, I f*cked up again, hahaha. ''(big JawDrop)''
* MenDontCry: Subverted, he's close to flat out crying for almost all of the third episode while he's on the runway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction to Andrea leaving the competition in the middle of the night, and believes that it's because of what he said to the judges about her.

!Dmitry Sholokhov
* AmbiguouslyBi: Maybe? He seems to show interest in men on occasion, but he also makes comments about "the way [Heidi] moves". He never makes any spoken indication of what he is or is not attracted to, so who knows.
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels / MalaProper / BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Referring to Ven as a "one-way monkey" when he meant to say "one-trick pony."
* OnlySaneMan: Of Team 6 in episode 5. Repeatedly cuts through screeching fits in an attempt to keep the team on track.
* RealMenWearPink: Before becoming a designer, he was a professional dancer. Also, he occasionally wears pink.
* TheStoic: Comes with the territory being from Belarus.
** NotSoStoic: Loses it a bit when forced to work with Elena, and again when he gets a video from his father in Belarus.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He was distraught that his father wouldn't be able to watch his collection because he was in Belarus.

!Elena Slivnyak
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: After a particularly meltdown-filled episode, Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her [[Music/CypressHill "Insane in the Ukraine."]]
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Dmitry and Buffi.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Possibly. We see a softer side with her client in episode 6, and with her mother in episode 9.
* [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]
* NervousWreck
* NoSocialSkills
* RaisedByWolves: Several other competitors theorize this about her.
* TheStoic: Which makes it all the more interesting when she's put with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buffi for a challenge.
** NotSoStoic: As seen in Episode 5 and onward.

!Fabio Costa
* DumpsterDive: He mentions in his demo reel that he doesn't shop for groceries. He just goes to the market's back alley and takes the discarded cans, defining himself as a "Freegan".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Or at least past the judges and Tim Gunn, during the print challenge. He cheerfully let the audience know his print was about ''penises and vaginas''.
* NiceGuy
* NiceHat: In the tour of his apartment we see his collection of hats, and he says he wears hats almost every day.
* RealMenWearPink: Wears what are essentially dresses several times, leading to Michael Kors joking during the real women challenge that it took a boy in a dress to get his female client to wear a dress, and at one point wears a crown of pink flowers.
** He's also the only one who had any idea of how to deal with the babies in episode 11, and says that when he first came to New York did a lot of babysitting, much to the other contestants amusement.
* StraightGay: Although it alternated with CampGay every once in a while.

!Gunnar Deatherage
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Yes, that's really his name.
* BigotVsBigot: He and Christopher.
* BrokenBird: Tried to pull this card for the print challenge, saying the "birds" represented his bullied childhood. Judges eliminated him anyway.
* '''CampGay'''
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In Season 9, he had his hair longer and brown. By this season he dyed half his hair blond, got a new haircut and grew out more his neckbeard.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has one half of his bangs dyed blond while the other is his natural color.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his earlier behavior, episode 6 shows that he honestly cares about his client and builds a great relationship with her.
** He also went out of his way to be nice to Ven's client Terri, according to Terri herself.
* {{Keet}}: To the point of making Season 9's Anthony Ryan look calm in comparison.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He got selected again after being eliminated in the pre-selection in season 9.
* NiceGuy: At least that was his image during the Season 9 selection. He was one of the four first to go home before the first challenge, and accepted the desition very gracefully. This contrast led the viewers to see him like he...
** TookALevelInJerkass: Right at the very first episode of Season 10, he started to act more bitchy. Some people suggest that he was playing it for the camera.
** TookALevelInKindness: He zigzagged with the above, since he ocassionally showed he could still be nice.
* SmugSnake: Initially acted like this until around episode 6.

!Kooan Kosuke
* BreakTheCutie: Started out as a Genki Boy, but his put in the Bottom 3 broke his competitive spirit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The standout of this season.
* FunnyAfro
* FunnyForeigner
* {{Keet}}: To the point that when he stops acting this way [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it makes other people worry]].
* NonGameplayElimination: Opted to leave the competition of his own accord.

!Lantie Foster
* FantasticTimeManagement: heavily averted during the second challenge. She begins her (heavily ambitious) project, but ditches it partway through which leads to....
* TooDumbToLive: It's by now well known that any designers who go for cloth-like fabrics in the unconventional materials challenge are painting a target on their backs for the judges, so what does she do? Make a dress that's almost entirely made out of fabric with a few pieces of candy thrown on for posterity. Not helping her case was the fact that a few other contestants used clothlike materials but made a heck of a lot more effort than she did and were saved by their innovation and efforts to actually make something wearable and (in most cases) fashionable from candy[[note]]Buffi made the top, Dimitri made the hand-beaded skirt and Andrea had a candy dot apron[[[/note]]. The judges were not amused and she was unsurprisingly auf'd.

!Melissa Fleis
* AuthorAppeal: Most of his pieces are black, and when she uses color, are traditional goth ones (deep blue, purples and red)
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo named her "[[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Ashley-Kate]]"
* PerkyGoth: Most of her designs and wardrobe is black, but her personality is generally upbeat.

!Nathan Paul
* BlackAndNerdy
* TheGenericGuy
* NiceGuy: Mostly seems to just go about his business in the background and avoid personal drama.

!Raul Osorio
* FanNickname: "Eddie Munster", because of his exaggerated widow's peak. Invoked by Elena, who also disparagingly referred to him by this name, suggesting at least one of his peers was on the same wavelength.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he returned to the competition, he was constantly complaining during the team challenge and bickering with Elena.
** During his second elimination, after giving everyone a goodbye, he outright insulted Elena and said to her "I hate you".
* {{Hypocrite}}: During the team challenge, he complained about how everyone in the group was being selfish, while ''he himself was only worried about saving his own ass and punch the others before they did it to him''.
* NeverMyFault: In both his eliminations he refused to recognize he didn't do great during the competition and left saying the show wasn't his thing.
* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Gets brought back into the competition after Andrea and Kooan leave, and while he wasn't eliminated that week he was the following week.
* SoreLoser: The first time around, he said his elimination was a mistake by the judges. By his second elimination, althought he thanked the judges for the opportunity, he insulted Elena and said to the ConfessionCam that the show wasn't his thing anyway.

!Sonjia Williams
* TheCutie
* OnlySaneMan: When forced to work with Christopher and Gunnar, who despise each other. Recappers Tom & Lorenzo theorized that she took them aside and read them their rights, which kept the drama from boiling over.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Literally, and her audition tape shows that she dyed it recently.
** Blue also seemed to come up quite a bit for her in the competition (among her garments, she made a blue baby outfit and used blue lollies for her candy dress)

!Ven Budhu
* TheAce: Pulls off the nigh-impossible feat of winning '''two''' challenges in a row.
** BrokenAce: ... only to very nearly get eliminated in episode 6, and even closer in episode 9, with him finally being eliminated for real in Episode 10.
* AuthorAppeal: By his own admission, really likes the color red, as the tour of his apartment shows.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When he works with a plus size client in episode 6, he completely fails to grasp that he shouldn't be saying things that remind her of her size, like mentioning that he doesn't have a belt in the right size.
* HumiliationConga: From episode 6 onwards things go downhill very fast.
* ManipulativeEditing: Venomously claimed that his controversial behavior in season 10 episode 6, in which he called his client "plus-size" and "big" and eventually leading her to tears, was subject to this. Tim Gunn, [[InvertedTrope on the other hand]], claims what the audience saw of Ven was the "nice version" of his atrocious behavior.
* {{Jerkass}}: In episode 6, Ven constantly complained about his client's figure. The other designers were horrified.
** NeverMyFault: Even after the show, Ven still tweeted how the show set him up with that client, showing he didn't learn anything.
* NoSocialSkills / LackOfEmpathy: See above, since he honestly doesn't seem to get why his behavior is a problem. In fact, his complete failure to communicate with his client very nearly gets him eliminated.
* SignatureStyle: The judges remark that it's very easy to spot his pieces, and he winds up using the same technique so often that Heidi explicitly warns him that if he uses it again he'll probably get eliminated.
** It should be noted that many of his pieces were sleeveless and/or strapless, and contains rose patterns in some way.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: One of the rare emotional moments from him is when his sister visits the room, along with the other designers' relatives, and Ven shed some tears of joy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 11]]

!Amanda Valentine
* CoattailRidingRelative: Something she desperately wants to avoid. Her brother James is a member of {{Maroon 5}} but she wants to be successful on her own right.
* NiceGirl
* PluckyGirl: She was in a good mood most of the time, even when she was the weak link in most of the challenges.

!Benjamin March
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Was in an abusive relationship prior to the series, and still has issues because of it.

!Cindy Marlatt
* CantCatchUp: She was notably overshadowed in skill and designs, given that many of the competitors were experienced fashion designers, while she originally came from a Mortuary House and had been into fashion design for a short time recently.
* TeamMom: she was the oldest of the cast.

!Daniel Esquivel
* BadassMustache: His mustache is one of the first things the other designers comment on when they meet him.
* CampGay
* TheDandy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Due to being bullied at school, Daniel used to be an alcoholic and drug addict.
* MessyHair: During Tim's home visit he's sporting curly hair that would make Creator/TimBurton jealous. Usually it's straightened and slicked down.
* TwoferTokenMinority: He refers to himself as being both Latino and gay and how this affected him growing up. However given the makeup of the show and his season's cast in particular he's far from being in the minority.

!Emily Pollard
* BreakTheHaughty: Starts off the first episode telling the other designers to watch out, she'll be the winner, etc., only for things to go south very quickly once the competition actually starts. [[spoiler:And to cap it off she's the first one out]].
* ImprobableAge: She's one of the youngest designers at 24. Only Kate, who's 23, is younger.

!James Martinez

!Joseph Aaron Segal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyCatLady: He's obsessed with cats.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His sweaters are cheerfully referred as this by him.

!Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: Refers to herself as this.
* GenkiGirl
* FieryRedhead
* ManipulativeBitch: By her own words, thoguht she never gets to do this in the competition.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment that she and Tu come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and doesn't really fight with her about what to do. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].

!Layana Aguilar
* GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She is Brazilian.

!Matthew Arthur
* ApologizesALot: And this ultimately gets him eliminated, since while Michelle was also in the bottom she still stuck by her look.

!Michelle Lesniak Franklin
* TheJinx: At one point she wonders if she kicked a rabbit when she was a kid based on how often the team she's on ends up in the bottom. Including an instance where the team that had won two challenges in a row lost after she was transferred to them. Eventually [[spoiler:broken when she wins the Duck Tape challenge along with Amanda, and then later wins not only Lord & Taylor challenge but the entire season]].
* PerkyGoth: While not a completely straight example, since she wears colors other than black and her personal style could be described as "rocker chick" she otherwise fits.
* PluckyGirl: Something the judges admire about her, since she stands by her looks even when the judges criticize them. This attitude also inspired her final collection, which cast the women as "hunters" and "lone wolves" going in for "that last kill."
* SteamPunk: Her Final Collection's theme.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever she winds up on the same team as Patricia, which happens distressingly often. Patricia for her part seems oblivious to Michelle's feelings about her.

!Patricia Michaels
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Several things she wears has this aesthetic, and she proudly identifies as a Native American. She also think she's the first Native American contestant on the show, but Santino Rice from Season 2 also had Native ancestry.
* CareerVersusMan
* FatalFlaw: Her ability in textile design was considered talented by many, but she lacks the skills into using them for fashion design, in a fashion design competition.
* UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans: She is proud of her Native American heritage, reflecting it in every single one of her entries for the competition, and even in the first day she did a traditional BattleCry.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist and is frequently braided.
* SignatureStyle: Her designs mostly showcase how she "creates her own textiles" and incorporates elements of her Native American background, like fringe or horse hair.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Played with. While she's the "technician" in the sense of making many of her own textiles her general aesthetic moves more towards the "performer" side.

!Richard Hallmarq
* BaldOfAwesome
* CampGay
* CripplingOverspecialization: The man can do amazing things with jersey knit. Unfortunately this comes at the cost of just about everything else.
* GreenEyedMonster: After Stanley picks Layana over him he takes the gold duck tape seemingly just to spite him, since he'd been sure he'd be picked. The other designers also comment on it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His garments are described as such by the other designers.
* TheLoad: He winds up playing this to Patricia on a team challenge, and lands them in the bottom two. While he goes home that week the next week he winds up on a team with her ''again'' as her "randomly selected" sewing assistant, and she more or less has a HeroicBSOD, but manages to pull through. And then happens a third time when he's Stanley's sewing assistant.

!Samantha Black
* OnlySaneMan: When stuck on a team with Richard an Layana, who despise each other. She mostly just keeps to herself and tries to keep things from imploding. [[spoiler:She pays for it and gets auf'd]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!Stanley Hudson
* ControlFreak: Referred to as such by the judges. In the finale this bites him in the butt because he has tons of work left to do and doesn't really follow the judge's critiques.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Subverted, during the "Thunder from Down Under" challenge when the dancers come out the camera focuses on [[CampGay Daniel and Richard]] grinning like kids in a candy store. Stanley on the other hand looks [[http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/2013/ProjectRunway/PRS11E8/PRS11E8S+2.jpg apprehensive or even horrified]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Zig-zagged during the Marie Claire challenge. On the one hand, he pushes Tu very hard to the point that the other designers seem appalled, but he seems sincere when he credits Tu for helping him while being judged.
* LookalikeLovers: Though his partner is white they otherwise look very similar, including similar tastes in eyewear.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Everyone up to and including Tim Gunn were horrified when they realized that he came to the final runway with ''tons'' of work left to do. He was sewing models into their dresses literally ''seconds'' before they were sent out on the runway.
* TheStoic: Usually, though he loses it a bit when working with Patricia for the Lord & Taylor challenge.
* StraightGay: To the point that some viewers were genuinely surprised when he introduced his male partner of 20 years to Tim during his home visit. There was also his reaction to the male dancers.

!Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
* CampGay: Though his orientation is not made clear in the actual show.
* FunnyForeigner: He is from Thailand and is ''very'' quirky.
* {{Keet}}
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment he and Kate come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and takes a mostly passive role. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].
* RealMenWearPink: Lists ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' as two of his favories.
* TheQuietOne
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or in his case, ducks. When Heidi has a duck on stage to introduce a challenge he's visibly uncomfortable and explains that he once had a duck chase him.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Season 12]]

! Alexander Pope
* CampGay
* DragQueen: Along with the above.

! Alexandria von Bromssen
* DumbBlond: Averted. Alexandria said she hated her modeling career because she wanted to go to school and have a brain.
* FriendToAllChildren: In her home visit, she shows her studio "Camp Couture", where she teaches children how to saw. For her final collection, her guests are two of her alumns.
* TheQuietOne: Talks very slowly, possibly due to English being her second language.
** GoodIsNotNice: Don't let her appearance fool you. She has a lot to say about the other designers in the ConfessionCam.
* StatuesqueStunner

! Angela Bacskocky
* BiTheWay: Subverted. She said she went through her "Lesbian Phase" and then discovered she wasn't after all.
* ExperimentedInCollege: How she defines her "Lesbian Phase".

! Bradon [=McDonald=]
* TheAce: Won 4 challenges in the show
* TheCastShowoff: Does a jumping spin in the show's opening.
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink: He's a retired professional dancer.
* StraightGay
* WackyMarriageProposal: He proposed on camera in the 4th episode after winning the challenge, and he would have to wait for the answer until the episode airs. Bradon still told this to his fiance via skype the following day.

! Dom Streater
* AuthorAppeal: For her Final Collection, all the models were styled exactly like her, with the afro and the dresses were all like her usual wardrobe.
* BoringButPractical: Her designs consistently get her either safe or in the top, but she tends to fade into the background next to some of the louder personalities around her.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Against Alexandria in the finale, who while is not the best designer on this season, Alexandria made a finale collection that was something that the judges will automatically praise and give Alexandria the win instead of Dom.
* GenderBlenderName
* NiceGirl: Often seemed to be actively avoiding fights in the workroom.

! Helen Castillo
* TheAce: Won a total of 4 challenges in her run.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her general appearance, and she even says that the clothes she makes are not what you'd expect from her.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after getting reamed by the judges for her failed gown in the second episode declares that she's going to keep making them until the day she dies.
* FemmeFatalons: The pointy kind.
* FragileFlower: According to the other designers, since she was constantly looking for reassurance about the direction she was taking her designs, much to their irritation.
** SuicidalOverconfidence: In odd combination with the above, since she would often alternate rapidly between the two.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** She was constantly stirring up the dirt and provoking Ken to get more drama.
** An out-the-show example are also [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/project-runway-prints-and-princesses.html her tweets about Tom and Lorenzo.]]
* {{Ladette}}: Tattooed, foul-mouthed, and very blunt.
* OddFriendship / NotSoDifferent: Despite vocally being displeased when she sees that Kate has returned for the competition they actually grow to like each other when put on the same team for a challenge, surprising both of them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

! Jeremy Brandrick
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is rather nice, but he still can happily trash his competitor's garments in the confession cam.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He almost had a run against Alexandria for the most trash-talk in the confessional cam about the other designers.
* ButNotTooWhite: Pokes fun at himself for being a "typical Brit" who burns easily when he winds up sunburned after the field day challenge.
* HappilyMarried: He and his husband have twin babies.
* StraightGay
* TeamDad: Falls into this role almost without meaning to, possibly because he's a dad in real life.

! Justin [=LeBlanc=]
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is deaf. The "superpower" part is because he's claims he's not too worried about the workroom drama since if it gets too bad he can just turn his hearing aid off. [[BrickJoke Which he does at one point when Ken and Sandro are arguing]].
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: He's deaf, but it's downplayed, only coming up in a couple of episodes.
* {{Lifelines}}: He's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save" after Tim decides that his elimination was too soon.
* ManlyTears: He shed these when he was eliminated and again during the challenge in which he managed to retool his own dress.
* NiceGuy: One of the few designers that all of the others truly like, even [[{{Jerkass}} Ken]].
* NiceHat: Almost always seem wearing a flat cap, even at home, possibly because of both his hearing aid and because he's balding.
* {{Retool}}: During one of the challenges later on in the season, he was given the opportunity to retool a losing garment from earlier on in the season. He chose his own dress that originally would have got him eliminated had it not been for the Tim Gun Rescue.
* StraightGay: In addition to being deaf he's also gay, though you probably wouldn't be able to tell until he says something about it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the "Tim Gunn Save" he started doing better in challenges. He also seemed to reflect better on his designs (see Retool) and was able to determine where he had gone wrong.

! Kahindo Mateene
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Karen Batts
* FieryRedhead
* OutOfFocus: Seemed to mainly reside in the background apart from the occasional team challenge.

! Ken Laurence
* AscendedFanboy: Declares that he's been "secretly competing" on the show for the past 11 seasons because he's been following it and incorporating the judges' critiques into his own designs.
* BowtiesAreCool: He thinks so, to the point of having one tattooed on his chest.
* BreakTheHaughty: Goes into the Belk challenge confident he'll win since he's one of the few contestants from the South, but he gets reamed by the judges for missing the point of the challenge and ends up in the bottom three.
* CampGay
* CityMouse: Says that even though people think he's a CountryMouse because he's from the South he actually hates the outdoors, though he winds up enjoying their camping trip more than he expected.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has been homeless several times.
* DramaQueen
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo quickly dubbed him [[RupaulsDragRace Coco Montrese]] after a contestant on that show who was known for stirring drama.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Bradon's look is being praised during the Belk challenge he can be seen doing a hilariously bitchy "Oh my ''God''" eye roll.
* HairTriggerTemper: Essentially called out as such by Tim Gunn when he explodes at Bradon and Alexander as they're moving into the same room. The producers actually moved Ken to his own room because they feared what might happen if he was forced to live with the others, especially after what happened with Sandro.
* HotBlooded
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly towards Sue.
* PetTheDog: Is surprisingly courteous to his fan during the Real Women challenge, a challenge traditionally known to cause trouble for the more drama-prone designers. He still wound up getting eliminated though.
* RealMenWearPink: Pink shirt included.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black and gay, though on the "gay" part he may not be in the minority on this show.

! Miranda Kay Levy
* BashBrothers: From day one she didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like her, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Coney Island challenge, and verbally lashes out at Timothy, not caring that he's in the room and can hear her.
* {{Irony}}: She served in the army, despite being emotionally unstable.
* MilitaryBrat: She served in the army and as the parental figure for her brother.

! Sandro Masmanidi
* BrutalHonesty: He's the first to tell Timothy to stop trying to explain to the judges his "sustainable philosophy" because they don't care. Of course others had to translate this in "clean" language.
* DramaQueen
* FunnyForeigner: He's Russian, but his name can make it a bit hard to tell.
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stands up for Helen during her critique in the second episode by telling the judges she tried her hardest.
** JerkassHasAPoint: When declared he was safe, Sandro interrupts the judges and asks for critique for his design, upset that he still is not giving them what they want to see from him. Despite the judges and other contestants berating him for being rude and that he should be 'thankful' to be safe, the designers are constantly told being safe is not a good thing, and Sandro's request for constructive feedback seems perfectly fair (Zac Posen just angrily insults Sandro's design, instead).
* {{Malaproper}}: Isn't always sure he's using the right idiom, and at one point asks if anyone has a pin because "I need to sew my hookers."[[note]]He probably ''meant'' hooks[[/note]]
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point that Justin actually takes off his hearing aid when he's arguing with Ken.
* NonGameplayElimination: Although he got in the middle, he still questioned the judges, got into a screaming argument with Helen and Ken and left the building. The producers eventually tracked him down the next day and brought him back just long enough to apologize for his behavior before he formally left the competition.
* PornStache
* SirSwearsALot: Notably drops a ClusterFBomb in his home tour video.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere

! Sue Waller
* FantasticTimeManagement: Inverted with one challenge, where she was still sewing a contestant into the garment backstage.
* TheDitz: Did not have a lot of experience with a sewing machine.

! Timothy Westbrook
* AnimalMotifs: Unicorns, as he proudly declares in his home visit.
* BigotVsBigot: From day one Miranda didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like him, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* CampGay: To the point he was standing next to his model wearing sparkly high heels while she was barefoot. Something the judges were not amused by.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His entire concept for his first look, which involves not having his model wear any makeup to her visible irritation, not use any electricity in the production of the garment or to prep her hair, and to have her mime being bound as she goes down the runway (which she refuses to actually do on the runway minus a small motion at the end of the catwalk).
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Defines himself as a sustainable designer.
** It then went to irritating levels when he refused to use makeup, electricity and burned synthetic material, which makes it far than sustainable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The judges tear him into regarding the above, since burning material like parachute fabric releases chemicals into the air and is not exactly eco friendly. Not to mention wearing (women's) shoes while his model isn't.
* {{Keet}}
* SoapboxSadie: The other designers' opinion of his behavior in the first episode.

! Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: And she actually delights in the fact that unlike last season she's on her own rather than having to work with a team every challenge.
* FieryRedhead
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got chosen to return to the show via voting, but ultimately subverted when she was eliminated again.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Season 13]]

! Alexander Knox
* DullSurprise: Tends to gawp with an open mouth at whatever or whomever he's watching.

! Angela Sum
* FragileFlower: She was crying most of the time.
* HiddenDepths: She apparently worked at Wall Street for 7 years.
* MercyKill: What everybody felt about her auf, as it was not the right environment for her.

! Carrie Sleutskaya
* {{Goth}}: Very much, but she's also characterized her personal style as TheVamp.
* TooDumbToLive: In her final episode, she directly called the judges idiots and complained that Sandhaya (Who had immunity) should be auf instead.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Charketa "Char" Glover
* {{Lifelines}}: She's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save", since he felt there was some joy missing from the workroom.
** In episode 9, when she had trouble fixing the zipper for the model, Tim decided to give Char an additional 10 minutes to finish it, much to the contestants chargin.
* NiceGirl: Reason why Tim decided to use his save on her.
** Really comes to a point in episode 12 when she genuinely wants to make an effort to patch things up with Korina and the other designers are happier to have her around.
** And then averted in the reunion when she complained that Korina was mean and took half the time to agreeing to patch up with Korina.
* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: Notable during the reunion, despite being the NiceGirl during the season she was very harsh to Korina while she tried to apologize to her, and during a segment hearing opinions from fans, she got visibly upset when a fan called her out on not really deserving to have gotten as far as she did.
* ThePollyanna: She tried to survive the economic crisis in her town.

! Emily Payne
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* PerkyGoth: Somewhat. Her designs looked somewhat old-fashioned or gothic-esque, but she tries to get along with everyone.

! Fäde Zu Grau
* {{Atheism}}: His spiritual beliefs were never touched on but the number of pieces of clothing he had with the word "Atheist" written across them seemed like a good hint.
* FunnyForeigner: Even thought he didn't have much screentime, the judges pointed out that his personal style and taste in prints were fun and interesting.
* GratuitousGerman

! Hernan Lander
* CampGay
* {{Jerkass}}: He kept badmouthing Sandhya, and accused her of giving him the most horrible suit on purpose, even when Sandhya herself tried to make everyone understand she tried to match the choices with their styles.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets eliminated in the episode where he bitched at Sandhya the most.
* NeverMyFault: He took control over the entire team in the second episode and then blamed Sandhya when the team lost and then spent the entire fourth episode blaming Sandhya for giving him a bad suit when several other designers also didn't like their suits but still managed to produce good looks.

! Jefferson Musanda
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora
* AlwaysSecondBest Some of his designs have been in the judges' Top 3, and shared a win with Sean, yet he has never won any prize solo until episode 9.
* BigEater He was really excited by the Red Robin Restaurant Challenge, especially when he learned the contestants would be given free fries that day.
* BoringButPractical: People's reaction about his design who were more experience with fashion research. He has great sewing skills and a solid design concept, but his design tends to be dull or derivative.
* CampGay
* FantasticTimeManagement: The reason why he was consistently praised by the judges is his ability to finish a garment precisely in a short amount of time.
* NiceGuy Usually smiling and gregarious.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers Though usually calm and cheerful, Kini expressed frustration that when he and Sean were paired up for the wedding challenge, Sean was selected for the win. The kicker? Sean's shirt got the most praise. While the shirt was Sean's design, Kini was the one who actually constructed it.
* SignatureStyle: In his finale collection, B/W and denim.
* TwoferTokenMinority Gay and Hawaiian.

! Korina Emmerich
* AlphaBitch: Had a tendency to talk smack in the confession cam.
* DesignatedVillain: Other than a extreme explosion in the final episode and a short rivalry with Amanda, she was mostly just too confident for her own good.
* JerkassHasAPoint: She, in the worst way possible, expressed that Char had been saved ''twice'' by Tim, and that was unfair to the other designers.
* TheRival: To Amanda.
* RageQuit/ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When she returned in episode 12, she admitted that she clearly didn't want to be there (and forces herself to work with Char) and eventually got Tim's permission to leave the workroom.
* SignatureStyle: Outerwear, mostly jackets. In her finale collection, Mondrian, leather and colour blocking.
* ShockingElimination
* SoreLoser: Ended up extremely frustrated in her final episode, where she verbally lashed out towards everyone (mainly Char and probably the producers). In fact, her [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/10/korinas-project-runway-season-13-finale-collection/ final collection]] was revealed to be inspired by her last design.
* VerbalJudo: Towards Nina and Char. When Nina Garcia admitted she disliked Korina's outfit, [[BerserkButton let's just say Korina was less-than-pleased.]] And the drama [[FromBadToWorse would continue when Korina was sent back to await the judges decisions, and even after her elimination.]]

! Kristine Guico
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Mitchell Perry
* OutOfFocus

! Samantha Plasencia
* BoringButPractical: She had a sense of style and ideas, but the final product tends to be boring compared to the other designers (and some of the surprise were extremely hidden in black).
* OutOfFocus
* ShelteredAristocrat: In her final episode, she had difficulties in making a gown because she had never been on a wedding before.

! Sandhya Garg
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Most of the designers in the competiton dislike her because they don't understand how she won two challenges.
* DecoyProtagonist: Got a lion share of airtime despite being 8th.
* GoodIsNotDumb: When Hernan said to her a "Thank you Sandhya again, bitch", Sandhya flipped the bird at him and warned him to never talk to her like that again.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Inverted, she genuinely wanted to form friendships, but due to her events in her first two episodes, she's not popular with the other designers.
* LoopholeAbuse: In Episode 5, when Heidi (who's this season challenge), decided to give the contestants another chance to shop at Mood, she's the only person to ask for money from the other designers who decided not to take the chance.
* NiceGirl: She tries to get along with everyone. For the 4th challenge, she tried to give everyone suits according to their styles, even when some of them kept saying she gave them "the ugliest" on purpose.
* NoSocialSkills: Her FatalFlaw in this show, while she does not have a mean bone in her body, she is sometimes difficult to work and communicate with.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Sandhya tells she got married in a traditional arranged marriage, as common in East Indian culture. Lucky for her, she [[HappilyMarried adores her husband]], as he turned out to be a NiceGuy who is very supportive of her career as fashion designer.
* ShockingElimination: Sure, her final outfit deserved the auf. But it was this because she won 2 challenges in the early stages of the show, which usually means a ticket to the finale.
* TeamKiller: Unintentionally, as both times she been on the bottom is was when she was teamed up with other designers.
* TokenMinority: She's the only East Indian contestant.

! Sean Kelly
* CripplingOverspecialization: His love of fringe, especially during his final collection. Despite being able to do it beautifully, even Heidi (who loves the fringe) worries he's overusing it. Not helped by Tim Gun's visit when he told him to "turn up the volume" on his collection, and Sean reading that as "add fringe to ''everything''".
* GenreBlindness: Knows full well Nina Garcia doesn't like his obsession with fringe, so what does he do? He creates a final collection that's ''three-quarters'' fringe! [[spoiler: Though it doesn't matter anyway, since he won as Nina find it the most commercially viable of the collection.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi Accent]]: Has a very thick accent, since he is from New Zealand
* SignatureStyle: After his win in the Heidi Klum challenge, he started to use fringes in his designs. In his finale collection, he uses a Julius Caesar storyline, along with more fringe.
* StealingTheCredit: Won the Rock Wedding challenge ... despite the fact it was Kini who constructed the shirt that the judges were raving about. (the design ''was'' his, but Kini was the one who sewed it for him, although it is possible Sean's silence regarding this may have been the result of ManipulativeEditing)

! Amanda Valentine
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She got picked to return for the season.
* NiceGirl: She is often very happy around and tries to get along with most of the contestants... Except for Korina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
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[[folder:All-Stars Judges and Mentor]]

!Angela Lindvall (Season 1 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi" (or "Not-Heidi").
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Joanna Coles (Mentor, Seasons 1-2, 4)
Joanna served as guest judge since season 7. In All Stars, the Fashion Editor has moved to the mentor area, leaving the judges panel composed by the host and designers.
* DeadpanSnarker: She manages to pull the best deadpan in her critiques.
* TheFashionista: Required since she's chief editor.
* TheMeanBrit: Played this as a guest judge, coupled with DeadpanSnarker critiques. Avoids this when she takes the mentor role.
* TheMentor: Only for the All-Stars seasons.
* OnlySaneWoman: Right to all the characters in the designers rows.
* PutOnABus: She's not mentor for AS-Season 3.
* SternTeacher: She's blunt, serious and very precise with her feedbacks.

!Izaac Mizrahi
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker
* CoolTeacher
* CynicalMentor

!Georgina Chapman
* CreatorCouple: She's the wife of Harvey Weinstein, the producer of the show.
** Doesn't influence at all in the show, since Georgina is the co-founder of Marchesa, anyway.
* CoolTeacher
* TheFashionista
* OnlySaneWoman: Along with Joanna.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Carolyn Murphy (Season 2 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi2".
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Alyssa Milano (Season 3-4 host)
* TheHost
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: WhosTheBoss and Series/{{Charmed}}, for starters.

!Zanna Roberts Rassi (Season 3 mentor)
It was announced that Zanna would be the mentor for this season.
* ChekhovsGunman: She was guest judge and hosted many of the "Road to the Runway" and "After the Runway" especials.
* TheFashionista
* NiceGirl: At least compared to [[SternTeacher Joanna]].
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[[folder:All-Stars]]
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!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* {{Bromance}}: With Michael Costello--a holdover from their time together on Season 8.
* CampGay
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won the game many thought he deserved a year ago.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* BittersweetEnding
* CampGay
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDandy: A running joke is that he's really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
--> ''"I don't know about Anthony... but I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season. He came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend."
* PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same with Austin.
* NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She was mostly safe due to the fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend, and everyone referred to her as [[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms and pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.
* NiceGuy
* ShockingElimination
* StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)
* CampGay
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was in the Top 4 in the first special All-Stars, she was the second eliminated this season.

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[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins the entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the fact that he was the only finalist who wasn't in the top 3 in his original season.
* NiceGuy
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.

!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)
* FunnyForeigner
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most when he found out Wendy was in the show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making a toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like the original season, Josh connected well with his client, being this was also his only win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with his season-mate Anthony Ryan. He also tries to tell Laura Kathleen not to let the others get to her when she expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
* TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he was in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in the bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's the only female contestant wearing hotpants for the promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined to redeem herself from the {{Jerkass}} path from season 8.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Laura Kathleen (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it was in her season. And the other designers resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most of them are struggling to get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)
* CampGay
* FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside of beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that are not in that category turn into this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the 5th to be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even the other designers have trouble figuring out where he's coming from.
* GirlyRun
* {{Keet}}
* MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German and "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede. The others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably, and admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that this is a TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember back then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first to go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)
* CampGay
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd with the most Top 3 in the season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped off at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have been to the Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd, again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. She placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her season. Then subverted as she was the third eliminated with all her looks being in the bottom.
* PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
* BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:All-Stars 4]]
! Chris March (Season 4)
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

! Jay Sario (Season 7)

! Fabio Costa (Season 10)

! Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

! Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right before the finale in her season, she wins multiple challenges and makes it all the way to the end in this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when Dmitry takes the season once again.]]

! Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* TheAce: Won his season, and though it took him 8 episodes to actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been in the bottom two. He made it into the finale with a dress that more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: It's no shock that he walks away with the prize for the second time.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

! Samantha Black (Season 11)

! Benjamin March (Season 11)

! Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close with Helen after the show, especially when she said that they were roommates

! Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She makes it to the finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to Dmitry in the end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

! Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Had never won a challenge in his original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the second episode's challenge!

! Alexandria von Brossem (Season 12)

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\n\n\n\n\n[[folder:Season 7]]* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason7 Season 7]]'''[[note]]Seth Aaron Henderson, Emilio Sosa, Mila Hermanovski, Jay Nicholas Sario, Anthony Williams, Ping Wu, Maya Luz, Christiane King, Pamela Ptak, Jesus Estrada, Anna Lynett, Janeane Marie Ceccanti, Jesse [=LeNoir=], Ben Chmura, Amy Sarabi, Jonathan Peters and The Models[[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason8 Season 8]]'''[[note]]Gretchen Jones, Mondo Guerra, Andy South, Michael Costello, April Johnston, Christopher Collins, Valerie Mayen, Ivy Higa, Michael Drummond, Carlos Casanova, Peach Carr, A.J. Thouvenot, Kristin Haskins Simms, Sarah Trost, Nicholas D'Aurizio, Jason Troisi, [=McKell=] Maddox[[/note]]







!Seth Aaron Henderson
* BumblingDad: Dresses as a punk-rock cloudcuckoolander, is a wacky fashion designer for a living and has a sitcom-like family. They also have a Elastic Bed in their backyard, and both father and son were in glee dragging Tim to it.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* TheDeterminator: He auditioned more than 5 times until he was chosen. And he ended up winning the season.
* FaceOfAThug: Before the show started, many assumed he was a Jeffrey clone because of his neck-tattoo and the punk-rock look. Once the show started, he was shown to be a wacky NiceGuy.
* FridgeLogic: Seth Aaron stated that his winning collection for Season 7 was inspired by 1930s German and Soviet aesthetics. After a lot of people went "Uhhhh... wait, doesn't that kind of include the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis?]]", he had to hurriedly explain that wasn't what he meant. [[invoked]]
* HappilyMarried
* NiceGuy
* PerkyGoth: Tattoos, black polished nails, punk-rocker clothes, and a very upbeat and quirky persona, all in one package.
* SirSwearsALot: Casually drops ClusterFBomb, but it's always for nice statements.
* TwoFirstNames

!Emilio Sosa

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!Seth Aaron Henderson

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[[folder:Season 9]]
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!Anya Ayoung-Chee
* BumblingDad: Dresses as a punk-rock cloudcuckoolander, is a wacky fashion designer for a living HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and has a sitcom-like family. They also have a Elastic Bed in their backyard, Tobago Universe 2008, and both father and son were in glee dragging Tim launched 2 clothing lines prior to it.
competing.
* DarkIsNotEvil
MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* TheDeterminator: He auditioned more than 5 times until he was chosen. And he ended up winning the season.
* FaceOfAThug: Before the show started, many assumed he was a Jeffrey clone because of his neck-tattoo and the punk-rock look. Once the show started, he was shown to be a wacky NiceGuy.
* FridgeLogic: Seth Aaron stated that his winning collection for Season 7 was inspired by 1930s German and Soviet aesthetics. After a lot of people went "Uhhhh... wait, doesn't that kind of include the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis?]]", he had to hurriedly explain that
ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't what he meant.intentional on her part, she got ''a lot'' of help in the workroom (Laura helped her sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* NiceGirl: Despite accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person.
[[invoked]]
* HappilyMarried
* NiceGuy
* PerkyGoth: Tattoos, black polished nails, punk-rocker clothes,
ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had
a very upbeat narrow point of view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and quirky persona, maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to everyone else, which is probably why she was well liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear was flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.
* CampGay
* DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at the slightest criticism.
* GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula
all in one package.
the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit with "Go back to central casting!"
* SirSwearsALot: Casually drops ClusterFBomb, but it's always for HiddenDepths: Despite being a drama queen towards team challenges, he was very nice statements.
and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
* TwoFirstNames

!Emilio Sosa
ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: His rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to the other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the only one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna



* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVillain: Again like the others, he was just overconfident. [[invoked]]
* GratuitousSpanish
* ManlyTears: During the finals. He was naturally crushed for getting second place.
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general. See the trope below.
* SmallNameBigEgo: His print-challenge design was basically branding his own name. He is even called out for basing his entire collection in making it a line already.

!Mila Hermanovski
* AuthorAppeal: Most of her entries on the show were black and whites. In her home visit, her house was mostly black and white, and even her dog was a dalmatian.
* BigotVsBigot: She and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who is who".
* CoolBigSis: To Maya.
* DramaQueen: Downplayed. She complained about Alexis not choosing her for the second challenge (and spent most of the workroom time sending indirects to Anthony about it), and also complained about the others not congratulating her for getting Top 2. She didn't do a drama out of those, but she did annoyed most of the others by going on and on.
* FagHag: Inverted. As far as shown, the other gay competitors didn't want to be with her.
* PerkyGoth: According to her teen photos.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* SignatureStyle: Black and White (most of the time) and Color-blocking.
* TallDarkAndSnarky.

!Jay Nicholas Sario
* {{Adorkable}}: Whenever he squeed like a big girl. He even did a flip on the farm.
* BigotVsBigot: Mila and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who is who".
** He and Cerri in the reunion show.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He was a fan favorite, but in the reunion special, after Cerri (one of the models) expressed her dislike of his designs in a confessional cam, he insulted Cerri by saying she had bad teeth and thick legs. Everyone there called him out, and he still grinned about it.



* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Keet}}: Whenever his outbursts of happiness were visible.
* {{Squee}}

!Anthony Williams

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* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Keet}}: Whenever his outbursts
CatchPhrase: "Oh my [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord of happiness the Rings]]!"
* CrackDefeat / ShockingElimination: To clarify this: He lost to [[{{Jerkass}} JOSH]] AND [[TeachersPet ANYA]].
* FantasticTimeManagement: His skills and details
were visible.
so great that he got the trophy for "The Best Time Management" of the Season.
* {{Squee}}

!Anthony Williams
MistakenNationality: More than one recapper assumed Viktor Luna was from somewhere in Eastern Europe (perhaps due to the spelling of his first name?). He was born in Mexico.
* TooCleverByHalf: He was the most consistent and perfectionist of the contestants, and yet he only won two challenges (one of them being a shared win with [[ControlFreak Josh]]).

!Kimberly Goldson
* OnlySaneWoman: She was one of the few who didn' stir up any drama.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShesGotLegs
* StatuesqueStunner

!Bert Keeter
* CoolOldGuy: At the beginning and right after he grew out of his {{Jerkass}} phase.
** Also Heidi was clearly rooting for him during the run of the show.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* GenreSavvy: In the 70s inspired challenge, Bert was the only one who ''did live'' during that era, so he was among the Top 3 along with Viktor (who did have research experience) and Anya.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bert talks about getting "a job" at Studio 54.
-->'''Laura:''' Is that where you got your Halston job?
-->'''Bert:''' No, I got it in a balcony, third row.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Olivier. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Had his moments of both.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. He's the first middle-aged gay contestant in the show.
* HeelFaceTurn: Arguably occurred once he began to open up to his fellow competitors.
* WorthyOpponent: Despite disastrously antagonistic team challenges with Anthony Ryan and Viktor, he has cited them as good designers who deserved to benefit from their exposure on the show.

!Olivier Green
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}



* {{Keet}}: During the workshop, the other designers made bets about how much time Anthony could be quiet. He didn't last more than 15 minutes.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Brought back from elimination after Maya forfeit.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* StealthInsult: During the "Apology Reunion", Anthony apologised to Mila while clasifying her as an "Old Classy Lady". Also added that althought they weren't in bad terms, he still wasn't friends with her enough to give her a kidney.
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Ping Wu
* CloudCuckoolander
* DramaQueen: She cried when she had to eliminate a model, and also got into arguments with Jesse, dismissing all his opinions as "not respecting her as Team Leader".
* FragileFlower: She cried a lot during the show, includng the reunion.
* FunnyForeigner: To the pont other designers referred to her as "Ping ''Pong''"

! Maya Luz
* AlwaysSecondBest: She got so frustrated by this, which made her opt to retire from the competition.
** Although judging from her [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/04/t-lo-interviews-maya.html interview]], it was more like she's not ready yet.
* CoolBigSis: Mila was this to her.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite. [[invoked]]
* ImprobableAge: She was the youngest of the cast (21).
* NonGameplayElimination: She retired from the competition before the last two challenges.

!Christiane King
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Pamela Ptak
* GenkiGirl: She was very enthusiastic to the challenges.

!Jesus Estrada

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* {{Keet}}: During TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the workshop, avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got
the other designers made bets trophy of "The Worst Time Management" in the extra episode of the season.
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known a "Real Women" challenge was bound to happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments
about how much time Anthony could his designs should only be quiet. He worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't last more than 15 minutes.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Brought back from elimination after Maya forfeit.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* StealthInsult: During the "Apology Reunion", Anthony apologised
seem to Mila while clasifying her as an "Old Classy Lady". Also added that althought they weren't in bad terms, he still wasn't friends realize what was wrong with her enough anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed
to give her a kidney.
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Ping Wu
* CloudCuckoolander
* DramaQueen: She cried when she had to eliminate a model, and also got into arguments
get along very well with Jesse, dismissing all Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* SignatureStyle: All of
his opinions as "not respecting her as Team Leader".
designs in the competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* FragileFlower: She cried WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised
a lot his color taste during the show, includng the reunion.
* FunnyForeigner: To the pont other designers referred to her as "Ping ''Pong''"

! Maya Luz
* AlwaysSecondBest: She got so frustrated by this, which made her opt to retire from
the competition.
** Although judging from * {{Keet}}
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order to spare Anya $11 when she lost
her [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/04/t-lo-interviews-maya.html interview]], it money. She won the challenge and had her garment sold online; he was more like she's not ready yet.
eliminated.
* CoolBigSis: Mila was this to her.
TwoFirstNames

!Laura Kathleen
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite. [[invoked]]
* ImprobableAge:
BreakTheHaughty: She was the youngest one of the cast (21).
* NonGameplayElimination: She retired from
designers who started as the competition before the last two challenges.

!Christiane King
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Pamela Ptak
* GenkiGirl: She was very enthusiastic
most confident, only to the challenges.

!Jesus Estrada
gradually doing average work.
* {{Jerkass}}
** HiddenHeartOfGold
* RichBitch

!Bryce Black
* {{Adorkable}}



* GratuitousSpanish

!Anna Lynett
* TheGenericGirl: She was very lowkey. Her designs as well.

!Janeane Marie Ceccanti
* FragileFlower: Cries in the first minute of the first episode of the season.

!Jesse [=LeNoir=]
* BrutalHonesty: He had to be blunt with Ping about her design not working for the challenge and also calling her out for not accepting his suggestions. The viewers still {{Misblamed}} him for the elimination.

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* GratuitousSpanish

!Anna Lynett
NiceGuy
* TheGenericGirl: [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Cecilia Motwani
* HeterosexualLifePartners:
She had a lot of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given that Julie was very lowkey. Her designs as well.

!Janeane Marie Ceccanti
* FragileFlower: Cries
the only one in the first minute of workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much threw
the first episode of towel and left the season.

!Jesse [=LeNoir=]
show.
* BrutalHonesty: He had to be blunt with Ping about her design not working for {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: After placing in
the challenge and also calling her out for not accepting his suggestions. The viewers still {{Misblamed}} him for bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the elimination.show.

!Joshua Christensen



* DesignatedVillain: Invoked. His whole drama with Ping, even though he was just trying to save their team by questioning Ping's decisions.
* OnlySaneMan: When paired with Ping. Too bad the viewers blamed Ping's elimination on him.

!Ben Chmura
* {{Adorkable}}: He was a comic illustrator before venturing to fashion design.
* HappilyMarried: He made a home-call to his husband.
* TheQuietOne: He didn't get enough camera time.
* StraightGay

!Amy Sarabi
* CloudCuckooLander: Not her persona, but some of her designs stand out as this, like the ''fish-clown-chicken pants'' and the ''hair-bowl outfit''.
* NiceGirl

!Jonathan Peters
* {{Adorkable}}

to:

* DesignatedVillain: Invoked. His whole drama with Ping, even though he was just trying to save their team by questioning Ping's decisions.
* OnlySaneMan: When paired with Ping. Too bad the viewers blamed Ping's elimination on him.

!Ben Chmura
* {{Adorkable}}: He was a comic illustrator before venturing to fashion design.
* HappilyMarried: He made a home-call to
HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in his husband.
audition video that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
* TheQuietOne: He didn't get enough camera time.
* StraightGay

!Amy Sarabi
* CloudCuckooLander: Not her persona, but some of her designs stand out as this, like the ''fish-clown-chicken pants''
MyGreatestSecondChance: Got eliminated and the ''hair-bowl outfit''.
brought back by Olivier and Viktor.
* NiceGirl

!Jonathan Peters
NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor and Olivier wanted to have him on his team.
* {{Adorkable}}[[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox



* DeadpanSnarker

!The Models
Last season of "Models of the Runway" segment.
* CanadaEh: Brandise
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Brandise describes herself as "I get along better with animals than other people".
* GirlPosse: By the last three weeks, the models divided in two groups: The Older girls (Kristina, Brandise and Cerri) vs. the younger girls (Lorena, Brittany and Monique)
* HiddenDepths: Alison plays the guitar and sings.
* HotBlooded: Cerri.
* ImNotHeretoMakeFriends: Alexis.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Brandise. She said aloud she hoped Jay was eliminated instead of Jonathan, ''right next to Brittany'' (Jay's model). Saying they weren't fond of each other is an {{Understatement}}.
** Alexis also always brought up eliminations and mentioned in glee everytime there will be less and less models in the competition, to the chagrin of the other girls. They theorized maybe she was putting a JerkassFacade because she didn't want to get emotionally attached to anyone.
* TheJinx: Brittany got to think she was this because Jesus landed in the Bottom 3 three times and Jeanine was eliminated. This got better once she started working with Jay.
* NiceGirl: Lorena, Brittany and Alison.
* NonGameplayElimination: Valeria. She was ready to reject the sidejob, even when it offered her a big opportunity and double pay, but Seth Aaron encouraged her to take it.
* PerpetualFrowner: Sophia. One of the reasons the designers didn't want her (the other reason being that she was alergic to hairspray, so they couldn't do her much styling choices), making her the third eliminated model.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Brandise
* [[RealityTVShowMansion Reality TV Show Apartment]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: Lorena was one of the models for Season 5's Joe's decoy collection.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Holly had to use a metal bikini because Emilio run out of enough material for a dress. The styling didn't help at all.
** The worst part was that after the challenge, Emilio switched models and chose Monique instead.
* SassyBlackWoman: Monique.
* StatuesqueStunner: Holly was the tallest of the group.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Brandise.
* TranquilFury: During the last challenges, Brandise and Cerri were openly stating they wanted Jay auf'd ''right next to Brittany''. Brittany, instead of arguing with them, just stayed quiet, while Lorena could tell she really was pissed by their comments.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Alexis kept saying she was "playing the game", by applying the same approach as Wendy Pepper in Season 1. Needless to say that all her "mind games" (which, by the way, only consisted on annoying the other girls about who will get out of the house next) didn't have anything to do with the actual process, since the designers were the ones who chose who stayed anyway.
----

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* DeadpanSnarker

!The Models
Last season of "Models of the Runway" segment.
* CanadaEh: Brandise
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Brandise describes herself as "I get along better
FatalFlaw: He didn't design with animals than his scarf (the most interesting fabric from his attire, since all his other people".
* GirlPosse: By
pieces were plain white and grey) from the last three weeks, the models divided in two groups: The Older girls (Kristina, Brandise and Cerri) vs. the younger girls (Lorena, Brittany and Monique)
* HiddenDepths: Alison plays the guitar and sings.
* HotBlooded: Cerri.
* ImNotHeretoMakeFriends: Alexis.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Brandise. She said aloud she hoped Jay was eliminated instead of Jonathan, ''right next to Brittany'' (Jay's model). Saying they weren't fond of each other is an {{Understatement}}.
** Alexis also always brought up eliminations and mentioned in glee everytime there will be less and less models in the competition, to the chagrin of the other girls. They theorized maybe she was putting a JerkassFacade because she
beginning, since he didn't want to get emotionally attached to anyone.
* TheJinx: Brittany got to think she was this because Jesus landed in the Bottom 3 three times and Jeanine was eliminated. This got better once she started working with Jay.
* NiceGirl: Lorena, Brittany and Alison.
* NonGameplayElimination: Valeria. She was ready to reject the sidejob, even when it offered her a big opportunity and double pay, but Seth Aaron encouraged her to
take it.
* PerpetualFrowner: Sophia. One of the reasons the designers
it off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig from Season 2, he should have known to use his scarf right away, instead of leaving it for last.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Fallene Wells
* FieryRedhead: She was very quirky as well.
* NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In
her (the other reason being that audition tape, she makes a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom at home is barely furnished, she needs the prize money and
she was alergic to hairspray, so they couldn't do still in good mood after being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle: Many of
her much styling choices), making entries were chiffon blouses, to which the judges got very tired of.
* TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
* ExtremeDoormat: To the point she let Josh boss
her the third eliminated model.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Brandise
* [[RealityTVShowMansion Reality TV Show Apartment]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: Lorena was one of the models for Season 5's Joe's decoy collection.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Holly
around and had to use redo a metal bikini because Emilio run out of enough material for skirt three times just to please him.
* RaisedCatholic: Or rather "Raised in
a dress. The styling very strict Christian cult", where they didn't help at all.
** The worst part was that after the challenge, Emilio switched models and chose Monique instead.
let her have an Art oriented carreer.
* SassyBlackWoman: Monique.
* StatuesqueStunner: Holly was the tallest of the group.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Brandise.
* TranquilFury: During the last challenges, Brandise and Cerri were openly stating they wanted Jay auf'd ''right next to Brittany''. Brittany, instead of arguing
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is blonde with them, just stayed quiet, while Lorena could tell she really was pissed by their comments.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Alexis kept saying she was "playing the game", by applying the same approach as Wendy Pepper in Season 1. Needless to say that all her "mind games" (which, by the way, only consisted on annoying the other girls about who will get out of the house next) didn't have anything to do with the actual process, since the designers were the ones who chose who stayed anyway.
----
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!Gretchen Jones
* AuthorAppeal: All her entries were based on her GranolaGirl background and clothes that she would wear on herself. Her final collection and her jewelry line following the show were inspired on Native-American culture.
* TheBadGuyWins: Many viewers saw her victory over Mondo as a case of this.
* BrokenBird: By the time of the show, Gretchen was through a bad break-up with her ex-boyfriend and was nearly broke, to the point Tim's visit was on the day she was about to get evicted from her house.
** To the point where it shows in her final collection, where her designs can be really depressing.
* ControlFreak: Right when a Team Challenge was announced, the other team already knew Gretchen was going to take over, even when there weren't going to be leaders at all.

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!Gretchen Jones

!Alicia Hardesty
* AuthorAppeal: All Her design style is for Tomboy girls, consisting mostly in jumpers and overalls.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted, unlike Zulema from Season 2, who the producers edited out all the scenes where Zulema talked about
her entries were wife. Alicia openly gave a tour to her house in her demo reel and presented her girlfriend to the viewers.
* OnlySaneWoman: In episode 8, trapped between Dmitry and Elena, who ''despise'' each other and take every opportunity to snipe. Alicia pays for the drama.
* {{Tomboy}}: Even her entire style is
based on in jumpers for tomboy girls.

!Andrea Katz
* CoolOldLady
* CoolTeacher: She is a professor in a University. Subverted, since Christopher started with expectations of
her GranolaGirl background being this, until she ended up not taking the challenges seriously.
* CrazyCatLady: By her own admission.
* MeaningfulName: See above.
* NonGameplayElimination
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She's revealed to have left the competition in the middle of the night without telling anyone

! Beatrice Guapo
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

! Buffi Jashanmal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* FanNickname: Tom
and clothes that she would wear on herself. Her final collection Lorenzo coined the nick "Buffi the Taste Slayer".
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: She herself admits it's her style
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: At least tries to get along with everyone despite snark aimed at her,
and her jewelry line following is a genuinely sweet person in real life.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink with leopard spots on one side.

! Christopher Palu
* BigotVsBigot: He and Gunnar.
* BrokenPedestal: At first he was thrilled to work with Andrea, who he considered a CoolTeacher at first, but by the end of the Lexus challenge he was close to crying.
* DramaQueen / FragileFlower: He looked like crying most of the time.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tends to talk about every drama on
the show were inspired on Native-American culture.
by how it affects him and how everything happening revolves around himself.
* TheBadGuyWins: Many viewers saw her victory over Mondo as a case JawDrop: He has A LOT of this.
* BrokenBird: By the time of the show, Gretchen was through a bad break-up
these when paired up with her ex-boyfriend and was nearly broke, to the point Tim's visit was on the day Andrea, still shocked of how not seriously she was taking the whole challenge.
--> '''Christopher''': ''(ConfessionCam, imitating Andrea)'' Hahaha, I f*cked up again, hahaha. ''(big JawDrop)''
* MenDontCry: Subverted, he's close to flat out crying for almost all of the third episode while he's on the runway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction to Andrea leaving the competition in the middle of the night, and believes that it's because of what he said to the judges
about her.

!Dmitry Sholokhov
* AmbiguouslyBi: Maybe? He seems
to get evicted from her house.
** To the point where it shows
show interest in her final collection, where her designs can be really depressing.
* ControlFreak: Right when a Team Challenge was announced, the other team already knew Gretchen was going to take over, even when there weren't going to be leaders at all.
men on occasion, but he also makes comments about "the way [Heidi] moves". He never makes any spoken indication of what he is or is not attracted to, so who knows.



* DesignatedVillain: The editing was not subtle about this, cue to the shot of the "bitch" tiara on the table for one challenge. [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: Wretchen.
* GranolaGirl: She is a sustainable designer.
* HurricaneOfExcuses: Gretchen Jones' infamous meltdown trying to defend Team Luxe on the runway, first declaring the team was proudly united even if the judges didn't like their work, and then when the judges didn't like their work she promptly started fumbling for reasons to blame everything on teammate Michael Costello.
* ItsAllAboutMe / SmallNameBigEgo:
** In Confession Cams, she said her work was so good that the others would have to up their game just to catch up to hers.
** When Mondo revealed his backstory in the print challenge, Gretchen said "she was glad being present to form part of this revelation".
* JerkAss: She was always making everything about herself, and in the Team Challenge she contradicted herself in the same episode by putting the blame on Michael Costello and invoking a NeverMyFault, right after she said all the pieces were her babies ''and a team collaboration that got under her editing''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At least apologized to Tim after her meltdown at the Team Challenge in the next challenge.
** During the Reunion Show, she looked back at her behavior during the course of the season, and was flabbergasted at the way she treated everyone. Although we don't know if she was just playing it up to gain a sympathy card.
* StatuesqueStunner: She was the tallest female from the cast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was noted that she had the chops to create high fashion clothing, especially looking at the first 3 designs. Unfortunately, those designs were not her POV.

!Mondo Guerra
* {{Adorkable}}
* AuthorAppeal, SignatureStyle: He designs mostly with crazy patterns and unconventional print combinations. Even his own wardrobe is quirky.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Michael Costello after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* BlessedWithSuck: Invoked by him during a Cam Confessional, where he talks about how his quirky personality made him a talented designer but alienated him from others at the same time.
* CampGay
* CharacterDevelopment: He started very reserved and barely interacted with the others after work hours. As the episodes progressed, not only became close friends with Michael Costello, he also started to open more and finally revealed his HIV status to the judges and the audience.
* CrackDefeat: His loss to Gretchen is widely regarded as this. ''Tim Gunn'' practically invoked the trope by name, having referred to Nina Garcia and Michael Kors as "crack-smoking" based on their support for Gretchen.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}

to:

* DesignatedVillain: The editing was not subtle about this, cue MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels / MalaProper / BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Referring to the shot of the "bitch" tiara on the table for one challenge. [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: Wretchen.
* GranolaGirl: She is
Ven as a sustainable designer.
* HurricaneOfExcuses: Gretchen Jones' infamous meltdown trying
"one-way monkey" when he meant to defend say "one-trick pony."
* OnlySaneMan: Of
Team Luxe on the runway, first declaring 6 in episode 5. Repeatedly cuts through screeching fits in an attempt to keep the team was proudly united even if the judges didn't like their work, and then when the judges didn't like their work she promptly started fumbling for reasons to blame everything on teammate Michael Costello.
track.
* ItsAllAboutMe / SmallNameBigEgo:
** In Confession Cams, she said her work was so good that the others would have to up their game just to catch up to hers.
** When Mondo revealed his backstory in the print challenge, Gretchen said "she was glad being present to form part of this revelation".
* JerkAss: She was always making everything about herself, and in the Team Challenge she contradicted herself in the same episode by putting the blame on Michael Costello and invoking
RealMenWearPink: Before becoming a NeverMyFault, right after she said all the pieces were her babies ''and a team collaboration that got under her editing''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At least apologized to Tim after her meltdown at the Team Challenge in the next challenge.
** During the Reunion Show, she looked back at her behavior during the course of the season, and was flabbergasted at the way she treated everyone. Although we don't know if she was just playing it up to gain a sympathy card.
* StatuesqueStunner: She was the tallest female from the cast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was noted that she had the chops to create high fashion clothing, especially looking at the first 3 designs. Unfortunately, those designs were not her POV.

!Mondo Guerra
* {{Adorkable}}
* AuthorAppeal, SignatureStyle: He designs mostly with crazy patterns and unconventional print combinations. Even his own wardrobe is quirky.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Michael Costello after admiting
designer, he was being a dick to Michael.
* BlessedWithSuck: Invoked by him during a Cam Confessional, where
professional dancer. Also, he talks about how his quirky personality made him a talented designer but alienated him from others at the same time.
occasionally wears pink.
* CampGay
* CharacterDevelopment: He started very reserved and barely interacted
TheStoic: Comes with the others after territory being from Belarus.
** NotSoStoic: Loses it a bit when forced to
work hours. As the episodes progressed, not only became close friends with Michael Costello, he also started to open more Elena, and finally revealed again when he gets a video from his HIV status father in Belarus.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He was distraught that his father wouldn't be able
to the judges and the audience.
* CrackDefeat: His loss to Gretchen is widely regarded as this. ''Tim Gunn'' practically invoked the trope by name, having referred to Nina Garcia and Michael Kors as "crack-smoking" based on their support for Gretchen.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}
watch his collection because he was in Belarus.

!Elena Slivnyak



* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* RaisedCatholic: One of the reasons he separated from his family and kept his health status a secret for 10 years.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose: Averted.
* WhamLine: His Confession Cam of his concept for the print challenge: His HIV Status.

!Andy South
* CampGay
* CountryMouse: Subverted. Both urban-fashion and the catfish farm work comes naturally to him.
* TheDutifulSon
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceGuy: Even thought he wasn't friends with Michael Costello at all, he still didn't say anything negative about him on camera while the other designers were openly badmouthing him.
* SignatureStyle: Most of his designs are asian-inspired looks (the Avant-Garde challenge, the chinese-lamp sleeves, and his final collection was inspired in Budha and made with Laotian fabrics) and many of his dress entries were black shiny cocktail dresses.

!Michael Costello
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The other designers questioned frequently why he kept winning despite his designs looking unfinished (even though the judges clearly liked his garments), to the point Michael felt rejected during most of the competition.
* BitchInSheepClothing: What the contestants accuses him of being. To the point where [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/09/t-lo-interviews-peach-carr.html Peach]] and [[ https://twitter.com/AJisTrAsHed/status/22849396471 AJ]] clearly denounced him outside the show.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Mondo after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: He and Rich are this to Michael's son, Giovanni.
* IdenticalStranger: If he's wearing his NiceHat, he looks identical to Series/{{Survivor}} contestant Russell Hantz.
* ManlyTears / HeroicBSOD / CryIntoChest: Right after he got eliminated.
* NiceHat
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Drummond.
* ParentalIssues
* SignatureStyle: His designs, as the judges and himself define them, are "effortless" flowy-beach dresses.
* SolomonDivorce: He got Giovanni, but he's not allowed to have contact with his daughter or even know where she lives.
* StraightGay: In one interview, Michael said he was shocked, but not because of any news and rumours. He was shocked that everyone thought he was striaght because he has a son.
* WellDoneSonGuy:
** The reason he had his first marriage. He also distanced himself from his parents when he came out, and only talked to his mother again when he got casted in the show.
** He was utterly devastated when he got eliminated, mumbling about how he fears to [[DisappointedInYou dissapoint his parents]].

!April Johnston
* AuthorAppeal, ColorMotif: Virtually all her dresses were black.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With Peach.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She got along with most of the group and bonded with Peach, but she still badmouthed Michael Costello behind his back and even called Gretchen "Hitler" once.
* PerkyGoth: She jokingly said she always wanted a pony, and she would buy it with the L'Oreal challenge money.
* ShockingElimination
* StatuesqueStunner
* StealthInsult: When she infamously compared Gretchen to Hitler
--> '''April:''' "Do you really want to hire Hitler? Seriously?"
* TakeThat: April's comment comparing Gretchen to Hitler.
* WomanInBlack

!Christopher Collins
* AlliterativeName
* BoringButPractical: His designs were pretty but very standard, enough to get him to the Final Six.
* CampGay

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* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* RaisedCatholic: One of the reasons he separated from his family
FanNickname: After a particularly meltdown-filled episode, Tom and kept his health status a secret for 10 years.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose: Averted.
* WhamLine: His Confession Cam of his concept for the print challenge: His HIV Status.

!Andy South
* CampGay
* CountryMouse: Subverted. Both urban-fashion and the catfish farm work comes naturally to him.
* TheDutifulSon
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceGuy: Even thought he wasn't friends with Michael Costello at all, he still didn't say anything negative about him on camera while the other designers were openly badmouthing him.
* SignatureStyle: Most of his designs are asian-inspired looks (the Avant-Garde challenge, the chinese-lamp sleeves, and his final collection was inspired in Budha and made with Laotian fabrics) and many of his dress entries were black shiny cocktail dresses.

!Michael Costello
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The other designers questioned frequently why he kept winning despite his designs looking unfinished (even though the judges clearly liked his garments), to the point Michael felt rejected during most of the competition.
* BitchInSheepClothing: What the contestants accuses him of being. To the point where [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/09/t-lo-interviews-peach-carr.html Peach]] and [[ https://twitter.com/AJisTrAsHed/status/22849396471 AJ]] clearly denounced him outside the show.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Mondo after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: He and Rich are this to Michael's son, Giovanni.
* IdenticalStranger: If he's wearing his NiceHat, he looks identical to Series/{{Survivor}} contestant Russell Hantz.
* ManlyTears / HeroicBSOD / CryIntoChest: Right after he got eliminated.
* NiceHat
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Drummond.
* ParentalIssues
* SignatureStyle: His designs, as the judges and himself define them, are "effortless" flowy-beach dresses.
* SolomonDivorce: He got Giovanni, but he's not allowed to have contact with his daughter or even know where she lives.
* StraightGay: In one interview, Michael said he was shocked, but not because of any news and rumours. He was shocked that everyone thought he was striaght because he has a son.
* WellDoneSonGuy:
** The reason he had his first marriage. He also distanced himself from his parents when he came out, and only talked to his mother again when he got casted
Lorenzo nicknamed her [[Music/CypressHill "Insane in the show.
Ukraine."]]
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Dmitry and Buffi.
** He was utterly devastated when he got eliminated, mumbling about how he fears to [[DisappointedInYou dissapoint his parents]].

!April Johnston
* AuthorAppeal, ColorMotif: Virtually all her dresses were black.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With Peach.
*
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She got along Possibly. We see a softer side with most of the group her client in episode 6, and bonded with Peach, but she still badmouthed Michael Costello behind his back and even called Gretchen "Hitler" once.
her mother in episode 9.
* PerkyGoth: She jokingly said she always wanted a pony, and she would buy [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]
* NervousWreck
* NoSocialSkills
* RaisedByWolves: Several other competitors theorize this about her.
* TheStoic: Which makes
it all the more interesting when she's put with the L'Oreal challenge money.
{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buffi for a challenge.
** NotSoStoic: As seen in Episode 5 and onward.

!Fabio Costa
* ShockingElimination
* StatuesqueStunner
* StealthInsult: When she infamously compared Gretchen to Hitler
--> '''April:''' "Do you really want to hire Hitler? Seriously?"
* TakeThat: April's comment comparing Gretchen to Hitler.
* WomanInBlack

!Christopher Collins
* AlliterativeName
* BoringButPractical: His designs were pretty but very standard, enough to get him
DumpsterDive: He mentions in his demo reel that he doesn't shop for groceries. He just goes to the Final Six.
market's back alley and takes the discarded cans, defining himself as a "Freegan".
* CampGayGettingCrapPastTheRadar: Or at least past the judges and Tim Gunn, during the print challenge. He cheerfully let the audience know his print was about ''penises and vaginas''.




!Valerie Mayen
* AlwaysSecondBest: At one point she got frustrated about not winning a challenge. This ended up affecting her overall performance.
* BrokenAce: She started getting good reviews from the judges until the last half of the competition.
* GenkiGirl

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\n!Valerie Mayen\n* AlwaysSecondBest: At NiceHat: In the tour of his apartment we see his collection of hats, and he says he wears hats almost every day.
* RealMenWearPink: Wears what are essentially dresses several times, leading to Michael Kors joking during the real women challenge that it took a boy in a dress to get his female client to wear a dress, and at
one point she wears a crown of pink flowers.
** He's also the only one who had any idea of how to deal with the babies in episode 11, and says that when he first came to New York did a lot of babysitting, much to the other contestants amusement.
* StraightGay: Although it alternated with CampGay every once in a while.

!Gunnar Deatherage
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Yes, that's really his name.
* BigotVsBigot: He and Christopher.
* BrokenBird: Tried to pull this card for the print challenge, saying the "birds" represented his bullied childhood. Judges eliminated him anyway.
* '''CampGay'''
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In Season 9, he had his hair longer and brown. By this season he dyed half his hair blond,
got frustrated a new haircut and grew out more his neckbeard.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has one half of his bangs dyed blond while the other is his natural color.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his earlier behavior, episode 6 shows that he honestly cares
about not winning his client and builds a great relationship with her.
** He also went out of his way to be nice to Ven's client Terri, according to Terri herself.
* {{Keet}}: To the point of making Season 9's Anthony Ryan look calm in comparison.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He got selected again after being eliminated in the pre-selection in season 9.
* NiceGuy: At least that was his image during the Season 9 selection. He was one of the four first to go home before the first challenge, and accepted the desition very gracefully. This contrast led the viewers to see him like he...
** TookALevelInJerkass: Right at the very first episode of Season 10, he started to act more bitchy. Some people suggest that he was playing it for the camera.
** TookALevelInKindness: He zigzagged with the above, since he ocassionally showed he could still be nice.
* SmugSnake: Initially acted like this until around episode 6.

!Kooan Kosuke
* BreakTheCutie: Started out as a Genki Boy, but his put in the Bottom 3 broke his competitive spirit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The standout of this season.
* FunnyAfro
* FunnyForeigner
* {{Keet}}: To the point that when he stops acting this way [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it makes other people worry]].
* NonGameplayElimination: Opted to leave the competition of his own accord.

!Lantie Foster
* FantasticTimeManagement: heavily averted during the second
challenge. This ended up affecting She begins her overall performance.
(heavily ambitious) project, but ditches it partway through which leads to....
* BrokenAce: She started getting good reviews TooDumbToLive: It's by now well known that any designers who go for cloth-like fabrics in the unconventional materials challenge are painting a target on their backs for the judges, so what does she do? Make a dress that's almost entirely made out of fabric with a few pieces of candy thrown on for posterity. Not helping her case was the fact that a few other contestants used clothlike materials but made a heck of a lot more effort than she did and were saved by their innovation and efforts to actually make something wearable and (in most cases) fashionable from candy[[note]]Buffi made the top, Dimitri made the hand-beaded skirt and Andrea had a candy dot apron[[[/note]]. The judges were not amused and she was unsurprisingly auf'd.

!Melissa Fleis
* AuthorAppeal: Most of his pieces are black, and when she uses color, are traditional goth ones (deep blue, purples and red)
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo named her "[[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Ashley-Kate]]"
* PerkyGoth: Most of her designs and wardrobe is black, but her personality is generally upbeat.

!Nathan Paul
* BlackAndNerdy
* TheGenericGuy
* NiceGuy: Mostly seems to just go about his business in the background and avoid personal drama.

!Raul Osorio
* FanNickname: "Eddie Munster", because of his exaggerated widow's peak. Invoked by Elena, who also disparagingly referred to him by this name, suggesting at least one of his peers was on the same wavelength.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he returned to the competition, he was constantly complaining during the team challenge and bickering with Elena.
** During his second elimination, after giving everyone a goodbye, he outright insulted Elena and said to her "I hate you".
* {{Hypocrite}}: During the team challenge, he complained about how everyone in the group was being selfish, while ''he himself was only worried about saving his own ass and punch the others before they did it to him''.
* NeverMyFault: In both his eliminations he refused to recognize he didn't do great during the competition and left saying the show wasn't his thing.
* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Gets brought back into the competition after Andrea and Kooan leave, and while he wasn't eliminated that week he was the following week.
* SoreLoser: The first time around, he said his elimination was a mistake by the judges. By his second elimination, althought he thanked
the judges until for the last half opportunity, he insulted Elena and said to the ConfessionCam that the show wasn't his thing anyway.

!Sonjia Williams
* TheCutie
* OnlySaneMan: When forced to work with Christopher and Gunnar, who despise each other. Recappers Tom & Lorenzo theorized that she took them aside and read them their rights, which kept the drama from boiling over.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Literally, and her audition tape shows that she dyed it recently.
** Blue also seemed to come up quite a bit for her in the competition (among her garments, she made a blue baby outfit and used blue lollies for her candy dress)

!Ven Budhu
* TheAce: Pulls off the nigh-impossible feat of winning '''two''' challenges in a row.
** BrokenAce: ... only to very nearly get eliminated in episode 6, and even closer in episode 9, with him finally being eliminated for real in Episode 10.
* AuthorAppeal: By his own admission, really likes the color red, as the tour of his apartment shows.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When he works with a plus size client in episode 6, he completely fails to grasp that he shouldn't be saying things that remind her of her size, like mentioning that he doesn't have a belt in the right size.
* HumiliationConga: From episode 6 onwards things go downhill very fast.
* ManipulativeEditing: Venomously claimed that his controversial behavior in season 10 episode 6, in which he called his client "plus-size" and "big" and eventually leading her to tears, was subject to this. Tim Gunn, [[InvertedTrope on the other hand]], claims what the audience saw of Ven was the "nice version" of his atrocious behavior.
* {{Jerkass}}: In episode 6, Ven constantly complained about his client's figure. The other designers were horrified.
** NeverMyFault: Even after the show, Ven still tweeted how the show set him up with that client, showing he didn't learn anything.
* NoSocialSkills / LackOfEmpathy: See above, since he honestly doesn't seem to get why his behavior is a problem. In fact, his complete failure to communicate with his client very nearly gets him eliminated.
* SignatureStyle: The judges remark that it's very easy to spot his pieces, and he winds up using the same technique so often that Heidi explicitly warns him that if he uses it again he'll probably get eliminated.
** It should be noted that many of his pieces were sleeveless and/or strapless, and contains rose patterns in some way.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: One
of the competition.
rare emotional moments from him is when his sister visits the room, along with the other designers' relatives, and Ven shed some tears of joy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 11]]

!Amanda Valentine
* GenkiGirlCoattailRidingRelative: Something she desperately wants to avoid. Her brother James is a member of {{Maroon 5}} but she wants to be successful on her own right.




!Ivy Higa
* BetaBitch: If Gretchen was sort of the "AlphaBitch", Ivy was always backing her up, and even being more active at bitching against Michael Costello.
* BreakTheHaughty: She started boasting about her skills and taste nd that Project Runway would be [[ItsAllAboutMe "The Ivy Show"]]. She placed in the bottom most of the time.
* ConflictBall: She accused Michael Costello of: 1. Telling the customers to not vote for her and 2. Of cheating for the Jackie Kennedy challenge several weeks after that. All that went nowhere, since there was no footage about this (if it was true, then it was a wasted drama material for the producers).
* FanNickname: Poison Ivy.
* JerkAss: She spent most of her time bitching about Michael Costello cheating and controlling Michael Drummond's process over her design instead of leaving him work alone.

!Michael Drummond

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\n!Ivy Higa\n* BetaBitch: If Gretchen PluckyGirl: She was sort of the "AlphaBitch", Ivy was always backing her up, and even being more active at bitching against Michael Costello.
* BreakTheHaughty: She started boasting about her skills and taste nd that Project Runway would be [[ItsAllAboutMe "The Ivy Show"]]. She placed
in the bottom a good mood most of the time.
* ConflictBall: She accused Michael Costello of: 1. Telling
time, even when she was the customers to not vote for her and 2. Of cheating for the Jackie Kennedy challenge several weeks after that. All that went nowhere, since there was no footage about this (if it was true, then it was a wasted drama material for the producers).
* FanNickname: Poison Ivy.
* JerkAss: She spent
weak link in most of her time bitching about Michael Costello cheating the challenges.

!Benjamin March
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Was in an abusive relationship prior to the series,
and controlling Michael Drummond's process over her still has issues because of it.

!Cindy Marlatt
* CantCatchUp: She was notably overshadowed in skill and designs, given that many of the competitors were experienced fashion designers, while she originally came from a Mortuary House and had been into fashion
design instead for a short time recently.
* TeamMom: she was the oldest
of leaving him work alone.

!Michael Drummond
the cast.

!Daniel Esquivel
* BadassMustache: His mustache is one of the first things the other designers comment on when they meet him.



* DeadpanSnarker: Like the others, when talking about Gretchen in the Confession Cam.
* NiceGuy: Even when Ivy threw him under the bus, he still felt bad for her.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Costello.

!Carlos Casanova
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* DeadpanSnarker: Even with his language limitations, he pulled out a lot of these on camera.
* FunnyForeigner: He is Puerto Rican and ''"He is going to grab New York by the balls"''.
* GratuitousSpanish
* HeroicBSOD: For the Team Challenge, he got depressed because the judges didn't like his last entries (they said he either did "Stripper Looks" or "Grandma clothes"). His teammates and his model had to give him a Pep Talk to get him back to work.
* LastNameBasis
* NiceGuy: He was the only one who didn't trash Michael Costello winning two challenges in the confession cam, unlike Ivy, Gretchen or April. Also everyone in the cast adored him.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.

!Peach Carr
* CoolOldLady
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With April.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many, her general aesthetic is defined as "Ladies who Lunch" or "Barbie Clothes".
* TeamMom
* UnusualEuphemism: Peach's "good china" in Season 8.

!A.J. Thouvenot
* {{Adorkable}}
* NervousWreck: He hyterically refused to help Casanova with a pattern (Casanova was only asking him about how to cut the pattern, while AJ was "I'm not going to make your pattern for you!!").
** In the Unconventional Material challenge, he succumbed under the pressure, since everyone kept saying "he had it on the bag". Promptly, this only stressed him more.

!Kristin Haskins Simms
* SignatureStyle: She mostly did desconstructed dresses, inspired by Junya Watanabe's style.
* SassyBlackWoman: Her most remembered line was her "Wooly Balls" joke.

!Sarah Trost
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!Nicholas D'Aurizio

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* DeadpanSnarker: Like TheDandy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Due to being bullied at school, Daniel used to be an alcoholic and drug addict.
* MessyHair: During Tim's home visit he's sporting curly hair that would make Creator/TimBurton jealous. Usually it's straightened and slicked down.
* TwoferTokenMinority: He refers to himself as being both Latino and gay and how this affected him growing up. However given
the others, when talking about Gretchen makeup of the show and his season's cast in particular he's far from being in the Confession Cam.
minority.

!Emily Pollard
* NiceGuy: Even when Ivy threw BreakTheHaughty: Starts off the first episode telling the other designers to watch out, she'll be the winner, etc., only for things to go south very quickly once the competition actually starts. [[spoiler:And to cap it off she's the first one out]].
* ImprobableAge: She's one of the youngest designers at 24. Only Kate, who's 23, is younger.

!James Martinez

!Joseph Aaron Segal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyCatLady: He's obsessed with cats.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His sweaters are cheerfully referred as this by him.

!Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: Refers to herself as this.
* GenkiGirl
* FieryRedhead
* ManipulativeBitch: By her own words, thoguht she never gets to do this in the competition.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment that she and Tu come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with
him under the bus, is because he still felt bad for her.
listens to what he says and doesn't really fight with her about what to do. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].

!Layana Aguilar
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She is Brazilian.

!Matthew Arthur
* ApologizesALot: And this ultimately gets him eliminated, since while Michelle
was also Michael Costello.

!Carlos Casanova
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* DeadpanSnarker: Even with his language limitations, he pulled out a lot of these on camera.
* FunnyForeigner: He is Puerto Rican and ''"He is going to grab New York by
in the balls"''.
bottom she still stuck by her look.

!Michelle Lesniak Franklin
* GratuitousSpanish
* HeroicBSOD: For
TheJinx: At one point she wonders if she kicked a rabbit when she was a kid based on how often the Team Challenge, he got depressed because team she's on ends up in the judges didn't like his last entries (they said he either did "Stripper Looks" or "Grandma clothes"). His teammates and his model bottom. Including an instance where the team that had to give him a Pep Talk to get him back to work.
* LastNameBasis
* NiceGuy: He was the only one who didn't trash Michael Costello winning
won two challenges in a row lost after she was transferred to them. Eventually [[spoiler:broken when she wins the confession cam, unlike Ivy, Gretchen or April. Also everyone Duck Tape challenge along with Amanda, and then later wins not only Lord & Taylor challenge but the entire season]].
* PerkyGoth: While not a completely straight example, since she wears colors other than black and her personal style could be described as "rocker chick" she otherwise fits.
* PluckyGirl: Something the judges admire about her, since she stands by her looks even when the judges criticize them. This attitude also inspired her final collection, which cast the women as "hunters" and "lone wolves" going in for "that last kill."
* SteamPunk: Her Final Collection's theme.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever she winds up on the same team as Patricia, which happens distressingly often. Patricia for her part seems oblivious to Michelle's feelings about her.

!Patricia Michaels
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Several things she wears has this aesthetic, and she proudly identifies as a Native American. She also think she's the first Native American contestant on the show, but Santino Rice from Season 2 also had Native ancestry.
* CareerVersusMan
* FatalFlaw: Her ability in textile design was considered talented by many, but she lacks the skills into using them for fashion design, in a fashion design competition.
* UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans: She is proud of her Native American heritage, reflecting it in every single one of her entries for the competition, and even
in the cast adored him.
first day she did a traditional BattleCry.
* NonIndicativeName: He RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist and is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.

!Peach Carr
* CoolOldLady
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With April.
frequently braided.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many, Her designs mostly showcase how she "creates her own textiles" and incorporates elements of her Native American background, like fringe or horse hair.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Played with. While she's the "technician" in the sense of making many of her own textiles
her general aesthetic is defined as "Ladies who Lunch" or "Barbie Clothes".
* TeamMom
* UnusualEuphemism: Peach's "good china" in Season 8.

!A.J. Thouvenot
* {{Adorkable}}
* NervousWreck: He hyterically refused to help Casanova with a pattern (Casanova was only asking him about how to cut
moves more towards the pattern, while AJ was "I'm not going to make your pattern for you!!").
** In the Unconventional Material challenge, he succumbed under the pressure, since everyone kept saying "he had it on the bag". Promptly, this only stressed him more.

!Kristin Haskins Simms
"performer" side.

!Richard Hallmarq
* SignatureStyle: She mostly did desconstructed dresses, inspired by Junya Watanabe's style.
* SassyBlackWoman: Her most remembered line was her "Wooly Balls" joke.

!Sarah Trost
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!Nicholas D'Aurizio
BaldOfAwesome



* MenDontCry: Averted.

!Jason Troisi
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: One of the {{Jerkass}} statements he said was about the fashion world being unfair on a straight guy like him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Everything that came out of his mouth in episode 2.
* NeverMyFault: Blamed Tim, the judges and his model instead of recognizing he did a shitty dress (not only was it bad, he also hadn't sewn it properly, meaning that there was a giant HOLE in the middle of his dress)
* NiceHat: According to him, his hat is his intimidation symbol, like the Native-Americans used Warbonnets.

![=McKell=] Maddox
* NiceGirl
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

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* MenDontCry: Averted.

!Jason Troisi
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: One of
CripplingOverspecialization: The man can do amazing things with jersey knit. Unfortunately this comes at the {{Jerkass}} statements he said was cost of just about everything else.
* GreenEyedMonster: After Stanley picks Layana over him he takes
the fashion world being unfair gold duck tape seemingly just to spite him, since he'd been sure he'd be picked. The other designers also comment on it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His garments are described as such by the other designers.
* TheLoad: He winds up playing this to Patricia
on a straight guy team challenge, and lands them in the bottom two. While he goes home that week the next week he winds up on a team with her ''again'' as her "randomly selected" sewing assistant, and she more or less has a HeroicBSOD, but manages to pull through. And then happens a third time when he's Stanley's sewing assistant.

!Samantha Black
* OnlySaneMan: When stuck on a team with Richard an Layana, who despise each other. She mostly just keeps to herself and tries to keep things from imploding. [[spoiler:She pays for it and gets auf'd]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!Stanley Hudson
* ControlFreak: Referred to as such by the judges. In the finale this bites him in the butt because he has tons of work left to do and doesn't really follow the judge's critiques.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Subverted, during the "Thunder from Down Under" challenge when the dancers come out the camera focuses on [[CampGay Daniel and Richard]] grinning
like him.
kids in a candy store. Stanley on the other hand looks [[http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/2013/ProjectRunway/PRS11E8/PRS11E8S+2.jpg apprehensive or even horrified]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Everything Zig-zagged during the Marie Claire challenge. On the one hand, he pushes Tu very hard to the point that the other designers seem appalled, but he seems sincere when he credits Tu for helping him while being judged.
* LookalikeLovers: Though his partner is white they otherwise look very similar, including similar tastes in eyewear.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Everyone up to and including Tim Gunn were horrified when they realized that he
came to the final runway with ''tons'' of work left to do. He was sewing models into their dresses literally ''seconds'' before they were sent out on the runway.
* TheStoic: Usually, though he loses it a bit when working with Patricia for the Lord & Taylor challenge.
* StraightGay: To the point that some viewers were genuinely surprised when he introduced his male partner of 20 years to Tim during his home visit. There was also his reaction to the male dancers.

!Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
* CampGay: Though his orientation is not made clear in the actual show.
* FunnyForeigner: He is from Thailand and is ''very'' quirky.
* {{Keet}}
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment he and Kate come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and takes a mostly passive role. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].
* RealMenWearPink: Lists ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' as two
of his mouth favories.
* TheQuietOne
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or
in episode 2.
* NeverMyFault: Blamed Tim, the judges
his case, ducks. When Heidi has a duck on stage to introduce a challenge he's visibly uncomfortable and his model instead of recognizing he did a shitty dress (not only was it bad, he also hadn't sewn it properly, meaning explains that there was he once had a giant HOLE in the middle of his dress)
* NiceHat: According to him, his hat is his intimidation symbol, like the Native-Americans used Warbonnets.

![=McKell=] Maddox
* NiceGirl
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

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duck chase him.



[[folder:Season 9]]
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!Anya Ayoung-Chee
* HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008, and launched 2 clothing lines prior to competing.
* MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't intentional on her part, she got ''a lot'' of help in the workroom (Laura helped her sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* NiceGirl: Despite accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person. [[invoked]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had a very narrow point of view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to everyone else, which is probably why she was well liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear was flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.

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[[folder:Season 9]]
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!Anya Ayoung-Chee
* HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008, and launched 2 clothing lines prior to competing.
* MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't intentional on her part, she got ''a lot'' of help in the workroom (Laura helped her sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* NiceGirl: Despite accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person. [[invoked]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had a very narrow point of view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to everyone else, which is probably why she was well liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear was flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.
12]]

! Alexander Pope



* DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at the slightest criticism.
* GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula all the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit with "Go back to central casting!"
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a drama queen towards team challenges, he was very nice and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: His rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to the other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the only one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna
* AlwaysSecondBest
* CampGay
* CatchPhrase: "Oh my [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]!"
* CrackDefeat / ShockingElimination: To clarify this: He lost to [[{{Jerkass}} JOSH]] AND [[TeachersPet ANYA]].
* FantasticTimeManagement: His skills and details were so great that he got the trophy for "The Best Time Management" of the Season.
* MistakenNationality: More than one recapper assumed Viktor Luna was from somewhere in Eastern Europe (perhaps due to the spelling of his first name?). He was born in Mexico.
* TooCleverByHalf: He was the most consistent and perfectionist of the contestants, and yet he only won two challenges (one of them being a shared win with [[ControlFreak Josh]]).

!Kimberly Goldson
* OnlySaneWoman: She was one of the few who didn' stir up any drama.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShesGotLegs

to:

* DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at the slightest criticism.
* GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula all the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit
DragQueen: Along with "Go back the above.

! Alexandria von Bromssen
* DumbBlond: Averted. Alexandria said she hated her modeling career because she wanted
to central casting!"
go to school and have a brain.
* HiddenDepths: Despite FriendToAllChildren: In her home visit, she shows her studio "Camp Couture", where she teaches children how to saw. For her final collection, her guests are two of her alumns.
* TheQuietOne: Talks very slowly, possibly due to English
being a drama queen towards team challenges, he was very nice and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped
her finishing second language.
** GoodIsNotNice: Don't let
her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want appearance fool you. She has a lot to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever
say about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: His rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to
the other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the only one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna
* AlwaysSecondBest
* CampGay
* CatchPhrase: "Oh my [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]!"
* CrackDefeat / ShockingElimination: To clarify this: He lost to [[{{Jerkass}} JOSH]] AND [[TeachersPet ANYA]].
* FantasticTimeManagement: His skills and details were so great that he got the trophy for "The Best Time Management" of the Season.
* MistakenNationality: More than one recapper assumed Viktor Luna was from somewhere in Eastern Europe (perhaps due to the spelling of his first name?). He was born in Mexico.
* TooCleverByHalf: He was the most consistent and perfectionist of the contestants, and yet he only won two challenges (one of them being a shared win with [[ControlFreak Josh]]).

!Kimberly Goldson
* OnlySaneWoman: She was one of the few who didn' stir up any drama.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShesGotLegs
ConfessionCam.



!Bert Keeter
* CoolOldGuy: At the beginning and right after he grew out of his {{Jerkass}} phase.
** Also Heidi was clearly rooting for him during the run of the show.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* GenreSavvy: In the 70s inspired challenge, Bert was the only one who ''did live'' during that era, so he was among the Top 3 along with Viktor (who did have research experience) and Anya.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bert talks about getting "a job" at Studio 54.
-->'''Laura:''' Is that where you got your Halston job?
-->'''Bert:''' No, I got it in a balcony, third row.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Olivier. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Had his moments of both.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. He's the first middle-aged gay contestant in the show.
* HeelFaceTurn: Arguably occurred once he began to open up to his fellow competitors.
* WorthyOpponent: Despite disastrously antagonistic team challenges with Anthony Ryan and Viktor, he has cited them as good designers who deserved to benefit from their exposure on the show.

!Olivier Green
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CampGay
* TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got the trophy of "The Worst Time Management" in the extra episode of the season.
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known a "Real Women" challenge was bound to happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments about how his designs should only be worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't seem to realize what was wrong with anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* SignatureStyle: All of his designs in the competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised a lot his color taste during the competition.
* {{Keet}}
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order to spare Anya $11 when she lost her money. She won the challenge and had her garment sold online; he was eliminated.
* TwoFirstNames

!Laura Kathleen
* BreakTheHaughty: She was one of the designers who started as the most confident, only to gradually doing average work.
* {{Jerkass}}
** HiddenHeartOfGold
* RichBitch

!Bryce Black
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay

to:

!Bert Keeter
! Angela Bacskocky
* CoolOldGuy: At the beginning BiTheWay: Subverted. She said she went through her "Lesbian Phase" and right then discovered she wasn't after he grew out of his {{Jerkass}} phase.
** Also Heidi was clearly rooting for him during the run of the show.
all.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
ExperimentedInCollege: How she defines her "Lesbian Phase".

! Bradon [=McDonald=]
* GenreSavvy: In the 70s inspired challenge, Bert was the only one who ''did live'' during that era, so he was among the Top 3 along with Viktor (who did have research experience) and Anya.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bert talks about getting "a job" at Studio 54.
-->'''Laura:''' Is that where you got your Halston job?
-->'''Bert:''' No, I got it in a balcony, third row.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Olivier. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Had his moments of both.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. He's the first middle-aged gay contestant in the show.
* HeelFaceTurn: Arguably occurred once he began to open up to his fellow competitors.
* WorthyOpponent: Despite disastrously antagonistic team
TheAce: Won 4 challenges with Anthony Ryan and Viktor, he has cited them as good designers who deserved to benefit from their exposure on the show.

!Olivier Green
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CampGay
* TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got the trophy of "The Worst Time Management"
in the extra episode of the season.
show
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known TheCastShowoff: Does a "Real Women" challenge was bound to happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments about how his designs should only be worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't seem to realize what was wrong with anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be
jumping spin in the Top 3.
* MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* SignatureStyle: All of his designs in the competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised a lot his color taste during the competition.
* {{Keet}}
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order to spare Anya $11 when she lost her money. She won the challenge and had her garment sold online; he was eliminated.
* TwoFirstNames

!Laura Kathleen
* BreakTheHaughty: She was one of the designers who started as the most confident, only to gradually doing average work.
* {{Jerkass}}
** HiddenHeartOfGold
* RichBitch

!Bryce Black
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
show's opening.



* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Cecilia Motwani
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She had a lot of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given that Julie was the only one in the workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much threw the towel and left the show.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: After placing in the bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the show.

!Joshua Christensen
* CampStraight
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in his audition video that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got eliminated and brought back by Olivier and Viktor.
* NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor and Olivier wanted to have him on his team.
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox

to:

* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Cecilia Motwani
RealMenWearPink: He's a retired professional dancer.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: StraightGay
* WackyMarriageProposal: He proposed on camera in the 4th episode after winning the challenge, and he would have to wait for the answer until the episode airs. Bradon still told this to his fiance via skype the following day.

! Dom Streater
* AuthorAppeal: For her Final Collection, all the models were styled exactly like her, with the afro and the dresses were all like her usual wardrobe.
* BoringButPractical: Her designs consistently get her either safe or in the top, but she tends to fade into the background next to some of the louder personalities around her.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Against Alexandria in the finale, who while is not the best designer on this season, Alexandria made a finale collection that was something that the judges will automatically praise and give Alexandria the win instead of Dom.
* GenderBlenderName
* NiceGirl: Often seemed to be actively avoiding fights in the workroom.

! Helen Castillo
* TheAce: Won a total of 4 challenges in her run.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her general appearance, and she even says that the clothes she makes are not what you'd expect from her.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after getting reamed by the judges for her failed gown in the second episode declares that she's going to keep making them until the day she dies.
* FemmeFatalons: The pointy kind.
* FragileFlower: According to the other designers, since she was constantly looking for reassurance about the direction she was taking her designs, much to their irritation.
** SuicidalOverconfidence: In odd combination with the above, since she would often alternate rapidly between the two.
* {{Jerkass}}:
**
She was constantly stirring up the dirt and provoking Ken to get more drama.
** An out-the-show example are also [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/project-runway-prints-and-princesses.html her tweets about Tom and Lorenzo.]]
* {{Ladette}}: Tattooed, foul-mouthed, and very blunt.
* OddFriendship / NotSoDifferent: Despite vocally being displeased when she sees that Kate has returned for the competition they actually grow to like each other when put on the same team for a challenge, surprising both of them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

! Jeremy Brandrick
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is rather nice, but he still can happily trash his competitor's garments in the confession cam.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He almost
had a lot of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given that Julie was run against Alexandria for the only one most trash-talk in the confessional cam about the other designers.
* ButNotTooWhite: Pokes fun at himself for being a "typical Brit" who burns easily when he winds up sunburned after the field day challenge.
* HappilyMarried: He and his husband have twin babies.
* StraightGay
* TeamDad: Falls into this role almost without meaning to, possibly because he's a dad in real life.

! Justin [=LeBlanc=]
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is deaf. The "superpower" part is because he's claims he's not too worried about
the workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right
drama since if it gets too bad he can just turn his hearing aid off. [[BrickJoke Which he does at one point when Ken and Sandro are arguing]].
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: He's deaf, but it's downplayed, only coming up in a couple of episodes.
* {{Lifelines}}: He's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save"
after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much threw the towel and left the show.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: After placing in the bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the show.

!Joshua Christensen
* CampStraight
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in his audition video
Tim decides that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
elimination was too soon.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got ManlyTears: He shed these when he was eliminated and brought back by Olivier and Viktor.
again during the challenge in which he managed to retool his own dress.
* NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor One of the few designers that all of the others truly like, even [[{{Jerkass}} Ken]].
* NiceHat: Almost always seem wearing a flat cap, even at home, possibly because of both his hearing aid
and Olivier wanted because he's balding.
* {{Retool}}: During one of the challenges later on in the season, he was given the opportunity
to retool a losing garment from earlier on in the season. He chose his own dress that originally would have got him eliminated had it not been for the Tim Gun Rescue.
* StraightGay: In addition to being deaf he's also gay, though you probably wouldn't be able to tell until he says something about it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the "Tim Gunn Save" he started doing better in challenges. He also seemed to reflect better
on his team.
designs (see Retool) and was able to determine where he had gone wrong.

! Kahindo Mateene
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox
WeHardlyKnewYe

! Karen Batts
* FieryRedhead
* OutOfFocus: Seemed to mainly reside in the background apart from the occasional team challenge.

! Ken Laurence
* AscendedFanboy: Declares that he's been "secretly competing" on the show for the past 11 seasons because he's been following it and incorporating the judges' critiques into his own designs.
* BowtiesAreCool: He thinks so, to the point of having one tattooed on his chest.
* BreakTheHaughty: Goes into the Belk challenge confident he'll win since he's one of the few contestants from the South, but he gets reamed by the judges for missing the point of the challenge and ends up in the bottom three.



* FatalFlaw: He didn't design with his scarf (the most interesting fabric from his attire, since all his other pieces were plain white and grey) from the beginning, since he didn't want to take it off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig from Season 2, he should have known to use his scarf right away, instead of leaving it for last.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Fallene Wells
* FieryRedhead: She was very quirky as well.
* NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In her audition tape, she makes a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom at home is barely furnished, she needs the prize money and she was still in good mood after being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle: Many of her entries were chiffon blouses, to which the judges got very tired of.
* TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
* ExtremeDoormat: To the point she let Josh boss her around and had to redo a skirt three times just to please him.
* RaisedCatholic: Or rather "Raised in a very strict Christian cult", where they didn't let her have an Art oriented carreer.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is blonde with blue strikes.

to:

* FatalFlaw: CityMouse: Says that even though people think he's a CountryMouse because he's from the South he actually hates the outdoors, though he winds up enjoying their camping trip more than he expected.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has been homeless several times.
* DramaQueen
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo quickly dubbed him [[RupaulsDragRace Coco Montrese]] after a contestant on that show who was known for stirring drama.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Bradon's look is being praised during the Belk challenge he can be seen doing a hilariously bitchy "Oh my ''God''" eye roll.
* HairTriggerTemper: Essentially called out as such by Tim Gunn when he explodes at Bradon and Alexander as they're moving into the same room. The producers actually moved Ken to his own room because they feared what might happen if he was forced to live with the others, especially after what happened with Sandro.
* HotBlooded
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly towards Sue.
* PetTheDog: Is surprisingly courteous to his fan during the Real Women challenge, a challenge traditionally known to cause trouble for the more drama-prone designers.
He still wound up getting eliminated though.
* RealMenWearPink: Pink shirt included.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black and gay, though on the "gay" part he may not be in the minority on this show.

! Miranda Kay Levy
* BashBrothers: From day one she
didn't design with his scarf (the most interesting fabric like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like her, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Coney Island challenge, and verbally lashes out at Timothy, not caring that he's in the room and can hear her.
* {{Irony}}: She served in the army, despite being emotionally unstable.
* MilitaryBrat: She served in the army and as the parental figure for her brother.

! Sandro Masmanidi
* BrutalHonesty: He's the first to tell Timothy to stop trying to explain to the judges
his attire, since all "sustainable philosophy" because they don't care. Of course others had to translate this in "clean" language.
* DramaQueen
* FunnyForeigner: He's Russian, but
his other pieces were plain white name can make it a bit hard to tell.
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stands up for Helen during her critique in the second episode by telling the judges she tried her hardest.
** JerkassHasAPoint: When declared he was safe, Sandro interrupts the judges
and grey) from the beginning, since asks for critique for his design, upset that he didn't still is not giving them what they want to take it off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig
see from Season 2, him. Despite the judges and other contestants berating him for being rude and that he should have known be 'thankful' to use his scarf be safe, the designers are constantly told being safe is not a good thing, and Sandro's request for constructive feedback seems perfectly fair (Zac Posen just angrily insults Sandro's design, instead).
* {{Malaproper}}: Isn't always sure he's using the
right away, instead of leaving it idiom, and at one point asks if anyone has a pin because "I need to sew my hookers."[[note]]He probably ''meant'' hooks[[/note]]
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point that Justin actually takes off his hearing aid when he's arguing with Ken.
* NonGameplayElimination: Although he got in the middle, he still questioned the judges, got into a screaming argument with Helen and Ken and left the building. The producers eventually tracked him down the next day and brought him back just long enough to apologize
for last.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As
his behavior before he formally left the first eliminated.

!Fallene Wells
competition.
* FieryRedhead: She was very quirky as well.
PornStache
* NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In her audition tape, she makes
SirSwearsALot: Notably drops a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom at
ClusterFBomb in his home is barely furnished, she needs the prize money and tour video.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere

! Sue Waller
* FantasticTimeManagement: Inverted with one challenge, where
she was still in good mood after being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle: Many of her entries were chiffon blouses, to which
sewing a contestant into the judges got very tired of.
garment backstage.
* TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
TheDitz: Did not have a lot of experience with a sewing machine.

! Timothy Westbrook
* ExtremeDoormat: AnimalMotifs: Unicorns, as he proudly declares in his home visit.
* BigotVsBigot: From day one Miranda didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like him, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* CampGay:
To the point he was standing next to his model wearing sparkly high heels while she let Josh boss was barefoot. Something the judges were not amused by.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His entire concept for his first look, which involves not having his model wear any makeup to
her around visible irritation, not use any electricity in the production of the garment or to prep her hair, and had to redo a skirt three times just have her mime being bound as she goes down the runway (which she refuses to please him.
actually do on the runway minus a small motion at the end of the catwalk).
* RaisedCatholic: Or [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Defines himself as a sustainable designer.
** It then went to irritating levels when he refused to use makeup, electricity and burned synthetic material, which makes it far than sustainable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The judges tear him into regarding the above, since burning material like parachute fabric releases chemicals into the air and is not exactly eco friendly. Not to mention wearing (women's) shoes while his model isn't.
* {{Keet}}
* SoapboxSadie: The other designers' opinion of his behavior in the first episode.

! Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: And she actually delights in the fact that unlike last season she's on her own
rather "Raised in a very strict Christian cult", where they didn't let her have an Art oriented carreer.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is blonde
than having to work with blue strikes.
a team every challenge.
* FieryRedhead
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got chosen to return to the show via voting, but ultimately subverted when she was eliminated again.



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!Alicia Hardesty
* AuthorAppeal: Her design style is for Tomboy girls, consisting mostly in jumpers and overalls.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted, unlike Zulema from Season 2, who the producers edited out all the scenes where Zulema talked about her wife. Alicia openly gave a tour to her house in her demo reel and presented her girlfriend to the viewers.
* OnlySaneWoman: In episode 8, trapped between Dmitry and Elena, who ''despise'' each other and take every opportunity to snipe. Alicia pays for the drama.
* {{Tomboy}}: Even her entire style is based in jumpers for tomboy girls.

!Andrea Katz
* CoolOldLady
* CoolTeacher: She is a professor in a University. Subverted, since Christopher started with expectations of her being this, until she ended up not taking the challenges seriously.
* CrazyCatLady: By her own admission.
* MeaningfulName: See above.
* NonGameplayElimination
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She's revealed to have left the competition in the middle of the night without telling anyone

! Beatrice Guapo

to:


[[folder:Season 10]]
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!Alicia Hardesty
13]]

! Alexander Knox
* AuthorAppeal: Her design style is DullSurprise: Tends to gawp with an open mouth at whatever or whomever he's watching.

! Angela Sum
* FragileFlower: She was crying most of the time.
* HiddenDepths: She apparently worked at Wall Street
for Tomboy girls, consisting mostly in jumpers and overalls.
7 years.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted, unlike Zulema from Season 2, who the producers edited out all the scenes where Zulema talked MercyKill: What everybody felt about her wife. Alicia openly gave a tour to auf, as it was not the right environment for her.

! Carrie Sleutskaya
* {{Goth}}: Very much, but she's also characterized
her house in personal style as TheVamp.
* TooDumbToLive: In
her demo reel final episode, she directly called the judges idiots and presented her girlfriend to complained that Sandhaya (Who had immunity) should be auf instead.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Charketa "Char" Glover
* {{Lifelines}}: She's
the viewers.
* OnlySaneWoman:
recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save", since he felt there was some joy missing from the workroom.
**
In episode 8, trapped between Dmitry and Elena, who ''despise'' each other and take every opportunity to snipe. Alicia pays 9, when she had trouble fixing the zipper for the drama.
model, Tim decided to give Char an additional 10 minutes to finish it, much to the contestants chargin.
* {{Tomboy}}: NiceGirl: Reason why Tim decided to use his save on her.
** Really comes to a point in episode 12 when she genuinely wants to make an effort to patch things up with Korina and the other designers are happier to have her around.
** And then averted in the reunion when she complained that Korina was mean and took half the time to agreeing to patch up with Korina.
* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: Notable during the reunion, despite being the NiceGirl during the season she was very harsh to Korina while she tried to apologize to her, and during a segment hearing opinions from fans, she got visibly upset when a fan called her out on not really deserving to have gotten as far as she did.
* ThePollyanna: She tried to survive the economic crisis in her town.

! Emily Payne
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* PerkyGoth: Somewhat. Her designs looked somewhat old-fashioned or gothic-esque, but she tries to get along with everyone.

! Fäde Zu Grau
* {{Atheism}}: His spiritual beliefs were never touched on but the number of pieces of clothing he had with the word "Atheist" written across them seemed like a good hint.
* FunnyForeigner:
Even thought he didn't have much screentime, the judges pointed out that his personal style and taste in prints were fun and interesting.
* GratuitousGerman

! Hernan Lander
* CampGay
* {{Jerkass}}: He kept badmouthing Sandhya, and accused
her of giving him the most horrible suit on purpose, even when Sandhya herself tried to make everyone understand she tried to match the choices with their styles.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets eliminated in the episode where he bitched at Sandhya the most.
* NeverMyFault: He took control over the
entire style is based team in jumpers the second episode and then blamed Sandhya when the team lost and then spent the entire fourth episode blaming Sandhya for tomboy girls.

!Andrea Katz
giving him a bad suit when several other designers also didn't like their suits but still managed to produce good looks.

! Jefferson Musanda
* CoolOldLady
WeHardlyKnewYe

! Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora
* CoolTeacher: She is a professor AlwaysSecondBest Some of his designs have been in the judges' Top 3, and shared a University. Subverted, since Christopher started win with expectations of her being this, Sean, yet he has never won any prize solo until episode 9.
* BigEater He was really excited by the Red Robin Restaurant Challenge, especially when he learned the contestants would be given free fries that day.
* BoringButPractical: People's reaction about his design who were more experience with fashion research. He has great sewing skills and a solid design concept, but his design tends to be dull or derivative.
* CampGay
* FantasticTimeManagement: The reason why he was consistently praised by the judges is his ability to finish a garment precisely in a short amount of time.
* NiceGuy Usually smiling and gregarious.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers Though usually calm and cheerful, Kini expressed frustration that when he and Sean were paired up for the wedding challenge, Sean was selected for the win. The kicker? Sean's shirt got the most praise. While the shirt was Sean's design, Kini was the one who actually constructed it.
* SignatureStyle: In his finale collection, B/W and denim.
* TwoferTokenMinority Gay and Hawaiian.

! Korina Emmerich
* AlphaBitch: Had a tendency to talk smack in the confession cam.
* DesignatedVillain: Other than a extreme explosion in the final episode and a short rivalry with Amanda,
she ended up not taking the challenges seriously.
* CrazyCatLady: By
was mostly just too confident for her own admission.
good.
* MeaningfulName: See above.
JerkassHasAPoint: She, in the worst way possible, expressed that Char had been saved ''twice'' by Tim, and that was unfair to the other designers.
* NonGameplayElimination
TheRival: To Amanda.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She's RageQuit/ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When she returned in episode 12, she admitted that she clearly didn't want to be there (and forces herself to work with Char) and eventually got Tim's permission to leave the workroom.
* SignatureStyle: Outerwear, mostly jackets. In her finale collection, Mondrian, leather and colour blocking.
* ShockingElimination
* SoreLoser: Ended up extremely frustrated in her final episode, where she verbally lashed out towards everyone (mainly Char and probably the producers). In fact, her [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/10/korinas-project-runway-season-13-finale-collection/ final collection]] was
revealed to have left be inspired by her last design.
* VerbalJudo: Towards Nina and Char. When Nina Garcia admitted she disliked Korina's outfit, [[BerserkButton let's just say Korina was less-than-pleased.]] And
the competition drama [[FromBadToWorse would continue when Korina was sent back to await the judges decisions, and even after her elimination.]]

! Kristine Guico
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Mitchell Perry
* OutOfFocus

! Samantha Plasencia
* BoringButPractical: She had a sense of style and ideas, but the final product tends to be boring compared to the other designers (and some of the surprise were extremely hidden in black).
* OutOfFocus
* ShelteredAristocrat: In her final episode, she had difficulties in making a gown because she had never been on a wedding before.

! Sandhya Garg
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Most of the designers
in the middle competiton dislike her because they don't understand how she won two challenges.
* DecoyProtagonist: Got a lion share of airtime despite being 8th.
* GoodIsNotDumb: When Hernan said to her a "Thank you Sandhya again, bitch", Sandhya flipped the bird at him and warned him to never talk to her like that again.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Inverted, she genuinely wanted to form friendships, but due to her events in her first two episodes, she's not popular with the other designers.
* LoopholeAbuse: In Episode 5, when Heidi (who's this season challenge), decided to give the contestants another chance to shop at Mood, she's the only person to ask for money from the other designers who decided not to take the chance.
* NiceGirl: She tries to get along with everyone. For the 4th challenge, she tried to give everyone suits according to their styles, even when some of them kept saying she gave them "the ugliest" on purpose.
* NoSocialSkills: Her FatalFlaw in this show, while she does not have a mean bone in her body, she is sometimes difficult to work and communicate with.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Sandhya tells she got married in a traditional arranged marriage, as common in East Indian culture. Lucky for her, she [[HappilyMarried adores her husband]], as he turned out to be a NiceGuy who is very supportive of her career as fashion designer.
* ShockingElimination: Sure, her final outfit deserved the auf. But it was this because she won 2 challenges in the early stages
of the night without telling anyone

show, which usually means a ticket to the finale.
* TeamKiller: Unintentionally, as both times she been on the bottom is was when she was teamed up with other designers.
* TokenMinority: She's the only East Indian contestant.

! Beatrice GuapoSean Kelly
* CripplingOverspecialization: His love of fringe, especially during his final collection. Despite being able to do it beautifully, even Heidi (who loves the fringe) worries he's overusing it. Not helped by Tim Gun's visit when he told him to "turn up the volume" on his collection, and Sean reading that as "add fringe to ''everything''".
* GenreBlindness: Knows full well Nina Garcia doesn't like his obsession with fringe, so what does he do? He creates a final collection that's ''three-quarters'' fringe! [[spoiler: Though it doesn't matter anyway, since he won as Nina find it the most commercially viable of the collection.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi Accent]]: Has a very thick accent, since he is from New Zealand
* SignatureStyle: After his win in the Heidi Klum challenge, he started to use fringes in his designs. In his finale collection, he uses a Julius Caesar storyline, along with more fringe.
* StealingTheCredit: Won the Rock Wedding challenge ... despite the fact it was Kini who constructed the shirt that the judges were raving about. (the design ''was'' his, but Kini was the one who sewed it for him, although it is possible Sean's silence regarding this may have been the result of ManipulativeEditing)

! Amanda Valentine
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She got picked to return for the season.
* NiceGirl: She is often very happy around and tries to get along with most of the contestants... Except for Korina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson




! Buffi Jashanmal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the nick "Buffi the Taste Slayer".
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: She herself admits it's her style
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: At least tries to get along with everyone despite snark aimed at her, and is a genuinely sweet person in real life.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink with leopard spots on one side.

! Christopher Palu
* BigotVsBigot: He and Gunnar.
* BrokenPedestal: At first he was thrilled to work with Andrea, who he considered a CoolTeacher at first, but by the end of the Lexus challenge he was close to crying.
* DramaQueen / FragileFlower: He looked like crying most of the time.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tends to talk about every drama on the show by how it affects him and how everything happening revolves around himself.
* JawDrop: He has A LOT of these when paired up with Andrea, still shocked of how not seriously she was taking the whole challenge.
--> '''Christopher''': ''(ConfessionCam, imitating Andrea)'' Hahaha, I f*cked up again, hahaha. ''(big JawDrop)''
* MenDontCry: Subverted, he's close to flat out crying for almost all of the third episode while he's on the runway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction to Andrea leaving the competition in the middle of the night, and believes that it's because of what he said to the judges about her.

!Dmitry Sholokhov
* AmbiguouslyBi: Maybe? He seems to show interest in men on occasion, but he also makes comments about "the way [Heidi] moves". He never makes any spoken indication of what he is or is not attracted to, so who knows.

to:

\n* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Buffi Jashanmal
Edmond Newton
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Judges and Mentor]]

!Angela Lindvall (Season 1 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the nick "Buffi name "Schmeidi" (or "Not-Heidi").
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Joanna Coles (Mentor, Seasons 1-2, 4)
Joanna served as guest judge since season 7. In All Stars,
the Taste Slayer".
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: She herself admits it's her style
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: At least tries
Fashion Editor has moved to get along with everyone despite snark aimed at her, and is a genuinely sweet person in real life.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink with leopard spots on one side.

! Christopher Palu
* BigotVsBigot: He and Gunnar.
* BrokenPedestal: At first he was thrilled to work with Andrea, who he considered a CoolTeacher at first, but by
the end of the Lexus challenge he was close to crying.
* DramaQueen / FragileFlower: He looked like crying most of the time.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tends to talk about every drama on the show by how it affects him and how everything happening revolves around himself.
* JawDrop: He has A LOT of these when paired up with Andrea, still shocked of how not seriously she was taking the whole challenge.
--> '''Christopher''': ''(ConfessionCam, imitating Andrea)'' Hahaha, I f*cked up again, hahaha. ''(big JawDrop)''
* MenDontCry: Subverted, he's close to flat out crying for almost all of the third episode while he's on the runway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction to Andrea
mentor area, leaving the competition judges panel composed by the host and designers.
* DeadpanSnarker: She manages to pull the best deadpan in her critiques.
* TheFashionista: Required since she's chief editor.
* TheMeanBrit: Played this as a guest judge, coupled with DeadpanSnarker critiques. Avoids this when she takes the mentor role.
* TheMentor: Only for the All-Stars seasons.
* OnlySaneWoman: Right to all the characters
in the middle of the night, designers rows.
* PutOnABus: She's not mentor for AS-Season 3.
* SternTeacher: She's blunt, serious
and believes that it's because of what he said to the judges about her.

!Dmitry Sholokhov
very precise with her feedbacks.

!Izaac Mizrahi
* AmbiguouslyBi: Maybe? He seems to show interest in men on occasion, but he also makes comments about "the way [Heidi] moves". He never makes any spoken indication of what he is or is not attracted to, so who knows.CampGay



* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels / MalaProper / BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Referring to Ven as a "one-way monkey" when he meant to say "one-trick pony."
* OnlySaneMan: Of Team 6 in episode 5. Repeatedly cuts through screeching fits in an attempt to keep the team on track.
* RealMenWearPink: Before becoming a designer, he was a professional dancer. Also, he occasionally wears pink.
* TheStoic: Comes with the territory being from Belarus.
** NotSoStoic: Loses it a bit when forced to work with Elena, and again when he gets a video from his father in Belarus.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He was distraught that his father wouldn't be able to watch his collection because he was in Belarus.

!Elena Slivnyak
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: After a particularly meltdown-filled episode, Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her [[Music/CypressHill "Insane in the Ukraine."]]
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Dmitry and Buffi.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Possibly. We see a softer side with her client in episode 6, and with her mother in episode 9.
* [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]
* NervousWreck
* NoSocialSkills
* RaisedByWolves: Several other competitors theorize this about her.
* TheStoic: Which makes it all the more interesting when she's put with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buffi for a challenge.
** NotSoStoic: As seen in Episode 5 and onward.

!Fabio Costa
* DumpsterDive: He mentions in his demo reel that he doesn't shop for groceries. He just goes to the market's back alley and takes the discarded cans, defining himself as a "Freegan".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Or at least past the judges and Tim Gunn, during the print challenge. He cheerfully let the audience know his print was about ''penises and vaginas''.

to:

* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels / MalaProper / BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Referring CoolTeacher
* CynicalMentor

!Georgina Chapman
* CreatorCouple: She's the wife of Harvey Weinstein, the producer of the show.
** Doesn't influence at all in the show, since Georgina is the co-founder of Marchesa, anyway.
* CoolTeacher
* TheFashionista
* OnlySaneWoman: Along with Joanna.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Carolyn Murphy (Season 2 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi2".
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Alyssa Milano (Season 3-4 host)
* TheHost
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: WhosTheBoss and Series/{{Charmed}}, for starters.

!Zanna Roberts Rassi (Season 3 mentor)
It was announced that Zanna would be the mentor for this season.
* ChekhovsGunman: She was guest judge and hosted many of the "Road
to Ven as a "one-way monkey" when the Runway" and "After the Runway" especials.
* TheFashionista
* NiceGirl: At least compared to [[SternTeacher Joanna]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars]]
----
!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* {{Bromance}}: With Michael Costello--a holdover from their time together on Season 8.
* CampGay
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won the game many thought
he meant to say "one-trick pony.deserved a year ago.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* BittersweetEnding
* CampGay
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDandy: A running joke is that he's really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
--> ''"I don't know about Anthony... but I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season. He came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend.
"
* OnlySaneMan: Of Team 6 in episode 5. Repeatedly cuts through screeching fits in an attempt to keep the team on track.
PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* RealMenWearPink: Before becoming a designer, he was a professional dancer. Also, he occasionally wears pink.
BittersweetEnding
* TheStoic: Comes {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same
with the territory being from Belarus.
** NotSoStoic: Loses it a bit when forced to work with Elena, and again when he gets a video from his father in Belarus.
Austin.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She
was distraught that his father wouldn't be able to watch his collection because he was in Belarus.

!Elena Slivnyak
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: After a particularly meltdown-filled episode, Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her [[Music/CypressHill "Insane in the Ukraine."]]
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Dmitry and Buffi.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Possibly. We see a softer side with her client in episode 6, and with her mother in episode 9.
* [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]
* NervousWreck
* NoSocialSkills
* RaisedByWolves: Several other competitors theorize this about her.
* TheStoic: Which makes it all the more interesting when she's put with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buffi for a challenge.
** NotSoStoic: As seen in Episode 5 and onward.

!Fabio Costa
* DumpsterDive: He mentions in his demo reel that he doesn't shop for groceries. He just goes
mostly safe due to the market's back alley fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend,
and takes the discarded cans, defining himself everyone referred to her as a "Freegan".
[[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Or at least past the judges RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms
and Tim Gunn, during the print challenge. He cheerfully let the audience know his print was about ''penises and vaginas''.pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.



* NiceHat: In the tour of his apartment we see his collection of hats, and he says he wears hats almost every day.
* RealMenWearPink: Wears what are essentially dresses several times, leading to Michael Kors joking during the real women challenge that it took a boy in a dress to get his female client to wear a dress, and at one point wears a crown of pink flowers.
** He's also the only one who had any idea of how to deal with the babies in episode 11, and says that when he first came to New York did a lot of babysitting, much to the other contestants amusement.
* StraightGay: Although it alternated with CampGay every once in a while.

!Gunnar Deatherage
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Yes, that's really his name.
* BigotVsBigot: He and Christopher.
* BrokenBird: Tried to pull this card for the print challenge, saying the "birds" represented his bullied childhood. Judges eliminated him anyway.
* '''CampGay'''
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In Season 9, he had his hair longer and brown. By this season he dyed half his hair blond, got a new haircut and grew out more his neckbeard.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has one half of his bangs dyed blond while the other is his natural color.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his earlier behavior, episode 6 shows that he honestly cares about his client and builds a great relationship with her.
** He also went out of his way to be nice to Ven's client Terri, according to Terri herself.
* {{Keet}}: To the point of making Season 9's Anthony Ryan look calm in comparison.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He got selected again after being eliminated in the pre-selection in season 9.
* NiceGuy: At least that was his image during the Season 9 selection. He was one of the four first to go home before the first challenge, and accepted the desition very gracefully. This contrast led the viewers to see him like he...
** TookALevelInJerkass: Right at the very first episode of Season 10, he started to act more bitchy. Some people suggest that he was playing it for the camera.
** TookALevelInKindness: He zigzagged with the above, since he ocassionally showed he could still be nice.
* SmugSnake: Initially acted like this until around episode 6.

!Kooan Kosuke
* BreakTheCutie: Started out as a Genki Boy, but his put in the Bottom 3 broke his competitive spirit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The standout of this season.
* FunnyAfro

to:

* NiceHat: In the tour of his apartment we see his collection of hats, and he says he wears hats almost every day.
ShockingElimination
* RealMenWearPink: Wears what are essentially dresses several times, leading to Michael Kors joking during the real women challenge that it took a boy in a dress to get his female client to wear a dress, and at one point wears a crown of pink flowers.
** He's also the only one who had any idea of how to deal with the babies in episode 11, and says that when he first came to New York did a lot of babysitting, much to the other contestants amusement.
* StraightGay: Although it alternated with CampGay every once in a while.

!Gunnar Deatherage
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Yes, that's really his name.
* BigotVsBigot: He and Christopher.
* BrokenBird: Tried to pull this card for the print challenge, saying the "birds" represented his bullied childhood. Judges eliminated him anyway.
* '''CampGay'''
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In Season 9, he had his hair longer and brown. By this season he dyed half his hair blond, got a new haircut and grew out more his neckbeard.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has one half of his bangs dyed blond while the other is his natural color.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his earlier behavior, episode 6 shows that he honestly cares about his client and builds a great relationship with her.
** He also went out of his way to be nice to Ven's client Terri, according to Terri herself.
* {{Keet}}: To the point of making Season 9's Anthony Ryan look calm in comparison.
StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)
* CampGay
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got selected again after being eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was
in the pre-selection Top 4 in season 9.
* NiceGuy: At least that was his image during the Season 9 selection. He was one of the four first to go home before
the first challenge, and accepted special All-Stars, she was the desition very gracefully. This contrast led second eliminated this season.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins
the viewers to see him like he...
** TookALevelInJerkass: Right
entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the very first episode of Season 10, he started to act more bitchy. Some people suggest fact that he was playing it for the camera.
** TookALevelInKindness: He zigzagged with the above, since he ocassionally showed he could still be nice.
* SmugSnake: Initially acted like this until around episode 6.

!Kooan Kosuke
* BreakTheCutie: Started out as a Genki Boy, but his put
only finalist who wasn't in the Bottom top 3 broke in his competitive spirit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The standout of this
original season.
* FunnyAfroNiceGuy
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.

!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)



* {{Keet}}: To the point that when he stops acting this way [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it makes other people worry]].
* NonGameplayElimination: Opted to leave the competition of his own accord.

!Lantie Foster
* FantasticTimeManagement: heavily averted during the second challenge. She begins her (heavily ambitious) project, but ditches it partway through which leads to....
* TooDumbToLive: It's by now well known that any designers who go for cloth-like fabrics in the unconventional materials challenge are painting a target on their backs for the judges, so what does she do? Make a dress that's almost entirely made out of fabric with a few pieces of candy thrown on for posterity. Not helping her case was the fact that a few other contestants used clothlike materials but made a heck of a lot more effort than she did and were saved by their innovation and efforts to actually make something wearable and (in most cases) fashionable from candy[[note]]Buffi made the top, Dimitri made the hand-beaded skirt and Andrea had a candy dot apron[[[/note]]. The judges were not amused and she was unsurprisingly auf'd.

!Melissa Fleis
* AuthorAppeal: Most of his pieces are black, and when she uses color, are traditional goth ones (deep blue, purples and red)
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo named her "[[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Ashley-Kate]]"
* PerkyGoth: Most of her designs and wardrobe is black, but her personality is generally upbeat.

!Nathan Paul
* BlackAndNerdy
* TheGenericGuy
* NiceGuy: Mostly seems to just go about his business in the background and avoid personal drama.

!Raul Osorio
* FanNickname: "Eddie Munster", because of his exaggerated widow's peak. Invoked by Elena, who also disparagingly referred to him by this name, suggesting at least one of his peers was on the same wavelength.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he returned to the competition, he was constantly complaining during the team challenge and bickering with Elena.
** During his second elimination, after giving everyone a goodbye, he outright insulted Elena and said to her "I hate you".
* {{Hypocrite}}: During the team challenge, he complained about how everyone in the group was being selfish, while ''he himself was only worried about saving his own ass and punch the others before they did it to him''.
* NeverMyFault: In both his eliminations he refused to recognize he didn't do great during the competition and left saying the show wasn't his thing.
* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Gets brought back into the competition after Andrea and Kooan leave, and while he wasn't eliminated that week he was the following week.
* SoreLoser: The first time around, he said his elimination was a mistake by the judges. By his second elimination, althought he thanked the judges for the opportunity, he insulted Elena and said to the ConfessionCam that the show wasn't his thing anyway.

!Sonjia Williams
* TheCutie
* OnlySaneMan: When forced to work with Christopher and Gunnar, who despise each other. Recappers Tom & Lorenzo theorized that she took them aside and read them their rights, which kept the drama from boiling over.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Literally, and her audition tape shows that she dyed it recently.
** Blue also seemed to come up quite a bit for her in the competition (among her garments, she made a blue baby outfit and used blue lollies for her candy dress)

!Ven Budhu
* TheAce: Pulls off the nigh-impossible feat of winning '''two''' challenges in a row.
** BrokenAce: ... only to very nearly get eliminated in episode 6, and even closer in episode 9, with him finally being eliminated for real in Episode 10.
* AuthorAppeal: By his own admission, really likes the color red, as the tour of his apartment shows.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When he works with a plus size client in episode 6, he completely fails to grasp that he shouldn't be saying things that remind her of her size, like mentioning that he doesn't have a belt in the right size.
* HumiliationConga: From episode 6 onwards things go downhill very fast.
* ManipulativeEditing: Venomously claimed that his controversial behavior in season 10 episode 6, in which he called his client "plus-size" and "big" and eventually leading her to tears, was subject to this. Tim Gunn, [[InvertedTrope on the other hand]], claims what the audience saw of Ven was the "nice version" of his atrocious behavior.
* {{Jerkass}}: In episode 6, Ven constantly complained about his client's figure. The other designers were horrified.
** NeverMyFault: Even after the show, Ven still tweeted how the show set him up with that client, showing he didn't learn anything.
* NoSocialSkills / LackOfEmpathy: See above, since he honestly doesn't seem to get why his behavior is a problem. In fact, his complete failure to communicate with his client very nearly gets him eliminated.
* SignatureStyle: The judges remark that it's very easy to spot his pieces, and he winds up using the same technique so often that Heidi explicitly warns him that if he uses it again he'll probably get eliminated.
** It should be noted that many of his pieces were sleeveless and/or strapless, and contains rose patterns in some way.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: One of the rare emotional moments from him is when his sister visits the room, along with the other designers' relatives, and Ven shed some tears of joy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 11]]

!Amanda Valentine
* CoattailRidingRelative: Something she desperately wants to avoid. Her brother James is a member of {{Maroon 5}} but she wants to be successful on her own right.
* NiceGirl
* PluckyGirl: She was in a good mood most of the time, even when she was the weak link in most of the challenges.

!Benjamin March
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Was in an abusive relationship prior to the series, and still has issues because of it.

!Cindy Marlatt
* CantCatchUp: She was notably overshadowed in skill and designs, given that many of the competitors were experienced fashion designers, while she originally came from a Mortuary House and had been into fashion design for a short time recently.
* TeamMom: she was the oldest of the cast.

!Daniel Esquivel
* BadassMustache: His mustache is one of the first things the other designers comment on when they meet him.

to:

* {{Keet}}: To [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the point that bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most
when he stops acting this way [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it makes other people worry]].
* NonGameplayElimination: Opted to leave the competition of his own accord.

!Lantie Foster
* FantasticTimeManagement: heavily averted during the second challenge. She begins her (heavily ambitious) project, but ditches it partway through which leads to....
* TooDumbToLive: It's by now well known that any designers who go for cloth-like fabrics
found out Wendy was in the unconventional materials challenge are painting show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making
a target on their backs for toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like
the judges, so what does she do? Make a dress that's almost entirely made out of fabric original season, Josh connected well with a few pieces of candy thrown on for posterity. Not helping her case was the fact that a few other contestants used clothlike materials but made a heck of a lot more effort than she did and were saved by their innovation and efforts to actually make something wearable and (in most cases) fashionable from candy[[note]]Buffi made the top, Dimitri made the hand-beaded skirt and Andrea had a candy dot apron[[[/note]]. The judges were not amused and she was unsurprisingly auf'd.

!Melissa Fleis
* AuthorAppeal: Most of
his pieces are black, and when she uses color, are traditional goth ones (deep blue, purples and red)
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo named her "[[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Ashley-Kate]]"
* PerkyGoth: Most of her designs and wardrobe is black, but her personality is generally upbeat.

!Nathan Paul
* BlackAndNerdy
* TheGenericGuy
* NiceGuy: Mostly seems to just go about his business in the background and avoid personal drama.

!Raul Osorio
* FanNickname: "Eddie Munster", because of his exaggerated widow's peak. Invoked by Elena, who also disparagingly referred to him by this name, suggesting at least one of his peers was on the same wavelength.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he returned to the competition, he was constantly complaining during the team challenge and bickering with Elena.
** During his second elimination, after giving everyone a goodbye, he outright insulted Elena and said to her "I hate you".
* {{Hypocrite}}: During the team challenge, he complained about how everyone in the group was
client, being selfish, while ''he himself this was also his only worried about saving win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with
his own ass and punch season-mate Anthony Ryan. He also tries to tell Laura Kathleen not to let the others before they did it get to him''.
her when she expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
* NeverMyFault: In both his eliminations he refused to recognize he didn't do great during the competition and left saying the show wasn't his thing.
* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Gets brought back into the competition after Andrea and Kooan leave, and while he wasn't eliminated that week
TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he was in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in
the following week.
* SoreLoser: The first time around, he said his elimination was a mistake by
bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the judges. By his second elimination, althought he thanked Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's
the judges only female contestant wearing hotpants for the opportunity, he insulted Elena and said promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined
to the ConfessionCam that the show wasn't his thing anyway.

!Sonjia Williams
* TheCutie
* OnlySaneMan: When forced to work with Christopher and Gunnar, who despise each other. Recappers Tom & Lorenzo theorized that she took them aside and read them their rights, which kept the drama
redeem herself from boiling over.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Literally, and her audition tape shows that she dyed it recently.
** Blue also seemed to come up quite a bit for her in
the competition (among her garments, she made a blue baby outfit and used blue lollies for her candy dress)

!Ven Budhu
* TheAce: Pulls off the nigh-impossible feat of winning '''two''' challenges in a row.
** BrokenAce: ... only to very nearly get eliminated in episode 6, and even closer in episode 9, with him finally being eliminated for real in Episode 10.
* AuthorAppeal: By his own admission, really likes the color red, as the tour of his apartment shows.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When he works with a plus size client in episode 6, he completely fails to grasp that he shouldn't be saying things that remind her of her size, like mentioning that he doesn't have a belt in the right size.
* HumiliationConga: From episode 6 onwards things go downhill very fast.
* ManipulativeEditing: Venomously claimed that his controversial behavior in
{{Jerkass}} path from season 10 episode 6, in which he called his client "plus-size" and "big" and eventually leading her to tears, was subject to this. Tim Gunn, [[InvertedTrope on the other hand]], claims what the audience saw of Ven was the "nice version" of his atrocious behavior.
8.
* {{Jerkass}}: In episode 6, Ven constantly complained about his client's figure. The other designers were horrified.
** NeverMyFault: Even
WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ven still tweeted how the show set him up with that client, showing he didn't learn anything.
* NoSocialSkills / LackOfEmpathy: See above, since he honestly doesn't seem to get why his behavior is a problem. In fact, his complete failure to communicate with his client very nearly gets him eliminated.
* SignatureStyle: The judges remark that it's very easy to spot his pieces, and he winds up using the same technique so often that Heidi explicitly warns him that if he uses it again he'll probably get eliminated.
** It should be noted that many of his pieces were sleeveless and/or strapless, and contains rose patterns in some way.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: One of the rare emotional moments from him is when his sister visits the room,
Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along with the other designers' relatives, very well as coworkers and Ven shed some tears of joy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 11]]

!Amanda Valentine
competitors.

!Laura Kathleen (season 9)
* CoattailRidingRelative: Something she desperately wants to avoid. Her brother James is a member of {{Maroon 5}} but she wants to be successful on her own right.
MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGirl
* PluckyGirl: She
RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it was in a good mood most of the time, even when she was the weak link in most of the challenges.

!Benjamin March
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Was in an abusive relationship prior to the series, and still has issues because of it.

!Cindy Marlatt
* CantCatchUp: She was notably overshadowed in skill and designs, given that many of the competitors were experienced fashion designers, while she originally came from a Mortuary House and had been into fashion design for a short time recently.
* TeamMom: she was the oldest of the cast.

!Daniel Esquivel
* BadassMustache: His mustache is one of the first things
her season. And the other designers comment on when they meet him.resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most of them are struggling to get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)



* TheDandy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Due to being bullied at school, Daniel used to be an alcoholic and drug addict.
* MessyHair: During Tim's home visit he's sporting curly hair that would make Creator/TimBurton jealous. Usually it's straightened and slicked down.
* TwoferTokenMinority: He refers to himself as being both Latino and gay and how this affected him growing up. However given the makeup of the show and his season's cast in particular he's far from being in the minority.

!Emily Pollard
* BreakTheHaughty: Starts off the first episode telling the other designers to watch out, she'll be the winner, etc., only for things to go south very quickly once the competition actually starts. [[spoiler:And to cap it off she's the first one out]].
* ImprobableAge: She's one of the youngest designers at 24. Only Kate, who's 23, is younger.

!James Martinez

!Joseph Aaron Segal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyCatLady: He's obsessed with cats.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His sweaters are cheerfully referred as this by him.

!Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: Refers to herself as this.
* GenkiGirl
* FieryRedhead
* ManipulativeBitch: By her own words, thoguht she never gets to do this in the competition.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment that she and Tu come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and doesn't really fight with her about what to do. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].

!Layana Aguilar
* GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She is Brazilian.

!Matthew Arthur
* ApologizesALot: And this ultimately gets him eliminated, since while Michelle was also in the bottom she still stuck by her look.

!Michelle Lesniak Franklin
* TheJinx: At one point she wonders if she kicked a rabbit when she was a kid based on how often the team she's on ends up in the bottom. Including an instance where the team that had won two challenges in a row lost after she was transferred to them. Eventually [[spoiler:broken when she wins the Duck Tape challenge along with Amanda, and then later wins not only Lord & Taylor challenge but the entire season]].
* PerkyGoth: While not a completely straight example, since she wears colors other than black and her personal style could be described as "rocker chick" she otherwise fits.
* PluckyGirl: Something the judges admire about her, since she stands by her looks even when the judges criticize them. This attitude also inspired her final collection, which cast the women as "hunters" and "lone wolves" going in for "that last kill."
* SteamPunk: Her Final Collection's theme.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever she winds up on the same team as Patricia, which happens distressingly often. Patricia for her part seems oblivious to Michelle's feelings about her.

!Patricia Michaels
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Several things she wears has this aesthetic, and she proudly identifies as a Native American. She also think she's the first Native American contestant on the show, but Santino Rice from Season 2 also had Native ancestry.
* CareerVersusMan
* FatalFlaw: Her ability in textile design was considered talented by many, but she lacks the skills into using them for fashion design, in a fashion design competition.
* UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans: She is proud of her Native American heritage, reflecting it in every single one of her entries for the competition, and even in the first day she did a traditional BattleCry.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist and is frequently braided.
* SignatureStyle: Her designs mostly showcase how she "creates her own textiles" and incorporates elements of her Native American background, like fringe or horse hair.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Played with. While she's the "technician" in the sense of making many of her own textiles her general aesthetic moves more towards the "performer" side.

!Richard Hallmarq
* BaldOfAwesome
* CampGay
* CripplingOverspecialization: The man can do amazing things with jersey knit. Unfortunately this comes at the cost of just about everything else.
* GreenEyedMonster: After Stanley picks Layana over him he takes the gold duck tape seemingly just to spite him, since he'd been sure he'd be picked. The other designers also comment on it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His garments are described as such by the other designers.
* TheLoad: He winds up playing this to Patricia on a team challenge, and lands them in the bottom two. While he goes home that week the next week he winds up on a team with her ''again'' as her "randomly selected" sewing assistant, and she more or less has a HeroicBSOD, but manages to pull through. And then happens a third time when he's Stanley's sewing assistant.

!Samantha Black
* OnlySaneMan: When stuck on a team with Richard an Layana, who despise each other. She mostly just keeps to herself and tries to keep things from imploding. [[spoiler:She pays for it and gets auf'd]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!Stanley Hudson
* ControlFreak: Referred to as such by the judges. In the finale this bites him in the butt because he has tons of work left to do and doesn't really follow the judge's critiques.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Subverted, during the "Thunder from Down Under" challenge when the dancers come out the camera focuses on [[CampGay Daniel and Richard]] grinning like kids in a candy store. Stanley on the other hand looks [[http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/2013/ProjectRunway/PRS11E8/PRS11E8S+2.jpg apprehensive or even horrified]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Zig-zagged during the Marie Claire challenge. On the one hand, he pushes Tu very hard to the point that the other designers seem appalled, but he seems sincere when he credits Tu for helping him while being judged.
* LookalikeLovers: Though his partner is white they otherwise look very similar, including similar tastes in eyewear.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Everyone up to and including Tim Gunn were horrified when they realized that he came to the final runway with ''tons'' of work left to do. He was sewing models into their dresses literally ''seconds'' before they were sent out on the runway.
* TheStoic: Usually, though he loses it a bit when working with Patricia for the Lord & Taylor challenge.
* StraightGay: To the point that some viewers were genuinely surprised when he introduced his male partner of 20 years to Tim during his home visit. There was also his reaction to the male dancers.

!Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
* CampGay: Though his orientation is not made clear in the actual show.
* FunnyForeigner: He is from Thailand and is ''very'' quirky.

to:

* TheDandy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Due to being bullied at school, Daniel used to be an alcoholic and drug addict.
* MessyHair: During Tim's home visit he's sporting curly hair that would make Creator/TimBurton jealous. Usually it's straightened and slicked down.
* TwoferTokenMinority: He refers to himself as being both Latino and gay and how this affected him growing up. However given the makeup of the show and
FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his season's cast in particular he's far from being in the minority.

!Emily Pollard
* BreakTheHaughty: Starts off the first episode telling the other designers to watch out, she'll be the winner, etc., only for things to go south very quickly once the competition actually starts. [[spoiler:And to cap it off she's the first one out]].
* ImprobableAge: She's one of the youngest designers at 24. Only Kate, who's 23, is younger.

!James Martinez

!Joseph Aaron Segal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyCatLady: He's obsessed with cats.
chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His sweaters Outside of beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that are cheerfully referred as this by him.

!Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: Refers to herself as
not in that category turn into this.
* GenkiGirl
* FieryRedhead
* ManipulativeBitch: By her own words, thoguht she never gets to do this in the competition.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment that she and Tu come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and doesn't really fight with her about what to do. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].

!Layana Aguilar
* GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She is Brazilian.

!Matthew Arthur
* ApologizesALot: And this ultimately gets him eliminated, since while Michelle was also in the bottom she still stuck by her look.

!Michelle Lesniak Franklin
* TheJinx: At one point she wonders if she kicked a rabbit when she was a kid based on how often the team she's on ends up in the bottom. Including an instance where the team that had won two challenges in a row lost after she was transferred to them. Eventually [[spoiler:broken when she wins the Duck Tape challenge along with Amanda, and then later wins not only Lord & Taylor challenge but the entire season]].
* PerkyGoth: While not a completely straight example, since she wears colors other than black and her personal style could be described as "rocker chick" she otherwise fits.
* PluckyGirl: Something the judges admire about her, since she stands by her looks even when the judges criticize them. This attitude also inspired her final collection, which cast the women as "hunters" and "lone wolves" going in for "that last kill."
* SteamPunk: Her Final Collection's theme.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever she winds up on the same team as Patricia, which happens distressingly often. Patricia for her part seems oblivious to Michelle's feelings about her.

!Patricia Michaels
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Several things she wears has this aesthetic, and she proudly identifies as a Native American. She also think she's the first Native American contestant on the show, but Santino Rice from Season 2 also had Native ancestry.
* CareerVersusMan
* FatalFlaw: Her ability in textile design was considered talented by many, but she lacks the skills into using them for fashion design, in a fashion design competition.
* UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans: She is proud of her Native American heritage, reflecting it in every single one of her entries for the competition, and even in the first day she did a traditional BattleCry.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist and is frequently braided.
* SignatureStyle: Her designs mostly showcase how she "creates her own textiles" and incorporates elements of her Native American background, like fringe or horse hair.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Played with. While she's the "technician" in the sense of making many of her own textiles her general aesthetic moves more towards the "performer" side.

!Richard Hallmarq
* BaldOfAwesome
* CampGay
* CripplingOverspecialization: The man can do amazing things with jersey knit. Unfortunately this comes at the cost of just about everything else.
* GreenEyedMonster: After Stanley picks Layana over him he takes the gold duck tape seemingly just to spite him, since he'd been sure he'd be picked. The other designers also comment on it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His garments are described as such by the other designers.
* TheLoad: He winds up playing this to Patricia on a team challenge, and lands them in the bottom two. While he goes home that week the next week he winds up on a team with her ''again'' as her "randomly selected" sewing assistant, and she more or less has a HeroicBSOD, but manages to pull through. And then happens a third time when he's Stanley's sewing assistant.

!Samantha Black
* OnlySaneMan: When stuck on a team with Richard an Layana, who despise each other. She mostly just keeps to herself and tries to keep things from imploding. [[spoiler:She pays for it and gets auf'd]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!Stanley Hudson
* ControlFreak: Referred to as such by the judges. In the finale this bites him in the butt because he has tons of work left to do and doesn't really follow the judge's critiques.
* EatingTheEyeCandy:
MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, during he's the "Thunder from Down Under" challenge when the dancers come out the camera focuses on [[CampGay Daniel and Richard]] grinning like kids in a candy store. Stanley on the other hand looks [[http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/2013/ProjectRunway/PRS11E8/PRS11E8S+2.jpg apprehensive or even horrified]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Zig-zagged during the Marie Claire challenge. On the one hand, he pushes Tu very hard
5th to the point that be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even
the other designers seem appalled, but he seems sincere when he credits Tu for helping him while being judged.
* LookalikeLovers: Though his partner is white they otherwise look very similar, including similar tastes in eyewear.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Everyone up to and including Tim Gunn were horrified when they realized that he came to the final runway with ''tons'' of work left to do. He was sewing models into their dresses literally ''seconds'' before they were sent
have trouble figuring out on the runway.
where he's coming from.
* TheStoic: Usually, though he loses it a bit when working with Patricia for the Lord & Taylor challenge.
* StraightGay: To the point that some viewers were genuinely surprised when he introduced his male partner of 20 years to Tim during his home visit. There was also his reaction to the male dancers.

!Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
* CampGay: Though his orientation is not made clear in the actual show.
* FunnyForeigner: He is from Thailand and is ''very'' quirky.
GirlyRun



* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment he and Kate come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and takes a mostly passive role. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].
* RealMenWearPink: Lists ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' as two of his favories.
* TheQuietOne
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or in his case, ducks. When Heidi has a duck on stage to introduce a challenge he's visibly uncomfortable and explains that he once had a duck chase him.

to:

* MistressAndServantBoy: MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German and "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede.
The other designers comment he others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably,
and Kate come off this way, and she even flat out admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that one reason she likes to work with him this is because he listens to what he says and takes a mostly passive role. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].
TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* RealMenWearPink: Lists ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' as two of his favories.
CoolOldLady
* TheQuietOne
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or in his case, ducks. When Heidi has a duck on stage to introduce a challenge he's visibly uncomfortable and explains that he once had a duck chase him.
MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[folder:Season 12]]

! Alexander Pope

to:

\n[[folder:Season 12]]\n\n! Alexander Pope[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember back then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first to go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)



* DragQueen: Along with the above.

! Alexandria von Bromssen
* DumbBlond: Averted. Alexandria said she hated her modeling career because she wanted to go to school and have a brain.
* FriendToAllChildren: In her home visit, she shows her studio "Camp Couture", where she teaches children how to saw. For her final collection, her guests are two of her alumns.
* TheQuietOne: Talks very slowly, possibly due to English being her second language.
** GoodIsNotNice: Don't let her appearance fool you. She has a lot to say about the other designers in the ConfessionCam.
* StatuesqueStunner

! Angela Bacskocky
* BiTheWay: Subverted. She said she went through her "Lesbian Phase" and then discovered she wasn't after all.
* ExperimentedInCollege: How she defines her "Lesbian Phase".

! Bradon [=McDonald=]
* TheAce: Won 4 challenges in the show
* TheCastShowoff: Does a jumping spin in the show's opening.
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink: He's a retired professional dancer.
* StraightGay
* WackyMarriageProposal: He proposed on camera in the 4th episode after winning the challenge, and he would have to wait for the answer until the episode airs. Bradon still told this to his fiance via skype the following day.

! Dom Streater
* AuthorAppeal: For her Final Collection, all the models were styled exactly like her, with the afro and the dresses were all like her usual wardrobe.
* BoringButPractical: Her designs consistently get her either safe or in the top, but she tends to fade into the background next to some of the louder personalities around her.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Against Alexandria in the finale, who while is not the best designer on this season, Alexandria made a finale collection that was something that the judges will automatically praise and give Alexandria the win instead of Dom.
* GenderBlenderName
* NiceGirl: Often seemed to be actively avoiding fights in the workroom.

! Helen Castillo
* TheAce: Won a total of 4 challenges in her run.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her general appearance, and she even says that the clothes she makes are not what you'd expect from her.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after getting reamed by the judges for her failed gown in the second episode declares that she's going to keep making them until the day she dies.
* FemmeFatalons: The pointy kind.
* FragileFlower: According to the other designers, since she was constantly looking for reassurance about the direction she was taking her designs, much to their irritation.
** SuicidalOverconfidence: In odd combination with the above, since she would often alternate rapidly between the two.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** She was constantly stirring up the dirt and provoking Ken to get more drama.
** An out-the-show example are also [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/project-runway-prints-and-princesses.html her tweets about Tom and Lorenzo.]]
* {{Ladette}}: Tattooed, foul-mouthed, and very blunt.
* OddFriendship / NotSoDifferent: Despite vocally being displeased when she sees that Kate has returned for the competition they actually grow to like each other when put on the same team for a challenge, surprising both of them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

! Jeremy Brandrick
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is rather nice, but he still can happily trash his competitor's garments in the confession cam.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He almost had a run against Alexandria for the most trash-talk in the confessional cam about the other designers.
* ButNotTooWhite: Pokes fun at himself for being a "typical Brit" who burns easily when he winds up sunburned after the field day challenge.
* HappilyMarried: He and his husband have twin babies.
* StraightGay
* TeamDad: Falls into this role almost without meaning to, possibly because he's a dad in real life.

! Justin [=LeBlanc=]
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is deaf. The "superpower" part is because he's claims he's not too worried about the workroom drama since if it gets too bad he can just turn his hearing aid off. [[BrickJoke Which he does at one point when Ken and Sandro are arguing]].
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: He's deaf, but it's downplayed, only coming up in a couple of episodes.
* {{Lifelines}}: He's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save" after Tim decides that his elimination was too soon.
* ManlyTears: He shed these when he was eliminated and again during the challenge in which he managed to retool his own dress.
* NiceGuy: One of the few designers that all of the others truly like, even [[{{Jerkass}} Ken]].
* NiceHat: Almost always seem wearing a flat cap, even at home, possibly because of both his hearing aid and because he's balding.
* {{Retool}}: During one of the challenges later on in the season, he was given the opportunity to retool a losing garment from earlier on in the season. He chose his own dress that originally would have got him eliminated had it not been for the Tim Gun Rescue.
* StraightGay: In addition to being deaf he's also gay, though you probably wouldn't be able to tell until he says something about it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the "Tim Gunn Save" he started doing better in challenges. He also seemed to reflect better on his designs (see Retool) and was able to determine where he had gone wrong.

! Kahindo Mateene
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Karen Batts
* FieryRedhead
* OutOfFocus: Seemed to mainly reside in the background apart from the occasional team challenge.

! Ken Laurence
* AscendedFanboy: Declares that he's been "secretly competing" on the show for the past 11 seasons because he's been following it and incorporating the judges' critiques into his own designs.
* BowtiesAreCool: He thinks so, to the point of having one tattooed on his chest.
* BreakTheHaughty: Goes into the Belk challenge confident he'll win since he's one of the few contestants from the South, but he gets reamed by the judges for missing the point of the challenge and ends up in the bottom three.
* CampGay
* CityMouse: Says that even though people think he's a CountryMouse because he's from the South he actually hates the outdoors, though he winds up enjoying their camping trip more than he expected.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has been homeless several times.
* DramaQueen
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo quickly dubbed him [[RupaulsDragRace Coco Montrese]] after a contestant on that show who was known for stirring drama.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Bradon's look is being praised during the Belk challenge he can be seen doing a hilariously bitchy "Oh my ''God''" eye roll.
* HairTriggerTemper: Essentially called out as such by Tim Gunn when he explodes at Bradon and Alexander as they're moving into the same room. The producers actually moved Ken to his own room because they feared what might happen if he was forced to live with the others, especially after what happened with Sandro.
* HotBlooded
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly towards Sue.
* PetTheDog: Is surprisingly courteous to his fan during the Real Women challenge, a challenge traditionally known to cause trouble for the more drama-prone designers. He still wound up getting eliminated though.
* RealMenWearPink: Pink shirt included.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black and gay, though on the "gay" part he may not be in the minority on this show.

! Miranda Kay Levy
* BashBrothers: From day one she didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like her, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Coney Island challenge, and verbally lashes out at Timothy, not caring that he's in the room and can hear her.
* {{Irony}}: She served in the army, despite being emotionally unstable.
* MilitaryBrat: She served in the army and as the parental figure for her brother.

! Sandro Masmanidi
* BrutalHonesty: He's the first to tell Timothy to stop trying to explain to the judges his "sustainable philosophy" because they don't care. Of course others had to translate this in "clean" language.
* DramaQueen
* FunnyForeigner: He's Russian, but his name can make it a bit hard to tell.
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stands up for Helen during her critique in the second episode by telling the judges she tried her hardest.
** JerkassHasAPoint: When declared he was safe, Sandro interrupts the judges and asks for critique for his design, upset that he still is not giving them what they want to see from him. Despite the judges and other contestants berating him for being rude and that he should be 'thankful' to be safe, the designers are constantly told being safe is not a good thing, and Sandro's request for constructive feedback seems perfectly fair (Zac Posen just angrily insults Sandro's design, instead).
* {{Malaproper}}: Isn't always sure he's using the right idiom, and at one point asks if anyone has a pin because "I need to sew my hookers."[[note]]He probably ''meant'' hooks[[/note]]
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point that Justin actually takes off his hearing aid when he's arguing with Ken.
* NonGameplayElimination: Although he got in the middle, he still questioned the judges, got into a screaming argument with Helen and Ken and left the building. The producers eventually tracked him down the next day and brought him back just long enough to apologize for his behavior before he formally left the competition.
* PornStache
* SirSwearsALot: Notably drops a ClusterFBomb in his home tour video.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere

! Sue Waller
* FantasticTimeManagement: Inverted with one challenge, where she was still sewing a contestant into the garment backstage.
* TheDitz: Did not have a lot of experience with a sewing machine.

! Timothy Westbrook
* AnimalMotifs: Unicorns, as he proudly declares in his home visit.
* BigotVsBigot: From day one Miranda didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like him, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* CampGay: To the point he was standing next to his model wearing sparkly high heels while she was barefoot. Something the judges were not amused by.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His entire concept for his first look, which involves not having his model wear any makeup to her visible irritation, not use any electricity in the production of the garment or to prep her hair, and to have her mime being bound as she goes down the runway (which she refuses to actually do on the runway minus a small motion at the end of the catwalk).
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Defines himself as a sustainable designer.
** It then went to irritating levels when he refused to use makeup, electricity and burned synthetic material, which makes it far than sustainable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The judges tear him into regarding the above, since burning material like parachute fabric releases chemicals into the air and is not exactly eco friendly. Not to mention wearing (women's) shoes while his model isn't.
* {{Keet}}
* SoapboxSadie: The other designers' opinion of his behavior in the first episode.

! Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: And she actually delights in the fact that unlike last season she's on her own rather than having to work with a team every challenge.
* FieryRedhead
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got chosen to return to the show via voting, but ultimately subverted when she was eliminated again.

to:

* DragQueen: Along with the above.

! Alexandria von Bromssen
* DumbBlond: Averted. Alexandria said she hated her modeling career because she wanted to go to school and have a brain.
* FriendToAllChildren: In her home visit, she shows her studio "Camp Couture", where she teaches children how to saw. For her final collection, her guests are two of her alumns.
* TheQuietOne: Talks very slowly, possibly due to English being her second language.
** GoodIsNotNice: Don't let her appearance fool you. She has a lot to say about the other designers in the ConfessionCam.
* StatuesqueStunner

! Angela Bacskocky
* BiTheWay: Subverted. She said she went through her "Lesbian Phase" and then discovered she wasn't after all.
* ExperimentedInCollege: How she defines her "Lesbian Phase".

! Bradon [=McDonald=]
* TheAce: Won 4 challenges in the show
* TheCastShowoff: Does a jumping spin in the show's opening.
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink: He's a retired professional dancer.
* StraightGay
* WackyMarriageProposal: He proposed on camera in the 4th episode after winning the challenge, and he would have to wait for the answer until the episode airs. Bradon still told this to his fiance via skype the following day.

! Dom Streater
* AuthorAppeal: For her Final Collection, all the models were styled exactly like her, with the afro and the dresses were all like her usual wardrobe.
* BoringButPractical: Her designs consistently get her either safe or in the top, but she tends to fade into the background next to some of the louder personalities around her.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Against Alexandria in the finale, who while is not the best designer on this season, Alexandria made a finale collection that was something that the judges will automatically praise and give Alexandria the win instead of Dom.
* GenderBlenderName
* NiceGirl: Often seemed to be actively avoiding fights in the workroom.

! Helen Castillo
* TheAce: Won a total of 4 challenges in her run.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her general appearance, and she even says that the clothes she makes are not what you'd expect from her.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after getting reamed by the judges for her failed gown in the second episode declares that she's going to keep making them until the day she dies.
* FemmeFatalons: The pointy kind.
* FragileFlower: According to the other designers, since she was constantly looking for reassurance about the direction she was taking her designs, much to their irritation.
** SuicidalOverconfidence: In odd combination with the above, since she would often alternate rapidly between the two.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** She was constantly stirring up the dirt and provoking Ken to get more drama.
** An out-the-show example are also [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/project-runway-prints-and-princesses.html her tweets about Tom and Lorenzo.]]
* {{Ladette}}: Tattooed, foul-mouthed, and very blunt.
* OddFriendship / NotSoDifferent: Despite vocally being displeased when she sees that Kate has returned for the competition they actually grow to like each other when put on the same team for a challenge, surprising both of them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

! Jeremy Brandrick
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is rather nice, but he still can happily trash his competitor's garments in the confession cam.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He almost had a run against Alexandria for the most trash-talk in the confessional cam about the other designers.
* ButNotTooWhite: Pokes fun at himself for being a "typical Brit" who burns easily when he winds up sunburned after the field day challenge.
* HappilyMarried: He and his husband have twin babies.
* StraightGay
* TeamDad: Falls into this role almost without meaning to, possibly because he's a dad in real life.

! Justin [=LeBlanc=]
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is deaf. The "superpower" part is because he's claims he's not too worried about the workroom drama since if it gets too bad he can just turn his hearing aid off. [[BrickJoke Which he does at one point when Ken and Sandro are arguing]].
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: He's deaf, but it's downplayed, only coming up in a couple of episodes.
* {{Lifelines}}: He's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save" after Tim decides that his elimination was too soon.
* ManlyTears: He shed these when he was eliminated and again during the challenge in which he managed to retool his own dress.
* NiceGuy: One of the few designers that all of the others truly like, even [[{{Jerkass}} Ken]].
* NiceHat: Almost always seem wearing a flat cap, even at home, possibly because of both his hearing aid and because he's balding.
* {{Retool}}: During one of the challenges later on in the season, he was given the opportunity to retool a losing garment from earlier on in the season. He chose his own dress that originally would have got him eliminated had it not been for the Tim Gun Rescue.
* StraightGay: In addition to being deaf he's also gay, though you probably wouldn't be able to tell until he says something about it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the "Tim Gunn Save" he started doing better in challenges. He also seemed to reflect better on his designs (see Retool) and was able to determine where he had gone wrong.

! Kahindo Mateene
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Karen Batts
* FieryRedhead
* OutOfFocus: Seemed to mainly reside in the background apart from the occasional team challenge.

! Ken Laurence
* AscendedFanboy: Declares that he's been "secretly competing" on the show for the past 11 seasons because he's been following it and incorporating the judges' critiques into his own designs.
* BowtiesAreCool: He thinks so, to the point of having one tattooed on his chest.
* BreakTheHaughty: Goes into the Belk challenge confident he'll win since he's one of the few contestants from the South, but he gets reamed by the judges for missing the point of the challenge and ends up in the bottom three.
* CampGay
* CityMouse: Says that even though people think he's a CountryMouse because he's from the South he actually hates the outdoors, though he winds up enjoying their camping trip more than he expected.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has been homeless several times.
* DramaQueen
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo quickly dubbed him [[RupaulsDragRace Coco Montrese]] after a contestant on that show who was known for stirring drama.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Bradon's look is being praised during the Belk challenge he can be seen doing a hilariously bitchy "Oh my ''God''" eye roll.
* HairTriggerTemper: Essentially called out as such by Tim Gunn when he explodes at Bradon and Alexander as they're moving into the same room. The producers actually moved Ken to his own room because they feared what might happen if he was forced to live with the others, especially after what happened with Sandro.
* HotBlooded
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly towards Sue.
* PetTheDog: Is surprisingly courteous to his fan during the Real Women challenge, a challenge traditionally known to cause trouble for the more drama-prone designers. He still wound up getting eliminated though.
* RealMenWearPink: Pink shirt included.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black and gay, though on the "gay" part he may not be in the minority on this show.

! Miranda Kay Levy
* BashBrothers: From day one she didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like her, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Coney Island challenge, and verbally lashes out at Timothy, not caring that he's in the room and can hear her.
* {{Irony}}: She served in the army, despite being emotionally unstable.
* MilitaryBrat: She served in the army and as the parental figure for her brother.

! Sandro Masmanidi
* BrutalHonesty: He's the first to tell Timothy to stop trying to explain to the judges his "sustainable philosophy" because they don't care. Of course others had to translate this in "clean" language.
* DramaQueen
* FunnyForeigner: He's Russian, but his name can make it a bit hard to tell.
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stands up for Helen during her critique in the second episode by telling the judges she tried her hardest.
** JerkassHasAPoint: When declared he was safe, Sandro interrupts the judges and asks for critique for his design, upset that he still is not giving them what they want to see from him. Despite the judges and other contestants berating him for being rude and that he should be 'thankful' to be safe, the designers are constantly told being safe is not a good thing, and Sandro's request for constructive feedback seems perfectly fair (Zac Posen just angrily insults Sandro's design, instead).
* {{Malaproper}}: Isn't always sure he's using the right idiom, and at one point asks if anyone has a pin because "I need to sew my hookers."[[note]]He probably ''meant'' hooks[[/note]]
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point that Justin actually takes off his hearing aid when he's arguing with Ken.
* NonGameplayElimination: Although he got in the middle, he still questioned the judges, got into a screaming argument with Helen and Ken and left the building. The producers eventually tracked him down the next day and brought him back just long enough to apologize for his behavior before he formally left the competition.
* PornStache
* SirSwearsALot: Notably drops a ClusterFBomb in his home tour video.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere

! Sue Waller
* FantasticTimeManagement: Inverted with one challenge, where she was still sewing a contestant into the garment backstage.
* TheDitz: Did not have a lot of experience with a sewing machine.

! Timothy Westbrook
* AnimalMotifs: Unicorns, as he proudly declares in his home visit.
* BigotVsBigot: From day one Miranda didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like him, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* CampGay: To the point he was standing next to his model wearing sparkly high heels while she was barefoot. Something the judges were not amused by.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His entire concept for his first look, which involves not having his model wear any makeup to her visible irritation, not use any electricity in the production of the garment or to prep her hair, and to have her mime being bound as she goes down the runway (which she refuses to actually do on the runway minus a small motion at the end of the catwalk).
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Defines himself as a sustainable designer.
** It then went to irritating levels when he refused to use makeup, electricity and burned synthetic material, which makes it far than sustainable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The judges tear him into regarding the above, since burning material like parachute fabric releases chemicals into the air and is not exactly eco friendly. Not to mention wearing (women's) shoes while his model isn't.
* {{Keet}}
* SoapboxSadie: The other designers' opinion of his behavior in the first episode.

! Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: And she actually delights in the fact that unlike last season she's on her own rather than having to work with a team every challenge.
* FieryRedhead
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got chosen to return Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd with the most Top 3 in the season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped off at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have been
to the show via voting, Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3,
but ultimately subverted when she placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd,
again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. She placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her season. Then subverted as she was the third eliminated with all her looks being in the bottom.
* PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
* BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:Season 13]]

! Alexander Knox
* DullSurprise: Tends to gawp with an open mouth at whatever or whomever he's watching.

! Angela Sum
* FragileFlower: She was crying most of the time.
* HiddenDepths: She apparently worked at Wall Street for 7 years.
* MercyKill: What everybody felt about her auf, as it was not the right environment for her.

! Carrie Sleutskaya
* {{Goth}}: Very much, but she's also characterized her personal style as TheVamp.
* TooDumbToLive: In her final episode, she directly called the judges idiots and complained that Sandhaya (Who had immunity) should be auf instead.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Charketa "Char" Glover
* {{Lifelines}}: She's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save", since he felt there was some joy missing from the workroom.
** In episode 9, when she had trouble fixing the zipper for the model, Tim decided to give Char an additional 10 minutes to finish it, much to the contestants chargin.
* NiceGirl: Reason why Tim decided to use his save on her.
** Really comes to a point in episode 12 when she genuinely wants to make an effort to patch things up with Korina and the other designers are happier to have her around.
** And then averted in the reunion when she complained that Korina was mean and took half the time to agreeing to patch up with Korina.
* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: Notable during the reunion, despite being the NiceGirl during the season she was very harsh to Korina while she tried to apologize to her, and during a segment hearing opinions from fans, she got visibly upset when a fan called her out on not really deserving to have gotten as far as she did.
* ThePollyanna: She tried to survive the economic crisis in her town.

! Emily Payne
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* PerkyGoth: Somewhat. Her designs looked somewhat old-fashioned or gothic-esque, but she tries to get along with everyone.

! Fäde Zu Grau
* {{Atheism}}: His spiritual beliefs were never touched on but the number of pieces of clothing he had with the word "Atheist" written across them seemed like a good hint.
* FunnyForeigner: Even thought he didn't have much screentime, the judges pointed out that his personal style and taste in prints were fun and interesting.
* GratuitousGerman

! Hernan Lander
* CampGay
* {{Jerkass}}: He kept badmouthing Sandhya, and accused her of giving him the most horrible suit on purpose, even when Sandhya herself tried to make everyone understand she tried to match the choices with their styles.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets eliminated in the episode where he bitched at Sandhya the most.
* NeverMyFault: He took control over the entire team in the second episode and then blamed Sandhya when the team lost and then spent the entire fourth episode blaming Sandhya for giving him a bad suit when several other designers also didn't like their suits but still managed to produce good looks.

! Jefferson Musanda
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora
* AlwaysSecondBest Some of his designs have been in the judges' Top 3, and shared a win with Sean, yet he has never won any prize solo until episode 9.
* BigEater He was really excited by the Red Robin Restaurant Challenge, especially when he learned the contestants would be given free fries that day.
* BoringButPractical: People's reaction about his design who were more experience with fashion research. He has great sewing skills and a solid design concept, but his design tends to be dull or derivative.
* CampGay
* FantasticTimeManagement: The reason why he was consistently praised by the judges is his ability to finish a garment precisely in a short amount of time.
* NiceGuy Usually smiling and gregarious.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers Though usually calm and cheerful, Kini expressed frustration that when he and Sean were paired up for the wedding challenge, Sean was selected for the win. The kicker? Sean's shirt got the most praise. While the shirt was Sean's design, Kini was the one who actually constructed it.
* SignatureStyle: In his finale collection, B/W and denim.
* TwoferTokenMinority Gay and Hawaiian.

! Korina Emmerich
* AlphaBitch: Had a tendency to talk smack in the confession cam.
* DesignatedVillain: Other than a extreme explosion in the final episode and a short rivalry with Amanda, she was mostly just too confident for her own good.
* JerkassHasAPoint: She, in the worst way possible, expressed that Char had been saved ''twice'' by Tim, and that was unfair to the other designers.
* TheRival: To Amanda.
* RageQuit/ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When she returned in episode 12, she admitted that she clearly didn't want to be there (and forces herself to work with Char) and eventually got Tim's permission to leave the workroom.
* SignatureStyle: Outerwear, mostly jackets. In her finale collection, Mondrian, leather and colour blocking.
* ShockingElimination
* SoreLoser: Ended up extremely frustrated in her final episode, where she verbally lashed out towards everyone (mainly Char and probably the producers). In fact, her [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/10/korinas-project-runway-season-13-finale-collection/ final collection]] was revealed to be inspired by her last design.
* VerbalJudo: Towards Nina and Char. When Nina Garcia admitted she disliked Korina's outfit, [[BerserkButton let's just say Korina was less-than-pleased.]] And the drama [[FromBadToWorse would continue when Korina was sent back to await the judges decisions, and even after her elimination.]]

! Kristine Guico
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Mitchell Perry
* OutOfFocus

! Samantha Plasencia
* BoringButPractical: She had a sense of style and ideas, but the final product tends to be boring compared to the other designers (and some of the surprise were extremely hidden in black).
* OutOfFocus
* ShelteredAristocrat: In her final episode, she had difficulties in making a gown because she had never been on a wedding before.

! Sandhya Garg
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Most of the designers in the competiton dislike her because they don't understand how she won two challenges.
* DecoyProtagonist: Got a lion share of airtime despite being 8th.
* GoodIsNotDumb: When Hernan said to her a "Thank you Sandhya again, bitch", Sandhya flipped the bird at him and warned him to never talk to her like that again.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Inverted, she genuinely wanted to form friendships, but due to her events in her first two episodes, she's not popular with the other designers.
* LoopholeAbuse: In Episode 5, when Heidi (who's this season challenge), decided to give the contestants another chance to shop at Mood, she's the only person to ask for money from the other designers who decided not to take the chance.
* NiceGirl: She tries to get along with everyone. For the 4th challenge, she tried to give everyone suits according to their styles, even when some of them kept saying she gave them "the ugliest" on purpose.
* NoSocialSkills: Her FatalFlaw in this show, while she does not have a mean bone in her body, she is sometimes difficult to work and communicate with.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Sandhya tells she got married in a traditional arranged marriage, as common in East Indian culture. Lucky for her, she [[HappilyMarried adores her husband]], as he turned out to be a NiceGuy who is very supportive of her career as fashion designer.
* ShockingElimination: Sure, her final outfit deserved the auf. But it was this because she won 2 challenges in the early stages of the show, which usually means a ticket to the finale.
* TeamKiller: Unintentionally, as both times she been on the bottom is was when she was teamed up with other designers.
* TokenMinority: She's the only East Indian contestant.

! Sean Kelly
* CripplingOverspecialization: His love of fringe, especially during his final collection. Despite being able to do it beautifully, even Heidi (who loves the fringe) worries he's overusing it. Not helped by Tim Gun's visit when he told him to "turn up the volume" on his collection, and Sean reading that as "add fringe to ''everything''".
* GenreBlindness: Knows full well Nina Garcia doesn't like his obsession with fringe, so what does he do? He creates a final collection that's ''three-quarters'' fringe! [[spoiler: Though it doesn't matter anyway, since he won as Nina find it the most commercially viable of the collection.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi Accent]]: Has a very thick accent, since he is from New Zealand
* SignatureStyle: After his win in the Heidi Klum challenge, he started to use fringes in his designs. In his finale collection, he uses a Julius Caesar storyline, along with more fringe.
* StealingTheCredit: Won the Rock Wedding challenge ... despite the fact it was Kini who constructed the shirt that the judges were raving about. (the design ''was'' his, but Kini was the one who sewed it for him, although it is possible Sean's silence regarding this may have been the result of ManipulativeEditing)

! Amanda Valentine
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She got picked to return for the season.
* NiceGirl: She is often very happy around and tries to get along with most of the contestants... Except for Korina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Judges and Mentor]]

!Angela Lindvall (Season 1 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi" (or "Not-Heidi").
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Joanna Coles (Mentor, Seasons 1-2, 4)
Joanna served as guest judge since season 7. In All Stars, the Fashion Editor has moved to the mentor area, leaving the judges panel composed by the host and designers.
* DeadpanSnarker: She manages to pull the best deadpan in her critiques.
* TheFashionista: Required since she's chief editor.
* TheMeanBrit: Played this as a guest judge, coupled with DeadpanSnarker critiques. Avoids this when she takes the mentor role.
* TheMentor: Only for the All-Stars seasons.
* OnlySaneWoman: Right to all the characters in the designers rows.
* PutOnABus: She's not mentor for AS-Season 3.
* SternTeacher: She's blunt, serious and very precise with her feedbacks.

!Izaac Mizrahi
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker
* CoolTeacher
* CynicalMentor

!Georgina Chapman
* CreatorCouple: She's the wife of Harvey Weinstein, the producer of the show.
** Doesn't influence at all in the show, since Georgina is the co-founder of Marchesa, anyway.
* CoolTeacher
* TheFashionista
* OnlySaneWoman: Along with Joanna.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Carolyn Murphy (Season 2 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi2".
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Alyssa Milano (Season 3-4 host)
* TheHost
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: WhosTheBoss and Series/{{Charmed}}, for starters.

!Zanna Roberts Rassi (Season 3 mentor)
It was announced that Zanna would be the mentor for this season.
* ChekhovsGunman: She was guest judge and hosted many of the "Road to the Runway" and "After the Runway" especials.
* TheFashionista
* NiceGirl: At least compared to [[SternTeacher Joanna]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars]]

to:

\n[[folder:Season 13]]\n\n[[folder:All-Stars 4]]
! Alexander Knox
Chris March (Season 4)
* DullSurprise: Tends to gawp with an open mouth at whatever or whomever he's watching.

AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

! Angela Sum
Jay Sario (Season 7)

! Fabio Costa (Season 10)

! Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

! Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* FragileFlower: She was crying most of the time.
* HiddenDepths: She apparently worked at Wall Street for 7 years.
* MercyKill: What everybody felt about her auf, as it was not the
MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right environment for her.

! Carrie Sleutskaya
* {{Goth}}: Very much, but she's also characterized
before the finale in her personal style as TheVamp.
* TooDumbToLive: In her final episode,
season, she directly called wins multiple challenges and makes it all the judges idiots and complained that Sandhaya (Who had immunity) should be auf instead.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Charketa "Char" Glover
* {{Lifelines}}: She's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save", since he felt there was some joy missing from the workroom.
** In episode 9, when she had trouble fixing the zipper for the model, Tim decided to give Char an additional 10 minutes to finish it, much
way to the contestants chargin.
* NiceGirl: Reason why Tim decided to use his save on her.
** Really comes to a point
end in episode 12 this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when she genuinely wants to make an effort to patch things up with Korina and the other designers are happier to have her around.
** And then averted in the reunion when she complained that Korina was mean and took half the time to agreeing to patch up with Korina.
* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: Notable during the reunion, despite being the NiceGirl during
Dmitry takes the season she was very harsh to Korina while she tried to apologize to her, and during a segment hearing opinions from fans, she got visibly upset when a fan called her out on not really deserving to have gotten as far as she did.
* ThePollyanna: She tried to survive the economic crisis in her town.

! Emily Payne
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* PerkyGoth: Somewhat. Her designs looked somewhat old-fashioned or gothic-esque, but she tries to get along with everyone.

! Fäde Zu Grau
* {{Atheism}}: His spiritual beliefs were never touched on but the number of pieces of clothing he had with the word "Atheist" written across them seemed like a good hint.
* FunnyForeigner: Even thought he didn't have much screentime, the judges pointed out that his personal style and taste in prints were fun and interesting.
* GratuitousGerman

! Hernan Lander
* CampGay
* {{Jerkass}}: He kept badmouthing Sandhya, and accused her of giving him the most horrible suit on purpose, even when Sandhya herself tried to make everyone understand she tried to match the choices with their styles.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets eliminated in the episode where he bitched at Sandhya the most.
* NeverMyFault: He took control over the entire team in the second episode and then blamed Sandhya when the team lost and then spent the entire fourth episode blaming Sandhya for giving him a bad suit when several other designers also didn't like their suits but still managed to produce good looks.

! Jefferson Musanda
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora
* AlwaysSecondBest Some of his designs have been in the judges' Top 3, and shared a win with Sean, yet he has never won any prize solo until episode 9.
* BigEater He was really excited by the Red Robin Restaurant Challenge, especially when he learned the contestants would be given free fries that day.
* BoringButPractical: People's reaction about his design who were more experience with fashion research. He has great sewing skills and a solid design concept, but his design tends to be dull or derivative.
* CampGay
* FantasticTimeManagement: The reason why he was consistently praised by the judges is his ability to finish a garment precisely in a short amount of time.
* NiceGuy Usually smiling and gregarious.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers Though usually calm and cheerful, Kini expressed frustration that when he and Sean were paired up for the wedding challenge, Sean was selected for the win. The kicker? Sean's shirt got the most praise. While the shirt was Sean's design, Kini was the one who actually constructed it.
* SignatureStyle: In his finale collection, B/W and denim.
* TwoferTokenMinority Gay and Hawaiian.

! Korina Emmerich
* AlphaBitch: Had a tendency to talk smack in the confession cam.
* DesignatedVillain: Other than a extreme explosion in the final episode and a short rivalry with Amanda, she was mostly just too confident for her own good.
* JerkassHasAPoint: She, in the worst way possible, expressed that Char had been saved ''twice'' by Tim, and that was unfair to the other designers.
* TheRival: To Amanda.
* RageQuit/ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When she returned in episode 12, she admitted that she clearly didn't want to be there (and forces herself to work with Char) and eventually got Tim's permission to leave the workroom.
* SignatureStyle: Outerwear, mostly jackets. In her finale collection, Mondrian, leather and colour blocking.
* ShockingElimination
* SoreLoser: Ended up extremely frustrated in her final episode, where she verbally lashed out towards everyone (mainly Char and probably the producers). In fact, her [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/10/korinas-project-runway-season-13-finale-collection/ final collection]] was revealed to be inspired by her last design.
* VerbalJudo: Towards Nina and Char. When Nina Garcia admitted she disliked Korina's outfit, [[BerserkButton let's just say Korina was less-than-pleased.]] And the drama [[FromBadToWorse would continue when Korina was sent back to await the judges decisions, and even after her elimination.
once again.]]

! Kristine Guico
Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Mitchell Perry
* OutOfFocus

! Samantha Plasencia
* BoringButPractical: She had a sense of style
TheAce: Won his season, and ideas, but the final product tends though it took him 8 episodes to be boring compared to the other designers (and some of the surprise were extremely hidden actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in black).
* OutOfFocus
* ShelteredAristocrat: In her final episode, she had difficulties in making a gown because she had
which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been on a wedding before.

! Sandhya Garg
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Most of the designers
in the competiton dislike her because they don't understand how she won two challenges.
* DecoyProtagonist: Got a lion share of airtime despite being 8th.
* GoodIsNotDumb: When Hernan said to her a "Thank you Sandhya again, bitch", Sandhya flipped the bird at him and warned him to never talk to her like that again.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Inverted, she genuinely wanted to form friendships, but due to her events in her first two episodes, she's not popular with the other designers.
* LoopholeAbuse: In Episode 5, when Heidi (who's this season challenge), decided to give the contestants another chance to shop at Mood, she's the only person to ask for money from the other designers who decided not to take the chance.
* NiceGirl: She tries to get along with everyone. For the 4th challenge, she tried to give everyone suits according to their styles, even when some of them kept saying she gave them "the ugliest" on purpose.
* NoSocialSkills: Her FatalFlaw in this show, while she does not have a mean bone in her body, she is sometimes difficult to work and communicate with.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Sandhya tells she got married in a traditional arranged marriage, as common in East Indian culture. Lucky for her, she [[HappilyMarried adores her husband]], as he turned out to be a NiceGuy who is very supportive of her career as fashion designer.
* ShockingElimination: Sure, her final outfit deserved the auf. But it was this because she won 2 challenges in the early stages of the show, which usually means a ticket to the finale.
* TeamKiller: Unintentionally, as both times she been on
the bottom is was when she was teamed up two. He made it into the finale with other designers.
* TokenMinority: She's the only East Indian contestant.

! Sean Kelly
* CripplingOverspecialization: His love of fringe, especially during his final collection. Despite being able to do it beautifully, even Heidi (who loves the fringe) worries he's overusing it. Not helped by Tim Gun's visit when he told him to "turn up the volume" on his collection, and Sean reading
a dress that as "add fringe to ''everything''".
* GenreBlindness: Knows full well Nina Garcia doesn't like his obsession with fringe, so what does he do? He creates a final collection that's ''three-quarters'' fringe!
more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't matter anyway, since It's no shock that he won as Nina find it walks away with the most commercially viable of prize for the collection.second time.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi Accent]]: Has a very thick accent, since he is from New Zealand
* SignatureStyle: After his win in the Heidi Klum challenge, he started to use fringes
AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his designs. first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his finale collection, orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he uses a Julius Caesar storyline, along says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

! Samantha Black (Season 11)

! Benjamin March (Season 11)

! Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close
with more fringe.
* StealingTheCredit: Won
Helen after the Rock Wedding challenge ... despite the fact it was Kini who constructed the shirt show, especially when she said that the judges they were raving about. (the design ''was'' his, but Kini was the one who sewed it for him, although it is possible Sean's silence regarding this may have been the result of ManipulativeEditing)

roommates

! Amanda Valentine
Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She got picked makes it to return for the season.
* NiceGirl: She is often very happy around and tries
finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to get along with most of the contestants... Except for Korina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers
Dmitry in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

! Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In
Had never won a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team
challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since
his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally
original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got
second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Judges and Mentor]]

!Angela Lindvall
episode's challenge!

! Alexandria von Brossem
(Season 1 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi" (or "Not-Heidi").
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Joanna Coles (Mentor, Seasons 1-2, 4)
Joanna served as guest judge since season 7. In All Stars, the Fashion Editor has moved to the mentor area, leaving the judges panel composed by the host and designers.
* DeadpanSnarker: She manages to pull the best deadpan in her critiques.
* TheFashionista: Required since she's chief editor.
* TheMeanBrit: Played this as a guest judge, coupled with DeadpanSnarker critiques. Avoids this when she takes the mentor role.
* TheMentor: Only for the All-Stars seasons.
* OnlySaneWoman: Right to all the characters in the designers rows.
* PutOnABus: She's not mentor for AS-Season 3.
* SternTeacher: She's blunt, serious and very precise with her feedbacks.

!Izaac Mizrahi
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker
* CoolTeacher
* CynicalMentor

!Georgina Chapman
* CreatorCouple: She's the wife of Harvey Weinstein, the producer of the show.
** Doesn't influence at all in the show, since Georgina is the co-founder of Marchesa, anyway.
* CoolTeacher
* TheFashionista
* OnlySaneWoman: Along with Joanna.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Carolyn Murphy (Season 2 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi2".
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Alyssa Milano (Season 3-4 host)
* TheHost
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: WhosTheBoss and Series/{{Charmed}}, for starters.

!Zanna Roberts Rassi (Season 3 mentor)
It was announced that Zanna would be the mentor for this season.
* ChekhovsGunman: She was guest judge and hosted many of the "Road to the Runway" and "After the Runway" especials.
* TheFashionista
* NiceGirl: At least compared to [[SternTeacher Joanna]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars]]
12)



!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* {{Bromance}}: With Michael Costello--a holdover from their time together on Season 8.
* CampGay
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won the game many thought he deserved a year ago.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* BittersweetEnding
* CampGay
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDandy: A running joke is that he's really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
--> ''"I don't know about Anthony... but I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season. He came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend."
* PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same with Austin.
* NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She was mostly safe due to the fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend, and everyone referred to her as [[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms and pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.
* NiceGuy
* ShockingElimination
* StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)
* CampGay
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was in the Top 4 in the first special All-Stars, she was the second eliminated this season.

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[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins the entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the fact that he was the only finalist who wasn't in the top 3 in his original season.
* NiceGuy
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.

!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)
* FunnyForeigner
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most when he found out Wendy was in the show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making a toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like the original season, Josh connected well with his client, being this was also his only win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with his season-mate Anthony Ryan. He also tries to tell Laura Kathleen not to let the others get to her when she expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
* TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he was in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in the bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's the only female contestant wearing hotpants for the promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined to redeem herself from the {{Jerkass}} path from season 8.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Laura Kathleen (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it was in her season. And the other designers resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most of them are struggling to get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)
* CampGay
* FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside of beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that are not in that category turn into this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the 5th to be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even the other designers have trouble figuring out where he's coming from.
* GirlyRun
* {{Keet}}
* MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German and "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede. The others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably, and admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that this is a TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember back then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first to go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)
* CampGay
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd with the most Top 3 in the season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped off at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have been to the Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd, again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. She placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her season. Then subverted as she was the third eliminated with all her looks being in the bottom.
* PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
* BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:All-Stars 4]]
! Chris March (Season 4)
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

! Jay Sario (Season 7)

! Fabio Costa (Season 10)

! Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

! Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right before the finale in her season, she wins multiple challenges and makes it all the way to the end in this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when Dmitry takes the season once again.]]

! Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* TheAce: Won his season, and though it took him 8 episodes to actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been in the bottom two. He made it into the finale with a dress that more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: It's no shock that he walks away with the prize for the second time.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

! Samantha Black (Season 11)

! Benjamin March (Season 11)

! Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close with Helen after the show, especially when she said that they were roommates

! Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She makes it to the finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to Dmitry in the end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

! Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Had never won a challenge in his original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the second episode's challenge!

! Alexandria von Brossem (Season 12)

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3]]'''[[note]]Jeffrey Sebelia, Uli Herzner, Laura Bennett, Mychael Knight, Kayne Gillaspie, Robert Best, Malan Breton, Keith Michael, Vincent Libretti, Angela Keslar, Alison Kelly, Stacey Estrella, Katherine Gerdes, Bonnie Dominguez, Bradley Baumkirchner and the Models[[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason4 Season 4]]'''[[note]]Carmen Webber, Chris March, Christian Siriano, Elisa Jimenez, Jack Mackenroth, Jillian Lewis, Kevin Christiana, Kit Pistol, Marion Lee, Ricky Lizalde, Rami Kashou, Sweet P, Simone Le Blanc, Steven Rosengard, Victorya Hong [[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason5 Season 5]]'''[[note]]Leanne Marshall, Korto Momolu, Kenley Collins, Jerrel Scott, Suede, Wesley Nault, Daniel Feld, Joe Faris, Terri Stevens, Stella Zotis, Kelli Martin, Blaine Walsh, Keith Bryce, Jerry Tam, Emily Brandle, Jennifer Diederich[[/note]]
* '''[[Characters/ProjectRunwaySeason6 Season 6]]'''[[note]]Irina Shabayeva, Althea Harper, Carol Hannah Whitfield, Gordana Gehlhausen, Christopher Straub, Logan Neitzel, Nicolas Putvinski, Shirin Askari, Rodney Epperson, Louise Black, Ari Fish, Malvin Vien, Mitchell Hall, Qristyl Frazier, Johnny Sakalis, Ra'mon Lawrence Coleman and The Models[[/note]]





[[folder:Season 3]]7]]



!Jeffrey Sebelia
* TheBadGuyWins
* BigotVsBigot: Jeffrey and Angela had a large feud, specially when Jeffrey started to bicker with Angela's mom.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol, and once attempted suicide.
* HiddenDepths: Outside of his jerkass moments, he loves his son, so much that his neck tattoo is his son's name.
* JerkAss: He holds the distinction of being the only contestant to make a fellow contestant's mother ''cry''.
* PowerTattoo
* {{Zipperiffic}}: He seems fond of decorative zippers on his designs.

!Uli Herzner
* FunnyForeigner
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* NiceGirl
* SignatureStyle: Mainly designed Miami Beach style dresses in this competition.

!Laura Bennett
* GoodIsNotNice: She of course had her bickerings with Jeffrey and said things directly.
* FieryRedhead: She didn't hesitate to call out anyone, especially Jeffrey.
* HeroicFatigue: Laura Bennett was well into the big stages of her pregnancy towards the end of Season 3, so she was allowed to take breaks during work hours.
* PregnantBadass: Completed most of her challenges while she was heavily pregnant.
* RichBitch: Her luggage alone was worth $100,000 (the equivalent of the prize money) and her apartment is huge.
** For the Jetsetter challenge, she didn't {{squee}} when the destination was revealed to be Paris, but she did when the tickets were revealed to be ''First Class seats''.
* SignatureStyle: Plunging neckline and empire waistline
* WidowWoman: Her husband passed away in 2012.

!Mychael Knight
* ColorMotif: When designing their own jetsetter outfits, Mychael did for himself a full white Hip-Hop combo of pants, t-shirt and jacket.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Invoked. He was voted the "Fan Favorite" for the season.
* MommasBoy: Michael Knight of Season 3 made it a point to call his loving mother every day.
* MyNaymeIs: Mychael was Michael before his season finished airing.

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!Jeffrey Sebelia
!Seth Aaron Henderson
* TheBadGuyWins
* BigotVsBigot: Jeffrey
BumblingDad: Dresses as a punk-rock cloudcuckoolander, is a wacky fashion designer for a living and Angela had has a large feud, specially when Jeffrey started to bicker with Angela's mom.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol, and once attempted suicide.
* HiddenDepths: Outside of his jerkass moments, he loves his son, so much that his neck tattoo is his son's name.
* JerkAss: He holds the distinction of being the only contestant to make
sitcom-like family. They also have a fellow contestant's mother ''cry''.
* PowerTattoo
* {{Zipperiffic}}: He seems fond of decorative zippers on his designs.

!Uli Herzner
* FunnyForeigner
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* NiceGirl
* SignatureStyle: Mainly designed Miami Beach style dresses
Elastic Bed in this competition.

!Laura Bennett
* GoodIsNotNice: She of course had her bickerings with Jeffrey and said things directly.
* FieryRedhead: She didn't hesitate to call out anyone, especially Jeffrey.
* HeroicFatigue: Laura Bennett was well into the big stages of her pregnancy towards the end of Season 3, so she was allowed to take breaks during work hours.
* PregnantBadass: Completed most of her challenges while she was heavily pregnant.
* RichBitch: Her luggage alone was worth $100,000 (the equivalent of the prize money) and her apartment is huge.
** For the Jetsetter challenge, she didn't {{squee}} when the destination was revealed to be Paris, but she did when the tickets were revealed to be ''First Class seats''.
* SignatureStyle: Plunging neckline and empire waistline
* WidowWoman: Her husband passed away in 2012.

!Mychael Knight
* ColorMotif: When designing
their own jetsetter outfits, Mychael did for himself a full white Hip-Hop combo of pants, t-shirt backyard, and jacket.
both father and son were in glee dragging Tim to it.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Invoked. DarkIsNotEvil
* TheDeterminator:
He auditioned more than 5 times until he was voted the "Fan Favorite" for chosen. And he ended up winning the season.
* MommasBoy: Michael Knight FaceOfAThug: Before the show started, many assumed he was a Jeffrey clone because of his neck-tattoo and the punk-rock look. Once the show started, he was shown to be a wacky NiceGuy.
* FridgeLogic: Seth Aaron stated that his winning collection for
Season 3 made it a point to call his loving mother every day.
* MyNaymeIs: Mychael
7 was Michael before his season finished airing.inspired by 1930s German and Soviet aesthetics. After a lot of people went "Uhhhh... wait, doesn't that kind of include the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis?]]", he had to hurriedly explain that wasn't what he meant. [[invoked]]
* HappilyMarried



* OddFriendship: With Kayne.

!Kayne Gillaspie
* BerserkButton: Possibly played with in his audition video, in this case it's "WIRE HANGERS."

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* OddFriendship: With Kayne.

!Kayne Gillaspie
* BerserkButton: Possibly played with
PerkyGoth: Tattoos, black polished nails, punk-rocker clothes, and a very upbeat and quirky persona, all in his audition video, in this case one package.
* SirSwearsALot: Casually drops ClusterFBomb, but
it's "WIRE HANGERS." always for nice statements.
* TwoFirstNames

!Emilio Sosa
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVillain: Again like the others, he was just overconfident. [[invoked]]
* GratuitousSpanish
* ManlyTears: During the finals. He was naturally crushed for getting second place.
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general. See the trope below.
* SmallNameBigEgo: His print-challenge design was basically branding his own name. He is even called out for basing his entire collection in making it a line already.

!Mila Hermanovski
* AuthorAppeal: Most of her entries on the show were black and whites. In her home visit, her house was mostly black and white, and even her dog was a dalmatian.
* BigotVsBigot: She and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who is who".
* CoolBigSis: To Maya.
* DramaQueen: Downplayed. She complained about Alexis not choosing her for the second challenge (and spent most of the workroom time sending indirects to Anthony about it), and also complained about the others not congratulating her for getting Top 2. She didn't do a drama out of those, but she did annoyed most of the others by going on and on.
* FagHag: Inverted. As far as shown, the other gay competitors didn't want to be with her.
* PerkyGoth: According to her teen photos.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* SignatureStyle: Black and White (most of the time) and Color-blocking.
* TallDarkAndSnarky.

!Jay Nicholas Sario
* {{Adorkable}}: Whenever he squeed like a big girl. He even did a flip on the farm.
* BigotVsBigot: Mila and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who is who".
** He and Cerri in the reunion show.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He was a fan favorite, but in the reunion special, after Cerri (one of the models) expressed her dislike of his designs in a confessional cam, he insulted Cerri by saying she had bad teeth and thick legs. Everyone there called him out, and he still grinned about it.



* FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside of beauty pageant dresses, many of his designs that are not in that category turn into this.
* {{Keet}}
* OddFriendship: With Mychael.

!Robert Best
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink: His specialty is fashion design for Barbies.

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* FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us DeadpanSnarker
* {{Keet}}: Whenever
his chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside
outbursts of beauty pageant dresses, many of happiness were visible.
* {{Squee}}

!Anthony Williams
* CampGay
* {{Keet}}: During the workshop, the other designers made bets about how much time Anthony could be quiet. He didn't last more than 15 minutes.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Brought back from elimination after Maya forfeit.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* StealthInsult: During the "Apology Reunion", Anthony apologised to Mila while clasifying her as an "Old Classy Lady". Also added that althought they weren't in bad terms, he still wasn't friends with her enough to give her a kidney.
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Ping Wu
* CloudCuckoolander
* DramaQueen: She cried when she had to eliminate a model, and also got into arguments with Jesse, dismissing all
his opinions as "not respecting her as Team Leader".
* FragileFlower: She cried a lot during the show, includng the reunion.
* FunnyForeigner: To the pont other designers referred to her as "Ping ''Pong''"

! Maya Luz
* AlwaysSecondBest: She got so frustrated by this, which made her opt to retire from the competition.
** Although judging from her [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/04/t-lo-interviews-maya.html interview]], it was more like she's not ready yet.
* CoolBigSis: Mila was this to her.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite. [[invoked]]
* ImprobableAge: She was the youngest of the cast (21).
* NonGameplayElimination: She retired from the competition before the last two challenges.

!Christiane King
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Pamela Ptak
* GenkiGirl: She was very enthusiastic to the challenges.

!Jesus Estrada
* CampGay
* GratuitousSpanish

!Anna Lynett
* TheGenericGirl: She was very lowkey. Her
designs that are as well.

!Janeane Marie Ceccanti
* FragileFlower: Cries in the first minute of the first episode of the season.

!Jesse [=LeNoir=]
* BrutalHonesty: He had to be blunt with Ping about her design
not in that category turn into this.
working for the challenge and also calling her out for not accepting his suggestions. The viewers still {{Misblamed}} him for the elimination.
* {{Keet}}
CampStraight
* OddFriendship: With Mychael.

!Robert Best
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink:
DesignatedVillain: Invoked. His specialty is whole drama with Ping, even though he was just trying to save their team by questioning Ping's decisions.
* OnlySaneMan: When paired with Ping. Too bad the viewers blamed Ping's elimination on him.

!Ben Chmura
* {{Adorkable}}: He was a comic illustrator before venturing to
fashion design for Barbies.design.
* HappilyMarried: He made a home-call to his husband.
* TheQuietOne: He didn't get enough camera time.



!Malan Breton
* AnnoyingLaugh: [[IncrediblyLamePun Played for laughs]] in the reunion.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He explains he was born in Taiwan, traveled around the world and adopted accents from everywhere.
** So much that the other designers said he speaks "Malanese".

!Keith Michael
* TheAce: He almost became a TeachersPet when his pieces looked well made for a menswear designer, until...
* CheatersNeverProsper: Pattern books (which were against the rules) were found under his bed and it was reported he went out of the dorms to an unknown location.

! Vincent Libretti

* BerserkButton: Don't touch Vincent's (Season 3) laundry! The deadpan expression of the guy he was yelling at is a classic.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DirtyOldMan: His constant assertion that his designs "turned him on."
* HotBlooded: He exploded at the production staff because of his laundry, to the point Mychael and Kayne could hear him from the balcony.
* {{Jerkass}}

! Angela Keslar
* BigotVsBigot: She and Jeffrey had a large feud, specially when Jeffrey started to bicker with Angela's mom.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CountryMouse: She comes from an organic farm in Ohio.
* SignatureStyle: Her rossettes and the "crotch-patch" in all her pants.

! Alison Kelly
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* CrackDefeat, ShockingElimination: She was auf'd for a "Daisy Duck" paper dress, instead of Vincent's "refrigerator cardboard" dress.

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!Malan Breton
!Amy Sarabi
* AnnoyingLaugh: [[IncrediblyLamePun Played for laughs]] in the reunion.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He explains he was born in Taiwan, traveled around the world and adopted accents from everywhere.
** So much that the other designers said he speaks "Malanese".

!Keith Michael
* TheAce: He almost became a TeachersPet when his pieces looked well made for a menswear designer, until...
* CheatersNeverProsper: Pattern books (which were against the rules) were found under his bed and it was reported he went out
CloudCuckooLander: Not her persona, but some of the dorms to an unknown location.

! Vincent Libretti

* BerserkButton: Don't touch Vincent's (Season 3) laundry! The deadpan expression of the guy he was yelling at is a classic.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* DirtyOldMan: His constant assertion that his
her designs "turned him on."
* HotBlooded: He exploded at
stand out as this, like the production staff because of his laundry, to the point Mychael and Kayne could hear him from the balcony.
* {{Jerkass}}

! Angela Keslar
* BigotVsBigot: She and Jeffrey had a large feud, specially when Jeffrey started to bicker with Angela's mom.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CountryMouse: She comes from an organic farm in Ohio.
* SignatureStyle: Her rossettes
''fish-clown-chicken pants'' and the "crotch-patch" in all her pants.

! Alison Kelly
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* CrackDefeat, ShockingElimination: She was auf'd for a "Daisy Duck" paper dress, instead of Vincent's "refrigerator cardboard" dress.
''hair-bowl outfit''.



* TwoFirstNames

! Stacey Estrella
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

! Katherine Gerdes
* CoolBoard: She also practices snowboarding.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Bonnie Dominguez
* GenkiGirl: Her audition tape included her morning jog.

! Bradley Baumkirchner

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* TwoFirstNames

! Stacey Estrella
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

! Katherine Gerdes
* CoolBoard: She also practices snowboarding.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Bonnie Dominguez
* GenkiGirl: Her audition tape included her morning jog.

! Bradley Baumkirchner

!Jonathan Peters



* DoggedNiceGuy
* GenreBlindness: He didn't know ''who'' ''Music/{{Cher}}'' ''is''.

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* DoggedNiceGuy
CampGay
* GenreBlindness: He didn't know ''who'' ''Music/{{Cher}}'' ''is''.
DeadpanSnarker



* BirdsOfAFeather: Like designer, like model. Kayne and Amanda were both redheaded keets and never [[{{Keet}} stopped]] [[GenkiGirl talking]].
* FieryRedhead: Amanda.
* FunnyAfro: Nazri. She rarely had another hairstyle.
* MotorMouth: Amanda. Even [[{{Keet}} Kayne]] noticed she never would shut up in the workroom.
* OutOfFocus: Not as much as Season 2, but they didn't have much individual camera time.
* SpicyLatina: Marilinda.
* SassyBlackWoman: Nazri
* ShesGotLegs: Camila.

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Last season of "Models of the Runway" segment.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Like designer, like model. Kayne CanadaEh: Brandise
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Brandise describes herself as "I get along better with animals than other people".
* GirlPosse: By the last three weeks, the models divided in two groups: The Older girls (Kristina, Brandise
and Amanda were both redheaded keets Cerri) vs. the younger girls (Lorena, Brittany and never [[{{Keet}} stopped]] [[GenkiGirl talking]].
Monique)
* FieryRedhead: Amanda.
HiddenDepths: Alison plays the guitar and sings.
* FunnyAfro: Nazri. HotBlooded: Cerri.
* ImNotHeretoMakeFriends: Alexis.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** Brandise.
She rarely had another hairstyle.
* MotorMouth: Amanda. Even [[{{Keet}} Kayne]] noticed
said aloud she never would shut hoped Jay was eliminated instead of Jonathan, ''right next to Brittany'' (Jay's model). Saying they weren't fond of each other is an {{Understatement}}.
** Alexis also always brought
up eliminations and mentioned in glee everytime there will be less and less models in the workroom.
* OutOfFocus: Not as much as Season 2, but they
competition, to the chagrin of the other girls. They theorized maybe she was putting a JerkassFacade because she didn't have want to get emotionally attached to anyone.
* TheJinx: Brittany got to think she was this because Jesus landed in the Bottom 3 three times and Jeanine was eliminated. This got better once she started working with Jay.
* NiceGirl: Lorena, Brittany and Alison.
* NonGameplayElimination: Valeria. She was ready to reject the sidejob, even when it offered her a big opportunity and double pay, but Seth Aaron encouraged her to take it.
* PerpetualFrowner: Sophia. One of the reasons the designers didn't want her (the other reason being that she was alergic to hairspray, so they couldn't do her
much individual camera time.
styling choices), making her the third eliminated model.
* SpicyLatina: Marilinda.
RavenHairIvorySkin: Brandise
* [[RealityTVShowMansion Reality TV Show Apartment]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: Lorena was one of the models for Season 5's Joe's decoy collection.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Holly had to use a metal bikini because Emilio run out of enough material for a dress. The styling didn't help at all.
** The worst part was that after the challenge, Emilio switched models and chose Monique instead.
* SassyBlackWoman: Nazri
Monique.
* ShesGotLegs: Camila.StatuesqueStunner: Holly was the tallest of the group.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Brandise.
* TranquilFury: During the last challenges, Brandise and Cerri were openly stating they wanted Jay auf'd ''right next to Brittany''. Brittany, instead of arguing with them, just stayed quiet, while Lorena could tell she really was pissed by their comments.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Alexis kept saying she was "playing the game", by applying the same approach as Wendy Pepper in Season 1. Needless to say that all her "mind games" (which, by the way, only consisted on annoying the other girls about who will get out of the house next) didn't have anything to do with the actual process, since the designers were the ones who chose who stayed anyway.



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!Carmen Webber
* SassyBlackWoman
* StatuesqueStunner

!Chris March
* BigFun: He was always funny in the workroom and full of quirky jokes.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Invoked for the Prom dress challenge, where Chris wondered why his client chose him, in spite that his portfolio was full of crazy costumes and no gowns. He turned up doing a beautiful prom dress and, much later after the show, a Red Carpet dress for Creator/MerylStreep.

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!Carmen Webber
!Gretchen Jones
* SassyBlackWoman
AuthorAppeal: All her entries were based on her GranolaGirl background and clothes that she would wear on herself. Her final collection and her jewelry line following the show were inspired on Native-American culture.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Chris March
TheBadGuyWins: Many viewers saw her victory over Mondo as a case of this.
* BigFun: He BrokenBird: By the time of the show, Gretchen was through a bad break-up with her ex-boyfriend and was nearly broke, to the point Tim's visit was on the day she was about to get evicted from her house.
** To the point where it shows in her final collection, where her designs can be really depressing.
* ControlFreak: Right when a Team Challenge was announced, the other team already knew Gretchen was going to take over, even when there weren't going to be leaders at all.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVillain: The editing was not subtle about this, cue to the shot of the "bitch" tiara on the table for one challenge. [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: Wretchen.
* GranolaGirl: She is a sustainable designer.
* HurricaneOfExcuses: Gretchen Jones' infamous meltdown trying to defend Team Luxe on the runway, first declaring the team was proudly united even if the judges didn't like their work, and then when the judges didn't like their work she promptly started fumbling for reasons to blame everything on teammate Michael Costello.
* ItsAllAboutMe / SmallNameBigEgo:
** In Confession Cams, she said her work was so good that the others would have to up their game just to catch up to hers.
** When Mondo revealed his backstory in the print challenge, Gretchen said "she was glad being present to form part of this revelation".
* JerkAss: She
was always funny making everything about herself, and in the workroom Team Challenge she contradicted herself in the same episode by putting the blame on Michael Costello and full invoking a NeverMyFault, right after she said all the pieces were her babies ''and a team collaboration that got under her editing''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At least apologized to Tim after her meltdown at the Team Challenge in the next challenge.
** During the Reunion Show, she looked back at her behavior during the course
of quirky jokes.
the season, and was flabbergasted at the way she treated everyone. Although we don't know if she was just playing it up to gain a sympathy card.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: StatuesqueStunner: She was the tallest female from the cast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was noted that she had the chops to create high fashion clothing, especially looking at the first 3 designs. Unfortunately, those designs were not her POV.

!Mondo Guerra
* {{Adorkable}}
* AuthorAppeal, SignatureStyle: He designs mostly with crazy patterns and unconventional print combinations. Even his own wardrobe is quirky.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Michael Costello after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* BlessedWithSuck:
Invoked for the Prom dress challenge, by him during a Cam Confessional, where Chris wondered why he talks about how his client chose him, in spite that his portfolio was full of crazy costumes and no gowns. He turned up doing quirky personality made him a beautiful prom dress and, much later after talented designer but alienated him from others at the show, a Red Carpet dress for Creator/MerylStreep.same time.



* DragQueen: He even presents himself as this for the Drag-queens challenge in Season 5.
* GentleGiant
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Brought back to the competition after Jack forfeit and reached the Top 4.
* NiceGuy: To the point everyone cheered once he was back into the competition.
* PutOnABus: After being eliminated the first time.
** TheBusCameBack: See My Greatest Second Chance above.
* SignatureLaugh: The other designers told it easily zigzagged with AnnoyingLaugh, because they spent many hours a day hearing him.

!Christian Siriano
* AnimeHair
* TheCameo: He and Nina Garcia appeared in one episode of UglyBetty after season 4 was over.

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* DragQueen: CharacterDevelopment: He even presents himself as this for started very reserved and barely interacted with the Drag-queens challenge in Season 5.
* GentleGiant
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Brought back
others after work hours. As the episodes progressed, not only became close friends with Michael Costello, he also started to open more and finally revealed his HIV status to the competition after Jack forfeit judges and reached the Top 4.
audience.
* NiceGuy: To CrackDefeat: His loss to Gretchen is widely regarded as this. ''Tim Gunn'' practically invoked the point everyone cheered once he was back into the competition.
* PutOnABus: After being eliminated the first time.
** TheBusCameBack: See My Greatest Second Chance above.
* SignatureLaugh: The other designers told it easily zigzagged with AnnoyingLaugh, because they spent many hours a day hearing him.

!Christian Siriano
* AnimeHair
* TheCameo: He and
trope by name, having referred to Nina Garcia appeared in one episode and Michael Kors as "crack-smoking" based on their support for Gretchen.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* RaisedCatholic: One
of UglyBetty after season 4 was over.the reasons he separated from his family and kept his health status a secret for 10 years.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose: Averted.
* WhamLine: His Confession Cam of his concept for the print challenge: His HIV Status.

!Andy South



* CatchPhrase: "Fierce" and "Hot mess".
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> "I... was given Kerry. I said "What you like?". And she said "I don't like print, I don't like color, I would never wear a dress, I would never wear a skirt, I don't like to show my arms and I wear black everyday and a pair of jeans". So I got very scared and I was like "Okay... Because she doesn't like ANYTHING!!"."
--> "I am not a miracle-worker, lady. I can't make you have an ass."
* EnsembleDarkhorse: He was voted Fanfavorite
* FunSize: He's only 5'4
* ItsAllAboutMe: ''"I'm kind of a celebrity... In my own head."''
* ImprobableAge: The youngest of the cast (21)
* NerdGlasses
* NWordPrivileges: Averted: some GLBT viewers complained about his frequent use of the word "tranny".
* SignatureStyle: Puffy sleeves and high couture.

!Elisa Jimenez
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* GranolaGirl
* NearDeathExperience: She tells that a car hit her and she had stitches in the head.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: She believes in natural energy, so she treats her fabrics with grass, herbal teas or even spits it.
* ThePollyanna: She is never seen sad or upset.

!Jack Mackenroth
* {{Bromance}}: With Kevin.
* IllBoy: Made history as the show's first HIV-positive contestant. Then, halfway through the season, he developed a staph infection on his face and had to leave the show for treatment.
* MrFanservice: In his words, "I'm always nude, I don't care."

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* CatchPhrase: "Fierce" CountryMouse: Subverted. Both urban-fashion and "Hot mess".
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> "I... was given Kerry. I said "What you like?". And she said "I don't like print, I don't like color, I would never wear a dress, I would never wear a skirt, I don't like to show my arms and I wear black everyday and a pair of jeans". So I got very scared and I was like "Okay... Because she doesn't like ANYTHING!!"."
--> "I am not a miracle-worker, lady. I can't make you have an ass."
* EnsembleDarkhorse: He was voted Fanfavorite
* FunSize: He's only 5'4
* ItsAllAboutMe: ''"I'm kind of a celebrity... In my own head."''
* ImprobableAge: The youngest of
the cast (21)
catfish farm work comes naturally to him.
* NerdGlasses
TheDutifulSon
* NWordPrivileges: Averted: some GLBT viewers complained LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceGuy: Even thought he wasn't friends with Michael Costello at all, he still didn't say anything negative
about his frequent use of him on camera while the word "tranny".
other designers were openly badmouthing him.
* SignatureStyle: Puffy sleeves Most of his designs are asian-inspired looks (the Avant-Garde challenge, the chinese-lamp sleeves, and high couture.

!Elisa Jimenez
his final collection was inspired in Budha and made with Laotian fabrics) and many of his dress entries were black shiny cocktail dresses.

!Michael Costello
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The other designers questioned frequently why he kept winning despite his designs looking unfinished (even though the judges clearly liked his garments), to the point Michael felt rejected during most of the competition.
* GranolaGirl
BitchInSheepClothing: What the contestants accuses him of being. To the point where [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/09/t-lo-interviews-peach-carr.html Peach]] and [[ https://twitter.com/AJisTrAsHed/status/22849396471 AJ]] clearly denounced him outside the show.
* NearDeathExperience: She tells {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Mondo after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: He and Rich are this to Michael's son, Giovanni.
* IdenticalStranger: If he's wearing his NiceHat, he looks identical to Series/{{Survivor}} contestant Russell Hantz.
* ManlyTears / HeroicBSOD / CryIntoChest: Right after he got eliminated.
* NiceHat
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Drummond.
* ParentalIssues
* SignatureStyle: His designs, as the judges and himself define them, are "effortless" flowy-beach dresses.
* SolomonDivorce: He got Giovanni, but he's not allowed to have contact with his daughter or even know where she lives.
* StraightGay: In one interview, Michael said he was shocked, but not because of any news and rumours. He was shocked
that everyone thought he was striaght because he has a car hit son.
* WellDoneSonGuy:
** The reason he had his first marriage. He also distanced himself from his parents when he came out, and only talked to his mother again when he got casted in the show.
** He was utterly devastated when he got eliminated, mumbling about how he fears to [[DisappointedInYou dissapoint his parents]].

!April Johnston
* AuthorAppeal, ColorMotif: Virtually all
her dresses were black.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With Peach.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She got along with most of the group and bonded with Peach, but she still badmouthed Michael Costello behind his back and even called Gretchen "Hitler" once.
* PerkyGoth: She jokingly said she always wanted a pony,
and she had stitches in the head.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: She believes in natural energy, so she treats her fabrics
would buy it with grass, herbal teas or even spits it.
* ThePollyanna: She is never seen sad or upset.

!Jack Mackenroth
* {{Bromance}}: With Kevin.
* IllBoy: Made history as
the show's first HIV-positive contestant. Then, halfway through L'Oreal challenge money.
* ShockingElimination
* StatuesqueStunner
* StealthInsult: When she infamously compared Gretchen to Hitler
--> '''April:''' "Do you really want to hire Hitler? Seriously?"
* TakeThat: April's comment comparing Gretchen to Hitler.
* WomanInBlack

!Christopher Collins
* AlliterativeName
* BoringButPractical: His designs were pretty but very standard, enough to get him to
the season, he developed a staph infection on his face and had to leave the show for treatment.
Final Six.
* MrFanservice: In his words, "I'm always nude, I don't care."CampGay



* NonGameplayElimination: See IllBoy

!Jillian Lewis
* GenkiGirl <--> TheStoic
** Of course, she's ''always'' genki when compared with Victorya.

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!Valerie Mayen
* NonGameplayElimination: See IllBoy

!Jillian Lewis
AlwaysSecondBest: At one point she got frustrated about not winning a challenge. This ended up affecting her overall performance.
* GenkiGirl <--> TheStoic
** Of course, she's ''always'' genki when compared with Victorya.
BrokenAce: She started getting good reviews from the judges until the last half of the competition.
* GenkiGirl



!Kevin Christiana
* {{Bromance}}: Played for laughs at the reunion special, the footage was edited portraying Kevin and Jack as this.
* CampStraight: Played with and joked around, he even had a whole segment of this in the Reunion Episode, including phone conversations with his girlfriend, judges critiques (they once described one of his color palettes as "fruity") and all his interactions with [[MrFanservice Jack]], crowned with shirtless shots of both of them in the apartment.
** Tim crowned with "Being in Project Runway didn't turn you gay, nothing will".
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: He actually is, and wants everyone to know that.

!Kit Pistol
* OnlySaneWoman
* PenName: Which also could double as AwesomeMcCoolname

!Marion Lee

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!Kevin Christiana
!Ivy Higa
* {{Bromance}}: Played for laughs at BetaBitch: If Gretchen was sort of the reunion special, the footage "AlphaBitch", Ivy was edited portraying Kevin always backing her up, and Jack as this.
* CampStraight: Played with and joked around, he
even had a whole segment of this in the Reunion Episode, including phone conversations with his girlfriend, judges critiques (they once described one of his color palettes as "fruity") being more active at bitching against Michael Costello.
* BreakTheHaughty: She started boasting about her skills
and all his interactions with [[MrFanservice Jack]], crowned with shirtless shots of both of them in the apartment.
** Tim crowned with "Being in
taste nd that Project Runway didn't turn you gay, nothing will".
would be [[ItsAllAboutMe "The Ivy Show"]]. She placed in the bottom most of the time.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: He actually is, ConflictBall: She accused Michael Costello of: 1. Telling the customers to not vote for her and wants everyone to know that.

!Kit Pistol
2. Of cheating for the Jackie Kennedy challenge several weeks after that. All that went nowhere, since there was no footage about this (if it was true, then it was a wasted drama material for the producers).
* OnlySaneWoman
FanNickname: Poison Ivy.
* PenName: Which also could double as AwesomeMcCoolname

!Marion Lee
JerkAss: She spent most of her time bitching about Michael Costello cheating and controlling Michael Drummond's process over her design instead of leaving him work alone.

!Michael Drummond




!Ricky Lizalde

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\n!Ricky Lizalde* DeadpanSnarker: Like the others, when talking about Gretchen in the Confession Cam.
* NiceGuy: Even when Ivy threw him under the bus, he still felt bad for her.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Costello.

!Carlos Casanova
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* DeadpanSnarker: Even with his language limitations, he pulled out a lot of these on camera.
* FunnyForeigner: He is Puerto Rican and ''"He is going to grab New York by the balls"''.
* GratuitousSpanish
* HeroicBSOD: For the Team Challenge, he got depressed because the judges didn't like his last entries (they said he either did "Stripper Looks" or "Grandma clothes"). His teammates and his model had to give him a Pep Talk to get him back to work.
* LastNameBasis
* NiceGuy: He was the only one who didn't trash Michael Costello winning two challenges in the confession cam, unlike Ivy, Gretchen or April. Also everyone in the cast adored him.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.

!Peach Carr
* CoolOldLady
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With April.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many, her general aesthetic is defined as "Ladies who Lunch" or "Barbie Clothes".
* TeamMom
* UnusualEuphemism: Peach's "good china" in Season 8.

!A.J. Thouvenot
* {{Adorkable}}
* NervousWreck: He hyterically refused to help Casanova with a pattern (Casanova was only asking him about how to cut the pattern, while AJ was "I'm not going to make your pattern for you!!").
** In the Unconventional Material challenge, he succumbed under the pressure, since everyone kept saying "he had it on the bag". Promptly, this only stressed him more.

!Kristin Haskins Simms
* SignatureStyle: She mostly did desconstructed dresses, inspired by Junya Watanabe's style.
* SassyBlackWoman: Her most remembered line was her "Wooly Balls" joke.

!Sarah Trost
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!Nicholas D'Aurizio



* FragileFlower
* {{Hypocrite}}: He took Leah (then Elisa's model) and said he didn't care what others may think because it was a competition. When Jack chose to swap and get Leah from Ricky, Ricky then started to say "Everybody is starting to show their true colors" in a reproach tone at the confession cam.
* MenDontCry: ''Subverted''. He cries in every episode except, ironically, for the one in which he is eliminated.

!Rami Kashou
* TheAce: Started out as one of the judges favorites.
** BrokenAce: Mid-way throught the competition, the judges started to get bored of his draping technique.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* GenreBlindness: During the penultimate challenge the designers were tasked in making an outfit based on their visit to the history museum. Despite being flat out ''told'' by the judges to stop showing them draping, Rami took inspiration from the Greek exhibit, specifically the Grecian draping, rationalizing that how could he not make a draped design when that was placed in front of him. The judges are dumbfounded when his dress walks the runway, and very nearly eliminate him for it.
* MrFanservice: We get quite a lot of him hanging around the apartment in a towel and nothing else.
* NiceGuy
* StraightGay

!Sweet P
* BikerBabe
* BoringButPractical: Her creations were not the most fashion-forward or avant garde, but were usually the most commercial of any challenge. This ends up leading to her elimination right before the finale, while the other designers all created outfits that were out-of-the-box, her's was a rather simple but very commercially-viable dress, which all the judges found boring (especially guest judge Roberto Cavalli, who outright said he had nothing to say about Sweet P's design).
* {{Foil}}: When paired with Elisa, she had to be the Straight Girl in the team and constantly got surprised by her quirks (especially the "Spit mark").
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She claims she has a nasty side she calls "Mean P", but we never see it.
* RaisedCatholic: Tells the teenagers from the Prom challenge she was in a catholic school and jokingly warns them "This is your future, girls".

!Simone Le Blanc

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* FragileFlower
* {{Hypocrite}}: He took Leah (then Elisa's model) and said he didn't care what others may think because it was a competition. When Jack chose to swap and get Leah from Ricky, Ricky then started to say "Everybody is starting to show their true colors" in a reproach tone at the confession cam.
* MenDontCry: ''Subverted''. He cries Averted.

!Jason Troisi
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: One of the {{Jerkass}} statements he said was about the fashion world being unfair on a straight guy like him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Everything that came out of his mouth
in every episode except, ironically, for the one in which he is eliminated.

!Rami Kashou
2.
* TheAce: Started out as one of NeverMyFault: Blamed Tim, the judges favorites.
** BrokenAce: Mid-way throught
and his model instead of recognizing he did a shitty dress (not only was it bad, he also hadn't sewn it properly, meaning that there was a giant HOLE in the competition, the judges started to get bored middle of his draping technique.
dress)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* GenreBlindness: During
NiceHat: According to him, his hat is his intimidation symbol, like the penultimate challenge the designers were tasked in making an outfit based on their visit to the history museum. Despite being flat out ''told'' by the judges to stop showing them draping, Rami took inspiration from the Greek exhibit, specifically the Grecian draping, rationalizing that how could he not make a draped design when that was placed in front of him. The judges are dumbfounded when his dress walks the runway, and very nearly eliminate him for it.
Native-Americans used Warbonnets.

![=McKell=] Maddox
* MrFanservice: We get quite a lot of him hanging around the apartment in a towel and nothing else.
* NiceGuy
* StraightGay

!Sweet P
* BikerBabe
* BoringButPractical: Her creations were not the most fashion-forward or avant garde, but were usually the most commercial of any challenge. This ends up leading to her elimination right before the finale, while the other designers all created outfits that were out-of-the-box, her's was a rather simple but very commercially-viable dress, which all the judges found boring (especially guest judge Roberto Cavalli, who outright said he had nothing to say about Sweet P's design).
* {{Foil}}: When paired with Elisa, she had to be the Straight Girl in the team and constantly got surprised by her quirks (especially the "Spit mark").
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She claims she has a nasty side she calls "Mean P", but we never see it.
* RaisedCatholic: Tells the teenagers from the Prom challenge she was in a catholic school and jokingly warns them "This is your future, girls".

!Simone Le Blanc
NiceGirl



!Steven Rosengard
* CampGay
* CovertPervert: In his audition tape, he's checking his drafts of a male model and says "I wish I asked his number", and for the menswear challenge, he was gushing hard on his male model.

!Victorya Hong
* ControlFreak: She clearly took control during the team challenge and headbutted often with Ricky, who was made the actual team leader. She only rejected the leader position because she didn't want to take any blame.
* IceQueen
** Also was the theme for her Hershey's dress, saying she intended her model to look like an "Ice Princess", includding a stiff walk.
* MyNaymeIs: Victor'''y'''a
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: When Jack left the show, it looked like she was pissed while everyone was tearfully saying goodby to him. In reality she was pissed off at the production for not suspending the competition to give Jack a time for recovery.




[[folder:Season 5]]

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[[folder:Season 5]]9]]



!Leanne Marshall
* {{Adorkable}}
* TheCutie: The sweetest moment from her was to take Tim on a bike ride and a picnic.
* DeadpanSnarker
* NiceGirl
* GranolaGirl
* SignatureStyle: Pleats.

!Korto Momolu
* TheAce: She got praised a lot for her taste and color use.
* DeadpanSnarker: Had her moments.
* FragileFlower: She cried everytime she placed in the bottom.
* OnlySaneWoman
* SassyBlackWoman

!Kenley Collins
* AnnoyingLaugh: Even the other designers were sick of her laugh.
* BuxomIsBetter: Unlike most designers that prefer flat-chested models, Kenley works better with curvy girls.
* DesignatedVillain: Despite the fact that she was just stubborn and obnoxious, even Heidi disliked her. [[invoked]]
* FollowTheLeader: In her final collection, Season 5's Kenley produced pieces that were very reminiscent of earlier designs from[[http://myitthings.com/Yuli/Post/fashion/It_Dress/Kenley_s__Alexander_McQueen__Wedding_Dress:_Did_she_or_Didn_t_she_/921092008134446302.htm McQueen]] and [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmyitthings.com%2FYuli%2FPost%2Ffashion%2FIt_Designer%2FKenley_s__Balenciaga__Dress__Did_she_or_Didn_t_she__Take_Two_%2F8610152008231746671.htm&rct=j&q=kenley%20balenciaga&ei=i1-iTYP_DIHd0QHxzZjyDg&usg=AFQjCNGkrQgqjEY0XQhXqKPWXJwMCFzt9A&cad=rja Balenciaga]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: The only person who seemed to get along well with Kenley was Daniel.
* JerkAss

!Jerrel Scott

to:

!Leanne Marshall

!Anya Ayoung-Chee
* {{Adorkable}}
HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008, and launched 2 clothing lines prior to competing.
* TheCutie: The sweetest moment from MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't intentional on
her was to take Tim on a bike ride and a picnic.
* DeadpanSnarker
* NiceGirl
* GranolaGirl
* SignatureStyle: Pleats.

!Korto Momolu
* TheAce: She
part, she got praised a lot for her taste and color use.
* DeadpanSnarker: Had her moments.
* FragileFlower: She cried everytime she placed
''a lot'' of help in the bottom.
* OnlySaneWoman
* SassyBlackWoman

!Kenley Collins
* AnnoyingLaugh: Even the other designers were sick of
workroom (Laura helped her laugh.
sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* BuxomIsBetter: Unlike most designers that prefer flat-chested models, Kenley works better with curvy girls.
* DesignatedVillain:
NiceGirl: Despite the fact that accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she was just stubborn and obnoxious, even Heidi disliked her.never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person. [[invoked]]
* FollowTheLeader: In her final collection, Season 5's Kenley produced pieces ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape
were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had a
very reminiscent narrow point of earlier designs from[[http://myitthings.com/Yuli/Post/fashion/It_Dress/Kenley_s__Alexander_McQueen__Wedding_Dress:_Did_she_or_Didn_t_she_/921092008134446302.htm McQueen]] view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CB0QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmyitthings.com%2FYuli%2FPost%2Ffashion%2FIt_Designer%2FKenley_s__Balenciaga__Dress__Did_she_or_Didn_t_she__Take_Two_%2F8610152008231746671.htm&rct=j&q=kenley%20balenciaga&ei=i1-iTYP_DIHd0QHxzZjyDg&usg=AFQjCNGkrQgqjEY0XQhXqKPWXJwMCFzt9A&cad=rja Balenciaga]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: The only person who seemed
maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to get along everyone else, which is probably why she was well with Kenley liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear
was Daniel.
* JerkAss

!Jerrel Scott
flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.



* NiceGuy

!Suede
* BiTheWay: His sexuality is only mentioned once in passing.

to:

* NiceGuy

!Suede
DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at the slightest criticism.
* BiTheWay: GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula all the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit with "Go back to central casting!"
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a drama queen towards team challenges, he was very nice and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis:
His sexuality is rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to the other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the
only mentioned once in passing.one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna
* AlwaysSecondBest



* CloudCuckooLander: Suede claimed that his grandfather appeared on his dreams and told him to make a lettuce garden... ''which Suede thought it meant to put literal lettuces on Hedda Letuce's''[[note]]his client for the Drag Queen challenge[[/note]] ''dress''.
* DramaQueen: For the DragQueen challenge, Suede complained about Hedda Lettuce being a bitchy client for not liking his ideas for his dress, when in reality Suede ''should have listened to what his client wanted''. Not only did he got everyone in the room to side with him and painted Hedda as the villain of the story, but [[http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2008/08/hedda-lettuce-opens-her-mouth.html Hedda Lettuce gave her take on the facts after the episode aired]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Wesley Nault
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
* NiceGuy
* RomanceOnTheSet: He and fellow contestant Daniel Feld hooked up behind scenes and became partners after the show.

!Daniel Feld
* CampGay
* PlatonicLifePartners: The only person who seemed to get along well with Kenley was him.
* RomanceOnTheSet: He and fellow contestant Wesley Nault hooked up behind scenes and became partners after the show.
* SignatureStyle: Couture and cocktail dresses.
** To the point the judges pointed out he only did cocktail dresses, even for an Olympic challenge and a drag queen challenge.

!Joe Faris
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Has to mention he has two daughters.
* NiceGuy

!Terri Stevens
* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Keith when they are working on the Zodiac challenge, while Keith is kinda moody due to his elimination, she was really nasty to him, unnecessarily.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She spent all the episode shunning Keith from her work and bitching about how Keith was useless and never around. This got her eliminated.

to:

* CloudCuckooLander: Suede claimed CatchPhrase: "Oh my [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]!"
* CrackDefeat / ShockingElimination: To clarify this: He lost to [[{{Jerkass}} JOSH]] AND [[TeachersPet ANYA]].
* FantasticTimeManagement: His skills and details were so great
that he got the trophy for "The Best Time Management" of the Season.
* MistakenNationality: More than one recapper assumed Viktor Luna was from somewhere in Eastern Europe (perhaps due to the spelling of
his grandfather appeared on his dreams first name?). He was born in Mexico.
* TooCleverByHalf: He was the most consistent
and told him to make a lettuce garden... ''which Suede thought it meant to put literal lettuces on Hedda Letuce's''[[note]]his client for perfectionist of the Drag Queen challenge[[/note]] ''dress''.
* DramaQueen: For the DragQueen challenge, Suede complained about Hedda Lettuce
contestants, and yet he only won two challenges (one of them being a bitchy client for not liking his ideas for his dress, when in reality Suede ''should have listened to what his client wanted''. Not only did he got everyone in the room to side shared win with him and painted Hedda as the villain [[ControlFreak Josh]]).

!Kimberly Goldson
* OnlySaneWoman: She was one
of the story, but [[http://projectrungay.blogspot.com/2008/08/hedda-lettuce-opens-her-mouth.html Hedda Lettuce gave her take on the facts after the episode aired]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!Wesley Nault
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
* NiceGuy
* RomanceOnTheSet: He and fellow contestant Daniel Feld hooked up behind scenes and became partners after the show.

!Daniel Feld
* CampGay
* PlatonicLifePartners: The only person
few who seemed to get along well with Kenley was him.
* RomanceOnTheSet: He and fellow contestant Wesley Nault hooked
didn' stir up behind scenes and became partners after the show.
* SignatureStyle: Couture and cocktail dresses.
** To the point the judges pointed out he only did cocktail dresses, even for an Olympic challenge and a drag queen challenge.

!Joe Faris
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Has to mention he has two daughters.
* NiceGuy

!Terri Stevens
* {{Jerkass}}: Towards Keith when they are working on the Zodiac challenge, while Keith is kinda moody due to his elimination, she was really nasty to him, unnecessarily.
* LaserGuidedKarma: She spent all the episode shunning Keith from her work and bitching about how Keith was useless and never around. This got her eliminated.
any drama.



* SignatureStyle: High waisted pants.

!Stella Zotis
* BikerBabe
* DarkIsNotEvil: She was blunt and intimidating, but far from being a {{Jerkass}}, unlike Kenley.
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her "[[{{Cher}} Cher]][[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll oin]]". After she wrote an email confronting them about the nick, they replied "[[IncrediblyLamePun because Cher is our Heroin"]].
* HellBentForLeather: Stella, season 5, couldn't live without her "leatha".
* OddFriendship / VitriolicBestBuds: With Blaine.

!Kelli Martin
* BikerBabe

!Blaine Walsh

to:

* SignatureStyle: High waisted pants.

!Stella Zotis
ShesGotLegs
* BikerBabe
StatuesqueStunner

!Bert Keeter
* DarkIsNotEvil: She CoolOldGuy: At the beginning and right after he grew out of his {{Jerkass}} phase.
** Also Heidi
was blunt clearly rooting for him during the run of the show.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* GenreSavvy: In the 70s inspired challenge, Bert was the only one who ''did live'' during that era, so he was among the Top 3 along with Viktor (who did have research experience)
and intimidating, but far from being a {{Jerkass}}, unlike Kenley.
Anya.
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her "[[{{Cher}} Cher]][[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll oin]]". After she wrote an email confronting them GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bert talks about getting "a job" at Studio 54.
-->'''Laura:''' Is that where you got your Halston job?
-->'''Bert:''' No, I got it in a balcony, third row.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Olivier. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in
the nick, they replied "[[IncrediblyLamePun because Cher is our Heroin"]].
Top 3.
* HellBentForLeather: Stella, season 5, couldn't live without her "leatha".
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Had his moments of both.
* OddFriendship / VitriolicBestBuds: With Blaine.

!Kelli Martin
NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. He's the first middle-aged gay contestant in the show.
* BikerBabe

!Blaine Walsh
HeelFaceTurn: Arguably occurred once he began to open up to his fellow competitors.
* WorthyOpponent: Despite disastrously antagonistic team challenges with Anthony Ryan and Viktor, he has cited them as good designers who deserved to benefit from their exposure on the show.

!Olivier Green
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}



* CatchPhrase / VerbalTic: Tried to coin the word "Girlicious" everytime, to the point the other designers were sick of it.
--> '''Leanne''': If I hear "Girlicious" one more time, I'm going to barf. And it would be "Barflicious", I guess.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: He's obsessed with tanning.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Most of his work in the show had too much color and weird shapes.
* OddFriendship / VitriolicBestBuds: With Stella.

!Keith Bryce
* BreakTheHaughty: He has been saying he was going to win, and his work was the best of all. He only won once and got eliminated in the 5th episode.
* MrFanservice: He provided the obligatory [[ShirtlessScene morning shirtless shot]]
* StraightGay

to:

* CatchPhrase / VerbalTic: Tried to coin TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the word "Girlicious" everytime, to the point the other designers were sick of it.
avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Leanne''': If I hear "Girlicious" one more time, I'm going '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got the trophy of "The Worst Time Management" in the extra episode of the season.
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known a "Real Women" challenge was bound
to barf. And happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit
it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments about how his designs should only be worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't seem to realize what was wrong with anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he
would be "Barflicious", I guess.
in the Top 3.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: He's obsessed with tanning.
MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Most SignatureStyle: All of his work designs in the show had too much competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised a lot his
color taste during the competition.
* {{Keet}}
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order to spare Anya $11 when she lost her money. She won the challenge
and weird shapes.
had her garment sold online; he was eliminated.
* OddFriendship / VitriolicBestBuds: With Stella.

!Keith Bryce
TwoFirstNames

!Laura Kathleen
* BreakTheHaughty: He has been saying he She was going to win, and his work was one of the best of all. He designers who started as the most confident, only won once and got eliminated in the 5th episode.
to gradually doing average work.
* MrFanservice: He provided the obligatory [[ShirtlessScene morning shirtless shot]]
{{Jerkass}}
** HiddenHeartOfGold
* StraightGayRichBitch

!Bryce Black
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
* NiceGuy



! Jerry Tam
* SoreLoser: His interviews after his elimination say so.

to:

! Jerry Tam
!Cecilia Motwani
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She had a lot of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given that Julie was the only one in the workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much threw the towel and left the show.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: His interviews after After placing in the bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the show.

!Joshua Christensen
* CampStraight
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in
his elimination say so.audition video that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got eliminated and brought back by Olivier and Viktor.
* NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor and Olivier wanted to have him on his team.
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox
* CampGay
* FatalFlaw: He didn't design with his scarf (the most interesting fabric from his attire, since all his other pieces were plain white and grey) from the beginning, since he didn't want to take it off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig from Season 2, he should have known to use his scarf right away, instead of leaving it for last.



! Emily Brandle
* TheGenericGirl

! Jennifer Diederich
* GirlyGirl: Many of her designs and personal style were this.

!The Models
* NonGameplayElimination: Runa and Shannone.
* OutOfFocus

----

to:

! Emily Brandle
!Fallene Wells
* TheGenericGirl

! Jennifer Diederich
FieryRedhead: She was very quirky as well.
* GirlyGirl: NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In her audition tape, she makes a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom at home is barely furnished, she needs the prize money and she was still in good mood after being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle:
Many of her designs and personal style entries were this.

!The Models
chiffon blouses, to which the judges got very tired of.
* NonGameplayElimination: Runa TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
* ExtremeDoormat: To the point she let Josh boss her around
and Shannone.
had to redo a skirt three times just to please him.
* OutOfFocus

----
RaisedCatholic: Or rather "Raised in a very strict Christian cult", where they didn't let her have an Art oriented carreer.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is blonde with blue strikes.



[[folder:Season 6]]

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[[folder:Season 6]]10]]



!Irina Shabayeva
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* DesignatedVillain: Irina was just overconfident with a big ego. [[invoked]]
* TheBaroness
* DeadpanSnarker
* IceQueen
* {{Jerkass}}
* MsFanservice
* RedBaron: Meana Irina.
* TheRival: With Althea
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WhenSheSmiles

!Althea Harper
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* TheIngenue
* MsFanservice
* TheRival: With Irina
* StatuesqueStunner

!Carol Hannah Whitfield
* DiabolusExMachina: Getting sick during the final runway show.
* GenkiGirl
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* TwoFirstNames
* ShipTease: Even she's aware the production was doing this on purpose. But she also admited it was hard enough to concentrate because Logan was already very handsome.

!Gordana Gehlhausen
* AlliterativeName
* BrokenBird: She revealed later she went through an ugly divorce, her kids weren't home when she tried to make her home-call and the judges were constantly giving her harsher critiques.

to:

!Irina Shabayeva

!Alicia Hardesty
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
AuthorAppeal: Her design style is for Tomboy girls, consisting mostly in jumpers and overalls.
* DesignatedVillain: Irina was just overconfident with a big ego. [[invoked]]
* TheBaroness
* DeadpanSnarker
* IceQueen
* {{Jerkass}}
* MsFanservice
* RedBaron: Meana Irina.
* TheRival: With Althea
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WhenSheSmiles

!Althea Harper
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* TheIngenue
* MsFanservice
* TheRival: With Irina
* StatuesqueStunner

!Carol Hannah Whitfield
* DiabolusExMachina: Getting sick during
HideYourLesbians: Averted, unlike Zulema from Season 2, who the final runway show.
producers edited out all the scenes where Zulema talked about her wife. Alicia openly gave a tour to her house in her demo reel and presented her girlfriend to the viewers.
* GenkiGirl
OnlySaneWoman: In episode 8, trapped between Dmitry and Elena, who ''despise'' each other and take every opportunity to snipe. Alicia pays for the drama.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* TwoFirstNames
* ShipTease:
{{Tomboy}}: Even she's aware the production was doing this on purpose. But she also admited it was hard enough to concentrate because Logan was already very handsome.

!Gordana Gehlhausen
* AlliterativeName
* BrokenBird: She revealed later she went through an ugly divorce,
her kids weren't home when she tried to make her home-call and the judges were constantly giving her harsher critiques.entire style is based in jumpers for tomboy girls.

!Andrea Katz



* DoggedNiceGirl: She got very harsh criticisms from the judges, especially from Heidi.
* ShockingElimination: To many in the audience, she was robbed from the spot for Fashion Week.
* TeamMom

! Christopher Straub
* BrokenAce: He gradually passed from being in the Top 3 to be on the Bottom 3 for the second half of the season.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Due to his lack of training, he only can make dresses.
* LastOfHisKind: The last male contestant this season.
* MenDontCry: Averted.
* MinnesotaNice
* NiceGuy
* StraightGay: According to [=AfterElton.com=]

!Logan Neitzel
* CampStraight
* TheCharmer: Manages to get to the Final 6 despite none of his looks even achieved a top spot.
* ChickMagnet: All the single models were gushing over him as he was the only straight single guy in the competition.
* FemaleGaze /MrFanservice: The other designers, male and female alike, often commented on how gorgeous he was, and he ''did'' make it surprisingly far in the season considering his designs were frequently in the bottom three.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday:
--> Im definitely different than a normal fashion designer. I dont know, Im more of a guys guy, I guess.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* ShipTease: The editing joked with the idea of shipping Logan and Carol Hannah, since they got similar themes for a challenge and their work stations were next to each other.

!Nicolas Putvinski
* ColorMotif: He mostly did white outfits.
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo gave him the nickname "[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Peppermint Patty]]"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Goth}}: Mentions he went through this phase when he first moved to America.
* StraightGay

!Shirin Askari
* TheCutie
* GenkiGirl: The other contestans said she wouldn't work quiet.
* HiddenDepths: Viewers thought that she might be just another girly style designer, and what a blindside it was.
* ShockingElimination: The first time she was on the bottom half, she was auf'ed.

!Rodney Epperson
* CoolOldGuy
* HappilyMarried: Made a call home to say hi to the family.
* LastNameBasis

!Louise Black
* NiceGirl
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Ari Fish

to:

* DoggedNiceGirl: CoolTeacher: She got very harsh criticisms from the judges, especially from Heidi.
* ShockingElimination: To many
is a professor in the audience, she was robbed from the spot for Fashion Week.
* TeamMom

!
a University. Subverted, since Christopher Straub
* BrokenAce: He gradually passed from
started with expectations of her being this, until she ended up not taking the challenges seriously.
* CrazyCatLady: By her own admission.
* MeaningfulName: See above.
* NonGameplayElimination
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She's revealed to have left the competition
in the Top 3 to be on the Bottom 3 for the second half middle of the season.
night without telling anyone

! Beatrice Guapo
* CripplingOverspecialization: Due to his lack of training, he only can make dresses.
* LastOfHisKind: The last male contestant this season.
* MenDontCry: Averted.
* MinnesotaNice
* NiceGuy
* StraightGay: According to [=AfterElton.com=]

!Logan Neitzel
* CampStraight
* TheCharmer: Manages to get to
WeHardlyKnewYe: As the Final 6 despite none of his looks even achieved a top spot.
* ChickMagnet: All the single models were gushing over him as he was the only straight single guy in the competition.
* FemaleGaze /MrFanservice: The other designers, male and female alike, often commented on how gorgeous he was, and he ''did'' make it surprisingly far in the season considering his designs were frequently in the bottom three.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday:
--> Im definitely different than a normal fashion designer. I dont know, Im more of a guys guy, I guess.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* ShipTease: The editing joked with the idea of shipping Logan and Carol Hannah, since they got similar themes for a challenge and their work stations were next to each other.

!Nicolas Putvinski
* ColorMotif: He mostly did white outfits.
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo gave him the nickname "[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Peppermint Patty]]"
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* {{Goth}}: Mentions he went through this phase when he
first moved to America.
* StraightGay

!Shirin Askari
* TheCutie
* GenkiGirl: The other contestans said she wouldn't work quiet.
* HiddenDepths: Viewers thought that she might be just another girly style designer, and what a blindside it was.
* ShockingElimination: The first time she was on the bottom half, she was auf'ed.

!Rodney Epperson
* CoolOldGuy
* HappilyMarried: Made a call home to say hi to the family.
* LastNameBasis

!Louise Black
* NiceGirl
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Ari Fish
eliminated.

! Buffi Jashanmal




!Malvin Vien
* CampGay
* TheStoic: He didn't have many reactions aside from working.

!Mitchell Hall
* TheScrappy: Only between the models, the designers on the other hand got along very well with him, even they played and joked together while working. [[invoked]]
** From the models point of view, his will be going home anytime soon. Plus the fact that designers hardly changes their models made them resent him.

!Qristyl Frazier
* BigBeautifulWoman: Which is also the direction of her designs.
* BreakTheCutie: Started very GenkiGirl, but the following challenges started to sway her confidence away.
* CatchPhrase: "It's not "Plus-Size", It's "Plus-Sexy""
* SassyBlackWoman

!Johnny Sakalis
* BlatantLies: Not only he invented an excuse about an iron ruining his first dress, he also added that the first dress was a Dior. Promptly, Nicolas rolls eyes at this.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was a recovering drug addict.
* DramaQueen: He cried the first episode and was angsty during the rest of the competition, frequently needing peptalks from Tim or his model.
* NeverMyFault: He gave up on his dress and tried to make up an excuse for it. When it didn't work, he tried to blame Tim for discouraging him from his original design.
* VolleyingInsults: Had briefly this with Nicolas on the runway, after Nicholas put him on evidence during his excuse.

!Ra'mon Lawrence Coleman
* StraightGay

to:

\n!Malvin Vien\n* CampGay
FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the nick "Buffi the Taste Slayer".
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: She herself admits it's her style
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: At least tries to get along with everyone despite snark aimed at her, and is a genuinely sweet person in real life.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink with leopard spots on one side.

! Christopher Palu
* BigotVsBigot: He and Gunnar.
* BrokenPedestal: At first he was thrilled to work with Andrea, who he considered a CoolTeacher at first, but by the end of the Lexus challenge he was close to crying.
* DramaQueen / FragileFlower: He looked like crying most of the time.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tends to talk about every drama on the show by how it affects him and how everything happening revolves around himself.
* JawDrop: He has A LOT of these when paired up with Andrea, still shocked of how not seriously she was taking the whole challenge.
--> '''Christopher''': ''(ConfessionCam, imitating Andrea)'' Hahaha, I f*cked up again, hahaha. ''(big JawDrop)''
* MenDontCry: Subverted, he's close to flat out crying for almost all of the third episode while he's on the runway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction to Andrea leaving the competition in the middle of the night, and believes that it's because of what he said to the judges about her.

!Dmitry Sholokhov
* AmbiguouslyBi: Maybe? He seems to show interest in men on occasion, but he also makes comments about "the way [Heidi] moves". He never makes any spoken indication of what he is or is not attracted to, so who knows.
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels / MalaProper / BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Referring to Ven as a "one-way monkey" when he meant to say "one-trick pony."
* OnlySaneMan: Of Team 6 in episode 5. Repeatedly cuts through screeching fits in an attempt to keep the team on track.
* RealMenWearPink: Before becoming a designer, he was a professional dancer. Also, he occasionally wears pink.
* TheStoic: He didn't have many reactions aside Comes with the territory being from working.

!Mitchell Hall
* TheScrappy: Only between the models, the designers on the other hand got along very well
Belarus.
** NotSoStoic: Loses it a bit when forced to work
with him, even they played Elena, and joked together while working. again when he gets a video from his father in Belarus.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He was distraught that his father wouldn't be able to watch his collection because he was in Belarus.

!Elena Slivnyak
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite
[[invoked]]
** From * FanNickname: After a particularly meltdown-filled episode, Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her [[Music/CypressHill "Insane in the models point of view, his will be going home anytime soon. Plus the fact that designers hardly changes their models made them resent him.

!Qristyl Frazier
Ukraine."]]
* BigBeautifulWoman: Which is also the direction of HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Dmitry and Buffi.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Possibly. We see a softer side with
her designs.
* BreakTheCutie: Started very GenkiGirl, but the following challenges started to sway her confidence away.
* CatchPhrase: "It's not "Plus-Size", It's "Plus-Sexy""
* SassyBlackWoman

!Johnny Sakalis
* BlatantLies: Not only he invented an excuse about an iron ruining his first dress, he also added that the first dress was a Dior. Promptly, Nicolas rolls eyes at this.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was a recovering drug addict.
* DramaQueen: He cried the first
client in episode 6, and was angsty with her mother in episode 9.
* [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]
* NervousWreck
* NoSocialSkills
* RaisedByWolves: Several other competitors theorize this about her.
* TheStoic: Which makes it all the more interesting when she's put with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buffi for a challenge.
** NotSoStoic: As seen in Episode 5 and onward.

!Fabio Costa
* DumpsterDive: He mentions in his demo reel that he doesn't shop for groceries. He just goes to the market's back alley and takes the discarded cans, defining himself as a "Freegan".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Or at least past the judges and Tim Gunn,
during the rest of print challenge. He cheerfully let the competition, frequently needing peptalks from Tim or audience know his model.
* NeverMyFault: He gave up on his dress
print was about ''penises and tried to make up an excuse for it. When it didn't work, he tried to blame Tim for discouraging him from his original design.
* VolleyingInsults: Had briefly this with Nicolas on the runway, after Nicholas put him on evidence during his excuse.

!Ra'mon Lawrence Coleman
* StraightGay
vaginas''.




!The Models
This season started the "Models of the Runway segment", which gave the girls more camera time and more CharacterDevelopment as well.
* DramaQueen: How Vanessa reacted about her feud with Fatma.
* GirlPosse: Tanisha, Lisa and Vanessa, to the point they named their group "DreamTeam". The other models were accordingly irritated at them.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Althought the show played a lot with LesYay, Tara and Katie were very close.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Many of them, specially Vanessa.
* NiceGirl: Kojii and Emarie.
* NonGameplayElimination: Erika, who chose an Arby's commercial and dropped out of the competition.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Kojii
* [[RealityTVShowMansion Reality TV Show Apartment]]: First time on the show, so we can get more model drama.
* SassyBlackWoman: Tanisha and Fatma.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]: Fatma.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Half the models (except for Kojii and the ones with boyfriends) were gushing about how hot Logan is.
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to:

\n!The Models\nThis * NiceHat: In the tour of his apartment we see his collection of hats, and he says he wears hats almost every day.
* RealMenWearPink: Wears what are essentially dresses several times, leading to Michael Kors joking during the real women challenge that it took a boy in a dress to get his female client to wear a dress, and at one point wears a crown of pink flowers.
** He's also the only one who had any idea of how to deal with the babies in episode 11, and says that when he first came to New York did a lot of babysitting, much to the other contestants amusement.
* StraightGay: Although it alternated with CampGay every once in a while.

!Gunnar Deatherage
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Yes, that's really his name.
* BigotVsBigot: He and Christopher.
* BrokenBird: Tried to pull this card for the print challenge, saying the "birds" represented his bullied childhood. Judges eliminated him anyway.
* '''CampGay'''
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In Season 9, he had his hair longer and brown. By this
season started the "Models of the Runway segment", which gave the girls he dyed half his hair blond, got a new haircut and grew out more camera time and more CharacterDevelopment as well.
his neckbeard.
* DramaQueen: How Vanessa reacted FashionableAsymmetry: Has one half of his bangs dyed blond while the other is his natural color.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his earlier behavior, episode 6 shows that he honestly cares
about her feud his client and builds a great relationship with Fatma.
* GirlPosse: Tanisha, Lisa and Vanessa,
her.
** He also went out of his way
to be nice to Ven's client Terri, according to Terri herself.
* {{Keet}}: To
the point they named their group "DreamTeam". of making Season 9's Anthony Ryan look calm in comparison.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He got selected again after being eliminated in the pre-selection in season 9.
* NiceGuy: At least that was his image during the Season 9 selection. He was one of the four first to go home before the first challenge, and accepted the desition very gracefully. This contrast led the viewers to see him like he...
** TookALevelInJerkass: Right at the very first episode of Season 10, he started to act more bitchy. Some people suggest that he was playing it for the camera.
** TookALevelInKindness: He zigzagged with the above, since he ocassionally showed he could still be nice.
* SmugSnake: Initially acted like this until around episode 6.

!Kooan Kosuke
* BreakTheCutie: Started out as a Genki Boy, but his put in the Bottom 3 broke his competitive spirit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
The standout of this season.
* FunnyAfro
* FunnyForeigner
* {{Keet}}: To the point that when he stops acting this way [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it makes
other models were accordingly irritated at them.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Althought the show played a lot with LesYay, Tara and Katie were very close.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Many of them, specially Vanessa.
* NiceGirl: Kojii and Emarie.
people worry]].
* NonGameplayElimination: Erika, Opted to leave the competition of his own accord.

!Lantie Foster
* FantasticTimeManagement: heavily averted during the second challenge. She begins her (heavily ambitious) project, but ditches it partway through which leads to....
* TooDumbToLive: It's by now well known that any designers
who chose an Arby's commercial and dropped go for cloth-like fabrics in the unconventional materials challenge are painting a target on their backs for the judges, so what does she do? Make a dress that's almost entirely made out of fabric with a few pieces of candy thrown on for posterity. Not helping her case was the competition.
fact that a few other contestants used clothlike materials but made a heck of a lot more effort than she did and were saved by their innovation and efforts to actually make something wearable and (in most cases) fashionable from candy[[note]]Buffi made the top, Dimitri made the hand-beaded skirt and Andrea had a candy dot apron[[[/note]]. The judges were not amused and she was unsurprisingly auf'd.

!Melissa Fleis
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Kojii
AuthorAppeal: Most of his pieces are black, and when she uses color, are traditional goth ones (deep blue, purples and red)
* [[RealityTVShowMansion Reality TV Show Apartment]]: First FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo named her "[[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Ashley-Kate]]"
* PerkyGoth: Most of her designs and wardrobe is black, but her personality is generally upbeat.

!Nathan Paul
* BlackAndNerdy
* TheGenericGuy
* NiceGuy: Mostly seems to just go about his business in the background and avoid personal drama.

!Raul Osorio
* FanNickname: "Eddie Munster", because of his exaggerated widow's peak. Invoked by Elena, who also disparagingly referred to him by this name, suggesting at least one of his peers was on the same wavelength.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he returned to the competition, he was constantly complaining during the team challenge and bickering with Elena.
** During his second elimination, after giving everyone a goodbye, he outright insulted Elena and said to her "I hate you".
* {{Hypocrite}}: During the team challenge, he complained about how everyone in the group was being selfish, while ''he himself was only worried about saving his own ass and punch the others before they did it to him''.
* NeverMyFault: In both his eliminations he refused to recognize he didn't do great during the competition and left saying the show wasn't his thing.
* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Gets brought back into the competition after Andrea and Kooan leave, and while he wasn't eliminated that week he was the following week.
* SoreLoser: The first
time around, he said his elimination was a mistake by the judges. By his second elimination, althought he thanked the judges for the opportunity, he insulted Elena and said to the ConfessionCam that the show wasn't his thing anyway.

!Sonjia Williams
* TheCutie
* OnlySaneMan: When forced to work with Christopher and Gunnar, who despise each other. Recappers Tom & Lorenzo theorized that she took them aside and read them their rights, which kept the drama from boiling over.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Literally, and her audition tape shows that she dyed it recently.
** Blue also seemed to come up quite a bit for her in the competition (among her garments, she made a blue baby outfit and used blue lollies for her candy dress)

!Ven Budhu
* TheAce: Pulls off the nigh-impossible feat of winning '''two''' challenges in a row.
** BrokenAce: ... only to very nearly get eliminated in episode 6, and even closer in episode 9, with him finally being eliminated for real in Episode 10.
* AuthorAppeal: By his own admission, really likes the color red, as the tour of his apartment shows.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When he works with a plus size client in episode 6, he completely fails to grasp that he shouldn't be saying things that remind her of her size, like mentioning that he doesn't have a belt in the right size.
* HumiliationConga: From episode 6 onwards things go downhill very fast.
* ManipulativeEditing: Venomously claimed that his controversial behavior in season 10 episode 6, in which he called his client "plus-size" and "big" and eventually leading her to tears, was subject to this. Tim Gunn, [[InvertedTrope
on the other hand]], claims what the audience saw of Ven was the "nice version" of his atrocious behavior.
* {{Jerkass}}: In episode 6, Ven constantly complained about his client's figure. The other designers were horrified.
** NeverMyFault: Even after
the show, so we can get more model drama.
* SassyBlackWoman: Tanisha and Fatma.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]]: Fatma.
* SingleGirlSeeksMostPopularGuy: Half
Ven still tweeted how the models (except for Kojii and the ones show set him up with boyfriends) that client, showing he didn't learn anything.
* NoSocialSkills / LackOfEmpathy: See above, since he honestly doesn't seem to get why his behavior is a problem. In fact, his complete failure to communicate with his client very nearly gets him eliminated.
* SignatureStyle: The judges remark that it's very easy to spot his pieces, and he winds up using the same technique so often that Heidi explicitly warns him that if he uses it again he'll probably get eliminated.
** It should be noted that many of his pieces
were gushing about how hot Logan is.
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sleeveless and/or strapless, and contains rose patterns in some way.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: One of the rare emotional moments from him is when his sister visits the room, along with the other designers' relatives, and Ven shed some tears of joy.



[[folder:Season 7]]
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!Seth Aaron Henderson
* BumblingDad: Dresses as a punk-rock cloudcuckoolander, is a wacky fashion designer for a living and has a sitcom-like family. They also have a Elastic Bed in their backyard, and both father and son were in glee dragging Tim to it.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* TheDeterminator: He auditioned more than 5 times until he was chosen. And he ended up winning the season.
* FaceOfAThug: Before the show started, many assumed he was a Jeffrey clone because of his neck-tattoo and the punk-rock look. Once the show started, he was shown to be a wacky NiceGuy.
* FridgeLogic: Seth Aaron stated that his winning collection for Season 7 was inspired by 1930s German and Soviet aesthetics. After a lot of people went "Uhhhh... wait, doesn't that kind of include the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis?]]", he had to hurriedly explain that wasn't what he meant. [[invoked]]
* HappilyMarried
* NiceGuy
* PerkyGoth: Tattoos, black polished nails, punk-rocker clothes, and a very upbeat and quirky persona, all in one package.
* SirSwearsALot: Casually drops ClusterFBomb, but it's always for nice statements.
* TwoFirstNames

!Emilio Sosa
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVillain: Again like the others, he was just overconfident. [[invoked]]
* GratuitousSpanish
* ManlyTears: During the finals. He was naturally crushed for getting second place.
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general. See the trope below.
* SmallNameBigEgo: His print-challenge design was basically branding his own name. He is even called out for basing his entire collection in making it a line already.

!Mila Hermanovski
* AuthorAppeal: Most of her entries on the show were black and whites. In her home visit, her house was mostly black and white, and even her dog was a dalmatian.
* BigotVsBigot: She and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who is who".
* CoolBigSis: To Maya.
* DramaQueen: Downplayed. She complained about Alexis not choosing her for the second challenge (and spent most of the workroom time sending indirects to Anthony about it), and also complained about the others not congratulating her for getting Top 2. She didn't do a drama out of those, but she did annoyed most of the others by going on and on.
* FagHag: Inverted. As far as shown, the other gay competitors didn't want to be with her.
* PerkyGoth: According to her teen photos.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* SignatureStyle: Black and White (most of the time) and Color-blocking.
* TallDarkAndSnarky.

!Jay Nicholas Sario
* {{Adorkable}}: Whenever he squeed like a big girl. He even did a flip on the farm.
* BigotVsBigot: Mila and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who is who".
** He and Cerri in the reunion show.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He was a fan favorite, but in the reunion special, after Cerri (one of the models) expressed her dislike of his designs in a confessional cam, he insulted Cerri by saying she had bad teeth and thick legs. Everyone there called him out, and he still grinned about it.

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[[folder:Season 7]]
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!Seth Aaron Henderson
11]]

!Amanda Valentine
* BumblingDad: Dresses as a punk-rock cloudcuckoolander, CoattailRidingRelative: Something she desperately wants to avoid. Her brother James is a wacky fashion designer for a living and has a sitcom-like family. They also have a Elastic Bed in their backyard, and both father and son were in glee dragging Tim to it.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* TheDeterminator: He auditioned more than 5 times until he was chosen. And he ended up winning the season.
* FaceOfAThug: Before the show started, many assumed he was a Jeffrey clone because
member of his neck-tattoo and the punk-rock look. Once the show started, he was shown {{Maroon 5}} but she wants to be a wacky NiceGuy.
successful on her own right.
* FridgeLogic: Seth Aaron stated that his winning collection for Season 7 NiceGirl
* PluckyGirl: She
was inspired by 1930s German and Soviet aesthetics. After a lot of people went "Uhhhh... wait, doesn't that kind of include the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis?]]", he had to hurriedly explain that wasn't what he meant. [[invoked]]
* HappilyMarried
* NiceGuy
* PerkyGoth: Tattoos, black polished nails, punk-rocker clothes, and a very upbeat and quirky persona, all
in one package.
* SirSwearsALot: Casually drops ClusterFBomb, but it's always for nice statements.
* TwoFirstNames

!Emilio Sosa
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVillain: Again like the others, he was just overconfident. [[invoked]]
* GratuitousSpanish
* ManlyTears: During the finals. He was naturally crushed for getting second place.
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general. See the trope below.
* SmallNameBigEgo: His print-challenge design was basically branding his own name. He is even called out for basing his entire collection in making it
a line already.

!Mila Hermanovski
* AuthorAppeal: Most of her entries on the show were black and whites. In her home visit, her house was mostly black and white, and even her dog was a dalmatian.
* BigotVsBigot: She and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who is who".
* CoolBigSis: To Maya.
* DramaQueen: Downplayed. She complained about Alexis not choosing her for the second challenge (and spent
good mood most of the workroom time sending indirects to Anthony about it), and also complained about time, even when she was the others not congratulating her for getting Top 2. She didn't do a drama out of those, but she did annoyed weak link in most of the others by going on challenges.

!Benjamin March
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Was in an abusive relationship prior to the series,
and on.
still has issues because of it.

!Cindy Marlatt
* FagHag: Inverted. As far as shown, CantCatchUp: She was notably overshadowed in skill and designs, given that many of the other gay competitors didn't want to be with her.
* PerkyGoth: According to her teen photos.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* SignatureStyle: Black
were experienced fashion designers, while she originally came from a Mortuary House and White (most had been into fashion design for a short time recently.
* TeamMom: she was the oldest
of the time) and Color-blocking.
cast.

!Daniel Esquivel
* TallDarkAndSnarky.

!Jay Nicholas Sario
* {{Adorkable}}: Whenever he squeed like a big girl. He even did a flip on the farm.
* BigotVsBigot: Mila and Jay, to the point Tom and Lorenzo entitled a post "Pissy vs. Prissy. You get to choose who
BadassMustache: His mustache is who".
** He and Cerri in the reunion show.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He was a fan favorite, but in the reunion special, after Cerri (one
one of the models) expressed her dislike of his designs in a confessional cam, he insulted Cerri by saying she had bad teeth and thick legs. Everyone there called him out, and he still grinned about it.first things the other designers comment on when they meet him.



* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Keet}}: Whenever his outbursts of happiness were visible.
* {{Squee}}

!Anthony Williams

to:

* DeadpanSnarker
TheDandy
* {{Keet}}: DarkAndTroubledPast: Due to being bullied at school, Daniel used to be an alcoholic and drug addict.
* MessyHair: During Tim's home visit he's sporting curly hair that would make Creator/TimBurton jealous. Usually it's straightened and slicked down.
* TwoferTokenMinority: He refers to himself as being both Latino and gay and how this affected him growing up. However given the makeup of the show and his season's cast in particular he's far from being in the minority.

!Emily Pollard
* BreakTheHaughty: Starts off the first episode telling the other designers to watch out, she'll be the winner, etc., only for things to go south very quickly once the competition actually starts. [[spoiler:And to cap it off she's the first one out]].
* ImprobableAge: She's one of the youngest designers at 24. Only Kate, who's 23, is younger.

!James Martinez

!Joseph Aaron Segal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyCatLady: He's obsessed with cats.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His sweaters are cheerfully referred as this by him.

!Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: Refers to herself as this.
* GenkiGirl
* FieryRedhead
* ManipulativeBitch: By her own words, thoguht she never gets to do this in the competition.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment that she and Tu come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and doesn't really fight with her about what to do. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].

!Layana Aguilar
* GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She is Brazilian.

!Matthew Arthur
* ApologizesALot: And this ultimately gets him eliminated, since while Michelle was also in the bottom she still stuck by her look.

!Michelle Lesniak Franklin
* TheJinx: At one point she wonders if she kicked a rabbit when she was a kid based on how often the team she's on ends up in the bottom. Including an instance where the team that had won two challenges in a row lost after she was transferred to them. Eventually [[spoiler:broken when she wins the Duck Tape challenge along with Amanda, and then later wins not only Lord & Taylor challenge but the entire season]].
* PerkyGoth: While not a completely straight example, since she wears colors other than black and her personal style could be described as "rocker chick" she otherwise fits.
* PluckyGirl: Something the judges admire about her, since she stands by her looks even when the judges criticize them. This attitude also inspired her final collection, which cast the women as "hunters" and "lone wolves" going in for "that last kill."
* SteamPunk: Her Final Collection's theme.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork:
Whenever his outbursts she winds up on the same team as Patricia, which happens distressingly often. Patricia for her part seems oblivious to Michelle's feelings about her.

!Patricia Michaels
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Several things she wears has this aesthetic, and she proudly identifies as a Native American. She also think she's the first Native American contestant on the show, but Santino Rice from Season 2 also had Native ancestry.
* CareerVersusMan
* FatalFlaw: Her ability in textile design was considered talented by many, but she lacks the skills into using them for fashion design, in a fashion design competition.
* UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans: She is proud
of happiness were visible.
her Native American heritage, reflecting it in every single one of her entries for the competition, and even in the first day she did a traditional BattleCry.
* {{Squee}}

!Anthony Williams
RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist and is frequently braided.
* SignatureStyle: Her designs mostly showcase how she "creates her own textiles" and incorporates elements of her Native American background, like fringe or horse hair.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Played with. While she's the "technician" in the sense of making many of her own textiles her general aesthetic moves more towards the "performer" side.

!Richard Hallmarq
* BaldOfAwesome



* {{Keet}}: During the workshop, the other designers made bets about how much time Anthony could be quiet. He didn't last more than 15 minutes.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Brought back from elimination after Maya forfeit.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* StealthInsult: During the "Apology Reunion", Anthony apologised to Mila while clasifying her as an "Old Classy Lady". Also added that althought they weren't in bad terms, he still wasn't friends with her enough to give her a kidney.
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Ping Wu
* CloudCuckoolander
* DramaQueen: She cried when she had to eliminate a model, and also got into arguments with Jesse, dismissing all his opinions as "not respecting her as Team Leader".
* FragileFlower: She cried a lot during the show, includng the reunion.
* FunnyForeigner: To the pont other designers referred to her as "Ping ''Pong''"

! Maya Luz
* AlwaysSecondBest: She got so frustrated by this, which made her opt to retire from the competition.
** Although judging from her [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/04/t-lo-interviews-maya.html interview]], it was more like she's not ready yet.
* CoolBigSis: Mila was this to her.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite. [[invoked]]
* ImprobableAge: She was the youngest of the cast (21).
* NonGameplayElimination: She retired from the competition before the last two challenges.

!Christiane King
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Pamela Ptak
* GenkiGirl: She was very enthusiastic to the challenges.

!Jesus Estrada

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* {{Keet}}: During CripplingOverspecialization: The man can do amazing things with jersey knit. Unfortunately this comes at the workshop, cost of just about everything else.
* GreenEyedMonster: After Stanley picks Layana over him he takes the gold duck tape seemingly just to spite him, since he'd been sure he'd be picked. The other designers also comment on it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His garments are described as such by the other designers.
* TheLoad: He winds up playing this to Patricia on a team challenge, and lands them in the bottom two. While he goes home that week the next week he winds up on a team with her ''again'' as her "randomly selected" sewing assistant, and she more or less has a HeroicBSOD, but manages to pull through. And then happens a third time when he's Stanley's sewing assistant.

!Samantha Black
* OnlySaneMan: When stuck on a team with Richard an Layana, who despise each other. She mostly just keeps to herself and tries to keep things from imploding. [[spoiler:She pays for it and gets auf'd]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!Stanley Hudson
* ControlFreak: Referred to as such by the judges. In the finale this bites him in the butt because he has tons of work left to do and doesn't really follow the judge's critiques.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Subverted, during the "Thunder from Down Under" challenge when the dancers come out the camera focuses on [[CampGay Daniel and Richard]] grinning like kids in a candy store. Stanley on the other hand looks [[http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/2013/ProjectRunway/PRS11E8/PRS11E8S+2.jpg apprehensive or even horrified]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Zig-zagged during the Marie Claire challenge. On the one hand, he pushes Tu very hard to the point that
the other designers made bets about how much time Anthony could be quiet. He didn't last more than 15 minutes.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Brought back from elimination after Maya forfeit.
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* StealthInsult: During the "Apology Reunion", Anthony apologised to Mila
seem appalled, but he seems sincere when he credits Tu for helping him while clasifying her as an "Old Classy Lady". Also added being judged.
* LookalikeLovers: Though his partner is white they otherwise look very similar, including similar tastes in eyewear.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Everyone up to and including Tim Gunn were horrified when they realized
that althought he came to the final runway with ''tons'' of work left to do. He was sewing models into their dresses literally ''seconds'' before they weren't in bad terms, were sent out on the runway.
* TheStoic: Usually, though
he still wasn't friends loses it a bit when working with her enough to give her a kidney.
Patricia for the Lord & Taylor challenge.
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Ping Wu
* CloudCuckoolander
* DramaQueen: She cried
StraightGay: To the point that some viewers were genuinely surprised when she had to eliminate a model, and also got into arguments with Jesse, dismissing all he introduced his opinions as "not respecting her as Team Leader".
* FragileFlower: She cried a lot
male partner of 20 years to Tim during his home visit. There was also his reaction to the show, includng male dancers.

!Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
* CampGay: Though his orientation is not made clear in
the reunion.
actual show.
* FunnyForeigner: To the pont He is from Thailand and is ''very'' quirky.
* {{Keet}}
* MistressAndServantBoy: The
other designers referred to her as "Ping ''Pong''"

! Maya Luz
* AlwaysSecondBest: She got so frustrated by this, which made her opt to retire from the competition.
** Although judging from her [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/04/t-lo-interviews-maya.html interview]], it was more like she's not ready yet.
* CoolBigSis: Mila was
comment he and Kate come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to her.
work with him is because he listens to what he says and takes a mostly passive role. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite. [[invoked]]
* ImprobableAge: She was the youngest of the cast (21).
* NonGameplayElimination: She retired from the competition before the last
RealMenWearPink: Lists ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' as two challenges.

!Christiane King
of his favories.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

!Pamela Ptak
TheQuietOne
* GenkiGirl: She was very enthusiastic WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or in his case, ducks. When Heidi has a duck on stage to the challenges.

!Jesus Estrada
introduce a challenge he's visibly uncomfortable and explains that he once had a duck chase him.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:Season 12]]

! Alexander Pope



* GratuitousSpanish

!Anna Lynett
* TheGenericGirl: She was very lowkey. Her designs as well.

!Janeane Marie Ceccanti
* FragileFlower: Cries in the first minute of the first episode of the season.

!Jesse [=LeNoir=]
* BrutalHonesty: He had to be blunt with Ping about her design not working for the challenge and also calling her out for not accepting his suggestions. The viewers still {{Misblamed}} him for the elimination.
* CampStraight
* DesignatedVillain: Invoked. His whole drama with Ping, even though he was just trying to save their team by questioning Ping's decisions.
* OnlySaneMan: When paired with Ping. Too bad the viewers blamed Ping's elimination on him.

!Ben Chmura
* {{Adorkable}}: He was a comic illustrator before venturing to fashion design.
* HappilyMarried: He made a home-call to his husband.
* TheQuietOne: He didn't get enough camera time.

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* GratuitousSpanish

!Anna Lynett
* TheGenericGirl: She was very lowkey. Her designs as well.

!Janeane Marie Ceccanti
* FragileFlower: Cries in the first minute of the first episode of the season.

!Jesse [=LeNoir=]
* BrutalHonesty: He had to be blunt
DragQueen: Along with Ping about the above.

! Alexandria von Bromssen
* DumbBlond: Averted. Alexandria said she hated
her design not working for the challenge modeling career because she wanted to go to school and also calling have a brain.
* FriendToAllChildren: In
her out for not accepting his suggestions. The viewers still {{Misblamed}} him for the elimination.
* CampStraight
* DesignatedVillain: Invoked. His whole drama with Ping, even though he was just trying
home visit, she shows her studio "Camp Couture", where she teaches children how to save their team by questioning Ping's decisions.
* OnlySaneMan: When paired with Ping. Too bad the viewers blamed Ping's elimination on him.

!Ben Chmura
* {{Adorkable}}: He was a comic illustrator before venturing to fashion design.
* HappilyMarried: He made a home-call to his husband.
saw. For her final collection, her guests are two of her alumns.
* TheQuietOne: He didn't get enough camera time.Talks very slowly, possibly due to English being her second language.
** GoodIsNotNice: Don't let her appearance fool you. She has a lot to say about the other designers in the ConfessionCam.
* StatuesqueStunner

! Angela Bacskocky
* BiTheWay: Subverted. She said she went through her "Lesbian Phase" and then discovered she wasn't after all.
* ExperimentedInCollege: How she defines her "Lesbian Phase".

! Bradon [=McDonald=]
* TheAce: Won 4 challenges in the show
* TheCastShowoff: Does a jumping spin in the show's opening.
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink: He's a retired professional dancer.




!Amy Sarabi
* CloudCuckooLander: Not her persona, but some of her designs stand out as this, like the ''fish-clown-chicken pants'' and the ''hair-bowl outfit''.
* NiceGirl

!Jonathan Peters
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker

!The Models
Last season of "Models of the Runway" segment.
* CanadaEh: Brandise
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Brandise describes herself as "I get along better with animals than other people".
* GirlPosse: By the last three weeks, the models divided in two groups: The Older girls (Kristina, Brandise and Cerri) vs. the younger girls (Lorena, Brittany and Monique)
* HiddenDepths: Alison plays the guitar and sings.
* HotBlooded: Cerri.
* ImNotHeretoMakeFriends: Alexis.

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\n!Amy Sarabi\n* CloudCuckooLander: Not WackyMarriageProposal: He proposed on camera in the 4th episode after winning the challenge, and he would have to wait for the answer until the episode airs. Bradon still told this to his fiance via skype the following day.

! Dom Streater
* AuthorAppeal: For
her persona, but some of her designs stand out as this, like the ''fish-clown-chicken pants'' and the ''hair-bowl outfit''.
* NiceGirl

!Jonathan Peters
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker

!The Models
Last season of "Models of the Runway" segment.
* CanadaEh: Brandise
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Brandise describes herself as "I get along better with animals than other people".
* GirlPosse: By the last three weeks,
Final Collection, all the models divided were styled exactly like her, with the afro and the dresses were all like her usual wardrobe.
* BoringButPractical: Her designs consistently get her either safe or
in two groups: the top, but she tends to fade into the background next to some of the louder personalities around her.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Against Alexandria in the finale, who while is not the best designer on this season, Alexandria made a finale collection that was something that the judges will automatically praise and give Alexandria the win instead of Dom.
* GenderBlenderName
* NiceGirl: Often seemed to be actively avoiding fights in the workroom.

! Helen Castillo
* TheAce: Won a total of 4 challenges in her run.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her general appearance, and she even says that the clothes she makes are not what you'd expect from her.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after getting reamed by the judges for her failed gown in the second episode declares that she's going to keep making them until the day she dies.
* FemmeFatalons:
The Older girls (Kristina, Brandise and Cerri) vs. pointy kind.
* FragileFlower: According to
the younger girls (Lorena, Brittany and Monique)
* HiddenDepths: Alison plays
other designers, since she was constantly looking for reassurance about the guitar and sings.
* HotBlooded: Cerri.
* ImNotHeretoMakeFriends: Alexis.
direction she was taking her designs, much to their irritation.
** SuicidalOverconfidence: In odd combination with the above, since she would often alternate rapidly between the two.



** Brandise. She said aloud she hoped Jay was eliminated instead of Jonathan, ''right next to Brittany'' (Jay's model). Saying they weren't fond of each other is an {{Understatement}}.
** Alexis also always brought up eliminations and mentioned in glee everytime there will be less and less models in the competition, to the chagrin of the other girls. They theorized maybe she was putting a JerkassFacade because she didn't want to get emotionally attached to anyone.
* TheJinx: Brittany got to think she was this because Jesus landed in the Bottom 3 three times and Jeanine was eliminated. This got better once she started working with Jay.
* NiceGirl: Lorena, Brittany and Alison.
* NonGameplayElimination: Valeria. She was ready to reject the sidejob, even when it offered her a big opportunity and double pay, but Seth Aaron encouraged her to take it.
* PerpetualFrowner: Sophia. One of the reasons the designers didn't want her (the other reason being that she was alergic to hairspray, so they couldn't do her much styling choices), making her the third eliminated model.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Brandise
* [[RealityTVShowMansion Reality TV Show Apartment]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: Lorena was one of the models for Season 5's Joe's decoy collection.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Holly had to use a metal bikini because Emilio run out of enough material for a dress. The styling didn't help at all.
** The worst part was that after the challenge, Emilio switched models and chose Monique instead.
* SassyBlackWoman: Monique.
* StatuesqueStunner: Holly was the tallest of the group.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Brandise.
* TranquilFury: During the last challenges, Brandise and Cerri were openly stating they wanted Jay auf'd ''right next to Brittany''. Brittany, instead of arguing with them, just stayed quiet, while Lorena could tell she really was pissed by their comments.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Alexis kept saying she was "playing the game", by applying the same approach as Wendy Pepper in Season 1. Needless to say that all her "mind games" (which, by the way, only consisted on annoying the other girls about who will get out of the house next) didn't have anything to do with the actual process, since the designers were the ones who chose who stayed anyway.
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[[folder:Season 8]]
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!Gretchen Jones
* AuthorAppeal: All her entries were based on her GranolaGirl background and clothes that she would wear on herself. Her final collection and her jewelry line following the show were inspired on Native-American culture.
* TheBadGuyWins: Many viewers saw her victory over Mondo as a case of this.
* BrokenBird: By the time of the show, Gretchen was through a bad break-up with her ex-boyfriend and was nearly broke, to the point Tim's visit was on the day she was about to get evicted from her house.
** To the point where it shows in her final collection, where her designs can be really depressing.
* ControlFreak: Right when a Team Challenge was announced, the other team already knew Gretchen was going to take over, even when there weren't going to be leaders at all.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVillain: The editing was not subtle about this, cue to the shot of the "bitch" tiara on the table for one challenge. [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: Wretchen.
* GranolaGirl: She is a sustainable designer.
* HurricaneOfExcuses: Gretchen Jones' infamous meltdown trying to defend Team Luxe on the runway, first declaring the team was proudly united even if the judges didn't like their work, and then when the judges didn't like their work she promptly started fumbling for reasons to blame everything on teammate Michael Costello.
* ItsAllAboutMe / SmallNameBigEgo:
** In Confession Cams, she said her work was so good that the others would have to up their game just to catch up to hers.
** When Mondo revealed his backstory in the print challenge, Gretchen said "she was glad being present to form part of this revelation".
* JerkAss: She was always making everything about herself, and in the Team Challenge she contradicted herself in the same episode by putting the blame on Michael Costello and invoking a NeverMyFault, right after she said all the pieces were her babies ''and a team collaboration that got under her editing''.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At least apologized to Tim after her meltdown at the Team Challenge in the next challenge.
** During the Reunion Show, she looked back at her behavior during the course of the season, and was flabbergasted at the way she treated everyone. Although we don't know if she was just playing it up to gain a sympathy card.
* StatuesqueStunner: She was the tallest female from the cast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was noted that she had the chops to create high fashion clothing, especially looking at the first 3 designs. Unfortunately, those designs were not her POV.

!Mondo Guerra
* {{Adorkable}}
* AuthorAppeal, SignatureStyle: He designs mostly with crazy patterns and unconventional print combinations. Even his own wardrobe is quirky.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Michael Costello after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* BlessedWithSuck: Invoked by him during a Cam Confessional, where he talks about how his quirky personality made him a talented designer but alienated him from others at the same time.

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** Brandise. She said aloud was constantly stirring up the dirt and provoking Ken to get more drama.
** An out-the-show example are also [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/project-runway-prints-and-princesses.html her tweets about Tom and Lorenzo.]]
* {{Ladette}}: Tattooed, foul-mouthed, and very blunt.
* OddFriendship / NotSoDifferent: Despite vocally being displeased when
she hoped Jay was eliminated instead of Jonathan, ''right next to Brittany'' (Jay's model). Saying sees that Kate has returned for the competition they weren't fond of actually grow to like each other is an {{Understatement}}.
** Alexis also always brought up eliminations and mentioned in glee everytime there will be less and less models in the competition, to the chagrin of the other girls. They theorized maybe she was putting a JerkassFacade because she didn't want to get emotionally attached to anyone.
* TheJinx: Brittany got to think she was this because Jesus landed in the Bottom 3 three times and Jeanine was eliminated. This got better once she started working with Jay.
* NiceGirl: Lorena, Brittany and Alison.
* NonGameplayElimination: Valeria. She was ready to reject the sidejob, even
when it offered her a big opportunity and double pay, but Seth Aaron encouraged her to take it.
* PerpetualFrowner: Sophia. One of
put on the reasons the designers didn't want her (the other reason being that she was alergic to hairspray, so they couldn't do her much styling choices), making her the third eliminated model.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Brandise
* [[RealityTVShowMansion Reality TV Show Apartment]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: Lorena was one of the models for Season 5's Joe's decoy collection.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Holly had to use a metal bikini because Emilio run out of enough material
same team for a dress. The styling didn't help at all.
** The worst part was that after the
challenge, Emilio switched models and chose Monique instead.
surprising both of them.
* SassyBlackWoman: Monique.
RavenHairIvorySkin

! Jeremy Brandrick
* StatuesqueStunner: Holly was BewareTheNiceOnes: He is rather nice, but he still can happily trash his competitor's garments in the tallest of confession cam.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He almost had a run against Alexandria for
the group.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Brandise.
* TranquilFury: During
most trash-talk in the last challenges, Brandise and Cerri were openly stating they wanted Jay auf'd ''right next to Brittany''. Brittany, instead of arguing with them, just stayed quiet, while Lorena could tell she really was pissed by their comments.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Alexis kept saying she was "playing the game", by applying the same approach as Wendy Pepper in Season 1. Needless to say that all her "mind games" (which, by the way, only consisted on annoying
confessional cam about the other girls designers.
* ButNotTooWhite: Pokes fun at himself for being a "typical Brit" who burns easily when he winds up sunburned after the field day challenge.
* HappilyMarried: He and his husband have twin babies.
* StraightGay
* TeamDad: Falls into this role almost without meaning to, possibly because he's a dad in real life.

! Justin [=LeBlanc=]
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is deaf. The "superpower" part is because he's claims he's not too worried
about who will get out of the house next) didn't have anything to do with the actual process, workroom drama since the designers were the ones who chose who stayed anyway.
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 8]]
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!Gretchen Jones
* AuthorAppeal: All her entries were based on her GranolaGirl background and clothes that she would wear on herself. Her final collection and her jewelry line following the show were inspired on Native-American culture.
* TheBadGuyWins: Many viewers saw her victory over Mondo as a case of this.
* BrokenBird: By the time of the show, Gretchen was through a
if it gets too bad break-up with her ex-boyfriend and was nearly broke, to the he can just turn his hearing aid off. [[BrickJoke Which he does at one point Tim's visit was on the day she was about to get evicted from her house.
** To the point where it shows in her final collection, where her designs can be really depressing.
* ControlFreak: Right
when Ken and Sandro are arguing]].
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: He's deaf, but it's downplayed, only coming up in
a Team Challenge was announced, the other team already knew Gretchen was going to take over, even when there weren't going to be leaders at all.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DesignatedVillain: The editing was not subtle about this, cue to the shot
couple of the "bitch" tiara on the table for one challenge. [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: Wretchen.
* GranolaGirl: She is a sustainable designer.
episodes.
* HurricaneOfExcuses: Gretchen Jones' infamous meltdown trying to defend Team Luxe on {{Lifelines}}: He's the runway, first declaring recipient of the team was proudly united even if the judges didn't like their work, and then when the judges didn't like their work she promptly started fumbling for reasons to blame everything on teammate Michael Costello.
* ItsAllAboutMe / SmallNameBigEgo:
** In Confession Cams, she said her work was so good that the others would have to up their game just to catch up to hers.
** When Mondo revealed his backstory in the print challenge, Gretchen said "she was glad being present to form part of this revelation".
* JerkAss: She was always making everything about herself, and in the Team Challenge she contradicted herself in the same episode by putting the blame on Michael Costello and invoking a NeverMyFault, right
"Tim Gunn Save" after she said all the pieces were her babies ''and a team collaboration Tim decides that got under her editing''.
his elimination was too soon.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At least apologized to Tim after her meltdown at ManlyTears: He shed these when he was eliminated and again during the Team Challenge challenge in the next challenge.which he managed to retool his own dress.
** * NiceGuy: One of the few designers that all of the others truly like, even [[{{Jerkass}} Ken]].
* NiceHat: Almost always seem wearing a flat cap, even at home, possibly because of both his hearing aid and because he's balding.
* {{Retool}}:
During one of the Reunion Show, she looked back at her behavior during the course of challenges later on in the season, he was given the opportunity to retool a losing garment from earlier on in the season. He chose his own dress that originally would have got him eliminated had it not been for the Tim Gun Rescue.
* StraightGay: In addition to being deaf he's also gay, though you probably wouldn't be able to tell until he says something about it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the "Tim Gunn Save" he started doing better in challenges. He also seemed to reflect better on his designs (see Retool)
and was flabbergasted at the way she treated everyone. Although we don't know if she was just playing it up able to gain a sympathy card.
* StatuesqueStunner: She was the tallest female from the cast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It was noted that she
determine where he had the chops to create high fashion clothing, especially looking at the first 3 designs. Unfortunately, those designs were not her POV.gone wrong.

!Mondo Guerra
! Kahindo Mateene
* {{Adorkable}}
WeHardlyKnewYe

! Karen Batts
* AuthorAppeal, SignatureStyle: He designs mostly with crazy patterns FieryRedhead
* OutOfFocus: Seemed to mainly reside in the background apart from the occasional team challenge.

! Ken Laurence
* AscendedFanboy: Declares that he's been "secretly competing" on the show for the past 11 seasons because he's been following it
and unconventional print combinations. Even incorporating the judges' critiques into his own wardrobe is quirky.
designs.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended BowtiesAreCool: He thinks so, to the point of having this with Michael Costello after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* BlessedWithSuck: Invoked by him during a Cam Confessional, where he talks about how
one tattooed on his quirky personality made him a talented designer but alienated him chest.
* BreakTheHaughty: Goes into the Belk challenge confident he'll win since he's one of the few contestants
from others at the same time.South, but he gets reamed by the judges for missing the point of the challenge and ends up in the bottom three.



* CharacterDevelopment: He started very reserved and barely interacted with the others after work hours. As the episodes progressed, not only became close friends with Michael Costello, he also started to open more and finally revealed his HIV status to the judges and the audience.
* CrackDefeat: His loss to Gretchen is widely regarded as this. ''Tim Gunn'' practically invoked the trope by name, having referred to Nina Garcia and Michael Kors as "crack-smoking" based on their support for Gretchen.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* RaisedCatholic: One of the reasons he separated from his family and kept his health status a secret for 10 years.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose: Averted.
* WhamLine: His Confession Cam of his concept for the print challenge: His HIV Status.

!Andy South

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* CharacterDevelopment: He started very reserved CityMouse: Says that even though people think he's a CountryMouse because he's from the South he actually hates the outdoors, though he winds up enjoying their camping trip more than he expected.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has been homeless several times.
* DramaQueen
* FanNickname: Tom
and barely interacted Lorenzo quickly dubbed him [[RupaulsDragRace Coco Montrese]] after a contestant on that show who was known for stirring drama.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Bradon's look is being praised during the Belk challenge he can be seen doing a hilariously bitchy "Oh my ''God''" eye roll.
* HairTriggerTemper: Essentially called out as such by Tim Gunn when he explodes at Bradon and Alexander as they're moving into the same room. The producers actually moved Ken to his own room because they feared what might happen if he was forced to live
with the others, especially after what happened with Sandro.
* HotBlooded
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly towards Sue.
* PetTheDog: Is surprisingly courteous to his fan during the Real Women challenge, a challenge traditionally known to cause trouble for the more drama-prone designers. He still wound up getting eliminated though.
* RealMenWearPink: Pink shirt included.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black and gay, though on the "gay" part he may not be in the minority on this show.

! Miranda Kay Levy
* BashBrothers: From day one she didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like her, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Coney Island challenge, and verbally lashes out at Timothy, not caring that he's in the room and can hear her.
* {{Irony}}: She served in the army, despite being emotionally unstable.
* MilitaryBrat: She served in the army and as the parental figure for her brother.

! Sandro Masmanidi
* BrutalHonesty: He's the first to tell Timothy to stop trying to explain to the judges his "sustainable philosophy" because they don't care. Of course
others after work hours. As had to translate this in "clean" language.
* DramaQueen
* FunnyForeigner: He's Russian, but his name can make it a bit hard to tell.
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stands up for Helen during her critique in
the episodes progressed, not only became close friends with Michael Costello, second episode by telling the judges she tried her hardest.
** JerkassHasAPoint: When declared
he also started to open more and finally revealed his HIV status to was safe, Sandro interrupts the judges and the audience.
* CrackDefeat: His loss to Gretchen is widely regarded as this. ''Tim Gunn'' practically invoked the trope by name, having referred to Nina Garcia and Michael Kors as "crack-smoking" based on their support
asks for Gretchen.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* RaisedCatholic: One of the reasons
critique for his design, upset that he separated still is not giving them what they want to see from him. Despite the judges and other contestants berating him for being rude and that he should be 'thankful' to be safe, the designers are constantly told being safe is not a good thing, and Sandro's request for constructive feedback seems perfectly fair (Zac Posen just angrily insults Sandro's design, instead).
* {{Malaproper}}: Isn't always sure he's using the right idiom, and at one point asks if anyone has a pin because "I need to sew my hookers."[[note]]He probably ''meant'' hooks[[/note]]
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point that Justin actually takes off
his family hearing aid when he's arguing with Ken.
* NonGameplayElimination: Although he got in the middle, he still questioned the judges, got into a screaming argument with Helen
and kept Ken and left the building. The producers eventually tracked him down the next day and brought him back just long enough to apologize for his health status behavior before he formally left the competition.
* PornStache
* SirSwearsALot: Notably drops
a secret for 10 years.
ClusterFBomb in his home tour video.
* StoicSpectacles
ScrewThisImOuttaHere

! Sue Waller
* TooQuirkyToLose: Averted.
FantasticTimeManagement: Inverted with one challenge, where she was still sewing a contestant into the garment backstage.
* WhamLine: TheDitz: Did not have a lot of experience with a sewing machine.

! Timothy Westbrook
* AnimalMotifs: Unicorns, as he proudly declares in his home visit.
* BigotVsBigot: From day one Miranda didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like him, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* CampGay: To the point he was standing next to his model wearing sparkly high heels while she was barefoot. Something the judges were not amused by.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
His Confession Cam of his entire concept for his first look, which involves not having his model wear any makeup to her visible irritation, not use any electricity in the print challenge: production of the garment or to prep her hair, and to have her mime being bound as she goes down the runway (which she refuses to actually do on the runway minus a small motion at the end of the catwalk).
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Defines himself as a sustainable designer.
** It then went to irritating levels when he refused to use makeup, electricity and burned synthetic material, which makes it far than sustainable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The judges tear him into regarding the above, since burning material like parachute fabric releases chemicals into the air and is not exactly eco friendly. Not to mention wearing (women's) shoes while his model isn't.
* {{Keet}}
* SoapboxSadie: The other designers' opinion of his behavior in the first episode.

! Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: And she actually delights in the fact that unlike last season she's on her own rather than having to work with a team every challenge.
* FieryRedhead
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got chosen to return to the show via voting, but ultimately subverted when she was eliminated again.

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[[folder:Season 13]]

! Alexander Knox
* DullSurprise: Tends to gawp with an open mouth at whatever or whomever he's watching.

! Angela Sum
* FragileFlower: She was crying most of the time.
* HiddenDepths: She apparently worked at Wall Street for 7 years.
* MercyKill: What everybody felt about her auf, as it was not the right environment for her.

! Carrie Sleutskaya
* {{Goth}}: Very much, but she's also characterized her personal style as TheVamp.
* TooDumbToLive: In her final episode, she directly called the judges idiots and complained that Sandhaya (Who had immunity) should be auf instead.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Charketa "Char" Glover
* {{Lifelines}}: She's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save", since he felt there was some joy missing from the workroom.
** In episode 9, when she had trouble fixing the zipper for the model, Tim decided to give Char an additional 10 minutes to finish it, much to the contestants chargin.
* NiceGirl: Reason why Tim decided to use his save on her.
** Really comes to a point in episode 12 when she genuinely wants to make an effort to patch things up with Korina and the other designers are happier to have her around.
** And then averted in the reunion when she complained that Korina was mean and took half the time to agreeing to patch up with Korina.
* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: Notable during the reunion, despite being the NiceGirl during the season she was very harsh to Korina while she tried to apologize to her, and during a segment hearing opinions from fans, she got visibly upset when a fan called her out on not really deserving to have gotten as far as she did.
* ThePollyanna: She tried to survive the economic crisis in her town.

! Emily Payne
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* PerkyGoth: Somewhat. Her designs looked somewhat old-fashioned or gothic-esque, but she tries to get along with everyone.

! Fäde Zu Grau
* {{Atheism}}:
His HIV Status.

!Andy South
spiritual beliefs were never touched on but the number of pieces of clothing he had with the word "Atheist" written across them seemed like a good hint.
* FunnyForeigner: Even thought he didn't have much screentime, the judges pointed out that his personal style and taste in prints were fun and interesting.
* GratuitousGerman

! Hernan Lander



* CountryMouse: Subverted. Both urban-fashion and the catfish farm work comes naturally to him.
* TheDutifulSon
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceGuy: Even thought he wasn't friends with Michael Costello at all, he still didn't say anything negative about him on camera while the other designers were openly badmouthing him.
* SignatureStyle: Most of his designs are asian-inspired looks (the Avant-Garde challenge, the chinese-lamp sleeves, and his final collection was inspired in Budha and made with Laotian fabrics) and many of his dress entries were black shiny cocktail dresses.

!Michael Costello
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The other designers questioned frequently why he kept winning despite his designs looking unfinished (even though the judges clearly liked his garments), to the point Michael felt rejected during most of the competition.
* BitchInSheepClothing: What the contestants accuses him of being. To the point where [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/09/t-lo-interviews-peach-carr.html Peach]] and [[ https://twitter.com/AJisTrAsHed/status/22849396471 AJ]] clearly denounced him outside the show.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Mondo after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: He and Rich are this to Michael's son, Giovanni.
* IdenticalStranger: If he's wearing his NiceHat, he looks identical to Series/{{Survivor}} contestant Russell Hantz.
* ManlyTears / HeroicBSOD / CryIntoChest: Right after he got eliminated.
* NiceHat
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Drummond.
* ParentalIssues
* SignatureStyle: His designs, as the judges and himself define them, are "effortless" flowy-beach dresses.
* SolomonDivorce: He got Giovanni, but he's not allowed to have contact with his daughter or even know where she lives.
* StraightGay: In one interview, Michael said he was shocked, but not because of any news and rumours. He was shocked that everyone thought he was striaght because he has a son.
* WellDoneSonGuy:
** The reason he had his first marriage. He also distanced himself from his parents when he came out, and only talked to his mother again when he got casted in the show.
** He was utterly devastated when he got eliminated, mumbling about how he fears to [[DisappointedInYou dissapoint his parents]].

!April Johnston
* AuthorAppeal, ColorMotif: Virtually all her dresses were black.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With Peach.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She got along with most of the group and bonded with Peach, but she still badmouthed Michael Costello behind his back and even called Gretchen "Hitler" once.
* PerkyGoth: She jokingly said she always wanted a pony, and she would buy it with the L'Oreal challenge money.
* ShockingElimination
* StatuesqueStunner
* StealthInsult: When she infamously compared Gretchen to Hitler
--> '''April:''' "Do you really want to hire Hitler? Seriously?"
* TakeThat: April's comment comparing Gretchen to Hitler.
* WomanInBlack

!Christopher Collins
* AlliterativeName
* BoringButPractical: His designs were pretty but very standard, enough to get him to the Final Six.

to:

* CountryMouse: Subverted. Both urban-fashion {{Jerkass}}: He kept badmouthing Sandhya, and accused her of giving him the catfish farm work comes naturally most horrible suit on purpose, even when Sandhya herself tried to him.
* TheDutifulSon
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceGuy: Even thought he wasn't friends
make everyone understand she tried to match the choices with Michael Costello their styles.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets eliminated in the episode where he bitched
at all, he still didn't say anything negative about Sandhya the most.
* NeverMyFault: He took control over the entire team in the second episode and then blamed Sandhya when the team lost and then spent the entire fourth episode blaming Sandhya for giving
him on camera while the a bad suit when several other designers were openly badmouthing him.
also didn't like their suits but still managed to produce good looks.

! Jefferson Musanda
* SignatureStyle: Most WeHardlyKnewYe

! Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora
* AlwaysSecondBest Some
of his designs are asian-inspired looks (the Avant-Garde challenge, have been in the chinese-lamp sleeves, judges' Top 3, and his final collection was inspired in Budha and made shared a win with Laotian fabrics) and many of his dress entries were black shiny cocktail dresses.

!Michael Costello
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The other designers questioned frequently why
Sean, yet he kept winning despite his designs looking unfinished (even though has never won any prize solo until episode 9.
* BigEater He was really excited by
the judges clearly liked his garments), to the point Michael felt rejected during most of the competition.
* BitchInSheepClothing: What
Red Robin Restaurant Challenge, especially when he learned the contestants accuses him of being. To the point where [[http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2010/09/t-lo-interviews-peach-carr.html Peach]] and [[ https://twitter.com/AJisTrAsHed/status/22849396471 AJ]] clearly denounced him outside the show.
* {{Bromance}} / HeterosexualLifePartners: Ended having this with Mondo after admiting he was being a dick to Michael.
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: He and Rich are this to Michael's son, Giovanni.
* IdenticalStranger: If he's wearing his NiceHat, he looks identical to Series/{{Survivor}} contestant Russell Hantz.
* ManlyTears / HeroicBSOD / CryIntoChest: Right after he got eliminated.
* NiceHat
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Drummond.
* ParentalIssues
* SignatureStyle: His designs, as the judges and himself define them, are "effortless" flowy-beach dresses.
* SolomonDivorce: He got Giovanni, but he's not allowed to have contact with his daughter or even know where she lives.
* StraightGay: In one interview, Michael said he was shocked, but not because of any news and rumours. He was shocked that everyone thought he was striaght because he has a son.
* WellDoneSonGuy:
** The reason he had his first marriage. He also distanced himself from his parents when he came out, and only talked to his mother again when he got casted in the show.
** He was utterly devastated when he got eliminated, mumbling about how he fears to [[DisappointedInYou dissapoint his parents]].

!April Johnston
* AuthorAppeal, ColorMotif: Virtually all her dresses were black.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DeadpanSnarker
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With Peach.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She got along with most of the group and bonded with Peach, but she still badmouthed Michael Costello behind his back and even called Gretchen "Hitler" once.
* PerkyGoth: She jokingly said she always wanted a pony, and she
would buy it with the L'Oreal challenge money.
* ShockingElimination
* StatuesqueStunner
* StealthInsult: When she infamously compared Gretchen to Hitler
--> '''April:''' "Do you really want to hire Hitler? Seriously?"
* TakeThat: April's comment comparing Gretchen to Hitler.
* WomanInBlack

!Christopher Collins
* AlliterativeName
be given free fries that day.
* BoringButPractical: His designs People's reaction about his design who were pretty more experience with fashion research. He has great sewing skills and a solid design concept, but very standard, enough his design tends to get him to the Final Six. be dull or derivative.



* NiceGuy

!Valerie Mayen
* AlwaysSecondBest: At one point she got frustrated about not winning a challenge. This ended up affecting her overall performance.
* BrokenAce: She started getting good reviews from the judges until the last half of the competition.
* GenkiGirl
* NiceGirl

!Ivy Higa
* BetaBitch: If Gretchen was sort of the "AlphaBitch", Ivy was always backing her up, and even being more active at bitching against Michael Costello.
* BreakTheHaughty: She started boasting about her skills and taste nd that Project Runway would be [[ItsAllAboutMe "The Ivy Show"]]. She placed in the bottom most of the time.
* ConflictBall: She accused Michael Costello of: 1. Telling the customers to not vote for her and 2. Of cheating for the Jackie Kennedy challenge several weeks after that. All that went nowhere, since there was no footage about this (if it was true, then it was a wasted drama material for the producers).
* FanNickname: Poison Ivy.
* JerkAss: She spent most of her time bitching about Michael Costello cheating and controlling Michael Drummond's process over her design instead of leaving him work alone.

!Michael Drummond
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker: Like the others, when talking about Gretchen in the Confession Cam.
* NiceGuy: Even when Ivy threw him under the bus, he still felt bad for her.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there was also Michael Costello.

!Carlos Casanova
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* DeadpanSnarker: Even with his language limitations, he pulled out a lot of these on camera.
* FunnyForeigner: He is Puerto Rican and ''"He is going to grab New York by the balls"''.
* GratuitousSpanish
* HeroicBSOD: For the Team Challenge, he got depressed because the judges didn't like his last entries (they said he either did "Stripper Looks" or "Grandma clothes"). His teammates and his model had to give him a Pep Talk to get him back to work.
* LastNameBasis
* NiceGuy: He was the only one who didn't trash Michael Costello winning two challenges in the confession cam, unlike Ivy, Gretchen or April. Also everyone in the cast adored him.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.

!Peach Carr
* CoolOldLady
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With April.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many, her general aesthetic is defined as "Ladies who Lunch" or "Barbie Clothes".
* TeamMom
* UnusualEuphemism: Peach's "good china" in Season 8.

!A.J. Thouvenot
* {{Adorkable}}
* NervousWreck: He hyterically refused to help Casanova with a pattern (Casanova was only asking him about how to cut the pattern, while AJ was "I'm not going to make your pattern for you!!").
** In the Unconventional Material challenge, he succumbed under the pressure, since everyone kept saying "he had it on the bag". Promptly, this only stressed him more.

!Kristin Haskins Simms
* SignatureStyle: She mostly did desconstructed dresses, inspired by Junya Watanabe's style.
* SassyBlackWoman: Her most remembered line was her "Wooly Balls" joke.

!Sarah Trost

to:

* NiceGuy

!Valerie Mayen
* AlwaysSecondBest: At one point she got frustrated about not winning a challenge. This ended up affecting her overall performance.
* BrokenAce: She started getting good reviews from
FantasticTimeManagement: The reason why he was consistently praised by the judges until the last half is his ability to finish a garment precisely in a short amount of the competition.
* GenkiGirl
* NiceGirl

!Ivy Higa
* BetaBitch: If Gretchen was sort of the "AlphaBitch", Ivy was always backing her up, and even being more active at bitching against Michael Costello.
* BreakTheHaughty: She started boasting about her skills and taste nd that Project Runway would be [[ItsAllAboutMe "The Ivy Show"]]. She placed in the bottom most of the
time.
* ConflictBall: She accused Michael Costello of: 1. Telling the customers to not vote for her NiceGuy Usually smiling and 2. Of cheating gregarious.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers Though usually calm and cheerful, Kini expressed frustration that when he and Sean were paired up
for the Jackie Kennedy challenge several weeks after that. All that went nowhere, since there wedding challenge, Sean was no footage about this (if it was true, then it was a wasted drama material selected for the producers).
* FanNickname: Poison Ivy.
* JerkAss: She spent
win. The kicker? Sean's shirt got the most of her time bitching about Michael Costello cheating and controlling Michael Drummond's process over her design instead of leaving him work alone.

!Michael Drummond
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker: Like
praise. While the others, when talking about Gretchen in the Confession Cam.
* NiceGuy: Even when Ivy threw him under the bus, he still felt bad for her.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there
shirt was also Michael Costello.

!Carlos Casanova
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* DeadpanSnarker: Even with his language limitations, he pulled out a lot of these on camera.
* FunnyForeigner: He is Puerto Rican and ''"He is going to grab New York by the balls"''.
* GratuitousSpanish
* HeroicBSOD: For the Team Challenge, he got depressed because the judges didn't like his last entries (they said he either did "Stripper Looks" or "Grandma clothes"). His teammates and his model had to give him a Pep Talk to get him back to work.
* LastNameBasis
* NiceGuy: He
Sean's design, Kini was the only one who didn't trash Michael Costello winning two challenges actually constructed it.
* SignatureStyle: In his finale collection, B/W and denim.
* TwoferTokenMinority Gay and Hawaiian.

! Korina Emmerich
* AlphaBitch: Had a tendency to talk smack
in the confession cam, unlike Ivy, Gretchen or April. Also everyone cam.
* DesignatedVillain: Other than a extreme explosion
in the cast adored him.
final episode and a short rivalry with Amanda, she was mostly just too confident for her own good.
* NonIndicativeName: He is JerkassHasAPoint: She, in the worst way possible, expressed that Char had been saved ''twice'' by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.

!Peach Carr
Tim, and that was unfair to the other designers.
* CoolOldLady
TheRival: To Amanda.
* IntergenerationalFriendship. With April.
RageQuit/ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When she returned in episode 12, she admitted that she clearly didn't want to be there (and forces herself to work with Char) and eventually got Tim's permission to leave the workroom.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many, Outerwear, mostly jackets. In her general aesthetic is defined as "Ladies who Lunch" or "Barbie Clothes".
finale collection, Mondrian, leather and colour blocking.
* TeamMom
ShockingElimination
* UnusualEuphemism: Peach's "good china" SoreLoser: Ended up extremely frustrated in Season 8.

!A.J. Thouvenot
* {{Adorkable}}
* NervousWreck: He hyterically refused to help Casanova with a pattern (Casanova was only asking him about how to cut the pattern, while AJ was "I'm not going to make your pattern for you!!").
** In the Unconventional Material challenge, he succumbed under the pressure, since
her final episode, where she verbally lashed out towards everyone kept saying "he had it on (mainly Char and probably the bag". Promptly, this only stressed him more.

!Kristin Haskins Simms
* SignatureStyle: She mostly did desconstructed dresses,
producers). In fact, her [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/10/korinas-project-runway-season-13-finale-collection/ final collection]] was revealed to be inspired by Junya Watanabe's style.
her last design.
* SassyBlackWoman: Her most remembered line VerbalJudo: Towards Nina and Char. When Nina Garcia admitted she disliked Korina's outfit, [[BerserkButton let's just say Korina was less-than-pleased.]] And the drama [[FromBadToWorse would continue when Korina was sent back to await the judges decisions, and even after her "Wooly Balls" joke.

!Sarah Trost
elimination.]]

! Kristine Guico



!Nicholas D'Aurizio
* CampGay
* MenDontCry: Averted.

!Jason Troisi
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: One of the {{Jerkass}} statements he said was about the fashion world being unfair on a straight guy like him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Everything that came out of his mouth in episode 2.
* NeverMyFault: Blamed Tim, the judges and his model instead of recognizing he did a shitty dress (not only was it bad, he also hadn't sewn it properly, meaning that there was a giant HOLE in the middle of his dress)
* NiceHat: According to him, his hat is his intimidation symbol, like the Native-Americans used Warbonnets.

![=McKell=] Maddox
* NiceGirl
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

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to:

!Nicholas D'Aurizio
! Mitchell Perry
* CampGay
OutOfFocus

! Samantha Plasencia
* MenDontCry: Averted.

!Jason Troisi
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: One
BoringButPractical: She had a sense of style and ideas, but the final product tends to be boring compared to the other designers (and some of the {{Jerkass}} statements he surprise were extremely hidden in black).
* OutOfFocus
* ShelteredAristocrat: In her final episode, she had difficulties in making a gown because she had never been on a wedding before.

! Sandhya Garg
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Most of the designers in the competiton dislike her because they don't understand how she won two challenges.
* DecoyProtagonist: Got a lion share of airtime despite being 8th.
* GoodIsNotDumb: When Hernan
said was about to her a "Thank you Sandhya again, bitch", Sandhya flipped the bird at him and warned him to never talk to her like that again.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Inverted, she genuinely wanted to form friendships, but due to her events in her first two episodes, she's not popular with the other designers.
* LoopholeAbuse: In Episode 5, when Heidi (who's this season challenge), decided to give the contestants another chance to shop at Mood, she's the only person to ask for money from the other designers who decided not to take the chance.
* NiceGirl: She tries to get along with everyone. For the 4th challenge, she tried to give everyone suits according to their styles, even when some of them kept saying she gave them "the ugliest" on purpose.
* NoSocialSkills: Her FatalFlaw in this show, while she does not have a mean bone in her body, she is sometimes difficult to work and communicate with.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Sandhya tells she got married in a traditional arranged marriage, as common in East Indian culture. Lucky for her, she [[HappilyMarried adores her husband]], as he turned out to be a NiceGuy who is very supportive of her career as
fashion world designer.
* ShockingElimination: Sure, her final outfit deserved the auf. But it was this because she won 2 challenges in the early stages of the show, which usually means a ticket to the finale.
* TeamKiller: Unintentionally, as both times she been on the bottom is was when she was teamed up with other designers.
* TokenMinority: She's the only East Indian contestant.

! Sean Kelly
* CripplingOverspecialization: His love of fringe, especially during his final collection. Despite
being unfair able to do it beautifully, even Heidi (who loves the fringe) worries he's overusing it. Not helped by Tim Gun's visit when he told him to "turn up the volume" on a straight guy his collection, and Sean reading that as "add fringe to ''everything''".
* GenreBlindness: Knows full well Nina Garcia doesn't
like him.
his obsession with fringe, so what does he do? He creates a final collection that's ''three-quarters'' fringe! [[spoiler: Though it doesn't matter anyway, since he won as Nina find it the most commercially viable of the collection.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Everything [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi Accent]]: Has a very thick accent, since he is from New Zealand
* SignatureStyle: After his win in the Heidi Klum challenge, he started to use fringes in his designs. In his finale collection, he uses a Julius Caesar storyline, along with more fringe.
* StealingTheCredit: Won the Rock Wedding challenge ... despite the fact it was Kini who constructed the shirt
that came out of his mouth in episode 2.
* NeverMyFault: Blamed Tim,
the judges and his model instead of recognizing he did a shitty dress (not only were raving about. (the design ''was'' his, but Kini was it bad, he also hadn't sewn it properly, meaning that there was a giant HOLE in the middle of his dress)
* NiceHat: According to
one who sewed it for him, his hat although it is his intimidation symbol, like possible Sean's silence regarding this may have been the Native-Americans used Warbonnets.

![=McKell=] Maddox
result of ManipulativeEditing)

! Amanda Valentine
* NiceGirl
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As
MyGreatestSecondChance: She got picked to return for the first eliminated.

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season.
* NiceGirl: She is often very happy around and tries to get along with most of the contestants... Except for Korina.



[[folder:Season 9]]
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!Anya Ayoung-Chee
* HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008, and launched 2 clothing lines prior to competing.
* MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't intentional on her part, she got ''a lot'' of help in the workroom (Laura helped her sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* NiceGirl: Despite accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person. [[invoked]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had a very narrow point of view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to everyone else, which is probably why she was well liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear was flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.
* CampGay
* DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at the slightest criticism.
* GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula all the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit with "Go back to central casting!"
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a drama queen towards team challenges, he was very nice and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: His rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to the other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the only one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna
* AlwaysSecondBest
* CampGay
* CatchPhrase: "Oh my [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]!"
* CrackDefeat / ShockingElimination: To clarify this: He lost to [[{{Jerkass}} JOSH]] AND [[TeachersPet ANYA]].
* FantasticTimeManagement: His skills and details were so great that he got the trophy for "The Best Time Management" of the Season.
* MistakenNationality: More than one recapper assumed Viktor Luna was from somewhere in Eastern Europe (perhaps due to the spelling of his first name?). He was born in Mexico.
* TooCleverByHalf: He was the most consistent and perfectionist of the contestants, and yet he only won two challenges (one of them being a shared win with [[ControlFreak Josh]]).

!Kimberly Goldson
* OnlySaneWoman: She was one of the few who didn' stir up any drama.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShesGotLegs
* StatuesqueStunner

!Bert Keeter
* CoolOldGuy: At the beginning and right after he grew out of his {{Jerkass}} phase.
** Also Heidi was clearly rooting for him during the run of the show.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* GenreSavvy: In the 70s inspired challenge, Bert was the only one who ''did live'' during that era, so he was among the Top 3 along with Viktor (who did have research experience) and Anya.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bert talks about getting "a job" at Studio 54.
-->'''Laura:''' Is that where you got your Halston job?
-->'''Bert:''' No, I got it in a balcony, third row.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Olivier. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Had his moments of both.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. He's the first middle-aged gay contestant in the show.
* HeelFaceTurn: Arguably occurred once he began to open up to his fellow competitors.
* WorthyOpponent: Despite disastrously antagonistic team challenges with Anthony Ryan and Viktor, he has cited them as good designers who deserved to benefit from their exposure on the show.

!Olivier Green
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CampGay
* TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got the trophy of "The Worst Time Management" in the extra episode of the season.
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known a "Real Women" challenge was bound to happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments about how his designs should only be worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't seem to realize what was wrong with anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* SignatureStyle: All of his designs in the competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised a lot his color taste during the competition.
* {{Keet}}
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order to spare Anya $11 when she lost her money. She won the challenge and had her garment sold online; he was eliminated.
* TwoFirstNames

!Laura Kathleen
* BreakTheHaughty: She was one of the designers who started as the most confident, only to gradually doing average work.
* {{Jerkass}}
** HiddenHeartOfGold
* RichBitch

!Bryce Black
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
* NiceGuy
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Cecilia Motwani
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She had a lot of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given that Julie was the only one in the workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much threw the towel and left the show.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: After placing in the bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the show.

!Joshua Christensen
* CampStraight
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in his audition video that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got eliminated and brought back by Olivier and Viktor.
* NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor and Olivier wanted to have him on his team.
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox
* CampGay
* FatalFlaw: He didn't design with his scarf (the most interesting fabric from his attire, since all his other pieces were plain white and grey) from the beginning, since he didn't want to take it off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig from Season 2, he should have known to use his scarf right away, instead of leaving it for last.

to:

[[folder:Season 9]]
----

!Anya Ayoung-Chee
14]]

! Amanda Perna
* HiddenDepths: Was Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008, and launched 2 clothing lines prior to competing.
* MsFanservice: Again. Beauty Queen.
* ManipulativeBitch: Although it wasn't intentional on her part, she got ''a lot'' of help in the workroom (Laura helped her sewing, Anthony gave her money after she lost hers, etc), and she didn't have to do anything in return. She even denied help to Josh after all this.
* NiceGirl: Despite accusations of being a CreatorsPet both in an out of show, she never seemed to be anything but an honestly nice person. [[invoked]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: She constantly reminded everyone she just learned to sew four months prior the show. Especially since she had already launched two clothing lines before applying for Project Runway, and almost never mentioned that she does have design degrees from a top school in Trinidad as well as from Parson's (although not in the field of actual garment construction, which means her claims of sewing inexperience are [[ExactWords technically true]]). Even more so now that she won the season, and she admitted that even she was surprised that she made it all the way to the end.
* OldShame: The news about an old sex tape were brought back to light when the announcement of her casting for the show was made.
* SignatureStyle: As noted by many of the reviewers, she had a very narrow point of view, since many of her entries were caribbean-style prints and maxidresses. Then again, her style is very distinctive compared to everyone else, which is probably why she was well liked by the judges.
* UngratefulBastard / {{Hypocrite}}: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.

!Joshua [=McKinley=]
* AuthorAppeal: As he says "More is less, but for me More is More", resulting in many of his entries being very colorful and flamboyant.
** During his audition tape, Seth Aaron did mention his own style for menswear was flamboyant, which maybe would translate well for women fashion.
* CampGay
* DramaQueen: Overreacts and gets into verbal confrontations at the slightest criticism.
* GenreSavvy: Ridden the "be a drama-causing {{Jerkass}} for ratings" reality TV formula all the way to the top four. Lampshaded by Bert of all people, who responded to a Josh hissy fit with "Go back to central casting!"
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a drama queen towards team challenges, he was very nice and emphatic with his clients for the Real-Women challenges.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JerkAss
* JerkassHasAPoint: Josh pointed out Anya got A LOT of help throught the competition (Laura helped her finishing her jumpsuit and Anthony Ryan lend her money after she lost her own at MOOD), and then she didn't want to lend Josh some extra fabric.
* MrFanservice / FemaleGaze: Say whatever about his personality, but he provided the obligatory shirtless morning shots this season.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: His rant during the HP challenge. He WILL. NOT. HAVE IT! BERT!
* ShutUpHannibal: He got reamed by the judges for his EpicFail 1970s outfits, he went on a rant to the
{{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers that he was suffering unfairly because he hadn't even been alive in the 1970s. (Implying the other designers somehow had it easier.) He went on confessional, and on with tension in the room mounting until finally Viktor cut him off, very calmly but bluntly explaining this was a lame excuse because a lot of the other designers were close to Josh in age. When Josh attempted his trademark WoundedGazelleGambit by accusing Viktor of being "aggressive," [[CoolOldGuy Bert]] and [[OnlySaneMan Kimberly]] jumped in to cut ''that'' off and say that Viktor was right.
* SmugSnake: During the team challenges, bossed Becky around, head-butted with Bert and made himself team-leader in non-leader team-ups.
* SoreLoser: Was''very'' offended that he lost to Anya in the L'Oreal challenge, mostly because he needed the money more. On the ''After the Runway'' special following the episode, he got [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech thoroughly chewed out]] for acting like he was the only one with money problems. On the next episode he seemed very offended that he'd lost to a "beauty queen" with a tone that made it obvious that he did not think that was a good thing.

!Viktor Luna
* AlwaysSecondBest
* CampGay
* CatchPhrase: "Oh my [[TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]!"
* CrackDefeat / ShockingElimination: To clarify this: He lost to [[{{Jerkass}} JOSH]] AND [[TeachersPet ANYA]].
* FantasticTimeManagement: His skills and details were so great that he got the trophy for "The Best Time Management" of the Season.
* MistakenNationality: More than one recapper assumed Viktor Luna was from somewhere in Eastern Europe (perhaps due to the spelling of his first name?). He was born in Mexico.
* TooCleverByHalf: He was the most consistent and perfectionist of the contestants, and yet he only won two challenges (one of them being a shared win with [[ControlFreak Josh]]).

!Kimberly Goldson
* OnlySaneWoman: She was one of the few who didn' stir up any drama.
* SassyBlackWoman
* ShesGotLegs
* StatuesqueStunner

!Bert Keeter
* CoolOldGuy: At the beginning and right after he grew out of his {{Jerkass}} phase.
** Also Heidi was clearly rooting for him during the run of the show.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* GenreSavvy: In the 70s inspired challenge, Bert was the only one who ''did live'' during that era, so he was among the Top 3 along with Viktor (who did have research experience) and Anya.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bert talks about getting "a job" at Studio 54.
-->'''Laura:''' Is that where you got your Halston job?
-->'''Bert:''' No, I got it in a balcony, third row.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Olivier. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Had his moments of both.
* NobodyOver50IsGay: Averted. He's the first middle-aged gay contestant in the show.
* HeelFaceTurn: Arguably occurred once he began to open up to his fellow competitors.
* WorthyOpponent: Despite disastrously antagonistic team challenges with Anthony Ryan and Viktor, he has cited them as good designers who deserved to benefit from their exposure on the show.

!Olivier Green
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CampGay
* TheEeyore: As highlighted by an exchange with his student partner during the avant-garde challenge.
--> '''Student:''' What kind of music do you listen to?
--> '''Olivier:''' Depressing.
* FantasticTimeManagement: Notably averted. Not only his time management was horrible, but he got the trophy of "The Worst Time Management" in the extra episode of the season.
* GenreBlindness: By nine seasons, Olivier should have known a "Real Women" challenge was bound to happen, which included interactions with clients ''and'' measurements bigger than a size 2 model.
* GratuitousItalian: When he first met his model Carla, they both started to hit it off by having a conversation in Italian. Immediately lampshaded by Laura:
-->'''Laura''': Are you two speaking ''foreign''?
* InnocentBigot: Had a bad reputation due to his comments about how his designs should only be worn by thin models and freaking out about making clothes for ''women with big boobs'' and big men. He, clearly, didn't seem to realize what was wrong with anything he was saying on camera.
* {{Irony}}: He was eliminated in a ''menswear'' challenge, considering his background as such.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: He seemed to get along very well with Bert. When Bert didn't notice Olivier was right next to him, Bert predicted he would be in the Top 3.
* MyNaymeIs: Oliv'''i'''er.
* SignatureStyle: All of his designs in the competition were muted colors like greys, beige, light blue.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent

!Anthony Ryan Auld
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind. The judges praised a lot his color taste during the competition.
* {{Keet}}
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Anthony Ryan reportedly put back some of his own fabric at Mood in order to spare Anya $11 when she lost her money. She won the challenge and had her garment sold online; he was eliminated.
* TwoFirstNames

!Laura Kathleen
* BreakTheHaughty: She was one of the designers who started as the most confident, only to gradually doing average work.
* {{Jerkass}}
** HiddenHeartOfGold
* RichBitch

!Bryce Black
* {{Adorkable}}
* CampGay
* NiceGuy
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Cecilia Motwani
* HeterosexualLifePartners: She had a lot of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship interactions with Julie, given that Julie was the only one in the workroom Cecilia got along well with.
** Right after Julie was eliminated, Cecilia pretty much
threw the towel and left the show.
* {{Jerkass}}
* NonGameplayElimination
* SoreLoser: After placing in the bottom 3 in one challenge, she decided to forfit from the show.

!Joshua Christensen
* CampStraight
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Mentions in his audition video that he wishes to find his ideal woman.
a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got eliminated and She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team
brought back by Olivier her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight
and Viktor.
* NiceGuy: Reason why Viktor
dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and Olivier wanted then is told that her teammates were going to have him pick her to go home if they landed on his team.
the bottom.
* [[RaisedCatholic Raised Mormon]]

!Rafael Cox
BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* CampGay
BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* FatalFlaw: He BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't design pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball
with his scarf (the most interesting fabric from his attire, her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show,
since all his she got picked last and found out that the other pieces were plain white girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools
and grey) from got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to
the beginning, other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he didn't want to take it off yet. Why? ''Because he didn't want to go on camera with MessyHair''.
* GenreBlindness: Like Kirsten Ehrig
comes from Season 2, he should have known Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking
to use the others about the machines in his scarf thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing
right away, instead he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most
of leaving it for last.her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson




!Fallene Wells
* FieryRedhead: She was very quirky as well.
* NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In her audition tape, she makes a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom at home is barely furnished, she needs the prize money and she was still in good mood after being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle: Many of her entries were chiffon blouses, to which the judges got very tired of.
* TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
* ExtremeDoormat: To the point she let Josh boss her around and had to redo a skirt three times just to please him.
* RaisedCatholic: Or rather "Raised in a very strict Christian cult", where they didn't let her have an Art oriented carreer.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She is blonde with blue strikes.

to:

\n!Fallene Wells\n* FieryRedhead: TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe:
She was very quirky as well.
* NiceGirl

!Julie Tierney
* CoolBoard: In
one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his
audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that
she makes a skateboard jump.
* GenkiGirl
* ThePollyanna: Her workroom
is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go
home is barely furnished, she needs if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around
the prize money and she was still in good mood after being eliminated.

!Danielle Everine
* SignatureStyle: Many of her entries were chiffon blouses,
workroom, to which the judges got very tired of.
* TheQuietOne

!Becky Ross
* ExtremeDoormat: To
the point she let Josh boss started to feel sad when Joseph told her around to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen
and had to redo Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving
a skirt three times 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just to please him.
about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* RaisedCatholic: Or rather "Raised in a very strict Christian cult", where they didn't let her have an Art oriented carreer.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She
FunnyForeigner: He is blonde charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along
with blue strikes.
Sandhya from Season 13.



[[folder:Season 10]]

to:

[[folder:Season 10]]
[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Judges and Mentor]]

!Angela Lindvall (Season 1 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi" (or "Not-Heidi").
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Joanna Coles (Mentor, Seasons 1-2, 4)
Joanna served as guest judge since season 7. In All Stars, the Fashion Editor has moved to the mentor area, leaving the judges panel composed by the host and designers.
* DeadpanSnarker: She manages to pull the best deadpan in her critiques.
* TheFashionista: Required since she's chief editor.
* TheMeanBrit: Played this as a guest judge, coupled with DeadpanSnarker critiques. Avoids this when she takes the mentor role.
* TheMentor: Only for the All-Stars seasons.
* OnlySaneWoman: Right to all the characters in the designers rows.
* PutOnABus: She's not mentor for AS-Season 3.
* SternTeacher: She's blunt, serious and very precise with her feedbacks.

!Izaac Mizrahi
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker
* CoolTeacher
* CynicalMentor

!Georgina Chapman
* CreatorCouple: She's the wife of Harvey Weinstein, the producer of the show.
** Doesn't influence at all in the show, since Georgina is the co-founder of Marchesa, anyway.
* CoolTeacher
* TheFashionista
* OnlySaneWoman: Along with Joanna.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Carolyn Murphy (Season 2 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi2".
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Alyssa Milano (Season 3-4 host)
* TheHost
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: WhosTheBoss and Series/{{Charmed}}, for starters.

!Zanna Roberts Rassi (Season 3 mentor)
It was announced that Zanna would be the mentor for this season.
* ChekhovsGunman: She was guest judge and hosted many of the "Road to the Runway" and "After the Runway" especials.
* TheFashionista
* NiceGirl: At least compared to [[SternTeacher Joanna]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars]]




!Alicia Hardesty
* AuthorAppeal: Her design style is for Tomboy girls, consisting mostly in jumpers and overalls.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted, unlike Zulema from Season 2, who the producers edited out all the scenes where Zulema talked about her wife. Alicia openly gave a tour to her house in her demo reel and presented her girlfriend to the viewers.
* OnlySaneWoman: In episode 8, trapped between Dmitry and Elena, who ''despise'' each other and take every opportunity to snipe. Alicia pays for the drama.
* {{Tomboy}}: Even her entire style is based in jumpers for tomboy girls.

!Andrea Katz
* CoolOldLady
* CoolTeacher: She is a professor in a University. Subverted, since Christopher started with expectations of her being this, until she ended up not taking the challenges seriously.
* CrazyCatLady: By her own admission.
* MeaningfulName: See above.
* NonGameplayElimination
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She's revealed to have left the competition in the middle of the night without telling anyone

! Beatrice Guapo
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

! Buffi Jashanmal

to:

\n!Alicia Hardesty\n!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* AuthorAppeal: Her design style is for Tomboy girls, consisting mostly in jumpers and overalls.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted, unlike Zulema
{{Bromance}}: With Michael Costello--a holdover from their time together on Season 2, who 8.
* CampGay
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won
the producers edited out all the scenes where Zulema talked about her wife. Alicia openly gave game many thought he deserved a tour to her house in her demo reel and presented her girlfriend to the viewers.
year ago.
* OnlySaneWoman: In episode 8, trapped between Dmitry and Elena, who ''despise'' each other and take every opportunity to snipe. Alicia pays for the drama.
StoicSpectacles
* {{Tomboy}}: Even her entire style is based in jumpers for tomboy girls.

!Andrea Katz
TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* CoolOldLady
BittersweetEnding
* CoolTeacher: She is a professor in a University. Subverted, since Christopher started with expectations of her being this, until she ended up not taking the challenges seriously.
* CrazyCatLady: By her own admission.
* MeaningfulName: See above.
* NonGameplayElimination
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She's revealed to have left the competition in the middle of the night without telling anyone

! Beatrice Guapo
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.

! Buffi Jashanmal
CampGay



* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the nick "Buffi the Taste Slayer".
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: She herself admits it's her style
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: At least tries to get along with everyone despite snark aimed at her, and is a genuinely sweet person in real life.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink with leopard spots on one side.

! Christopher Palu
* BigotVsBigot: He and Gunnar.
* BrokenPedestal: At first he was thrilled to work with Andrea, who he considered a CoolTeacher at first, but by the end of the Lexus challenge he was close to crying.
* DramaQueen / FragileFlower: He looked like crying most of the time.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tends to talk about every drama on the show by how it affects him and how everything happening revolves around himself.
* JawDrop: He has A LOT of these when paired up with Andrea, still shocked of how not seriously she was taking the whole challenge.
--> '''Christopher''': ''(ConfessionCam, imitating Andrea)'' Hahaha, I f*cked up again, hahaha. ''(big JawDrop)''
* MenDontCry: Subverted, he's close to flat out crying for almost all of the third episode while he's on the runway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction to Andrea leaving the competition in the middle of the night, and believes that it's because of what he said to the judges about her.

!Dmitry Sholokhov
* AmbiguouslyBi: Maybe? He seems to show interest in men on occasion, but he also makes comments about "the way [Heidi] moves". He never makes any spoken indication of what he is or is not attracted to, so who knows.
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels / MalaProper / BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Referring to Ven as a "one-way monkey" when he meant to say "one-trick pony."
* OnlySaneMan: Of Team 6 in episode 5. Repeatedly cuts through screeching fits in an attempt to keep the team on track.
* RealMenWearPink: Before becoming a designer, he was a professional dancer. Also, he occasionally wears pink.
* TheStoic: Comes with the territory being from Belarus.
** NotSoStoic: Loses it a bit when forced to work with Elena, and again when he gets a video from his father in Belarus.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He was distraught that his father wouldn't be able to watch his collection because he was in Belarus.

!Elena Slivnyak
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: After a particularly meltdown-filled episode, Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her [[Music/CypressHill "Insane in the Ukraine."]]
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Dmitry and Buffi.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Possibly. We see a softer side with her client in episode 6, and with her mother in episode 9.
* [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]
* NervousWreck
* NoSocialSkills
* RaisedByWolves: Several other competitors theorize this about her.
* TheStoic: Which makes it all the more interesting when she's put with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buffi for a challenge.
** NotSoStoic: As seen in Episode 5 and onward.

!Fabio Costa
* DumpsterDive: He mentions in his demo reel that he doesn't shop for groceries. He just goes to the market's back alley and takes the discarded cans, defining himself as a "Freegan".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Or at least past the judges and Tim Gunn, during the print challenge. He cheerfully let the audience know his print was about ''penises and vaginas''.

to:

* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the nick "Buffi the Taste Slayer".
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: She herself admits it's her style
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: At least tries to get along with everyone despite snark aimed at her, and
TheDandy: A running joke is a genuinely sweet person in real life.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pink with leopard spots on one side.

! Christopher Palu
* BigotVsBigot: He and Gunnar.
* BrokenPedestal: At first he was thrilled to work with Andrea, who he considered a CoolTeacher at first, but by the end of the Lexus challenge he was close to crying.
* DramaQueen / FragileFlower: He looked like crying most of the time.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Tends to talk about every drama on the show by how it affects him and how everything happening revolves around himself.
* JawDrop: He has A LOT of these when paired up with Andrea, still shocked of how not seriously she was taking the whole challenge.
--> '''Christopher''': ''(ConfessionCam, imitating Andrea)'' Hahaha, I f*cked up again, hahaha. ''(big JawDrop)''
* MenDontCry: Subverted,
that he's close to flat out crying for almost all of the third really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In
episode while he's on the runway.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: His reaction to Andrea leaving the competition in the middle of the night, and believes that it's because of what he said to the judges
5.
--> ''"I don't know
about her.

!Dmitry Sholokhov
* AmbiguouslyBi: Maybe? He seems to show interest in men on occasion,
Anthony... but he also makes comments about "the way [Heidi] moves". I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season.
He never makes any spoken indication of what he is or is not attracted to, so came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire
who knows.
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels / MalaProper / BluntMetaphorsTrauma: Referring to Ven as a "one-way monkey" when he meant to say "one-trick pony.
lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend."
* OnlySaneMan: Of Team 6 in episode 5. Repeatedly cuts through screeching fits in an attempt to keep the team on track.
PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* RealMenWearPink: Before becoming a designer, he was a professional dancer. Also, he occasionally wears pink.
BittersweetEnding
* TheStoic: Comes {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same
with the territory being from Belarus.
** NotSoStoic: Loses it a bit when forced to work with Elena, and again when he gets a video from his father in Belarus.
Austin.
* WellDoneSonGuy: He NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She
was distraught that his father wouldn't be able to watch his collection because he was in Belarus.

!Elena Slivnyak
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Won Fanfavorite [[invoked]]
* FanNickname: After a particularly meltdown-filled episode, Tom and Lorenzo nicknamed her [[Music/CypressHill "Insane in the Ukraine."]]
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly to Dmitry and Buffi.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Possibly. We see a softer side with her client in episode 6, and with her mother in episode 9.
* [[SirSwearsalot Lady Swears-a-lot]]
* NervousWreck
* NoSocialSkills
* RaisedByWolves: Several other competitors theorize this about her.
* TheStoic: Which makes it all the more interesting when she's put with {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Buffi for a challenge.
** NotSoStoic: As seen in Episode 5 and onward.

!Fabio Costa
* DumpsterDive: He mentions in his demo reel that he doesn't shop for groceries. He just goes
mostly safe due to the market's back alley fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend,
and takes the discarded cans, defining himself everyone referred to her as a "Freegan".
[[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Or at least past the judges RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms
and Tim Gunn, during the print challenge. He cheerfully let the audience know his print was about ''penises and vaginas''.pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.



* NiceHat: In the tour of his apartment we see his collection of hats, and he says he wears hats almost every day.
* RealMenWearPink: Wears what are essentially dresses several times, leading to Michael Kors joking during the real women challenge that it took a boy in a dress to get his female client to wear a dress, and at one point wears a crown of pink flowers.
** He's also the only one who had any idea of how to deal with the babies in episode 11, and says that when he first came to New York did a lot of babysitting, much to the other contestants amusement.
* StraightGay: Although it alternated with CampGay every once in a while.

!Gunnar Deatherage
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Yes, that's really his name.
* BigotVsBigot: He and Christopher.
* BrokenBird: Tried to pull this card for the print challenge, saying the "birds" represented his bullied childhood. Judges eliminated him anyway.
* '''CampGay'''
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In Season 9, he had his hair longer and brown. By this season he dyed half his hair blond, got a new haircut and grew out more his neckbeard.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has one half of his bangs dyed blond while the other is his natural color.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his earlier behavior, episode 6 shows that he honestly cares about his client and builds a great relationship with her.
** He also went out of his way to be nice to Ven's client Terri, according to Terri herself.
* {{Keet}}: To the point of making Season 9's Anthony Ryan look calm in comparison.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He got selected again after being eliminated in the pre-selection in season 9.
* NiceGuy: At least that was his image during the Season 9 selection. He was one of the four first to go home before the first challenge, and accepted the desition very gracefully. This contrast led the viewers to see him like he...
** TookALevelInJerkass: Right at the very first episode of Season 10, he started to act more bitchy. Some people suggest that he was playing it for the camera.
** TookALevelInKindness: He zigzagged with the above, since he ocassionally showed he could still be nice.
* SmugSnake: Initially acted like this until around episode 6.

!Kooan Kosuke
* BreakTheCutie: Started out as a Genki Boy, but his put in the Bottom 3 broke his competitive spirit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The standout of this season.
* FunnyAfro

to:

* NiceHat: In the tour of his apartment we see his collection of hats, and he says he wears hats almost every day.
ShockingElimination
* RealMenWearPink: Wears what are essentially dresses several times, leading to Michael Kors joking during the real women challenge that it took a boy in a dress to get his female client to wear a dress, and at one point wears a crown of pink flowers.
** He's also the only one who had any idea of how to deal with the babies in episode 11, and says that when he first came to New York did a lot of babysitting, much to the other contestants amusement.
* StraightGay: Although it alternated with CampGay every once in a while.

!Gunnar Deatherage
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Yes, that's really his name.
* BigotVsBigot: He and Christopher.
* BrokenBird: Tried to pull this card for the print challenge, saying the "birds" represented his bullied childhood. Judges eliminated him anyway.
* '''CampGay'''
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In Season 9, he had his hair longer and brown. By this season he dyed half his hair blond, got a new haircut and grew out more his neckbeard.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Has one half of his bangs dyed blond while the other is his natural color.
* HiddenDepths: Despite his earlier behavior, episode 6 shows that he honestly cares about his client and builds a great relationship with her.
** He also went out of his way to be nice to Ven's client Terri, according to Terri herself.
* {{Keet}}: To the point of making Season 9's Anthony Ryan look calm in comparison.
StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)
* CampGay
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got selected again after being eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was
in the pre-selection Top 4 in season 9.
* NiceGuy: At least that was his image during the Season 9 selection. He was one of the four first to go home before
the first challenge, and accepted special All-Stars, she was the desition very gracefully. This contrast led second eliminated this season.

----
[[/folder]]

[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins
the viewers to see him like he...
** TookALevelInJerkass: Right
entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the very first episode of Season 10, he started to act more bitchy. Some people suggest fact that he was playing it for the camera.
** TookALevelInKindness: He zigzagged with the above, since he ocassionally showed he could still be nice.
* SmugSnake: Initially acted like this until around episode 6.

!Kooan Kosuke
* BreakTheCutie: Started out as a Genki Boy, but his put
only finalist who wasn't in the Bottom top 3 broke in his competitive spirit.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The standout of this
original season.
* FunnyAfroNiceGuy
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.

!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)



* {{Keet}}: To the point that when he stops acting this way [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it makes other people worry]].
* NonGameplayElimination: Opted to leave the competition of his own accord.

!Lantie Foster
* FantasticTimeManagement: heavily averted during the second challenge. She begins her (heavily ambitious) project, but ditches it partway through which leads to....
* TooDumbToLive: It's by now well known that any designers who go for cloth-like fabrics in the unconventional materials challenge are painting a target on their backs for the judges, so what does she do? Make a dress that's almost entirely made out of fabric with a few pieces of candy thrown on for posterity. Not helping her case was the fact that a few other contestants used clothlike materials but made a heck of a lot more effort than she did and were saved by their innovation and efforts to actually make something wearable and (in most cases) fashionable from candy[[note]]Buffi made the top, Dimitri made the hand-beaded skirt and Andrea had a candy dot apron[[[/note]]. The judges were not amused and she was unsurprisingly auf'd.

!Melissa Fleis
* AuthorAppeal: Most of his pieces are black, and when she uses color, are traditional goth ones (deep blue, purples and red)
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo named her "[[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Ashley-Kate]]"
* PerkyGoth: Most of her designs and wardrobe is black, but her personality is generally upbeat.

!Nathan Paul
* BlackAndNerdy
* TheGenericGuy
* NiceGuy: Mostly seems to just go about his business in the background and avoid personal drama.

!Raul Osorio
* FanNickname: "Eddie Munster", because of his exaggerated widow's peak. Invoked by Elena, who also disparagingly referred to him by this name, suggesting at least one of his peers was on the same wavelength.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he returned to the competition, he was constantly complaining during the team challenge and bickering with Elena.
** During his second elimination, after giving everyone a goodbye, he outright insulted Elena and said to her "I hate you".
* {{Hypocrite}}: During the team challenge, he complained about how everyone in the group was being selfish, while ''he himself was only worried about saving his own ass and punch the others before they did it to him''.
* NeverMyFault: In both his eliminations he refused to recognize he didn't do great during the competition and left saying the show wasn't his thing.
* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Gets brought back into the competition after Andrea and Kooan leave, and while he wasn't eliminated that week he was the following week.
* SoreLoser: The first time around, he said his elimination was a mistake by the judges. By his second elimination, althought he thanked the judges for the opportunity, he insulted Elena and said to the ConfessionCam that the show wasn't his thing anyway.

!Sonjia Williams
* TheCutie
* OnlySaneMan: When forced to work with Christopher and Gunnar, who despise each other. Recappers Tom & Lorenzo theorized that she took them aside and read them their rights, which kept the drama from boiling over.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Literally, and her audition tape shows that she dyed it recently.
** Blue also seemed to come up quite a bit for her in the competition (among her garments, she made a blue baby outfit and used blue lollies for her candy dress)

!Ven Budhu
* TheAce: Pulls off the nigh-impossible feat of winning '''two''' challenges in a row.
** BrokenAce: ... only to very nearly get eliminated in episode 6, and even closer in episode 9, with him finally being eliminated for real in Episode 10.
* AuthorAppeal: By his own admission, really likes the color red, as the tour of his apartment shows.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When he works with a plus size client in episode 6, he completely fails to grasp that he shouldn't be saying things that remind her of her size, like mentioning that he doesn't have a belt in the right size.
* HumiliationConga: From episode 6 onwards things go downhill very fast.
* ManipulativeEditing: Venomously claimed that his controversial behavior in season 10 episode 6, in which he called his client "plus-size" and "big" and eventually leading her to tears, was subject to this. Tim Gunn, [[InvertedTrope on the other hand]], claims what the audience saw of Ven was the "nice version" of his atrocious behavior.
* {{Jerkass}}: In episode 6, Ven constantly complained about his client's figure. The other designers were horrified.
** NeverMyFault: Even after the show, Ven still tweeted how the show set him up with that client, showing he didn't learn anything.
* NoSocialSkills / LackOfEmpathy: See above, since he honestly doesn't seem to get why his behavior is a problem. In fact, his complete failure to communicate with his client very nearly gets him eliminated.
* SignatureStyle: The judges remark that it's very easy to spot his pieces, and he winds up using the same technique so often that Heidi explicitly warns him that if he uses it again he'll probably get eliminated.
** It should be noted that many of his pieces were sleeveless and/or strapless, and contains rose patterns in some way.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: One of the rare emotional moments from him is when his sister visits the room, along with the other designers' relatives, and Ven shed some tears of joy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 11]]

!Amanda Valentine
* CoattailRidingRelative: Something she desperately wants to avoid. Her brother James is a member of {{Maroon 5}} but she wants to be successful on her own right.
* NiceGirl
* PluckyGirl: She was in a good mood most of the time, even when she was the weak link in most of the challenges.

!Benjamin March
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Was in an abusive relationship prior to the series, and still has issues because of it.

!Cindy Marlatt
* CantCatchUp: She was notably overshadowed in skill and designs, given that many of the competitors were experienced fashion designers, while she originally came from a Mortuary House and had been into fashion design for a short time recently.
* TeamMom: she was the oldest of the cast.

!Daniel Esquivel
* BadassMustache: His mustache is one of the first things the other designers comment on when they meet him.

to:

* {{Keet}}: To [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the point that bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most
when he stops acting this way [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it makes other people worry]].
* NonGameplayElimination: Opted to leave the competition of his own accord.

!Lantie Foster
* FantasticTimeManagement: heavily averted during the second challenge. She begins her (heavily ambitious) project, but ditches it partway through which leads to....
* TooDumbToLive: It's by now well known that any designers who go for cloth-like fabrics
found out Wendy was in the unconventional materials challenge are painting show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making
a target on their backs for toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like
the judges, so what does she do? Make a dress that's almost entirely made out of fabric original season, Josh connected well with a few pieces of candy thrown on for posterity. Not helping her case was the fact that a few other contestants used clothlike materials but made a heck of a lot more effort than she did and were saved by their innovation and efforts to actually make something wearable and (in most cases) fashionable from candy[[note]]Buffi made the top, Dimitri made the hand-beaded skirt and Andrea had a candy dot apron[[[/note]]. The judges were not amused and she was unsurprisingly auf'd.

!Melissa Fleis
* AuthorAppeal: Most of
his pieces are black, and when she uses color, are traditional goth ones (deep blue, purples and red)
* FanNickname / IdenticalStranger: Tom and Lorenzo named her "[[MaryKateAndAshleyOlsen Ashley-Kate]]"
* PerkyGoth: Most of her designs and wardrobe is black, but her personality is generally upbeat.

!Nathan Paul
* BlackAndNerdy
* TheGenericGuy
* NiceGuy: Mostly seems to just go about his business in the background and avoid personal drama.

!Raul Osorio
* FanNickname: "Eddie Munster", because of his exaggerated widow's peak. Invoked by Elena, who also disparagingly referred to him by this name, suggesting at least one of his peers was on the same wavelength.
* {{Jerkass}}: When he returned to the competition, he was constantly complaining during the team challenge and bickering with Elena.
** During his second elimination, after giving everyone a goodbye, he outright insulted Elena and said to her "I hate you".
* {{Hypocrite}}: During the team challenge, he complained about how everyone in the group was
client, being selfish, while ''he himself this was also his only worried about saving win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with
his own ass and punch season-mate Anthony Ryan. He also tries to tell Laura Kathleen not to let the others before they did it get to him''.
her when she expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
* NeverMyFault: In both his eliminations he refused to recognize he didn't do great during the competition and left saying the show wasn't his thing.
* NotQuiteSavedEnough: Gets brought back into the competition after Andrea and Kooan leave, and while he wasn't eliminated that week
TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he was in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in
the following week.
* SoreLoser: The first time around, he said his elimination was a mistake by
bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the judges. By his second elimination, althought he thanked Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's
the judges only female contestant wearing hotpants for the opportunity, he insulted Elena and said promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined
to the ConfessionCam that the show wasn't his thing anyway.

!Sonjia Williams
* TheCutie
* OnlySaneMan: When forced to work with Christopher and Gunnar, who despise each other. Recappers Tom & Lorenzo theorized that she took them aside and read them their rights, which kept the drama
redeem herself from boiling over.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Literally, and her audition tape shows that she dyed it recently.
** Blue also seemed to come up quite a bit for her in
the competition (among her garments, she made a blue baby outfit and used blue lollies for her candy dress)

!Ven Budhu
* TheAce: Pulls off the nigh-impossible feat of winning '''two''' challenges in a row.
** BrokenAce: ... only to very nearly get eliminated in episode 6, and even closer in episode 9, with him finally being eliminated for real in Episode 10.
* AuthorAppeal: By his own admission, really likes the color red, as the tour of his apartment shows.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: When he works with a plus size client in episode 6, he completely fails to grasp that he shouldn't be saying things that remind her of her size, like mentioning that he doesn't have a belt in the right size.
* HumiliationConga: From episode 6 onwards things go downhill very fast.
* ManipulativeEditing: Venomously claimed that his controversial behavior in
{{Jerkass}} path from season 10 episode 6, in which he called his client "plus-size" and "big" and eventually leading her to tears, was subject to this. Tim Gunn, [[InvertedTrope on the other hand]], claims what the audience saw of Ven was the "nice version" of his atrocious behavior.
8.
* {{Jerkass}}: In episode 6, Ven constantly complained about his client's figure. The other designers were horrified.
** NeverMyFault: Even
WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ven still tweeted how the show set him up with that client, showing he didn't learn anything.
* NoSocialSkills / LackOfEmpathy: See above, since he honestly doesn't seem to get why his behavior is a problem. In fact, his complete failure to communicate with his client very nearly gets him eliminated.
* SignatureStyle: The judges remark that it's very easy to spot his pieces, and he winds up using the same technique so often that Heidi explicitly warns him that if he uses it again he'll probably get eliminated.
** It should be noted that many of his pieces were sleeveless and/or strapless, and contains rose patterns in some way.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: One of the rare emotional moments from him is when his sister visits the room,
Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along with the other designers' relatives, very well as coworkers and Ven shed some tears of joy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 11]]

!Amanda Valentine
competitors.

!Laura Kathleen (season 9)
* CoattailRidingRelative: Something she desperately wants to avoid. Her brother James is a member of {{Maroon 5}} but she wants to be successful on her own right.
MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGirl
* PluckyGirl: She
RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it was in a good mood most of the time, even when she was the weak link in most of the challenges.

!Benjamin March
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Was in an abusive relationship prior to the series, and still has issues because of it.

!Cindy Marlatt
* CantCatchUp: She was notably overshadowed in skill and designs, given that many of the competitors were experienced fashion designers, while she originally came from a Mortuary House and had been into fashion design for a short time recently.
* TeamMom: she was the oldest of the cast.

!Daniel Esquivel
* BadassMustache: His mustache is one of the first things
her season. And the other designers comment on when they meet him.resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most of them are struggling to get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)



* TheDandy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Due to being bullied at school, Daniel used to be an alcoholic and drug addict.
* MessyHair: During Tim's home visit he's sporting curly hair that would make Creator/TimBurton jealous. Usually it's straightened and slicked down.
* TwoferTokenMinority: He refers to himself as being both Latino and gay and how this affected him growing up. However given the makeup of the show and his season's cast in particular he's far from being in the minority.

!Emily Pollard
* BreakTheHaughty: Starts off the first episode telling the other designers to watch out, she'll be the winner, etc., only for things to go south very quickly once the competition actually starts. [[spoiler:And to cap it off she's the first one out]].
* ImprobableAge: She's one of the youngest designers at 24. Only Kate, who's 23, is younger.

!James Martinez

!Joseph Aaron Segal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyCatLady: He's obsessed with cats.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His sweaters are cheerfully referred as this by him.

!Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: Refers to herself as this.
* GenkiGirl
* FieryRedhead
* ManipulativeBitch: By her own words, thoguht she never gets to do this in the competition.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment that she and Tu come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and doesn't really fight with her about what to do. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].

!Layana Aguilar
* GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She is Brazilian.

!Matthew Arthur
* ApologizesALot: And this ultimately gets him eliminated, since while Michelle was also in the bottom she still stuck by her look.

!Michelle Lesniak Franklin
* TheJinx: At one point she wonders if she kicked a rabbit when she was a kid based on how often the team she's on ends up in the bottom. Including an instance where the team that had won two challenges in a row lost after she was transferred to them. Eventually [[spoiler:broken when she wins the Duck Tape challenge along with Amanda, and then later wins not only Lord & Taylor challenge but the entire season]].
* PerkyGoth: While not a completely straight example, since she wears colors other than black and her personal style could be described as "rocker chick" she otherwise fits.
* PluckyGirl: Something the judges admire about her, since she stands by her looks even when the judges criticize them. This attitude also inspired her final collection, which cast the women as "hunters" and "lone wolves" going in for "that last kill."
* SteamPunk: Her Final Collection's theme.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever she winds up on the same team as Patricia, which happens distressingly often. Patricia for her part seems oblivious to Michelle's feelings about her.

!Patricia Michaels
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Several things she wears has this aesthetic, and she proudly identifies as a Native American. She also think she's the first Native American contestant on the show, but Santino Rice from Season 2 also had Native ancestry.
* CareerVersusMan
* FatalFlaw: Her ability in textile design was considered talented by many, but she lacks the skills into using them for fashion design, in a fashion design competition.
* UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans: She is proud of her Native American heritage, reflecting it in every single one of her entries for the competition, and even in the first day she did a traditional BattleCry.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist and is frequently braided.
* SignatureStyle: Her designs mostly showcase how she "creates her own textiles" and incorporates elements of her Native American background, like fringe or horse hair.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Played with. While she's the "technician" in the sense of making many of her own textiles her general aesthetic moves more towards the "performer" side.

!Richard Hallmarq
* BaldOfAwesome
* CampGay
* CripplingOverspecialization: The man can do amazing things with jersey knit. Unfortunately this comes at the cost of just about everything else.
* GreenEyedMonster: After Stanley picks Layana over him he takes the gold duck tape seemingly just to spite him, since he'd been sure he'd be picked. The other designers also comment on it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His garments are described as such by the other designers.
* TheLoad: He winds up playing this to Patricia on a team challenge, and lands them in the bottom two. While he goes home that week the next week he winds up on a team with her ''again'' as her "randomly selected" sewing assistant, and she more or less has a HeroicBSOD, but manages to pull through. And then happens a third time when he's Stanley's sewing assistant.

!Samantha Black
* OnlySaneMan: When stuck on a team with Richard an Layana, who despise each other. She mostly just keeps to herself and tries to keep things from imploding. [[spoiler:She pays for it and gets auf'd]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!Stanley Hudson
* ControlFreak: Referred to as such by the judges. In the finale this bites him in the butt because he has tons of work left to do and doesn't really follow the judge's critiques.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: Subverted, during the "Thunder from Down Under" challenge when the dancers come out the camera focuses on [[CampGay Daniel and Richard]] grinning like kids in a candy store. Stanley on the other hand looks [[http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/2013/ProjectRunway/PRS11E8/PRS11E8S+2.jpg apprehensive or even horrified]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Zig-zagged during the Marie Claire challenge. On the one hand, he pushes Tu very hard to the point that the other designers seem appalled, but he seems sincere when he credits Tu for helping him while being judged.
* LookalikeLovers: Though his partner is white they otherwise look very similar, including similar tastes in eyewear.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Everyone up to and including Tim Gunn were horrified when they realized that he came to the final runway with ''tons'' of work left to do. He was sewing models into their dresses literally ''seconds'' before they were sent out on the runway.
* TheStoic: Usually, though he loses it a bit when working with Patricia for the Lord & Taylor challenge.
* StraightGay: To the point that some viewers were genuinely surprised when he introduced his male partner of 20 years to Tim during his home visit. There was also his reaction to the male dancers.

!Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
* CampGay: Though his orientation is not made clear in the actual show.
* FunnyForeigner: He is from Thailand and is ''very'' quirky.

to:

* TheDandy
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Due to being bullied at school, Daniel used to be an alcoholic and drug addict.
* MessyHair: During Tim's home visit he's sporting curly hair that would make Creator/TimBurton jealous. Usually it's straightened and slicked down.
* TwoferTokenMinority: He refers to himself as being both Latino and gay and how this affected him growing up. However given the makeup of the show and
FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his season's cast in particular he's far from being in the minority.

!Emily Pollard
* BreakTheHaughty: Starts off the first episode telling the other designers to watch out, she'll be the winner, etc., only for things to go south very quickly once the competition actually starts. [[spoiler:And to cap it off she's the first one out]].
* ImprobableAge: She's one of the youngest designers at 24. Only Kate, who's 23, is younger.

!James Martinez

!Joseph Aaron Segal
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CrazyCatLady: He's obsessed with cats.
chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His sweaters Outside of beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that are cheerfully referred as this by him.

!Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: Refers to herself as
not in that category turn into this.
* GenkiGirl
* FieryRedhead
* ManipulativeBitch: By her own words, thoguht she never gets to do this in the competition.
* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment that she and Tu come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and doesn't really fight with her about what to do. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].

!Layana Aguilar
* GenkiGirl
* SpicyLatina: She is Brazilian.

!Matthew Arthur
* ApologizesALot: And this ultimately gets him eliminated, since while Michelle was also in the bottom she still stuck by her look.

!Michelle Lesniak Franklin
* TheJinx: At one point she wonders if she kicked a rabbit when she was a kid based on how often the team she's on ends up in the bottom. Including an instance where the team that had won two challenges in a row lost after she was transferred to them. Eventually [[spoiler:broken when she wins the Duck Tape challenge along with Amanda, and then later wins not only Lord & Taylor challenge but the entire season]].
* PerkyGoth: While not a completely straight example, since she wears colors other than black and her personal style could be described as "rocker chick" she otherwise fits.
* PluckyGirl: Something the judges admire about her, since she stands by her looks even when the judges criticize them. This attitude also inspired her final collection, which cast the women as "hunters" and "lone wolves" going in for "that last kill."
* SteamPunk: Her Final Collection's theme.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever she winds up on the same team as Patricia, which happens distressingly often. Patricia for her part seems oblivious to Michelle's feelings about her.

!Patricia Michaels
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Several things she wears has this aesthetic, and she proudly identifies as a Native American. She also think she's the first Native American contestant on the show, but Santino Rice from Season 2 also had Native ancestry.
* CareerVersusMan
* FatalFlaw: Her ability in textile design was considered talented by many, but she lacks the skills into using them for fashion design, in a fashion design competition.
* UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans: She is proud of her Native American heritage, reflecting it in every single one of her entries for the competition, and even in the first day she did a traditional BattleCry.
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her waist and is frequently braided.
* SignatureStyle: Her designs mostly showcase how she "creates her own textiles" and incorporates elements of her Native American background, like fringe or horse hair.
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Played with. While she's the "technician" in the sense of making many of her own textiles her general aesthetic moves more towards the "performer" side.

!Richard Hallmarq
* BaldOfAwesome
* CampGay
* CripplingOverspecialization: The man can do amazing things with jersey knit. Unfortunately this comes at the cost of just about everything else.
* GreenEyedMonster: After Stanley picks Layana over him he takes the gold duck tape seemingly just to spite him, since he'd been sure he'd be picked. The other designers also comment on it.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: His garments are described as such by the other designers.
* TheLoad: He winds up playing this to Patricia on a team challenge, and lands them in the bottom two. While he goes home that week the next week he winds up on a team with her ''again'' as her "randomly selected" sewing assistant, and she more or less has a HeroicBSOD, but manages to pull through. And then happens a third time when he's Stanley's sewing assistant.

!Samantha Black
* OnlySaneMan: When stuck on a team with Richard an Layana, who despise each other. She mostly just keeps to herself and tries to keep things from imploding. [[spoiler:She pays for it and gets auf'd]].
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]

!Stanley Hudson
* ControlFreak: Referred to as such by the judges. In the finale this bites him in the butt because he has tons of work left to do and doesn't really follow the judge's critiques.
* EatingTheEyeCandy:
MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, during he's the "Thunder from Down Under" challenge when the dancers come out the camera focuses on [[CampGay Daniel and Richard]] grinning like kids in a candy store. Stanley on the other hand looks [[http://wpc.4d27.edgecastcdn.net/004D27/2013/ProjectRunway/PRS11E8/PRS11E8S+2.jpg apprehensive or even horrified]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Zig-zagged during the Marie Claire challenge. On the one hand, he pushes Tu very hard
5th to the point that be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even
the other designers seem appalled, but he seems sincere when he credits Tu for helping him while being judged.
* LookalikeLovers: Though his partner is white they otherwise look very similar, including similar tastes in eyewear.
* RidiculousProcrastinator: Everyone up to and including Tim Gunn were horrified when they realized that he came to the final runway with ''tons'' of work left to do. He was sewing models into their dresses literally ''seconds'' before they were sent
have trouble figuring out on the runway.
where he's coming from.
* TheStoic: Usually, though he loses it a bit when working with Patricia for the Lord & Taylor challenge.
* StraightGay: To the point that some viewers were genuinely surprised when he introduced his male partner of 20 years to Tim during his home visit. There was also his reaction to the male dancers.

!Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
* CampGay: Though his orientation is not made clear in the actual show.
* FunnyForeigner: He is from Thailand and is ''very'' quirky.
GirlyRun



* MistressAndServantBoy: The other designers comment he and Kate come off this way, and she even flat out admits that one reason she likes to work with him is because he listens to what he says and takes a mostly passive role. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].
* RealMenWearPink: Lists ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' as two of his favories.
* TheQuietOne
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or in his case, ducks. When Heidi has a duck on stage to introduce a challenge he's visibly uncomfortable and explains that he once had a duck chase him.

to:

* MistressAndServantBoy: MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German and "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede.
The other designers comment he others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably,
and Kate come off this way, and she even flat out admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that one reason she likes to work with him this is because he listens to what he says and takes a mostly passive role. [[spoiler:This unfortunately leads to them both getting eliminated]].
TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* RealMenWearPink: Lists ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' as two of his favories.
CoolOldLady
* TheQuietOne
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Or in his case, ducks. When Heidi has a duck on stage to introduce a challenge he's visibly uncomfortable and explains that he once had a duck chase him.
MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[folder:Season 12]]

! Alexander Pope

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\n[[folder:Season 12]]\n\n! Alexander Pope[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember back then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first to go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)



* DragQueen: Along with the above.

! Alexandria von Bromssen
* DumbBlond: Averted. Alexandria said she hated her modeling career because she wanted to go to school and have a brain.
* FriendToAllChildren: In her home visit, she shows her studio "Camp Couture", where she teaches children how to saw. For her final collection, her guests are two of her alumns.
* TheQuietOne: Talks very slowly, possibly due to English being her second language.
** GoodIsNotNice: Don't let her appearance fool you. She has a lot to say about the other designers in the ConfessionCam.
* StatuesqueStunner

! Angela Bacskocky
* BiTheWay: Subverted. She said she went through her "Lesbian Phase" and then discovered she wasn't after all.
* ExperimentedInCollege: How she defines her "Lesbian Phase".

! Bradon [=McDonald=]
* TheAce: Won 4 challenges in the show
* TheCastShowoff: Does a jumping spin in the show's opening.
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink: He's a retired professional dancer.
* StraightGay
* WackyMarriageProposal: He proposed on camera in the 4th episode after winning the challenge, and he would have to wait for the answer until the episode airs. Bradon still told this to his fiance via skype the following day.

! Dom Streater
* AuthorAppeal: For her Final Collection, all the models were styled exactly like her, with the afro and the dresses were all like her usual wardrobe.
* BoringButPractical: Her designs consistently get her either safe or in the top, but she tends to fade into the background next to some of the louder personalities around her.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Against Alexandria in the finale, who while is not the best designer on this season, Alexandria made a finale collection that was something that the judges will automatically praise and give Alexandria the win instead of Dom.
* GenderBlenderName
* NiceGirl: Often seemed to be actively avoiding fights in the workroom.

! Helen Castillo
* TheAce: Won a total of 4 challenges in her run.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her general appearance, and she even says that the clothes she makes are not what you'd expect from her.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after getting reamed by the judges for her failed gown in the second episode declares that she's going to keep making them until the day she dies.
* FemmeFatalons: The pointy kind.
* FragileFlower: According to the other designers, since she was constantly looking for reassurance about the direction she was taking her designs, much to their irritation.
** SuicidalOverconfidence: In odd combination with the above, since she would often alternate rapidly between the two.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** She was constantly stirring up the dirt and provoking Ken to get more drama.
** An out-the-show example are also [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/project-runway-prints-and-princesses.html her tweets about Tom and Lorenzo.]]
* {{Ladette}}: Tattooed, foul-mouthed, and very blunt.
* OddFriendship / NotSoDifferent: Despite vocally being displeased when she sees that Kate has returned for the competition they actually grow to like each other when put on the same team for a challenge, surprising both of them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

! Jeremy Brandrick
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is rather nice, but he still can happily trash his competitor's garments in the confession cam.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He almost had a run against Alexandria for the most trash-talk in the confessional cam about the other designers.
* ButNotTooWhite: Pokes fun at himself for being a "typical Brit" who burns easily when he winds up sunburned after the field day challenge.
* HappilyMarried: He and his husband have twin babies.
* StraightGay
* TeamDad: Falls into this role almost without meaning to, possibly because he's a dad in real life.

! Justin [=LeBlanc=]
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is deaf. The "superpower" part is because he's claims he's not too worried about the workroom drama since if it gets too bad he can just turn his hearing aid off. [[BrickJoke Which he does at one point when Ken and Sandro are arguing]].
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: He's deaf, but it's downplayed, only coming up in a couple of episodes.
* {{Lifelines}}: He's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save" after Tim decides that his elimination was too soon.
* ManlyTears: He shed these when he was eliminated and again during the challenge in which he managed to retool his own dress.
* NiceGuy: One of the few designers that all of the others truly like, even [[{{Jerkass}} Ken]].
* NiceHat: Almost always seem wearing a flat cap, even at home, possibly because of both his hearing aid and because he's balding.
* {{Retool}}: During one of the challenges later on in the season, he was given the opportunity to retool a losing garment from earlier on in the season. He chose his own dress that originally would have got him eliminated had it not been for the Tim Gun Rescue.
* StraightGay: In addition to being deaf he's also gay, though you probably wouldn't be able to tell until he says something about it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the "Tim Gunn Save" he started doing better in challenges. He also seemed to reflect better on his designs (see Retool) and was able to determine where he had gone wrong.

! Kahindo Mateene
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Karen Batts
* FieryRedhead
* OutOfFocus: Seemed to mainly reside in the background apart from the occasional team challenge.

! Ken Laurence
* AscendedFanboy: Declares that he's been "secretly competing" on the show for the past 11 seasons because he's been following it and incorporating the judges' critiques into his own designs.
* BowtiesAreCool: He thinks so, to the point of having one tattooed on his chest.
* BreakTheHaughty: Goes into the Belk challenge confident he'll win since he's one of the few contestants from the South, but he gets reamed by the judges for missing the point of the challenge and ends up in the bottom three.
* CampGay
* CityMouse: Says that even though people think he's a CountryMouse because he's from the South he actually hates the outdoors, though he winds up enjoying their camping trip more than he expected.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has been homeless several times.
* DramaQueen
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo quickly dubbed him [[RupaulsDragRace Coco Montrese]] after a contestant on that show who was known for stirring drama.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Bradon's look is being praised during the Belk challenge he can be seen doing a hilariously bitchy "Oh my ''God''" eye roll.
* HairTriggerTemper: Essentially called out as such by Tim Gunn when he explodes at Bradon and Alexander as they're moving into the same room. The producers actually moved Ken to his own room because they feared what might happen if he was forced to live with the others, especially after what happened with Sandro.
* HotBlooded
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly towards Sue.
* PetTheDog: Is surprisingly courteous to his fan during the Real Women challenge, a challenge traditionally known to cause trouble for the more drama-prone designers. He still wound up getting eliminated though.
* RealMenWearPink: Pink shirt included.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black and gay, though on the "gay" part he may not be in the minority on this show.

! Miranda Kay Levy
* BashBrothers: From day one she didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like her, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Coney Island challenge, and verbally lashes out at Timothy, not caring that he's in the room and can hear her.
* {{Irony}}: She served in the army, despite being emotionally unstable.
* MilitaryBrat: She served in the army and as the parental figure for her brother.

! Sandro Masmanidi
* BrutalHonesty: He's the first to tell Timothy to stop trying to explain to the judges his "sustainable philosophy" because they don't care. Of course others had to translate this in "clean" language.
* DramaQueen
* FunnyForeigner: He's Russian, but his name can make it a bit hard to tell.
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stands up for Helen during her critique in the second episode by telling the judges she tried her hardest.
** JerkassHasAPoint: When declared he was safe, Sandro interrupts the judges and asks for critique for his design, upset that he still is not giving them what they want to see from him. Despite the judges and other contestants berating him for being rude and that he should be 'thankful' to be safe, the designers are constantly told being safe is not a good thing, and Sandro's request for constructive feedback seems perfectly fair (Zac Posen just angrily insults Sandro's design, instead).
* {{Malaproper}}: Isn't always sure he's using the right idiom, and at one point asks if anyone has a pin because "I need to sew my hookers."[[note]]He probably ''meant'' hooks[[/note]]
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point that Justin actually takes off his hearing aid when he's arguing with Ken.
* NonGameplayElimination: Although he got in the middle, he still questioned the judges, got into a screaming argument with Helen and Ken and left the building. The producers eventually tracked him down the next day and brought him back just long enough to apologize for his behavior before he formally left the competition.
* PornStache
* SirSwearsALot: Notably drops a ClusterFBomb in his home tour video.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere

! Sue Waller
* FantasticTimeManagement: Inverted with one challenge, where she was still sewing a contestant into the garment backstage.
* TheDitz: Did not have a lot of experience with a sewing machine.

! Timothy Westbrook
* AnimalMotifs: Unicorns, as he proudly declares in his home visit.
* BigotVsBigot: From day one Miranda didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like him, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* CampGay: To the point he was standing next to his model wearing sparkly high heels while she was barefoot. Something the judges were not amused by.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His entire concept for his first look, which involves not having his model wear any makeup to her visible irritation, not use any electricity in the production of the garment or to prep her hair, and to have her mime being bound as she goes down the runway (which she refuses to actually do on the runway minus a small motion at the end of the catwalk).
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Defines himself as a sustainable designer.
** It then went to irritating levels when he refused to use makeup, electricity and burned synthetic material, which makes it far than sustainable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The judges tear him into regarding the above, since burning material like parachute fabric releases chemicals into the air and is not exactly eco friendly. Not to mention wearing (women's) shoes while his model isn't.
* {{Keet}}
* SoapboxSadie: The other designers' opinion of his behavior in the first episode.

! Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: And she actually delights in the fact that unlike last season she's on her own rather than having to work with a team every challenge.
* FieryRedhead
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got chosen to return to the show via voting, but ultimately subverted when she was eliminated again.

to:

* DragQueen: Along with the above.

! Alexandria von Bromssen
* DumbBlond: Averted. Alexandria said she hated her modeling career because she wanted to go to school and have a brain.
* FriendToAllChildren: In her home visit, she shows her studio "Camp Couture", where she teaches children how to saw. For her final collection, her guests are two of her alumns.
* TheQuietOne: Talks very slowly, possibly due to English being her second language.
** GoodIsNotNice: Don't let her appearance fool you. She has a lot to say about the other designers in the ConfessionCam.
* StatuesqueStunner

! Angela Bacskocky
* BiTheWay: Subverted. She said she went through her "Lesbian Phase" and then discovered she wasn't after all.
* ExperimentedInCollege: How she defines her "Lesbian Phase".

! Bradon [=McDonald=]
* TheAce: Won 4 challenges in the show
* TheCastShowoff: Does a jumping spin in the show's opening.
* NiceGuy
* RealMenWearPink: He's a retired professional dancer.
* StraightGay
* WackyMarriageProposal: He proposed on camera in the 4th episode after winning the challenge, and he would have to wait for the answer until the episode airs. Bradon still told this to his fiance via skype the following day.

! Dom Streater
* AuthorAppeal: For her Final Collection, all the models were styled exactly like her, with the afro and the dresses were all like her usual wardrobe.
* BoringButPractical: Her designs consistently get her either safe or in the top, but she tends to fade into the background next to some of the louder personalities around her.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Against Alexandria in the finale, who while is not the best designer on this season, Alexandria made a finale collection that was something that the judges will automatically praise and give Alexandria the win instead of Dom.
* GenderBlenderName
* NiceGirl: Often seemed to be actively avoiding fights in the workroom.

! Helen Castillo
* TheAce: Won a total of 4 challenges in her run.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite her general appearance, and she even says that the clothes she makes are not what you'd expect from her.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after getting reamed by the judges for her failed gown in the second episode declares that she's going to keep making them until the day she dies.
* FemmeFatalons: The pointy kind.
* FragileFlower: According to the other designers, since she was constantly looking for reassurance about the direction she was taking her designs, much to their irritation.
** SuicidalOverconfidence: In odd combination with the above, since she would often alternate rapidly between the two.
* {{Jerkass}}:
** She was constantly stirring up the dirt and provoking Ken to get more drama.
** An out-the-show example are also [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/project-runway-prints-and-princesses.html her tweets about Tom and Lorenzo.]]
* {{Ladette}}: Tattooed, foul-mouthed, and very blunt.
* OddFriendship / NotSoDifferent: Despite vocally being displeased when she sees that Kate has returned for the competition they actually grow to like each other when put on the same team for a challenge, surprising both of them.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

! Jeremy Brandrick
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He is rather nice, but he still can happily trash his competitor's garments in the confession cam.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He almost had a run against Alexandria for the most trash-talk in the confessional cam about the other designers.
* ButNotTooWhite: Pokes fun at himself for being a "typical Brit" who burns easily when he winds up sunburned after the field day challenge.
* HappilyMarried: He and his husband have twin babies.
* StraightGay
* TeamDad: Falls into this role almost without meaning to, possibly because he's a dad in real life.

! Justin [=LeBlanc=]
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is deaf. The "superpower" part is because he's claims he's not too worried about the workroom drama since if it gets too bad he can just turn his hearing aid off. [[BrickJoke Which he does at one point when Ken and Sandro are arguing]].
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: He's deaf, but it's downplayed, only coming up in a couple of episodes.
* {{Lifelines}}: He's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save" after Tim decides that his elimination was too soon.
* ManlyTears: He shed these when he was eliminated and again during the challenge in which he managed to retool his own dress.
* NiceGuy: One of the few designers that all of the others truly like, even [[{{Jerkass}} Ken]].
* NiceHat: Almost always seem wearing a flat cap, even at home, possibly because of both his hearing aid and because he's balding.
* {{Retool}}: During one of the challenges later on in the season, he was given the opportunity to retool a losing garment from earlier on in the season. He chose his own dress that originally would have got him eliminated had it not been for the Tim Gun Rescue.
* StraightGay: In addition to being deaf he's also gay, though you probably wouldn't be able to tell until he says something about it.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the "Tim Gunn Save" he started doing better in challenges. He also seemed to reflect better on his designs (see Retool) and was able to determine where he had gone wrong.

! Kahindo Mateene
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Karen Batts
* FieryRedhead
* OutOfFocus: Seemed to mainly reside in the background apart from the occasional team challenge.

! Ken Laurence
* AscendedFanboy: Declares that he's been "secretly competing" on the show for the past 11 seasons because he's been following it and incorporating the judges' critiques into his own designs.
* BowtiesAreCool: He thinks so, to the point of having one tattooed on his chest.
* BreakTheHaughty: Goes into the Belk challenge confident he'll win since he's one of the few contestants from the South, but he gets reamed by the judges for missing the point of the challenge and ends up in the bottom three.
* CampGay
* CityMouse: Says that even though people think he's a CountryMouse because he's from the South he actually hates the outdoors, though he winds up enjoying their camping trip more than he expected.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Has been homeless several times.
* DramaQueen
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo quickly dubbed him [[RupaulsDragRace Coco Montrese]] after a contestant on that show who was known for stirring drama.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Bradon's look is being praised during the Belk challenge he can be seen doing a hilariously bitchy "Oh my ''God''" eye roll.
* HairTriggerTemper: Essentially called out as such by Tim Gunn when he explodes at Bradon and Alexander as they're moving into the same room. The producers actually moved Ken to his own room because they feared what might happen if he was forced to live with the others, especially after what happened with Sandro.
* HotBlooded
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}: Mostly towards Sue.
* PetTheDog: Is surprisingly courteous to his fan during the Real Women challenge, a challenge traditionally known to cause trouble for the more drama-prone designers. He still wound up getting eliminated though.
* RealMenWearPink: Pink shirt included.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Black and gay, though on the "gay" part he may not be in the minority on this show.

! Miranda Kay Levy
* BashBrothers: From day one she didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like her, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* HeroicBSOD: During the Coney Island challenge, and verbally lashes out at Timothy, not caring that he's in the room and can hear her.
* {{Irony}}: She served in the army, despite being emotionally unstable.
* MilitaryBrat: She served in the army and as the parental figure for her brother.

! Sandro Masmanidi
* BrutalHonesty: He's the first to tell Timothy to stop trying to explain to the judges his "sustainable philosophy" because they don't care. Of course others had to translate this in "clean" language.
* DramaQueen
* FunnyForeigner: He's Russian, but his name can make it a bit hard to tell.
* HotBlooded
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Stands up for Helen during her critique in the second episode by telling the judges she tried her hardest.
** JerkassHasAPoint: When declared he was safe, Sandro interrupts the judges and asks for critique for his design, upset that he still is not giving them what they want to see from him. Despite the judges and other contestants berating him for being rude and that he should be 'thankful' to be safe, the designers are constantly told being safe is not a good thing, and Sandro's request for constructive feedback seems perfectly fair (Zac Posen just angrily insults Sandro's design, instead).
* {{Malaproper}}: Isn't always sure he's using the right idiom, and at one point asks if anyone has a pin because "I need to sew my hookers."[[note]]He probably ''meant'' hooks[[/note]]
* NoIndoorVoice: To the point that Justin actually takes off his hearing aid when he's arguing with Ken.
* NonGameplayElimination: Although he got in the middle, he still questioned the judges, got into a screaming argument with Helen and Ken and left the building. The producers eventually tracked him down the next day and brought him back just long enough to apologize for his behavior before he formally left the competition.
* PornStache
* SirSwearsALot: Notably drops a ClusterFBomb in his home tour video.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere

! Sue Waller
* FantasticTimeManagement: Inverted with one challenge, where she was still sewing a contestant into the garment backstage.
* TheDitz: Did not have a lot of experience with a sewing machine.

! Timothy Westbrook
* AnimalMotifs: Unicorns, as he proudly declares in his home visit.
* BigotVsBigot: From day one Miranda didn't like Timothy, also from Milwaukee like him, so by the 3rd challenge they end up in the same team. Drama-ensues.
* CampGay: To the point he was standing next to his model wearing sparkly high heels while she was barefoot. Something the judges were not amused by.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His entire concept for his first look, which involves not having his model wear any makeup to her visible irritation, not use any electricity in the production of the garment or to prep her hair, and to have her mime being bound as she goes down the runway (which she refuses to actually do on the runway minus a small motion at the end of the catwalk).
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Boy]]: Defines himself as a sustainable designer.
** It then went to irritating levels when he refused to use makeup, electricity and burned synthetic material, which makes it far than sustainable.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The judges tear him into regarding the above, since burning material like parachute fabric releases chemicals into the air and is not exactly eco friendly. Not to mention wearing (women's) shoes while his model isn't.
* {{Keet}}
* SoapboxSadie: The other designers' opinion of his behavior in the first episode.

! Kate Pankoke
* ControlFreak: And she actually delights in the fact that unlike last season she's on her own rather than having to work with a team every challenge.
* FieryRedhead
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Got chosen to return Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd with the most Top 3 in the season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped off at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have been
to the show via voting, Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3,
but ultimately subverted when she placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd,
again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. She placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her season. Then subverted as she was the third eliminated with all her looks being in the bottom.
* PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
* BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:Season 13]]

! Alexander Knox
* DullSurprise: Tends to gawp with an open mouth at whatever or whomever he's watching.

! Angela Sum
* FragileFlower: She was crying most of the time.
* HiddenDepths: She apparently worked at Wall Street for 7 years.
* MercyKill: What everybody felt about her auf, as it was not the right environment for her.

! Carrie Sleutskaya
* {{Goth}}: Very much, but she's also characterized her personal style as TheVamp.
* TooDumbToLive: In her final episode, she directly called the judges idiots and complained that Sandhaya (Who had immunity) should be auf instead.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Charketa "Char" Glover
* {{Lifelines}}: She's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save", since he felt there was some joy missing from the workroom.
** In episode 9, when she had trouble fixing the zipper for the model, Tim decided to give Char an additional 10 minutes to finish it, much to the contestants chargin.
* NiceGirl: Reason why Tim decided to use his save on her.
** Really comes to a point in episode 12 when she genuinely wants to make an effort to patch things up with Korina and the other designers are happier to have her around.
** And then averted in the reunion when she complained that Korina was mean and took half the time to agreeing to patch up with Korina.
* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: Notable during the reunion, despite being the NiceGirl during the season she was very harsh to Korina while she tried to apologize to her, and during a segment hearing opinions from fans, she got visibly upset when a fan called her out on not really deserving to have gotten as far as she did.
* ThePollyanna: She tried to survive the economic crisis in her town.

! Emily Payne
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* PerkyGoth: Somewhat. Her designs looked somewhat old-fashioned or gothic-esque, but she tries to get along with everyone.

! Fäde Zu Grau
* {{Atheism}}: His spiritual beliefs were never touched on but the number of pieces of clothing he had with the word "Atheist" written across them seemed like a good hint.
* FunnyForeigner: Even thought he didn't have much screentime, the judges pointed out that his personal style and taste in prints were fun and interesting.
* GratuitousGerman

! Hernan Lander
* CampGay
* {{Jerkass}}: He kept badmouthing Sandhya, and accused her of giving him the most horrible suit on purpose, even when Sandhya herself tried to make everyone understand she tried to match the choices with their styles.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets eliminated in the episode where he bitched at Sandhya the most.
* NeverMyFault: He took control over the entire team in the second episode and then blamed Sandhya when the team lost and then spent the entire fourth episode blaming Sandhya for giving him a bad suit when several other designers also didn't like their suits but still managed to produce good looks.

! Jefferson Musanda
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora
* AlwaysSecondBest Some of his designs have been in the judges' Top 3, and shared a win with Sean, yet he has never won any prize solo until episode 9.
* BigEater He was really excited by the Red Robin Restaurant Challenge, especially when he learned the contestants would be given free fries that day.
* BoringButPractical: People's reaction about his design who were more experience with fashion research. He has great sewing skills and a solid design concept, but his design tends to be dull or derivative.
* CampGay
* FantasticTimeManagement: The reason why he was consistently praised by the judges is his ability to finish a garment precisely in a short amount of time.
* NiceGuy Usually smiling and gregarious.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers Though usually calm and cheerful, Kini expressed frustration that when he and Sean were paired up for the wedding challenge, Sean was selected for the win. The kicker? Sean's shirt got the most praise. While the shirt was Sean's design, Kini was the one who actually constructed it.
* SignatureStyle: In his finale collection, B/W and denim.
* TwoferTokenMinority Gay and Hawaiian.

! Korina Emmerich
* AlphaBitch: Had a tendency to talk smack in the confession cam.
* DesignatedVillain: Other than a extreme explosion in the final episode and a short rivalry with Amanda, she was mostly just too confident for her own good.
* JerkassHasAPoint: She, in the worst way possible, expressed that Char had been saved ''twice'' by Tim, and that was unfair to the other designers.
* TheRival: To Amanda.
* RageQuit/ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When she returned in episode 12, she admitted that she clearly didn't want to be there (and forces herself to work with Char) and eventually got Tim's permission to leave the workroom.
* SignatureStyle: Outerwear, mostly jackets. In her finale collection, Mondrian, leather and colour blocking.
* ShockingElimination
* SoreLoser: Ended up extremely frustrated in her final episode, where she verbally lashed out towards everyone (mainly Char and probably the producers). In fact, her [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/10/korinas-project-runway-season-13-finale-collection/ final collection]] was revealed to be inspired by her last design.
* VerbalJudo: Towards Nina and Char. When Nina Garcia admitted she disliked Korina's outfit, [[BerserkButton let's just say Korina was less-than-pleased.]] And the drama [[FromBadToWorse would continue when Korina was sent back to await the judges decisions, and even after her elimination.]]

! Kristine Guico
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Mitchell Perry
* OutOfFocus

! Samantha Plasencia
* BoringButPractical: She had a sense of style and ideas, but the final product tends to be boring compared to the other designers (and some of the surprise were extremely hidden in black).
* OutOfFocus
* ShelteredAristocrat: In her final episode, she had difficulties in making a gown because she had never been on a wedding before.

! Sandhya Garg
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Most of the designers in the competiton dislike her because they don't understand how she won two challenges.
* DecoyProtagonist: Got a lion share of airtime despite being 8th.
* GoodIsNotDumb: When Hernan said to her a "Thank you Sandhya again, bitch", Sandhya flipped the bird at him and warned him to never talk to her like that again.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Inverted, she genuinely wanted to form friendships, but due to her events in her first two episodes, she's not popular with the other designers.
* LoopholeAbuse: In Episode 5, when Heidi (who's this season challenge), decided to give the contestants another chance to shop at Mood, she's the only person to ask for money from the other designers who decided not to take the chance.
* NiceGirl: She tries to get along with everyone. For the 4th challenge, she tried to give everyone suits according to their styles, even when some of them kept saying she gave them "the ugliest" on purpose.
* NoSocialSkills: Her FatalFlaw in this show, while she does not have a mean bone in her body, she is sometimes difficult to work and communicate with.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Sandhya tells she got married in a traditional arranged marriage, as common in East Indian culture. Lucky for her, she [[HappilyMarried adores her husband]], as he turned out to be a NiceGuy who is very supportive of her career as fashion designer.
* ShockingElimination: Sure, her final outfit deserved the auf. But it was this because she won 2 challenges in the early stages of the show, which usually means a ticket to the finale.
* TeamKiller: Unintentionally, as both times she been on the bottom is was when she was teamed up with other designers.
* TokenMinority: She's the only East Indian contestant.

! Sean Kelly
* CripplingOverspecialization: His love of fringe, especially during his final collection. Despite being able to do it beautifully, even Heidi (who loves the fringe) worries he's overusing it. Not helped by Tim Gun's visit when he told him to "turn up the volume" on his collection, and Sean reading that as "add fringe to ''everything''".
* GenreBlindness: Knows full well Nina Garcia doesn't like his obsession with fringe, so what does he do? He creates a final collection that's ''three-quarters'' fringe! [[spoiler: Though it doesn't matter anyway, since he won as Nina find it the most commercially viable of the collection.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi Accent]]: Has a very thick accent, since he is from New Zealand
* SignatureStyle: After his win in the Heidi Klum challenge, he started to use fringes in his designs. In his finale collection, he uses a Julius Caesar storyline, along with more fringe.
* StealingTheCredit: Won the Rock Wedding challenge ... despite the fact it was Kini who constructed the shirt that the judges were raving about. (the design ''was'' his, but Kini was the one who sewed it for him, although it is possible Sean's silence regarding this may have been the result of ManipulativeEditing)

! Amanda Valentine
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She got picked to return for the season.
* NiceGirl: She is often very happy around and tries to get along with most of the contestants... Except for Korina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally making it to the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Judges and Mentor]]

!Angela Lindvall (Season 1 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi" (or "Not-Heidi").
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Joanna Coles (Mentor, Seasons 1-2, 4)
Joanna served as guest judge since season 7. In All Stars, the Fashion Editor has moved to the mentor area, leaving the judges panel composed by the host and designers.
* DeadpanSnarker: She manages to pull the best deadpan in her critiques.
* TheFashionista: Required since she's chief editor.
* TheMeanBrit: Played this as a guest judge, coupled with DeadpanSnarker critiques. Avoids this when she takes the mentor role.
* TheMentor: Only for the All-Stars seasons.
* OnlySaneWoman: Right to all the characters in the designers rows.
* PutOnABus: She's not mentor for AS-Season 3.
* SternTeacher: She's blunt, serious and very precise with her feedbacks.

!Izaac Mizrahi
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker
* CoolTeacher
* CynicalMentor

!Georgina Chapman
* CreatorCouple: She's the wife of Harvey Weinstein, the producer of the show.
** Doesn't influence at all in the show, since Georgina is the co-founder of Marchesa, anyway.
* CoolTeacher
* TheFashionista
* OnlySaneWoman: Along with Joanna.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Carolyn Murphy (Season 2 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi2".
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Alyssa Milano (Season 3-4 host)
* TheHost
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: WhosTheBoss and Series/{{Charmed}}, for starters.

!Zanna Roberts Rassi (Season 3 mentor)
It was announced that Zanna would be the mentor for this season.
* ChekhovsGunman: She was guest judge and hosted many of the "Road to the Runway" and "After the Runway" especials.
* TheFashionista
* NiceGirl: At least compared to [[SternTeacher Joanna]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars]]

to:

\n[[folder:Season 13]]\n\n[[folder:All-Stars 4]]
! Alexander Knox
Chris March (Season 4)
* DullSurprise: Tends to gawp with an open mouth at whatever or whomever he's watching.

AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

! Angela Sum
Jay Sario (Season 7)

! Fabio Costa (Season 10)

! Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

! Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* FragileFlower: She was crying most of the time.
* HiddenDepths: She apparently worked at Wall Street for 7 years.
* MercyKill: What everybody felt about her auf, as it was not the
MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right environment for her.

! Carrie Sleutskaya
* {{Goth}}: Very much, but she's also characterized
before the finale in her personal style as TheVamp.
* TooDumbToLive: In her final episode,
season, she directly called wins multiple challenges and makes it all the judges idiots and complained that Sandhaya (Who had immunity) should be auf instead.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

! Charketa "Char" Glover
* {{Lifelines}}: She's the recipient of the "Tim Gunn Save", since he felt there was some joy missing from the workroom.
** In episode 9, when she had trouble fixing the zipper for the model, Tim decided to give Char an additional 10 minutes to finish it, much
way to the contestants chargin.
* NiceGirl: Reason why Tim decided to use his save on her.
** Really comes to a point
end in episode 12 this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when she genuinely wants to make an effort to patch things up with Korina and the other designers are happier to have her around.
** And then averted in the reunion when she complained that Korina was mean and took half the time to agreeing to patch up with Korina.
* SassyBlackWoman
* TookALevelInJerkass: Notable during the reunion, despite being the NiceGirl during
Dmitry takes the season she was very harsh to Korina while she tried to apologize to her, and during a segment hearing opinions from fans, she got visibly upset when a fan called her out on not really deserving to have gotten as far as she did.
* ThePollyanna: She tried to survive the economic crisis in her town.

! Emily Payne
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
* PerkyGoth: Somewhat. Her designs looked somewhat old-fashioned or gothic-esque, but she tries to get along with everyone.

! Fäde Zu Grau
* {{Atheism}}: His spiritual beliefs were never touched on but the number of pieces of clothing he had with the word "Atheist" written across them seemed like a good hint.
* FunnyForeigner: Even thought he didn't have much screentime, the judges pointed out that his personal style and taste in prints were fun and interesting.
* GratuitousGerman

! Hernan Lander
* CampGay
* {{Jerkass}}: He kept badmouthing Sandhya, and accused her of giving him the most horrible suit on purpose, even when Sandhya herself tried to make everyone understand she tried to match the choices with their styles.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He gets eliminated in the episode where he bitched at Sandhya the most.
* NeverMyFault: He took control over the entire team in the second episode and then blamed Sandhya when the team lost and then spent the entire fourth episode blaming Sandhya for giving him a bad suit when several other designers also didn't like their suits but still managed to produce good looks.

! Jefferson Musanda
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora
* AlwaysSecondBest Some of his designs have been in the judges' Top 3, and shared a win with Sean, yet he has never won any prize solo until episode 9.
* BigEater He was really excited by the Red Robin Restaurant Challenge, especially when he learned the contestants would be given free fries that day.
* BoringButPractical: People's reaction about his design who were more experience with fashion research. He has great sewing skills and a solid design concept, but his design tends to be dull or derivative.
* CampGay
* FantasticTimeManagement: The reason why he was consistently praised by the judges is his ability to finish a garment precisely in a short amount of time.
* NiceGuy Usually smiling and gregarious.
* SecondPlaceIsForLosers Though usually calm and cheerful, Kini expressed frustration that when he and Sean were paired up for the wedding challenge, Sean was selected for the win. The kicker? Sean's shirt got the most praise. While the shirt was Sean's design, Kini was the one who actually constructed it.
* SignatureStyle: In his finale collection, B/W and denim.
* TwoferTokenMinority Gay and Hawaiian.

! Korina Emmerich
* AlphaBitch: Had a tendency to talk smack in the confession cam.
* DesignatedVillain: Other than a extreme explosion in the final episode and a short rivalry with Amanda, she was mostly just too confident for her own good.
* JerkassHasAPoint: She, in the worst way possible, expressed that Char had been saved ''twice'' by Tim, and that was unfair to the other designers.
* TheRival: To Amanda.
* RageQuit/ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When she returned in episode 12, she admitted that she clearly didn't want to be there (and forces herself to work with Char) and eventually got Tim's permission to leave the workroom.
* SignatureStyle: Outerwear, mostly jackets. In her finale collection, Mondrian, leather and colour blocking.
* ShockingElimination
* SoreLoser: Ended up extremely frustrated in her final episode, where she verbally lashed out towards everyone (mainly Char and probably the producers). In fact, her [[http://tomandlorenzo.com/2014/10/korinas-project-runway-season-13-finale-collection/ final collection]] was revealed to be inspired by her last design.
* VerbalJudo: Towards Nina and Char. When Nina Garcia admitted she disliked Korina's outfit, [[BerserkButton let's just say Korina was less-than-pleased.]] And the drama [[FromBadToWorse would continue when Korina was sent back to await the judges decisions, and even after her elimination.
once again.]]

! Kristine Guico
Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Mitchell Perry
* OutOfFocus

! Samantha Plasencia
* BoringButPractical: She had a sense of style
TheAce: Won his season, and ideas, but the final product tends though it took him 8 episodes to be boring compared to the other designers (and some of the surprise were extremely hidden actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in black).
* OutOfFocus
* ShelteredAristocrat: In her final episode, she had difficulties in making a gown because she had
which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been on a wedding before.

! Sandhya Garg
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Most of the designers
in the competiton dislike her because they don't understand how she won two challenges.
* DecoyProtagonist: Got a lion share of airtime despite being 8th.
* GoodIsNotDumb: When Hernan said to her a "Thank you Sandhya again, bitch", Sandhya flipped the bird at him and warned him to never talk to her like that again.
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Inverted, she genuinely wanted to form friendships, but due to her events in her first two episodes, she's not popular with the other designers.
* LoopholeAbuse: In Episode 5, when Heidi (who's this season challenge), decided to give the contestants another chance to shop at Mood, she's the only person to ask for money from the other designers who decided not to take the chance.
* NiceGirl: She tries to get along with everyone. For the 4th challenge, she tried to give everyone suits according to their styles, even when some of them kept saying she gave them "the ugliest" on purpose.
* NoSocialSkills: Her FatalFlaw in this show, while she does not have a mean bone in her body, she is sometimes difficult to work and communicate with.
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Sandhya tells she got married in a traditional arranged marriage, as common in East Indian culture. Lucky for her, she [[HappilyMarried adores her husband]], as he turned out to be a NiceGuy who is very supportive of her career as fashion designer.
* ShockingElimination: Sure, her final outfit deserved the auf. But it was this because she won 2 challenges in the early stages of the show, which usually means a ticket to the finale.
* TeamKiller: Unintentionally, as both times she been on
the bottom is was when she was teamed up two. He made it into the finale with other designers.
* TokenMinority: She's the only East Indian contestant.

! Sean Kelly
* CripplingOverspecialization: His love of fringe, especially during his final collection. Despite being able to do it beautifully, even Heidi (who loves the fringe) worries he's overusing it. Not helped by Tim Gun's visit when he told him to "turn up the volume" on his collection, and Sean reading
a dress that as "add fringe to ''everything''".
* GenreBlindness: Knows full well Nina Garcia doesn't like his obsession with fringe, so what does he do? He creates a final collection that's ''three-quarters'' fringe!
more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't matter anyway, since It's no shock that he won as Nina find it walks away with the most commercially viable of prize for the collection.second time.]]
* [[UsefulNotes/NewZealand Kiwi Accent]]: Has a very thick accent, since he is from New Zealand
* SignatureStyle: After his win in the Heidi Klum challenge, he started to use fringes
AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his designs. first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his finale collection, orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he uses a Julius Caesar storyline, along says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

! Samantha Black (Season 11)

! Benjamin March (Season 11)

! Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close
with more fringe.
* StealingTheCredit: Won
Helen after the Rock Wedding challenge ... despite the fact it was Kini who constructed the shirt show, especially when she said that the judges they were raving about. (the design ''was'' his, but Kini was the one who sewed it for him, although it is possible Sean's silence regarding this may have been the result of ManipulativeEditing)

roommates

! Amanda Valentine
Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She got picked makes it to return for the season.
* NiceGirl: She is often very happy around and tries
finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to get along with most of the contestants... Except for Korina.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Season 14]]

! Amanda Perna
* {{Jerkass}}: Constantly insulted other designers
Dmitry in the confessional, and threw a temper tantrum when Laurie wouldn't let her borrow her scissors, when Laurie was using them.
end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

! Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: She almost made it to the cast of Season 9. She returned 5 seasons later.
* NeverMyFault: She was constantly in the Bottom 3. For her final episode, she said that the team brought her down instead.

! Ashley Nell Tipton
* AllTheOtherReindeer: When she was younger, she felt rejected because of her weight and dyslexia, which gave her many selfsteem issues. She feels this again in Episode 5, when she gets picked last and then is told that her teammates were going to pick her to go home if they landed on the bottom.
* BigBeautifulWoman: She is very aware of her size, which is the roots for her Plus-Size line.
* BigFun: She describes herself as Fun, Funk, Fat.
* BrokenPedestal: She feels this way about Candice. In
Had never won a prior episode, she and Candice got along wonderfully, which took her by surprise when she didn't pick her first for the next challenge. Later, she is told by Laurie that the other girls were going to blame her if the team landed on the bottom.
* ChekhovsSkill: She used to play paintball with her brother, which became handy for the 5th challenge.
* CynicismCatalyst: The Team Challenge in episode 5 made her realize that she couldn't trust anyone in the show, since she got picked last and found out that the other girls (minus Laurie) intended to throw her under the bus.
* HiddenDepths: Nobody suspected she was a crack shot at paintball.
* NiceGirl: She immediately lent Swapnil her spare tools and got along wonderfully with Candice.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is dyed purple.

! Blake Patterson
* CampGay: He always talks with a campy tone and constantly says he is adorable.
* CountryMouse: According to the other designers, he was constantly talking about his rural upbringing, since he comes from Ohio.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When Swaphil was talking to the others about the machines in his thick accent, he said to Swaphil "I don't know how to speak in Indian". Swaphil understandably decided to ignore him and Blake kept saying in the interview that he is adorable.
* {{Jerkass}}: He threw a racist comment at Swapnil like it was nothing and instead of apologizing right away, he kept saying to the confessional cam how adorable he is.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Even he was disgusted by the "Mean Girls" attitude they had towards Ashley and called them out on it.
* PetTheDog: He got upset when Ashley got the blame by most of her team and tried to cheer her up.
* RealMenWearPink: His teammates let him do the flower paintings on the collection. Joseph admits that he was the only one who could draw them.

! Candice Cuoco
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: In Episode 5, despite working well with Ashley, she picked Amanda instead, because she felt that Amanda needed more support to up her game. This led to Ashley being picked last, thinking that she was being rejected by the others. When Laurie told Ashley about the rumors of throwing her under the bus, Ashley got dissapointed on her, despite Candice not picking her.
* PerkyGoth: Her personal style is all black, and at the same time she is also a loving mom and gets along perfectly with Ashley.
* TeamMom: She said this was what she wanted to be in the team
challenge in episode three. Unfortunately her teammates thought she came off as domineering and overly involved.
* TeenPregnancy: She had her first kid at age 17.

! David Gianpiccolo
* HappilyMarried: He has a loving husband and the only relative he has, since
his father disowned him when he came out.
* TokenMinority: He is from Belgium and one of the foreign contestants.

! Duncan Chambers-Watson
* WeHardlyKnewYe: As the first eliminated.
* TokenMinority: Is from New Zealand.

! Edmond Newton
* AscendedFan: He has been auditioning since the very first season.
* {{Determinator}}: He has been auditioning ''13'' times before finally
original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the show on his 14th audition.
* GenreSavvy: He has been a fan of the show from the first season and refused to talk to the other designers about his own project, since he is aware that they're in a competition.

! Gabrielle Arruda
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She was one of the most quiet and low-key of the contestans, and her elimination happened in the fourth episode.

! Hanmiao Yang
* FatalFlaw: She was eliminated because she wasn't good with communicating openly with Edmond and was shutting down all his suggestions.
* FunSize: She told in the workroom that she couldn't help anyone to try the outfits on her because "she is a midget".
* FunnyForeigner: She says people call her "Pistaccio" or "Happy Peanut".
* TokenMinority: She is the only Chinese contestant and 2nd overall along with Ping Wu from Season 7.

! Jake Wall
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Genderflipped. During his home video, his closet was full of shoes and he claims that he buys a new pair everytime he gets angry. Apparently he gets angry ''a lot''.
* DramaQueen: He kept bickering with Lindsey on regular basis, thinking that she was "delegating him tasks worthy for him".
* {{Jerkass}}: During the Team Challenge he was constantly talking to Lindsey in a condescending tone (just because she suggested a Kimono-esque jacket inspired in Hong Kong and he kept thinking she was confusing the cultures), and even after landing in the Top 3, he started to throw her under the bus.
* NonGameplayElimination: Withdrew from the competition due to personal reasons.

! Joseph Poli
* {{Jerkass}}: In his audition tape, he said that he liked to feel other people feel small.
* StraightMan: When he was paired to work with Merline, he kept her from dancing and singing while working.

! Kelly Dempsey
* LethalChef: Kelly admits that she is so horrible at cooking that she can't even boil water.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves making tea. Even if the cups won't last.

! Laurie Underwood
* SassyBlackWoman: She has a very urban accent and would often make sassy comments during the interviews.

! Lindsey Creel
* BrutalHonesty[=/=]DeadpanSnarker: In the confessional, she said that she refused to lend tools to Swapnil, Dave and Merline because they should have brought their own equipment.
-->'''Lindsey''': I think they should go home if they don't care enough to bring their own supplies and just expect other people to figure it out. My suitcase weights 80 pounds. I weight 100 pounds and I carried it, you know? Suck it up.

! Merline Labissiere
* GenkiGirl: She was dancing and singing around the workroom, to the point she started to feel sad when Joseph told her to hold it.
* MotorMouth: During workshop she wouldn't shut up, to the frustration of the others.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: In Episode 5, she was part of "The Boys" team, so everyone kept referring to their team as "Gentlemen and Merline".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: In Episode 5, she was the only woman on her team.
* TokenMinority: is from Haiti.

! Swapnil Shinde
* BrilliantButLazy: In Week 7 he admits that he's only giving a 60-80% effort thus far, despite almost always being in the top in just about every previous episode. During the Real Women challenge, Tim Gunn blows up at him because of his continued demonstration of this trope, and he goes home on Tim's bad side.
* FunnyForeigner: He is charming, funny and Indian.
* TokenMinority: He is one of the foreign contestants. Overall, he is the 2nd Indian designer, along with Sandhya from Season 13.

[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Special]]
This All-Stars was premiered as a pre-season 6.
!Daniel Vosovic:
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He won the competition.

!Korto Momolu
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got frustrated when she didn't win this time.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She still got
second place.

!Chris March
* DeepSleep: Worried many viewers with his sleeping habits. Which he explained that he's just very ill while filming.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Sweet P
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed in the Top 4.

!Mychael Knight
* {{Adorkable}}: [[BlackAndNerdy His new style]] after season 3.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Uli Herzner
* CrackDefeat: Her collection was a big step-up from her flowy-beach dresses. The judges placed her in the bottom 4, though.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She got eliminated with all the Bottom 4.

!Santino Rice
* GloryDays: Tried hard to being the Comic Relief of the cast again. Didn't turn out well, instead annoying everyone in the room.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Placed in the Bottom 4.

!Jeffrey Sebelia
* PornStache
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted: He won his season, but still returned for another shot. He ended in the bottom 4.
* TookALevelInKindness: Or better applied "Tried to be less of a Jerkass this time".
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars Judges and Mentor]]

!Angela Lindvall
episode's challenge!

! Alexandria von Brossem
(Season 1 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi" (or "Not-Heidi").
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Joanna Coles (Mentor, Seasons 1-2, 4)
Joanna served as guest judge since season 7. In All Stars, the Fashion Editor has moved to the mentor area, leaving the judges panel composed by the host and designers.
* DeadpanSnarker: She manages to pull the best deadpan in her critiques.
* TheFashionista: Required since she's chief editor.
* TheMeanBrit: Played this as a guest judge, coupled with DeadpanSnarker critiques. Avoids this when she takes the mentor role.
* TheMentor: Only for the All-Stars seasons.
* OnlySaneWoman: Right to all the characters in the designers rows.
* PutOnABus: She's not mentor for AS-Season 3.
* SternTeacher: She's blunt, serious and very precise with her feedbacks.

!Izaac Mizrahi
* CampGay
* DeadpanSnarker
* CoolTeacher
* CynicalMentor

!Georgina Chapman
* CreatorCouple: She's the wife of Harvey Weinstein, the producer of the show.
** Doesn't influence at all in the show, since Georgina is the co-founder of Marchesa, anyway.
* CoolTeacher
* TheFashionista
* OnlySaneWoman: Along with Joanna.
* RavenHairIvorySkin

!Carolyn Murphy (Season 2 host)
* FanNickname: Tom and Lorenzo coined the name "Schmeidi2".
* TheHost
* StatuesqueStunner

!Alyssa Milano (Season 3-4 host)
* TheHost
* YouMightRememberMeFrom: WhosTheBoss and Series/{{Charmed}}, for starters.

!Zanna Roberts Rassi (Season 3 mentor)
It was announced that Zanna would be the mentor for this season.
* ChekhovsGunman: She was guest judge and hosted many of the "Road to the Runway" and "After the Runway" especials.
* TheFashionista
* NiceGirl: At least compared to [[SternTeacher Joanna]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:All-Stars]]
12)



!Mondo Guerra (season 8)
* {{Bromance}}: With Michael Costello--a holdover from their time together on Season 8.
* CampGay
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* {{Determinator}}
* IllBoy: He's HIV-positive.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally won the game many thought he deserved a year ago.
* StoicSpectacles
* TooQuirkyToLose

!Austin Scarlett (season 1)
* BittersweetEnding
* CampGay
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDandy: A running joke is that he's really from 18th century.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
--> ''"I don't know about Anthony... but I got his phone number"''.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Finally made it into the final runway after his ShockingElimination in his (the) original season. He came short on winning this time too.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: His final collection was inspired by a vampire who lives in Williamsburg and sometimes borrows clothes from her Hasidic dandy friend."
* PrettyBoy

!Michael Costello (season 8)
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Bromance}}: With Mondo.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Same with Austin.
* NiceHat
* ParentalIssues
* StraightGay

!Kenley Collins (season 5)
* BoringButPractical: She was mostly safe due to the fact that she focuses more on technique over innovation. It shows on the final product, where most of the designs was sewn well could fly off the racks but was really uninspired.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. Her rank only dropped a notch, though.
* OldShame: After season 5 ended, tabloids published the news that Kenley threw her cat to her ex-boyfriend, and everyone referred to her as [[NeverLiveItDown "The Cat Thrower"]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SignatureStyle: She utilized mostly polka dots this season.

!Mila Hermanovski (season 7)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

!Rami Kashou (season 4)
* BaldOfAwesome
* CreepyCoolCrosses
* MrFanservice: His habit of wearing tight tank tops which showed off his well-built arms and pecs did not go unnoticed by many viewers.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, BIG TIME.
* NiceGuy
* ShockingElimination
* StraightGay

!April Johnston (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WomanInBlack

!Gordana Gehlhausen (season 6)
* AlliterativeName
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom

!Jerrel Scott (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* NiceGuy

!Anthony Williams (season 7)
* CampGay
* EatingTheEyeCandy: In episode 5.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He also had another chance in his season. This time, he got eliminated 5th..
* [[SassyBlackWoman Sassy Black Queen]]
* SweetHomeAlabama

!Elisa Jimenez (season 4)
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

!Sweet P (season 4)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She was in the Top 4 in the first special All-Stars, she was the second eliminated this season.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:All-Stars 2]]

!Anthony Ryan Auld (season 9)
* DisabilitySuperpower: He is colorblind.
* {{Keet}}
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Originally placing 7th, he wins the entire season this time around. Going into fashion week he even expressed nervousness at the fact that he was the only finalist who wasn't in the top 3 in his original season.
* NiceGuy
* IllBoy: Prior to the competition, he had (and survived) testicular cancer.

!Emilio Sosa (season 7)
* AlwaysSecondBest
* DeadpanSnarker
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the runner up of the entire season. [[AlwaysSecondBest Again]].
* OnlySaneMan: He's clearly in the show for the competition, rolling eyes about the "personalities", the drama and the play for the cameras.
* SeriousBusiness: His general approach to both fashion and the show in general.

!Uli Herzner (season 3)
* FunnyForeigner
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted. She placed in the bottom for the All-Stars episode, and got into the Final 3 for this season. Her rank dropped a notch compared to the original Season 3 and placed second runner up.

!Joshua [=McKinley=] (season 9)
* HeroWorshipper: From all people, Josh was the one who [[{{Squee}} squeed]] the most when he found out Wendy was in the show.
--> '''Josh''': ''(making a toast)'' From one bitch to another!
* HiddenDepths: Like the original season, Josh connected well with his client, being this was also his only win throughout the season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted as he's the fourth to last to be eliminated, failing to reach the finale this time around.
* PetTheDog: Is very friendly with his season-mate Anthony Ryan. He also tries to tell Laura Kathleen not to let the others get to her when she expresses frustration at being seen as an outsider.
* TookALevelInKindness: So far isn't nearly as much of a {{Jerkass}} as he was in his season.

!Ivy Higa (season 8)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In season 8, Ivy was mostly in the bottom or just in, only scoring top 3 once and placed 8th. In this season, Ivy got in the Top 3 three times straight and finished 5th.
* ShesGotLegs: She's the only female contestant wearing hotpants for the promo pictures.
* TookALevelInKindness: She's determined to redeem herself from the {{Jerkass}} path from season 8.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Laura Kathleen (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* RichBitch: Even more pronounced than it was in her season. And the other designers resent her not because she comes from such a privileged background while most of them are struggling to get by, but because she can't seem to resist bringing it up in conversation.
** TookALevelInJerkass: Seemingly, though it was hard to tell if this was the result of selective editing.
*** Even Josh, from all people, was trying to help her to be less bitchy around the others.

!Carlos Casanova (season 8)
* AlliterativeName
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} <--> OnlySaneMan
* FunnyForeigner
* LastNameBasis
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 10th in his original season. Here, he placed 7th.
* NonIndicativeName: He is by no means an actual TheCasanova. May also count as an UnfortunateName.
* WeWorkWellTogether: Turns out that after the show, Ivy became Casanova's boss, getting along very well as coworkers and competitors.

!Althea Harper (season 6)
* ControlFreak: In the first mintue of the Team Challenge, Althea took control of everything. Even Wendy called her "Miss Bossypants"
* MsFanservice
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted BIG TIME.
* StatuesqueStunner

!Kayne Gillaspie (season 3)
* CampGay
* FormerlyFat: Childhood photos shows us his chubby child-self.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Outside of beauty peagent dresses, many of his designs that are not in that category turn into this.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted, he's the 5th to be eliminated.

!Andrae Gonzalo (season 2)
* '''CampGay'''
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even the other designers have trouble figuring out where he's coming from.
* GirlyRun
* {{Keet}}
* MenDontCry: Hardly averted.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: He has a tendency to slip into weird accents from time to time, including British, French, German and "weird gay."

!Suede (season 5)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!Wendy Pepper (season 1)

* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.
* TeamMom: She got especially close with Suede. The others still saw her as "The Old Villain"
* TookALevelInKindness: Compared to her first appearance she's mellowed out considerably, and admits she has quite a reputation from her first time on the show. She also now aware that this is a TalentShow.

!Peach Carr (season 8)
* CoolOldLady
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted.

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[[/folder]]

[[folder:All-Stars 3]]

!Ari South (season 8)
* {{Transsexual}}: The following year after the 8th season. Let's remember back then we knew her as "Andy".
* NiceGirl
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 2nd Runner-Up. Subverted, since she was the first to go home.

!Christopher Palu (season 10)
* CampGay
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Daniel Esquivel (season 11)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 4th in his original season.

!Elena Slivnyak (season 10)
* HotBlooded: Althought she says she has it under control now, the others are counting for another meltdown.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 6th in her original season, ended up placing 3rd with the most Top 3 in the season (though she only won one challenge)

!Irina Shabayeva (season 6)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. She won her season.
* ShockingElimination: Even though her elimination was justified (as her dress ripped off at her final challenge), a people still thinks that she should have been to the Final 3

!Jeffrey Sebelia (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He won the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Korto Momolu (season 5)
* AlwaysSecondBest: Got 2nd, again.
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. She placed both in season 5 and the All-Stars episode in 2nd place.

!Melissa Fleis (season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in her season. Then subverted as she was the third eliminated with all her looks being in the bottom.
* PerkyGoth

!Mychael Knight (season 3)
* [[MyGreatestSecondChance My Greatest ''Third'' Chance]]: Subverted double time. He placed 4th in the original season 3, but placed and was eliminated in the All-Stars especial.

!Seth Aaron Henderson (season 7)
* BornWinner: He won this season.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Subverted. He won in season 7.

!Viktor Luna (season 9)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Placed 3rd in his season.
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[[folder:All-Stars 4]]
! Chris March (Season 4)
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The only designer who came from Bravo.

! Jay Sario (Season 7)

! Fabio Costa (Season 10)

! Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10)

! Sonjia Williams (Season 10)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Eliminated right before the finale in her season, she wins multiple challenges and makes it all the way to the end in this one. [[spoiler: Subverted when Dmitry takes the season once again.]]

! Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10)
* TheAce: Won his season, and though it took him 8 episodes to actually ''win'' a challenge (much like his own season, in which he didn't win until Episode 9), he has never been in the bottom two. He made it into the finale with a dress that more than one judge called the best thing they'd ever seen on Allstars. [[spoiler: It's no shock that he walks away with the prize for the second time.]]
* AmbiguouslyBi: Even more so than in his first season, he seems to actively tease about the ambiguity. In the "love life" episode, he very pointedly avoids discussing his orientation, unlike most of the other male designers. And when he says that he is single, he also mentions that he thinks he's ready to "meet the perfect... person."

! Samantha Black (Season 11)

! Benjamin March (Season 11)

! Patricia Michaels (Season 11)

! Michelle Lesniak (Season 11)
* OddFriendship: Turns out to be close with Helen after the show, especially when she said that they were roommates

! Helen Castillo (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Like Sonjia, she was eliminated right before Fashion Week in her season. She makes it to the finale in this one, [[spoiler: but [[SubvertedTrope loses to Dmitry in the end]]]].
* OddFriendship: With Michelle

! Justin [=LeBlanc=] (Season 12)
* MyGreatestSecondChance: Had never won a challenge in his original season, despite making it to Fashion Week. In All-Stars, however, he wins the second episode's challenge!

! Alexandria von Brossem (Season 12)

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