Chicago designer Katelyn Pankoke will be among the 16 designers competing in the Season 11 of
The new season is the first ever teams edition, so the 23-year-old creative force behind Elaya Vaughn Bridal will be be paired with another designer and they will have to make it work together. Pankoke is originally from
The designers didn't learn they would be competing as teams until after the arrived in New York to begin filming. According to a Lifetime press release, the twist threw the designers into a panic as the newly made teams were tasked with using New York as their inspiration to create their first competition garments.
We'll learn what the teams are in that first episode.
Below are the 15 other designers.
Amanda Valentine, 31
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.; resides in Nashville, Tenn.
Benjamin Mach, 35
Hometown: Sydney, Australia; resides in London, England
Cindy Marlatt, 59
Hometown: Kent, Wash.; Resides in Kent, Wash.
Daniel Esquivel, 48
Hometown: Austin, Texas; Resides in Austin, Texas
Emily Pollard, 24
Hometown: Richfield, Ohio; Resides in
James Martinez, 29
Hometown: Dallas, Texas; Resides in Dallas, Texas
Joseph Aaron Segal, 30
Hometown: Framingham, Mass.; Resides in Providence, RI
Layana Aguilar, 28
Hometown: Valadares, Brazil; Resides in New York, NY
Mat Arthur, 30
Hometown: Hammond, La.; Resides in New Orleans
Michelle Lesniak Franklin, 34
Hometown: Portland, Ore.; Resides in Portland, Ore.
Patricia Michaels, 46
Hometown: Taos, N.M.; Resides in Taos, NM.
Richard Hallmarq, 40
Hometown: Sacramento, Cali.; Resides in Sacramento
Samantha Black, 28
Stanley Hudson, 45
Hometown: Pomona, Cal.; Resides in West Hollywood
Tu Nakchat, 26
Hometown: Chacheangsao, Thailand; Resides in Springfield, Va.