Meet the Designers of 'Project Runway' Season 18 (PHOTOS)

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Host Karlie Kloss is back, along with Christian Siriano as mentor, and returning judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth, in the new season of Project Runway premiering Thursday, December 5 on Bravo.

Each 90-minute episode will feature the return of some fan-favorite elements, including the “Siriano Save,” in which Christian has the opportunity to bring one eliminated designer back into the competition, and the pièce de résistance, a chance to present a final collection at New York Fashion Week.

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The guest judges this season who will help determine whether our designers are in or out are: singer and actress Cyndi Lauper, actress and equal-rights advocate Laverne Cox, comedian and actress Leslie Jones, Olympic gold-medal downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, actress Rachel Brosnahan, fashion designer Thom Browne, legendary artists Ashley Longshore, Emmy-nominated fashion stylist Marni Senofonte, and more.

The winning designer will take home a $250,000 grand prize and a feature in ELLE magazine.

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The Project Runway Season 18 designers are:

Brittany Allen - Austin, TX
Asma Bibi - Atlanta, GA
Chelsey Carter - Chicago, IL
Jenn Charkow - Seattle, WA
Victoria Cocieru – Moldova
Marquise Foster - Brooklyn, NY
Alan Gonzalez - Houston, TX
Sergio Guadarrama - New York, NY
Dayoung Kim – Seoul, Korea
ShaVi Lewis - Newark, NJ
Geoffrey Mac - Brooklyn, NY
Delvin McCary - Chicago, IL
Tyler Neasloney - Jersey City, NJ
Veronica Sheaffer - Chicago, IL
Melanie Trygg - Orcas Island, WA
Nancy Volpe-Beringer - Philadelphia, PA

Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the new designers this season!

Project Runway, Season 18 Premiere, Thursday, December 5, 9:30/8:30c, Bravo