Kimberly Goldson
Season 9 Designer

Age 35, Brooklyn, NY

Current occupation: Freelance designer

Past jobs: Production assistant for several clothing labels, manager for the U.S. Census Bureau.

Favorite designer(s): Oscar de la Renta, Alice and Olivia, Marchesa, Monique Lhullier, Christian Siriano

Training: I did attend FIT, but I majored in fashion merchandising management. My design training is self-taught with a lot of trial and error.

What was the first garment you ever made?
The first one that was actually wearable was a dress for my sister, for her wedding rehearsal dinner in 2007.

What is a fashion must?
Great shoes.

What celebrity would you like to design for?
I would design a red-carpet dress for Jennifer Hudson. I'd like to highlight her new figure but give her something different than what she is used to wearing.

If you weren't designing, you'd be...
In fashion somehow . maybe an editor at a magazine.

Favorite past PR designers: Christian Siriano

PR challenge you hope they bring back: I'd like to do a wedding dress challenge and a plant store challenge.

PR challenge you hope they don't bring back: Menswear!

Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I have creative design ideas with a fresh perspective. Also, I think I have the personality (fun, bubbly, tough when necessary, sensitive at times) to win the .TV. portion of the competition.

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