The official cast was announced on Monday (Aug. 8) and includes many fan favorites and controversial contestants from the previous eight seasons.
Austin Scarlett (Season 1). Austin brought the glamour and hilarious facial expressions to Season 1. He also recently teamed up with Season 2 designer, Santino Rice, for "On the Road with Austin and Santino."
Kara Janx (Season 2). Kara made it all the way to the top 4 before being eliminated. Since then she has gone on to appear on Sundance Channel's "All On the Line."
Elisa Jimenez (Season 4). Crazy spit lady. You know what we're talking about. That is all.
Rami Kashou (Season 4). Rami was the first runner-up in his season, but he's not hurting. His designs have been seen on many celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Kat Graham, and even "Project Runway" host, Heidi Klum, is a big fan.
Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn (Season 4). Sweet P was both a fan and judge favorite. Her quirky style impressed the judges throughout the season landing her a spot in the top 5. She is now lead designer for Trixxi Clothing Company in Los Angeles.
Jerell Scott (Season 5) Jerell loved his glitter. Unfortunately the judges did not. Will he tone it down this time around?
Kenley Collins (Season 5). Kenley's mouth often outshined her designs in Season 5. Known for not taking constructive criticism, were we really surprised when she was arrested for throwing a cat at her fiancé back in 2009?
Gordana Gehlhausen (Season 6). Gordana showed that being one of the oldest designers is not a bad thing. Her experience brought her to the top 4. You can even seeNina Dobrev wearing a Gordana dress in the "Vampire Diaries" Season 2 promos.
Anthony Williams (Season 7). One of the most genuinely hilarious contestants, he also had the talent to back him up. We're excited he's back. Can't wait to hear what he has to say this time around.
Mila Hermanovski (Season 7). A former costume designer, Mila brought her creative yet intellectual designs to Season 7 making it all the way to Fashion Week. She has since designed a line of fingerless gloves.
April Johnston (Season 8). April was one of the youngest contestants on the show. She made grunge work to her advantage, but has her style matured at all?
Michael Costello (Season 8). Michael definitely wasn't a favorite amongst his fellow designers, but he still managed to outshine many of them before his dramatic (and embarrassing) elimination.
Mondo Guerra (Season 8). Mondo was the true standout of Season 8. His loss to sourpuss Gretchen was one of the most controversial finales ever for the show.
In addition to the returning contestants, designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapmanwill serve as judges. Supermodel, Angela Lindvall will fill Heidi Klum's shoes as host and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles will take over Tim Gunn's role as mentor.
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