project runway, season 15, cast, premiere dateIt's been a long wait for news about season 15 of fashion reality show staple "Project Runway" (something contestant mentor Tim Gunn poked fun at earlier this year), but now, we finally know who will be competing, and when the show will return.

Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on "PR"'s 15th season and its 16 contestants, who range in age from 22 to 55. Host Heidi Klum told EW that this year's bunch is full of "talent and innovation," something that should be good news for fans and judges alike, since Gunn himself famously remarked that he "hated" season 14 and thought its contestants "weren't working up to their potential."

Here's the rundown of contestants, pew EW:

  • Brik Allen (26), Baton Rouge, LA

  • Laurence Basse (41), Los Angeles, CA

  • Sarah Donofrio (34), Portland, OR

  • Ian Hargrove (30), Chicago, IL

  • Tasha Henderson (33), Shreveport, LA

  • Nathalia JMag (23), Framingham, MA

  • Linda Marcus (55), Milwaukee, WI

  • Cornelius Ortiz (24), Boston, MA

  • Roberi Parra (32), Miami, FL

  • Jenni Riccetti (22), San Francisco, CA

  • Kimber Richardson (42), New York, NY

  • Erin Robertson (29), Cambridge, MA

  • Dexter Simmons (32), Oakland, CA

  • Alex Snyder (30), San Francisco, CA

  • Rik Villa (31), Los Angeles, CA

  • Mah-Jing Wong (28), Philadelphia, PA

In addition to those competitors, "Project Runway" has also unveiled its lineup of guest judges: Priyanka Chopra ("Quantico"), Emily Ratajkowski ("Gone Girl"), Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries"), Camilla Belle ("When a Stranger Calls"), Jaime King ("Hart of Dixie"), Shiri Appleby ("UnREAL"), Sabrina Carpenter ("Girl Meets World"), Carly Chaiken ("Mr. Robot"), "Today Show" anchor Savannah Guthrie, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, "Project Runway Junior" judge Kelly Osbourne, model Lucky Blue Smith, and Marie Claire editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider.

Season 15 of "Project Runway" premieres on Lifetime on September 15.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

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