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'Project Runway - Teams Edition' season 11 contestants revealed

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39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Red carpet arrivals: Heidi Klum

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Project Runway has unveiled 16 new designers for its upcoming 11th season.

The contestants will work in teams for the entire season as they attempt to make Fashion Week, although there will only be one winner.

In the first episode, the designers will use New York as their inspiration to create their garments and must work together to impress Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, featured judge Zac Posen and guest judge, season four Project Runway winner Christian Siriano.

This season's winning designer will receive $100,000 from L'Oréal Paris to start their own apparel line in addition to a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create their own vision and run their business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor.

The model paired with the winner of Project Runway will also appear in the designer's Marie Claire editorial feature and receive $25,000 from L'Oréal Paris EverStyle.

Project Runway season 11 premieres Thursday, January 24 at 9pm on the Lifetime network.

The Project Runway season 11 designers are:

• Amanda Valentine, 31 - Hometown: Lincoln, NE; Resides in Nashville, TN

• Benjamin Mach, 35 - Hometown: Sydney, Australia; Resides in London, England

• Cindy Marlatt, 59 - Hometown: Kent, WA; Resides in Kent, WA

• Daniel Esquivel, 48 - Hometown: Austin, TX; Resides in Austin, TX

• Emily Pollard, 24 - Hometown: Richfield, OH; Resides in Falls Church, VA

• James Martinez, 29 - Hometown: Dallas, TX; Resides in Dallas, TX

• Joseph Aaron Segal, 30- Hometown: Framingham, MA; Resides in Providence, RI

• Katelyn Pankoke, 23 - Hometown: Parkland, FL; Resides in Chicago, IL

• Layana Aguilar, 28 - Hometown: Valadares, Brazil; Resides in New York, NY

• Mat Arthur, 30 - Hometown: Hammond, LA; Resides in New Orleans, LA

• Michelle Lesniak Franklin, 34- Hometown: Portland, OR; Resides in Portland, OR

• Patricia Michaels, 46- Hometown: Taos, NM; Resides in Taos, NM

• Richard Hallmarq, 40 - Hometown: Sacramento, CA; Resides in Sacramento, CA

• Samantha Black, 28 - Hometown: Bronx, NY/ Fairfield, CT; Resides in Brooklyn, NY

• Stanley Hudson, 45- Hometown: Pomona, CA; Resides in West Hollywood, CA

• Tu Nakchat, 26 - Hometown: Chacheangsao, Thailand; Resides in Springfield, VA

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