Report: Ex-'Project Runway' designers to appear on 'Top Design 2'
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/11/2008
Magical Elves' fingerprints are apparently already evident on Top Design.
Several former Project Runway participants will make guest appearances during one of Top Design's second-season challenges, OK! Weeklyreported Friday.
First-season finalist Daniel Franco; second-season finalists Santino Rice and Andre Gonzalo; third-season winner Jeffrey Sebelia; and fourth-season finalist Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn will all appear during a Top Designsecond-season challenge, according to OK! Weekly.
The second-season contestants will have to create a room based on a garment from one of the aforementioned Project Runway designers.
Bravo renewedTop Design for a second season in December and announced that Magical Elves -- the same production company behind Project Runway and Top Chef -- would replace Stone & Company Entertainment, the production company that produced Top Design's first season, and give the show a "makeover" for its second season.
However it will follow a similar format to the show's first season, with the contestants living together in a loft and competing in various design-themed challenges, with the winner receiving a grand prize package of $100,000 and a four-page editorial showcase in Elle Decor magazine.