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'Fashion Star' Crowns Kara Laricks as First Winner

Defeating Ronnie Escalante and Nzimiro Oputa, Laricks' collections which are worth up to $6 million in total will be featured in H and M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue stores. //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00050616.html

'Fashion Star' winner: Kara Laricks, Ronnie Escalante or Nzimiro Oputa, who took home the prize?

"Fashion Star" crowned its first winner Tuesday night (May 15) on NBC. After 10 weeks and six sales before the finale, Kara Laricks was crowned the winner. She will have her collection featured in the buyers' stores - H&M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. In fact, Laricks will be at the Fifth Avenue H&M location Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. ET to officially launch her line. A big congratulations to Kara, especially after being in the Bottom 2 in week one. She's come a long way.The runner-up was Ronnie Escalante, who made four sales over the course of the season for a grand total of $420,000. Third place went to Nzimiro Oputa, who made five sales for $320,000 total over the season.Did you enjoy the first season of "Fashion Star"? Will you be tuning in again next fall to NBC"s newest reality series? And we have to know - did you buy any of... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/fashion-star-winner-kara-laricks-ronnie-escalante-or-nzimiro-oputa-who-took-home-the-prize.html

'Fashion Star' Finale: Will Jessica Simpson And Nicole Richie Be Back For Season 2?

" Fashion Star " wraps up Season 1 with its big finale on Mon., May 15 (10 p.m. ET on NBC), but host and executive producer Elle Macpherson is already looking toward the future. At the NBC upfront presentation in New York this week, Macpherson told The Huffington Post that there could be some changes when the show returns for a Season 2 . "I think we're going to jerk things around a little bit and you have to watch the space," Macpherson said when asked if all the judges will return. "We've done a great job and NBC has been 100 percent behind us. America's been behind this program." When pressed for specific details on the changes afoot, Macpherson remained coy. "You're going to have to watch the space," she said. The reality series features designers competing for a chance to have their clothing sold at reputable retail stores and Macpherson said the sales have been great. "From a business perspective, it's great to see a program like this taking off on NBC," she said. Check out a preview of the finale below. The "Fashion Star" finale airs Tues., May 15, 10 p.m. ET on NBC. The series returns to NBC's schedule in the fall on Sundays, 8 p.m. ET. //feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/Y8UBEOU5Qdw/fashion-star-finale-jessica-simpson-season-2_n_1519005.html