January 30, 2019 at 2:11 pm PST | by Mariah Cooper
‘Project Runway’ reboot will include first transgender model

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“Project Runway” is returning to “take it to the runway” on Bravo with some major changes.

The fashion design competition comes back for its 17th season featuring a brand new group of judges and hosts.

Model Karlie Kloss and season four winner Christian Siriano will take over as hosts from Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. Judge Nina Garcia is back on the judging panel. She will be joined by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.

Rapper Cardi B, designer Dapper Dan, actress Danielle Brooks and stylist Marni Senofonte will serve as guest judges this season.

During the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, Garcia revealed that for the first time on the show there will be a transgender model

“We have full-figured models, we have African-American models, we have our first transgender model in ‘Project Runway’ this season,” Garcia said via the Wrap.

Other changes include an increase in prize money from $100,000 to $200,000. The audience will also be able to vote on their favorite look which will go on sale as will the judges’ favorite look.

“Project Runway” premieres on Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m.

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