Project Runway Season 6

Meet the sixteen designers who will strive to "make it work" come Season 6 of Project Runway.

Check out pictures of Runway styles from last season

Lifetime Network, Runway's new home (after a long, drawn-out legal dispute with Bravo), announced the contestants, who range in age from 24 to 50 and come from diverse backgrounds.

Find out more about the battle for Runway

Here's your first look at the new competitors:

Althea Harper
Age: 24
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Profession: Recent graduate/fashion designer
Snap Judgment: Sweet; very girl-next-door
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Ari Fish
Age: 26
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Profession: Clothing designer/cook
Snap Judgment: Bit of a pack rat and oddball
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Carol Hannah Whitfield
Age: 24
Hometown: New York
Profession: Freelance designer
Snap Judgment: Lives like sorority girl, except out of her car
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Christopher Straub
Age: 30
Hometown: Shakopee, Minn.
Profession: Visual merchandiser
Snap Judgment: He's got the "don'tcha know" accent down cold. Minnesota cold.
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Rodney Epperson
Age: 50
Hometown: New York
Profession: Visuals (windows)
Snap Judgment: Big family man; love the dreds
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Gordana Gehlhausen
Age: 45
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
Profession: Fashion designer/shop owner
Snap Judgment: Very established; proud of her culture
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Irina Shabeyeva
Age: 27
Hometown: New York
Profession: Fashion designer
Snap Judgment: Big city girl who would likely trade her poodle for more shoes 
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Johnny Sakalis
Age: 30
Hometown: Los Angeles
Profession: Fashion designer
Snap Judgment: Quirky, loves cologne
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Logan Neitzel
Age: 26
Hometown: Seattle
Profession: Freelance fashion designer
Snap Judgment: Clothes freak with a double-decker closet
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Louise Black
Age: 32
Hometown: Dallas
Profession: Fashion/accessory designer
Snap Judgment: Retro and slightly goth; bizarrely obsessed with dolls
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Malvin Vien
Age: 24
Hometown: New York
Profession: Self-employed
Snap Judgment: Oh, the hair!
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Mitchell Hall
Age: 26
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.
Profession: Creative director, retail
Snap Judgment: The 16 fox-fur rug: Not cool
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Nicolas Putvinksi
Age: 27
Hometown: New York
Profession: Associate designer
Snap Judgment: Won't make it a day without his Chihuahua
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Qristyl Frazier
Age: 42
Hometown: New York
Profession: Self-employed
Snap Judgment: Fun personality, but way she spells Crystal drives us up a wall
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Ra'Mon Lawrence Coleman
Age: 31
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Profession: Designer for Target
Snap Judgment: Mama's boy
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Shirin Askari
Age: 24
Hometown: Richardson, Texas
Profession: Freelance
Snap Judgment: Based on her room, girl's got style
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We've already concluded Ra'mon will win it all — if not for his talent, then because he's the only one with an apostrophe in the middle of his first name.

Which designer is your money on?