Designer Michelle Lesniak wins 'Project Runway'

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by KGW Staff

khou.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon -- Portland designer Michelle Lesniak was announced the winner of Project Runway Thursday night.

Lesniak made a fantastic comeback on the show and won a coveted spot in the finals, getting the chance to showcase 12 of her designs during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.

We first met Lesniak a few months ago, shortly after Season 11 of Project Runway started. When KGW interviewed her, Lesniak kept a very good poker face, never once hinting at the fact, that she made it to the finals or that she had won.

She did reveal one secret to KGW, KHOU's sister station, last February.

“When there's a big, huge, multi-million dollar contract hanging over your head and you have $14 in the bank account, that confidentially really keeps you, mum,” the 34-year old said with a smile.

Win or lose, Lesniak’s popularity on the show has already boosted her business. She can’t keep her product on local store shelves. It’s something the designer is very excited about.

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