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Project Runway Season 2
Pr2con2.jpg Heidi Klum and the Project Runway Season 2 contestants
Winner Chloe Dao
Original run December 7, 2005
– March 6, 2006
Filming dates June 2005
No. of episodes 14
No. of tasks 12
No. of designers 16
Season chronology
Previous Season 1
Next Season 3

Project Runway Season 2 was the second season of Bravo's successful Project Runway, a reality competition for fashion designers. Season 2 began airing on December 7, 2005. Following a nationwide search earlier in the year, sixteen designers were chosen as semi-finalists and brought to New York City in June, 2005. After the first challenge, called "Road To The Runway", fourteen went on to compete as finalists. The winning designer, Chloe Dao, received $100,000 in seed money to help launch her own line, a 2007 Saturn Sky roadster, a spread in ELLE magazine, and a mentorship with the Banana Republic Design Team. Winning alongside Dao was her model, Grace Kelsey, who received the ELLE Magazine spread. Michael Kors and Nina Garcia returned as judges for the second season. The fourth judging seat rotated each week, based on the challenge. Tim Gunn, fashion chair at Parsons The New School for Design, returned as a mentor for the designers.

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Season 2 contestants

The 16 contestants in Season 2 were:

Contestant Age Hometown
Raymundo Baltazar 24 Los Angeles, California
Chloe Dao 33 Houston, Texas
Marla Duran 51 Allentown, Pennsylvania
Diana Eng 22 Jacksonville, Florida
Kirsten Ehrig 37 Los Angeles, California
Daniel Franco 33 Los Angeles, California
Andrae Gonzalo 32 Los Angeles, California
Zulema Griffin 28 New York, New York
Kara Janx 29 Johannesburg, South Africa
Emmett McCarthy 42 New York, New York
Santino Rice 30 Los Angeles, California
Heidi Standridge 25 Atlanta, Georgia
Nick Verreos 38 Los Angeles, California
Guadalupe Vidal 29 Los Angeles, California
Daniel Vosovic 24 New York, New York
John Wade 24 Los Angeles, California


(ages listed are the designers' ages at the time the show was taped in the summer of 2005.)


Daniel Franco had been a competitor in the first season and was eliminated in that season's first episode. Determined to show that the judges "made a mistake" in eliminating him so soon, he returned to the nationwide tryouts with samples from his own design line. The evaluation panel at the tryouts decided to give him one more chance and brought him back as a contestant for season two.


The 16 models competing for an ELLE spread in the second season were:

Contestant Hometown
Allison McAtee Erie, Pennsylvania
Alyssa Daugherty Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cara Roberts Darien, Connecticut
Claudia Germany
Danyelle Vilmenay Baltimore, Maryland
Eden Henderson Queens, New York
Eliza Jane
Grace Kelsey San Diego, California
Heather Brown
Lesley Ann Williams
Maria Lucia Santiago Manila, Philippines
Melissa Braiser New York, New York
Rachael Hartzog
Rebecca Holliday Savannah, Georgia
Shannon Fluet Boston, Massachusetts
Tarah Rodgers North Carolina
Elimination Chart
Designer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
Chloe IN WIN IN LOW HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN LOW WINNER WINNER
Daniel V. IN IN IN WIN IN WIN IN WIN WIN LOW WIN OUT Runner-up
Santino WIN HIGH HIGH LOW WIN LOW LOW LOW IN LOW LOW OUT 2nd Runner-Up
Kara IN IN HIGH LOW IN IN LOW LOW HIGH HIGH OUT 11 - What's Your Line?
Nick IN IN WIN LOW HIGH LOW IN LOW LOW OUT 10 - Makeover
Andrae IN LOW LOW HIGH IN WIN IN HIGH OUT 9 - Flower Power
Zulema IN LOW IN HIGH IN IN WIN OUT 8 - Inspiration
Emmett IN IN IN LOW IN HIGH OUT 7 - On Thin Ice
Diana LOW IN IN IN LOW OUT 6 - Window Shopping
Marla IN IN LOW IN LOW OUT 6 - Window Shopping
Guadalupe IN IN IN IN OUT 5 - Social Scene
Daniel F. LOW HIGH IN OUT 4 - Team Lingerie
Raymundo IN IN OUT 3 - All Dolled Up
Kirsten IN OUT 2 - Clothes Off Your Back
Heidi OUT 1 - Road To Runway
John OUT 1 - Road To Runway
     Green background and WINNER means the designer won Project Runway Season 2.
     Blue background and WIN means the designer won that challenge.
     Red background and OUT means the designer lost and was out of the competition.
     Light blue background and HIGH means the designer had one of the highest scores for that challenge.
     Pink background and LOW means the designers had one of the lowest scores for that challenge.
     Orange background and LOW means the designer was in the bottom two.
     Dark red background and OUT means the designer was eliminated in a double elimination.

Season 2 Fashion models

Elimination Chart
Model 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Finals
Grace IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN WINNER
Rebecca IN IN IN WIN IN WIN IN WIN WIN IN WIN IN OUT
Heather WIN IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Eden IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Rachael IN IN IN WIN IN IN WIN IN IN IN OUT
Danyelle IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Tarah IN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Shannon IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Lesley Ann IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Cara IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Eliza IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Claudia IN IN IN IN OUT
Allison IN IN1 IN OUT
Melissa IN IN OUT
Alyssa IN OUT
Maria IN WD
Green background and WINNER means model won Project Runway.
Blue background and WIN means the model wore the winning design that episode.
Red background and IN means the model wore the losing design that episode.
Gray background and OUT means the model was not picked and was out of the competition.
     Yellow and WD means the model withdrew from the competition.

Note 1: Allison was originally eliminated, but was brought back after Maria withdrew from the competition.

  • In episode 1, models were randomly assigned to designers.
  • In episode 2, designers could again choose their models, with the winner of the previous challenge choosing first and the other designers choosing in random order.
  • In episode 2, Raymundo's model, Maria, dropped out, so Allison, John's model from the first challenge was brought back.
  • Beginning in episode 3, only the winner of the previous challenge could decide whether to change his/her model. Since episode 3, only Zulema had changed her model. She picked Tarah and dropped Rachael in episode 8.
  • Since models are eliminated at the beginning of the next episode, no model was eliminated in episode 1.
  • In episode 10, models were not used on the challenge.

Episode recaps

Episode 1: Road To The Runway

  • Before arriving in New York, the 16 contestants being considered for positions in this season's competing cast were given six yards of plain white muslin, $20, and one week to create an outfit that best represents who they are as a fashion designer. After arriving, the 16 contestants found that only 14 positions were available in the Parsons workroom and thus two would be eliminated at the runway judging.
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Nina Garcia; and Michael Kors.
  • WINNER: Santino
  • OUT: Heidi and John
  • First broadcast December 7, 2005

Episode 2: Clothes Off Your Back

  • Designers made an outfit using only the clothes they were wearing at the moment the challenge was announced. They have to complete one day on their designs.

This episode is best remembered for Andrae's tearfilled panic attack on the runway, and the judges relatively unfeeling response.

Episode 3: All Dolled Up

  • Designers created a life-sized outfit for the My Scene Barbie collection. The winning designer's outfit would be duplicated for the My Scene Barbie collection. The designers had a budget of $150 USD and two days to complete the design.
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Nina Garcia; Michael Kors; and Lily Martinez, Head Designer for "My Scene" Barbie.
  • WINNER: Nick
  • OUT: Raymundo
  • First broadcast December 14, 2005

Episode 4: Team Lingerie

  • Designers created a lingerie line consisting of three looks. A team event with four teams, each with a lead designer and two assistants. The designers had a budget of $200 and one day to complete the collection.

The teams were:

  • Daniel V.,Andrae and Zulema
  • Diana,Marla and Guadalupe
  • Santino,Nick and Emmett
  • Daniel F.,Kara and Chloe

Episode 5: Social Scene

Episode 6: Window Shopping

  • Designers created a day-to-evening ensemble for Banana Republic. A Team event with five teams of two. Both designers on the losing team were eliminated. Each team had to finish their garment in one day.

The teams were:

  • Chloe and Emmett
  • Daniel and Andrae
  • Kara and Zulema
  • Santino and Nick
  • Diana and Marla
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Nina Garcia; Michael Kors; and Deborah Lloyd, Head Designer at Banana Republic.
  • WINNERS: Andrae and Daniel V.
  • OUT: Diana and Marla
  • First broadcast 11 January, 2006

Episode 7: On Thin Ice

  • Designers created a figure skating outfit for 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen.The designers had a budget of $150 and two days to complete the design.
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Michael Kors; Anne Slowey, Fashion News Director at ELLE; and Sasha Cohen.
  • WINNER: Zulema
  • OUT: Emmett
  • First broadcast 18 January, 2006

Episode 8: Inspiration

  • Designers took photos and picked one to be an inspiration for an outfit. The designers had a budget of $100 and one day to complete the outfit.

This episode is most notable for Zulema's "Model Walk Off." Prior to this episode, all the winning designers stuck with their original models when given the chance to change by Heidi. Zulema stunned everyone when she not only announced she was changing models, but also making this decision by picking three girls to have a "walk off." She chose the eliminated Emmett's model Shannon, Andrae's model Danyelle, and Nick's model Tarah for consideration. She switched to Tarah, which left Rachael with Nick and eliminated Shannon.

Episode 9: Flower Power

  • Designers created a dress using only natural materials purchased in the New York Flower District. The designers had a budget of $100 and one hour for the purchases.
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Michael Kors; Nina Garcia; and design team Mark Badgley and James Mischka.
  • WINNER: Daniel V., who also won immunity for the next challenge
  • OUT: Andrae
  • First broadcast February 1, 2006
  • Daniel V. is the 2nd person to win 2 challenges in a row behind Kara Saun from season 1.

Episode 10: Makeover

  • Designers created a new look to makeover a fellow contestant who then models the new look on the runway.
  • Chloe designed for Nick, Nick designed for Daniel V., Daniel V. designed for Chloe, Kara designed for Santino, and Santino designed for Kara.
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Michael Kors; Nina Garcia; and celebrity stylist Freddie Leiba.
  • WINNER: Chloe (Designed for Nick)
  • OUT: Nick (Designed for Daniel V.)
  • First broadcast February 8, 2006

Episode 11: What's Your Line

  • Designers made an evening dress for supermodel Iman. The evening dress also reflects the line which the designers will show at Olympus Fashion Week.
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Michael Kors; Nina Garcia; and Iman.
  • WINNER: Daniel V.
  • OUT: Kara
  • First broadcast February 15, 2006

Episode 12: Reunion

  • All of the designers gathered for a reunion hosted by Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum on the eve of New York Fashion Week at which the final three designers will display their collections.
  • First broadcast February 22, 2006

Episode 13: Finale - Part 1

  • The three final designers were shown at home when Tim Gunn visited them and then returned to New York to prepare their collections for showing at New York Olympus Fashion Week and were surprised to find out that they had to complete one final challenge: an additional garment that they each design with the aid of one eliminated designer of their choice. Nick, Andrae and Diana returned to help Daniel, Santino and Chloe, respectively.
  • First broadcast March 1, 2006

Episode 14: Finale - Part 2

  • Chloe, Daniel V., and Santino displayed their final collections of thirteen pieces at New York Olympus Fashion Week.
  • Judges: Heidi Klum; Michael Kors; Nina Garcia; and Debra Messing.
  • WINNER of Project Runway Season 2: Chloe
  • OUT: Daniel V. (1st Runner-up) and Santino(2nd Runner-up)
  • First broadcast March 8, 2006

External links

Contestant sites

Preceded by
Season 1
Project Runway
Season 2
Succeeded by
Season 3
Preceded by
Jay McCarroll
Project Runway winner
Chloe Dao
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Sebelia
Preceded by
none
Fan Favorite
Daniel Vosovic
Succeeded by
Mychael Knight







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