Bravo reveals Project Runway 3 cast

Bravo has unveiled the cast of Project Runway 3, which debuts in just a few weeks, on July 12.

There are only 15 cast members, compared to 16 last season. Nine of them are from California or New York City and its surrounding areas, and a few are from the flyover states. NBC’s press web site has pictures of all the cast members so you can judge them prematurely. In the meantime, here are their names and vital data:

Bradley Baumkirchner, 32, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Best, 36, West Hollywood, CA
Laura Bennett, 42, New York, NY
Malan Breton, 32, Long Island City, NY
Bonnie Dominguez, 31, San Diego, CA
Stacey Estrella, 40, San Francisco, CA
Katherine Gerdes, 25, Minneapolis, MN
Kayne Gillaspie, 27, Norman, OK
Ulrike “Uli” Herzner, 35, Miami Beach, FL
Alison Kelly, 25, Brooklyn, NY
Angela Keslar, 33, Amesville, OH
Michael Knight, 28, Atlanta, GA
Vincent Libretti, 49, Santa Monica, CA
Keith Michael, 34, New York, NY
Jeffrey Sebelia, 36, Los Angeles, CA

In a press release, Heidi Klum comments on the cast, albeit vaguely and generically. “There’s some real talent here and it’s clear that each of them has what it takes to be successful in the fashion business, but this is a unique opportunity for them to show what they can do,” she said. “I’m so proud of ‘Project Runway’ and I can’t wait to see what our third season will bring.”

Bravo’s “Project Runway” Introduces a New Crop of 15 Designers in Season Three [Bravo press release]

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