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Runway Project 1
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Season Run January 4, 2013 – March 17, 2013
Winner William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. ("Flavor Flav")
No. Of Tasks 10
No. Of Designers 12

Runway Project 1 was the first season of Runway Project, an online reality game series by ImANewUser Productions modeled after the reality-competition program Project Runway.

Season 1 Contestants

Designers

The 12 fashion designers competing in the first season were:

Contestant User Reality Show Finish
Ruben Studdard spoler345 American Idol 2 12th
Chima Simone loopymilkshake Big Brother 11 11th
Stacy Rotner GauchGauch The Apprentice 2 10th1
Ian Pollack hakushu8 The Amazing Race 3 9th (Quit)
Trishelle Cannatella addie The Real World: Las Vegas 8th
Ashley Iocco Aero Hollister Big Brother 14 7th
Maria Ho bryanpasa The Amazing Race 15 6th1
Uli Herzner lups272 Project Runway 3 5th
Rudy Boesch itsbrianyay Survivor: Borneo 4th
Todd Herzog Diggory15 Survivor: China 3rd
Michelle Galdenzi GabeBabe Scream Queens 1 2nd
William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. ("Flavor Flav") locolicious Flavor Of Love 1st

Note 1: Ian withdrew for personal reasons at the beginning of Episode 4. Maria & Stacy, who were originally eliminated in Episode 3, competed for his spot in the competition.

Models

The 12 models competing in the first season were:

Model Age Hometown
Aditi Bhattacharya 22 Mumbai, India
Andreia Ferreira 19 Lisbon, Portugal
Andżelika Piatek 17 Warsaw, Poland
Atarah Jahel 20 Tel Aviv, Israel
Barbara Garland 19 New York, New York
Chelsea Yoxall 18 London, England
Gráinne Ó Brádaigh 18 Dublin, Ireland
Myranda Stacks 19 Dallas, Texas
Samiya Karimi 21 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shanice Symons 20 San Fransisco, California
Tine Anthonsen 22 Oslo, Norway
Trudie Severins 20 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Season 1 Challenges

Designer Elimination Chart
Designer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Episodes
Flavor Flav WIN WIN HIGH WIN HIGH LOW WIN WIN ADV WINNER 10 - Finale
Michelle IN IN IN HIGH IN HIGH HIGH HIGH ADV 1ST RUNNER-UP
Todd IN HIGH HIGH IN LOW HIGH HIGH LOW ADV 2ND RUNNER-UP
Rudy IN IN WIN LOW IN LOW HIGH HIGH OUT 9 - The Elements Of Success
Uli HIGH HIGH IN IN HIGH WIN LOW OUT 8 - Don't Steal My Look!
Maria IN LOW OUT SAFE WIN IN OUT 7 - Gone For The Holidays
Ashley HIGH IN IN IN LOW OUT 6 - It's A Sin Against Fashion!
Trishelle LOW IN LOW LOW OUT 5 - It's Good For Your Body
Ian LOW IN LOW WD 4 - GaGa For Fashion
Stacy IN LOW OUT 3 - In Fighting Shape
Chima IN OUT 2 - It's In The Signs
Ruben OUT 1 - You Are What You Wear
     Limegreen background and WINNER means the designer won Runway Project.
     Teal background and ADV means the designer advanced to Fashion Week.
     Blue background and WIN means the designer won that challenge.
     Turquoise background and HIGH means the designer had the second highest score for that challenge.
     Light blue background and HIGH means the designer had one of the highest scores for that challenge, but did not win.
     Pink background and LOW means the designer had one of the lowest scores for that challenge, but was not eliminated.
     Orange background and LOW means the designer was in the bottom two, but was not eliminated.
     Red background and OUT means the designer lost and was out of the competition.
     Yellow background and WD means the designer withdrew from the competition.
Model Elimination Chart
Model 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Andżelika FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF
Barbara MH MG MG MG MG MG FF MG MG MG
Shanice TH TH TH TH TH TH RB TH TH TH
Myranda RB RB RB RB RB RB MG RB RB MG
Atarah IP IP IP UH UH UH UH UH OUT TH
Aditi AI AI AI AI AI AI MH OUT MG
Tine TC TC TC TC TC MH TH OUT TH
Samiya SR MH MH MH MH OUT MG
Andreia CS SR SR SR OUT FF
Chelsea MG UH UH OUT TH
Trudie UH CS OUT FF
Gráinne RS OUT FF
     The model was the winner of Runway Project.
     The model wore the winning designer's outfit.
     The model wore the losing designer's outfit.
     The model was brought back into the competition.
     The model withdrew from the competition.
     The model was out of Runway Project.

Designer Legend

  • Ashley Iocco: AI
  • Chima Simone: CS
  • Flavor Flav: FF
  • Ian Pollack: IP
  • Maria Ho: MH
  • Michelle Galdenzi: MG
  • Ruben Studdard: RS
  • Rudy Boesch: RB
  • Stacy Rotner: SR
  • Todd Herzog: TH
  • Trishelle Cannatella: TC
  • Uli Herzner: UH


Episode Summaries

Episode 1: You Are What You Wear

Original Airdate: January 4, 2013

The designers had to make an outfit that best expressed their point of view as a designer. Designers had a "budget" of $200 and 48 hours to complete this challenge. The winner received immunity, as well as an advantage for the next challenge.

  • Guest Judge: Britney Spears
WINNER: Flavor Flav
ELIMINATED: Ruben

Episode 2: It's In The Signs

Original Airdate: January 8, 2013

The designers had to create a couture gown inspired by one of the 12 signs of the Western zodiac. For winning the previous challenge, Flavor Flav had the option between two zodiac signs. Designers had a "budget" of $250 and 48 hours to complete this challenge.

The zodiac sign assignments are as follows:

Ashley Aries
Chima Taurus
Flavor Flav Gemini or Cancer
Ian Aquarius
Maria Capricorn
Michelle Leo
Rudy Pisces
Stacy Virgo
Todd Libra
Trishelle Sagittarius
Uli Scorpio
  • Guest Judge: Gretchen Barretto (as Ashi Behati)
WINNER: Flavor Flav
ELIMINATED: Chima

Episode 3: In Fighting Shape

Original Airdate: January 14, 2013

The designers were divided into two teams of five. Each team had to create a 5-piece collection inspired by one of two popular video games: Mortal Kombat and Tekken. For being the top designers in the previous challenge, Flavor Flav & Todd acted as team captains. Designers had a team "budget" of $1300 and 96 hours to complete this challenge. For the first 48 hours, judge Ramsay offered advice and ideas to both teams.

The teams are as follows:

Mortal Kombat Ashley, Flavor Flav, Rudy, Stacy, Trishelle
Tekken Ian, Maria, Michelle, Todd, Uli
  • Guest Judges: Gretchen Barretto (as Ashi Behati), Samantha Brown
WINNER: Rudy
ELIMINATED: Maria, Stacy

Episode 4: GaGa For Fashion

Original Airdate: January 24, 2013

The designers had to design a concert-ready outfit for recording artist Lady GaGa. Maria & Stacy competed to return in the game, while the other 7 competed for Immunity in the next challenge. Designers had a "budget" of $350 and 48 hours to complete this challenge.

  • Guest Judge: Lady GaGa
WITHDREW: Ian
WINNER: Flavor Flav
RETURNED: Maria

Episode 5: It's Good For Your Body

Original Airdate: January 30, 2013

The designers had to design an outfit that is completely made of five fruits of their choosing. In a twist, however, two of the fruits the designer chose were to be given to the designer standing to their right at the time of the challenge. Designers had a "budget" of $300 and 48 hours to complete this challenge.

  • Guest Judge: Martha Stewart
WINNER: Maria
ELIMINATED: Trishelle

Episode 6: It's A Sin Against Fashion!

Original Airdate: February 4, 2013

The designers had to create a cocktail dress inspired by one of the seven deadly sins, for a night out on the town. Designers had a "budget" of $200 and 72 hours to complete this challenge.

The deadly sin assignments are as follows:

Ashley Lust
Flavor Flav Sloth
Maria Pride
Michelle Envy
Rudy Wrath
Todd Gluttony
Uli Greed
  • Guest Judge: Janice Dickinson
WINNER: Uli
ELIMINATED: Ashley

Episode 7: Gone For The Holidays

Original Airdate: February 11, 2013

The designers had to create a party look inspired by one of 6 holidays available for choosing. Designers had a "budget" of $150 and 72 hours to complete this challenge.

The holiday assignments are as follows:

Flavor Flav 4th Of July
Maria Halloween
Michelle Valentine's Day
Rudy Chinese New Year
Todd Day Of The Dead
Uli Christmas
  • Guest Judge: Nathan Jolliffe
WINNER: Flavor Flav
ELIMINATED: Maria

Episode 8: Don't Steal My Look!

Original Airdate: February 19, 2013

The designers had to create a ball gown inspired by an original gown another designer made within 24 hours. Designers had a "budget" of $300 (and an additional $200 once the second part of the challenge was revealed) and 48 hours to complete this challenge.

The dress assignments are as follows:

Flavor Flav Uli
Michelle Flavor Flav
Rudy Michelle
Todd Rudy
Uli Todd
  • Guest Judge: Tania Khan
WINNER: Flavor Flav
ELIMINATED: Uli

Episode 9: The Elements Of Success

Original Airdate: February 27, 2013

The designers had to create an avant-garde look and a companion piece inspired by one of the four elements. Designers had a "budget" of $700 and 72 hours to complete this challenge.

The element assignments are as follows:

Flavor Flav Air
Michelle Fire
Rudy Earth
Todd Water
  • Guest Judges: Martha Stewart, Barack Obama
ADVANCED: Flavor Flav, Michelle & Todd
ELIMINATED: Rudy

Episode 10: Finale

Original Airdate: March 6, 2013

For the final challenge, the designers had to create a 4-piece collection to show for Fashion Week. Designers had a "budget" of $2000 and 168 hours to complete this challenge.

  • Guest Judges: Nathan Jolliffe, Deana Uppal
WINNER: Flavor Flav
1ST RUNNER-UP: Michelle
2ND RUNNER-UP: Todd

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