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Atlantan Mychael Knight joining “Project Runway: All Star Challenge” August 20

Atlanta fashion designer Mychael Knight, a season three finalist on “Project Runway,” will appear on “Project Runway: All Star Challenge” on Lifetime August 20. It precedes the network debut of the new sixth season of “Runway.”

More info from People.com:

Daniel Vosovic and Santino Rice of season 2, Jeffrey Sebelia, Uli Herzner and Mychael Knight of season 3, Chris March and Sweet P of season 4 and season 5’s Korto Momolu will compete against each other for a $100,000 prize, a rep for the network confirmed.

That’s pretty good money for a few days’ work but clearly, Lifetime is pulling out all the stops to get those 4 million weekly viewers from Bravo, which lost the show last year. (The debut had been delayed by legal wranglings that were resolved only a few weeks ago.)

The lineup, which is missing folks from season one, includes some of the more interesting characters from past years though not necessarily the most talented.

“It’s going to be a really good show,” Knight said in an interview today. “I’m kind of ready to see it myself. With new producers and a new network, who knows?”

During season three, Knight was not as much of a reality-show drama generator as some of his peers but was popular among viewers. He said the enticement of $100,000 was enough for him to come back.

Knight, who has his own design label and fragrance, said now that he’s an established designer, the show pressures are no longer there. “Three years, I was trying to prove myself. Now I don’t have to.”

He said he had no problem jumping back into a mini-version of “Runway.” “Same script, different cast,” he said. The show itself was taped just a few weeks ago in New York City and reunites all the old judges, plus Tim Gunn.

Even though “Runway” has migrated to Lifetime, Knight thinks fans will have no problem finding the show: “Fans of Janet don’t care if she’s on Arista or Columbia. It doesn’t matter.”

As for his own life, he’s happy: “I’m now able to travel the world, meet cool people. It’s amazing.”

19 comments Add your comment

Runway Lover

July 22nd, 2009
3:25 pm

Hooray!!! Mychael and Korto competing against each other. I can’t wait!!

Kar

July 22nd, 2009
3:36 pm

That’s weird, no one from Season 1?

nypeach

July 22nd, 2009
4:31 pm

I cannot WAIT to see this! The best of the best. Though I agree with Kar, why no one from season 1? I would love to say Jay and all his antics on the all-star show.

Jay

July 22nd, 2009
4:42 pm

I was rooting for him that season. Then I met him and his parents in person in the down time where he knew he had’t won but we did not know the results. They were all so gracious and accepted our best wishes without giving anything away. A gentleman. A very nice family.

Linda

July 22nd, 2009
6:16 pm

I was a fan of Mychael Knight when he was on. I loved the dress made of coffee filters! At least we don’t have to deal Wendy Pepper.

S.G

July 22nd, 2009
8:35 pm

MyChaelyn (Mi kay lynn) is what i’m going to name our daughter! Call me MyChael!!!!! LOL I love him! I loved him when he was broke, with his regular little affordable clothes on!!! LOL

Kimberly

July 22nd, 2009
8:57 pm

I am so happy they are puuting Mychael on the show. He is a wonderful person.

Kim

July 22nd, 2009
9:22 pm

I will be rooting for you Mike. Showing my GSU love!!! I know you will represent well!!!

What?

July 22nd, 2009
10:30 pm

No Jerell? =(

Mychaelsmom

July 22nd, 2009
11:13 pm

I’m so very proud of Mychael. Whatever the outcome is he’s still a winner to me, his and his family. I Luv U 2 LIfe!!! My Sweetie..

Mom

Mychaelsmom

July 22nd, 2009
11:15 pm

Sorry, I got distract by Mychael calling me. How cool is that!!! I meant to write He’s still a winner to me, his dad and the rest of his family.

Mychaelsmom

TB

July 25th, 2009
9:47 am

I agree no Jerrell?? Boo..and why is Jeffrey on the show? I don’t think winners of previous seasons should be allowed to do the all star challenges.

Katrice

July 25th, 2009
10:41 am

I am so excited for Mr. Knight. He is so talented and humble.

Michelle

August 20th, 2009
11:30 am

I LOVE MYCHAEL KNIGHT HE WAS MY FAVORITE – GOOD LUCK :)

ScottM

August 20th, 2009
11:39 am

I look forward to the show tonight! All the best, Mychael!!

Ice

August 20th, 2009
12:02 pm

WINNERS OR PREVIOUS SEASON SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE…THAT’S WHY THEY’RE CALLED “ALL STARS” :)

Marsha Bond

August 20th, 2009
12:35 pm

Good Luck Mychael Knight!!! You are my favorite!!!

[...] or Models of the Runway (after)? I watched the All-Star Challenge, thinking that Atlantan Mychael Knight didn’t put enough effort in, that Korto and Chris were robbed, and that I must have missed [...]

Cathy from ozzy,mozzy(Australia)

September 3rd, 2009
8:34 am

I have never missed an episode on Project runaway USA, but to my dissmay I relised we r 5yrs behind ( when I saw the date on the cheque for Michael, winning the amount of fans hes won over since being on P.R,) I’m over that now, and good on you Michael I love your clothes and I do hope that one day your name and your style of clothes will b well known thru out the world. God Bless you Heaps.
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