Fashion loves a young talent success story, and now teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 will have a chance to compete for fashion fame in a new Lifetime spinoff of "Project Runway" called "Project Runway Junior."
Tim Gunn will continue to "make it work" as co-host, but with model Hannah Davis by his side instead of Heidi Klum. The judges include "Project Runway" alum and designer Christian Siriano and Cosmopolitan Executive Fashion Editor Aya Kanai, the latter continuing Hearst's involvement in the series. (Marie Claire Fashion Director Nina Garcia has been a judge on the original reality competition since it debuted on Bravo in 2004.) And now that Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Joanna Coles oversees Seventeen, expect to see coverage of the young contestants in the teen-focused magazine once the show premieres this fall.
Will these teens be able to handle the pressure of the competition? How will Davis send contestants home without Klum's signature "Auf Wiedersehen?" The exact date of the show's fall premiere on Lifetime has not been announced, but in the meantime "Project Runway" for adults starts August 6.