‘Project Runway’ Season 13 Premiere Date Announced by Lifetime

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Lifetime has announced the premiere date for the 13th season of Project Runway. The competition will return on Thursday, July 24, at 9pm ET/PT with mentor Tim Gunn, and Judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. When the series returns, 16 all new hopefuls will compete for the chance to become the winner of this season with prizes that include $100,000 from Red Robin to launch their business, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and more.

The season opener will also reveal the identity of a past season alum who is brought back to the Lifetime series to get a shot at the competition once more. The ballot included Ken Laurence of Season 12, Alexander Pope of Season 12, and Amanda Valentine from Season 11 of the show.

The July 24 premiere will also feature a surprise for the designers who discover there is one final audition before they can be granted a spot on the show with three designers set to be sent packing. Following the challenge, the remaining 16 will get their first challenge that involves the New York Fashion Week.

Get a look at the ‘Project Runway’ Season 13 designers below:

Alexander Knox, 22 – Hometown: Chicago, IL; Resides in Chicago, IL
Angela Sum, 32 – Hometown: Toronto, Canada; Resides in Los Angeles, CA
Carrie Sleutskaya, 24 – Hometown: San Diego, CA; Resides in Los Angeles, CA
Char Glover, 37 – Hometown: Detroit, MI; Resides in Detroit, MI
Emily Payne, 40 – Hometown: Temple, TX; Resides in San Francisco, CA
Emmanuel Tobias, 29 – Hometown: Dallas, TX; Resides in Dallas, TX
fäde zu grau, 45 – Hometown: Coral Gables, FL; Resides in Coral Gables, FL
Hernan Lander, 33 – Hometown: San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic; Resides in New York, NY
Jefferson Musanda, 25 – Hometown: Lynn, MA; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Kiniokahokula Zamora, 30 – Hometown: Kapolei, HI; Resides in Honolulu, HI
Korina Emmerich, 28 – Hometown: Eugene, OR; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Kristine Guico, 26 – Hometown: Naperville, Illinois; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
The Mitchell Perry, 25 – Hometown: Jacksonville, FL; Resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nzinga Knight, 33 – Hometown: Brooklyn, NY; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Samantha Plasencia, 27 – Hometown: San Antonio, TX; Resides in San Antonio, TX
Sandhya Garg, 28 – Hometown: Birmingham, AL; Resides in Birmingham, AL
Sean Kelly, 25- Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
Tim Navarro, 32 – Hometown: Rochester, MN; Resides in Minneapolis, MN