Kenya Freeman
Season 16 Designer

Age 37, Atlanta, GA

When did you realize you had designer potential?
In high school when all I wanted to do was be cute. I took fashion merchandising in high school and it totally clicked after that!

What is your design training?
I have a BFA in fashion design.

Strengths as a designer?
Tailored looks and women’s dresses.

Weaknesses as a designer?

How did you end up auditioning for "Project Runway"?
Tons of friends and family kept asking when I would audition. This year felt like my time!

Challenge you wish they'd bring back?
Having to design a day-to-night look for a major retailer.

Challenge you hope they don't?
The candy store challenge.

What's your take on team challenges?
Love and hate them. It’s cool when you’re paired with people who can hold their own weight, but can it can be devastating when you have to pick up the slack from someone else and could potentially be sent away because of that person.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?
Yes! I have a reasonable understanding of the business of fashion and understand my customer enough to design things that are not just visually appealing, but also sales-worthy.

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