Margaret Lyons
July 09, 2009 AT 09:00 PM EDT

Lifetime announced the 16 contestants for the new season of Project Runway, the first since the show left Bravo. The L.A.-set season starts airing August 20 and brings back judges Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, and judge/host Heidi Klum, as well as contestant mentor and fan favorite Tim Gunn. The full cast list is after the jump.

  • Althea Harper, 24 – Hometown: Dayton, OH; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
  • Ari Fish, 26 – Hometown/Resides in Kansas City, MO
  • Carol Hannah Whitfield, 24 – Hometown: Anderson, SC; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
  • Christopher Straub, 30 – Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN; Resides in Shakopee, MN
  • Epperson, 50 – Hometown/Resides in New York, NY
  • Gordana Gehlhausen, 45 – Hometown: Yugoslavia; Resides in San Diego, CA
  • Irina Shabayeva, 27 – Hometown: The Republic of Georgia; Resides in New York, NY
  • Johnny Sakalis, 30 – Hometown: Long Beach, CA; Resides in Los Angeles, CA
  • Logan Neitzel, 26 – Hometown: Blackfoot, ID; Resides in Seattle, WA
  • Louise Black, 32 – Hometown: Temple, TX; Resides in Dallas, TX
  • Malvin Vien, 24 – Hometown: Englewood, CO; Resides in Brooklyn, NY
  • Mitchell Hall, 26 – Hometown: Melbourne, FL; Resides in Savannah, GA
  • Nicolas Putvinski, 27 – Hometown: Moscow, Russia; Resides in New York, NY
  • Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman, 31 – Hometown: Chicago, IL; Resides in Milwaukee, WI
  • Shirin Askari, 24 – Hometown: Tulsa, OK; Resides in Garland, TX
  • Qristyl Frazier, 42 – Hometown: St. Louis, MO; Resides in Brooklyn, NY

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