‘Project Runway’ Season Sweet 16 Premieres August 17

Lifetime will premiere the sweet 16 season of “Project Runway” on August 17, where size doesn’t matter. For the first time in the show’s history, “Project Runway” is breaking the modeling mold to celebrate body diversity by incorporating size inclusive models on the catwalk.

This season, the Emmy® Award winning hosts and mentors, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return as well as judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. With models ranging from size 0-22, the designers will be challenged to create stunning designs for ANY size.

Season 16 “Project Runway” designers are:

Aaron Myers (23) Brooklyn, NY
Amy Bond (46) Los Angeles, CA
Ayana Ife (27) Salt Lake City, UT
Batani-Khalfani (32) Inglewood, CA
Brandon Kee (24) San Francisco, CA
Claire Buitendorp (27) Grand Ledge, MI
Deyonté Weather (36) Lynwood, WA
Kentaro Kameyama (38) Los Angeles, CA
Kenya Freeman (37) Atlanta, GA
Kudzanai Karidza (32) Atlanta, GA
Margarita Alvarez (30) San Juan, PR
Michael Brambila (25) Oakland, CA
Samantha Rei (36) Minneapolis, MA
Sentell McDonald (33) New York, NY
Shawn Buitendorp (27) Grand Ledge, MI
ChaCha (24) Taipei, Taiwan

Several guest judges will be joining Nina and Zac this season including Demi Lovato, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Yolanda Hadid, Kate Upton, Maggie Q, Kelsea Ballerini, Dove Cameron, China Anne McClain, Asia Kate Dillon, Carly Chaikin, Maddie Ziegler, Sophia Stallone, Georgina Chapman, Rachel Brosnahan and Anne Fulenwider.

This season is not to be missed. “Project Runway” season 16 premieres on Thursday, August 17 at 8 pm on Lifetime.

Photo by: Rankin/Lifetime