Quest for the next Filipino Runway pride begins on June 14

PROJECT RUNWAY PHILIPPINES SEASON 4

Ready, set, sew!

ETC launches the fourth season of Project Runway Philippines with 15 new, up-and-coming designers who have come from all over the Philippines – from Cebu to Tuguegarao, Davao to Koronadal, Samar to Quezon City – in the hopes of becoming the next global Filipino designer to conquer international fashion.
Supermodel and fashion icon Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez returns to the runway as host and judge, describing the fourth season of Project Runway Philippines as unexpected, fun, and more cut-throat than ever.
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Famed A-list designer Rajo Laurel returns to the judges’ seat with the aim to help produce a new breed of young designers who can make it both here and abroad by sharing his knowledge about the business side of fashion.
Fashion and beauty expert Apples Aberin returns with her no-holds-barred comments, expecting to see vision, technical skills, a unique point of view, and a whole lot of drama.
Fashion luminary and runway mentor Jojie Lloren returns to the show with one goal in mind – to find the best designer in the history of Project Runway Philippines. Working closely with this year’s contenders, Jojie reveals that this season is probably the most exciting one ever.
From the sewing room down to the runway, fun, drama, surprises, and tough challenges await as contestants have their skills scrutinized, their creativity challenged, and their sensibilities tested in the search for a designer who can make it to the top.
Catch Project Runway Philippines Season 4 every Sunday starting June 14 at 8 pm only on ETC. ETC is available on Sky Cable 16, Destiny Cable 16, Cable Link 34, Cignal 9, Destiny Analog 28 and UHF 21. ETC can also be streamed anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, and laptop for free via http://www.blink-now.com.

THE RUNWAY ROYALTIES ARE BACK
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TWEETIE DE LEON-GONZALEZ

Supermodel and fashion icon Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez returns to the runway as host and judge, in the hopes of finding the next Global Pinoy Designer. As far as competition is concerned, Tweetie describes the fourth season of Project Runway Philippines as unexpected, fun and more cut-throat than ever.
RAJO LAUREL
Returning to the judges’ seat is famed A-list designer Rajo Laurel. This season, Rajo aims to inspire the contestants to bring out a better version of themselves. With more than two decades of design experience, he wants to share his knowledge about the business side of fashion and to help produce a new breed of young designers who can make it here and abroad.
APPLES ABERIN
Tough love is what she’s known for in Project Runway Philippines. Fashion and beauty expert Apples Aberin is back with her no-holds-barred comments all set to find the next Pinoy Runway Pride. Vision, technical skills, and unique point of view are what she expects to see on the runway back-to-back with a whole lot of creativity and drama along the competition.
JOJIE LLOREN
Main stay mentor Jojie Lloren returns to the competition with one goal in mind – to find the best designer in Project Runway Philippines history. Working closely with the designers, Jojie reveals that this season is probably the most exciting one ever. From the sewing room down to the runway fun and surprises awaits.

THE DESIGNERS
MELAI ANNANG/ 33/ TUGUEGARAO
Her designs are reflections of her personality. Crazy and vintage with a modern twist define her style, mostly influenced by eccentric street fashion. She loves to take retro inspirations in creating her contemporary and high fashion designs. For Melai, being a part of Project Runway Philippines is the biggest break thus far in her career.
AJ BERNABE/ 32/ QUEZON CITY
AJ followed her heart for fashion even if it meant quitting her job as a banker. As a kid, she was fascinated by her mom’s well-constructed and beautifully-detailed custom-made clothes. AJ takes pride with her signature well-tailored and wearable designs. As far as the competition is concerned, she believes that her positivity and passion will pave her way to runway supremacy.
CELINE BORROMEO/ 22/ CEBU CITY
From creating tiny clothes for her Barbie dolls to making her way to the feisty world of fashion, this sassy girl from Cebu joins the competition to share her talent and love for fashion to a wider market. Celine believes that a lot of women will be able to relate to her and appreciate her body of work. With her impeccable tailoring skills and sophisticated taste, she is bound to set the bar higher this season.
SHIELTIEL CALAMBA/ 31/ CAVITE
Never stop learning. These three words pushed Shieltz to continuously study fashion design even outside the academe. He graduated from the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE in Brisbane, Australia and currently pursues a career in fashion here in the Philippines. He considers his fighting spirit and discipline as the key to winning the competition. Shieltiel also designs footwear and knows a thing or two about makeup artistry.
JOSE JOY CHICANO/ 21/ EASTERN SAMAR
Jose’s designs screams one thing – avant-garde! Experimenting on shapes and patterns, he is able to discover his own aesthetic sense and style. He wishes to wow the judges with his eclectic ideas and pattern-making skills whatever the challenges may be. He credits his sister for inspiring him to break into the world fashion.
ENZO HABULAN/ 21/ ANTIPOLO CITY
Fresh out of the Fashion Institute of the Philippines, Enzo enters Project Runway Philippines with a keen eye for trends and a strong point of view. Sleek and minimal, infused with interesting details, his designs will surely catch attention on the runway. Eager to show his works this season, Enzo regards the competition as a once-in-a-lifetime experience he couldn’t miss.
WINDELL MADIS/ 34/ ILOCOS NORTE
With no formal training in fashion design, Windell joins the competition with two things at hand – pure passion and determination. He is eager to learn and enhance his skills and techniques throughout the competition. He believes that with his hard work and willpower, he might just be this season’s champion.
JOYCE MAW/ 22/ CEBU CITY
Idiosyncratic and quirky best describe Joyce’s unique sense of style. Her creative point of view comes from de-construction and self-expression. She wants to take Project Runway Philippines as a good launch pad for her fashion line. With her out-of-the-box ideas and unstoppable enthusiasm, she will surely give the other contestants a run for their money.
VIN ORIAS/ 27/ MANILA
After graduating with a BS Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Vin took a different path and followed his love for styling. He never wasted a moment and immediately studied fashion design. Aside from designing clothes, he also has a background in fashion merchandising, production and packaging. Ultimately, Vin wants to pursue his dream of making a name for himself outside the country by having a successful retail brand of his own.
NEIL JUSTIN OROPESA/ 24/ ANTIPOLO CITY
Justin’s interest in fashion started back in high school when he wanted to build his own style identity. He made his way to college and studied fashion design at De La Salle College of St. Benilde. Overall, his design idea is to play around geometric and asymmetrical cuts. His designs are on point and loyal to his aesthetics. A goal oriented visionary, Justin has his eye on the prize.
RAUJ PANGUE/ 27/ TACLOBAN CITY
Growing up, Rauj always knew he wanted to be a fashion designer. Believing it is his calling, he is currently studying fashion design at the Fashion Institute of the Philippines. Rauj draws inspiration and motivation from personal experiences and from his hometown, which was stricken by Typhoon Yolanda – Tacloban City.
JINGGAY SERAG/ 35/ QUEZON CITY
Jinggay always knew she has a knack for fashion design as it runs in her family. Both her mom and grandmother are strong sewers. Arts, architecture and design influenced her to jump shift from a successful corporate career to a full time fashion designer. Her designs are strongly structured with a couture flair. In terms of the competition, she hopes that her focus and solid construction skills will take her to the top.
JARED SERVANO/ 44/ KORONADAL CITY
Fearless fashion is Jared’s signature style. For him, fashion is a living form of art. He labels himself as a “non-traditional” designer who goes all out with every piece he makes. This fashion warrior is in it to win it. Jared owes his children for pushing him to join Project Runway Philippines.
ROMMEL MA. TUMULAK/ 46/ CEBU CITY
He established a career in fashion by designing haute couture and wedding gowns abroad. Now, he wants to make a name for himself here in the country. Rommel is a proud self-taught designer who has an affinity for embellishments and draping. With almost 20 years of design experience overseas, this Cebu pride is equipped and ready to bring home the prize.
ORVILLE BIONGCOG/ 24 / CEBU CITY