The soft-spoken Atlanta resident (and the least histrionic Runwaycontestant ever) wowed the judges with his fierce magenta ''Pam Grier'' hot-pants ensemble. His creations are stylish, modern, and expertly constructed.
A self-described ''pageant queen'' from Oklahoma, he took top marks with his Miss USA gown. Yes, he tanked in the recycling challenge, but if he can find the right balance between taste and glitz, he'll make the cut.
This Teutonic dark horse knows from Roberto Cavalli and can layer swaths of patterned chiffon to prove it. She rarely deviates from her diaphanous designs, but so far, it's kept her in the race.