“Project Runway” Season 15 won’t premiere until Thursday night, but fans of the reality TV show are getting a first look of what’s in store for the 16 new contestants in “Road to the Runway.”
The special episode was released exclusively by Entertainment Weekly, and it featured some background information about the 16 designers who will be competing on the show. House and closet tours for each of the contestants are also part of “Road to the Runway.”
While speaking with the publication during a separate interview, judge Zac Posen described Season 15 as a “historic season.” “Get ready – get ready for great talent, get ready for a wild ride on that sewing machine,” he said.
Meanwhile, “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum is also excited to get to know the 16 new designers, whose ages range from 23 to 55 years old. The supermodel revealed in the special episode that there’s one designer who she wants to hire to create her own clothing line. “We’re not tired of it yet. The concept is the same but the people are different, the challenges are different, and our guest judges are different – and they always bring something great to the table, too,” she said.
The contestants this season include Brik Allen (26), Laurence Basse (41), Sarah Donofrio (34), Ian Hargrove (30), Tasha Henderson (33), Nathalia JMag (23), Linda Marcus (55), Cornelius Ortiz (24), Roberi Parra (32), Jenni Riccetti (22), Kimber Richardson (42), Erin Robertson (29), Alex Snyder (30), Rik Villa (31) and Mah-Jing Wong (28).
In other news, the guest judges in “Project Runway” Season 15 include “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra, “The Vampire Diaries” alum Nina Dobrev, “Hart of Dixie” alum Jaime King, “Girl Meets World” star Sabrina Carpenter, “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie, “Project Runway Junior” judge Kelly Osbourne, Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider and more, according to Lifetime.
“Project Runway” Season 15 will air on Lifetime on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET.