REVEALED: The new host of Project Runway
Kiwi supermodel Georgia Fowler, 25, is set to increase the glam factor on Project Runway New Zealand as host of the TVNZ 2 show.
The show’s production team are casting up to 16 designers for the series, as well as hunting for judges to join Fowler on the fashion panel.
A TVNZ spokeswoman said applications from fashion hopefuls had come from all over the world, including designers from Australia, the Philippines and Zimbabwe, as well as New Zealand.
“We couldn’t be more delighted about the emerging talent that is coming through in the applications,” the spokeswoman said.
“We’ve had people from all walks of life, levels of expertise, and from all parts of the world.
“The range of incredible talent that we’re seeing is indicative of some outrageous looks predicted to be walking our runway.
“To have Georgia, a superstar Kiwi model, confirmed as the host is an absolute coup in our eyes. It will no doubt elevate this local series on to an international playing field, which is exceptionally exciting for the designers who make it on to the show.”
Fowler has become a star in the past year, including glitzy Victoria’s Secret shows.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be coming home to be part of the very first season of Project Runway,” Fowler said.
“To help launch the career of a Kiwi designer, while giving people a glimpse into the world of fashion, is beyond exciting.
“Haere ra, New York — and see you soon, Auckland.”
The show will be filmed in Auckland later this year. Casting is still open for designers. Go to the TVNZ website.