By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com December 16 2009 5:35 PM ET

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 EMILIO X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Emilio Sosa
Age: 43
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Profession: Costume designer
Favorite Designer: Charles James





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 AMY X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM 

Amy Sarabi
Age: 26
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Profession: Fashion designer; permalancer at Men's Active Old Navy
Favorite Designer: Christian Wijnants





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 ANNA X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM 

Anna Lynett
Age: 23
Hometown: Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Profession: Printmaker and designer
Favorite Designer: Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, and Band of Outsiders





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 BEN X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Ben Chmura
Age: 30
Hometown: South Meriden, Conn.
Profession: Designer
Favorite Designer: Nicolas Ghesquiere and Marc Jacobs







1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 CHRISTIANE X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Christiane King
Age: 30
Hometown: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Profession: Fashion designer
Favorite Designer: I love Marchesa and Balenciaga





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 SETH X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Seth Aaron Henderson
Age: 38
Hometown: San Diego
Profession: Fashion stylist and fashion designer
Favorite Designer: Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Dior





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 PING X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Ping Wu
Hometown: Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Profession: Design intern, assistant stylist, model, interpreter, reporter, and freelance writer
Favorite Designer: Issey Miyake and Hussein Chalayan




1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 PAMELA X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Pamela Ptak
Age: 47
Hometown: Pittsfield, Mass.
Profession: Full-time fashion designer and part-time college fashion design instructor
Favorite Designer: God





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 MILLA X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Mila Hermanovski
Age: 40
Hometown: Dallas
Profession: Costumer, TV/film and personal stylist
Favorite Designer: Helmut Lang, Preen, Courreges, Balenciaga, and Ralph Rucci





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 MAYA X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Maya Luz
Age: 22
Hometown: Santa Fe, N.M.
Profession: Freelance designer
Favorite Designer: Raf Simons for Jil Sander, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Vivienne Westwood, or Malcolm McLaren in the '70s





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 JONATHAN X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Jonathan Peters
Age: 29
Hometown: Woonsocket, R.I.
Profession: Technically, unemployed, but I prefer "independent freelance women's wear designer"
Favorite Designer: So many





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 JESUS X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Jesus Estrada
Age: 21
Hometown: Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Profession: Freelance designer
Favorite Designer: Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana



1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 JESSE X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Jesse LeNoir
Age: 25
Hometown: Painesville, Ohio
Profession: Actor and fashion designer for House of Kilroy
Favorite Designer: Thom Browne and Tom Ford



1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 JAY X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Jay Nicolas Sario
Age: 31
Hometown: The Philippines
Profession: Visual merchandiser and lead stylist for Gap Inc. in the kids' division
Favorite Designer: Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 JANEANE X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Janeane Marie Ceccanti
Age: 28
Hometown: Willows, Calif.
Profession: Designer and owner, Janeane Marie
Favorite Designer: Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy





1 PIXEL GIF | ADVOCATE.COM

 PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON 7 ANTHONY X560 (LIFETIME) | ADVOCATE.COM

Anthony Williams
Age: 28
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Profession: Freelance designer
Favorite Designer: Zuhair Murad