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Rebecca & Mariano (picture from ProjectRunwayla.com)

Well, now that the cat is out of the bag its safe for me to say, Miami International University of Art & Design is playing host to the second season ( who knew there was a first) of Project Runway Latin America.  Well after nine seasons it’s about time Latin America has jumped on the Project Runway bandwagon and what a better place to host the sophomore season than Miami.  Filming has started July 11th at the famed Miami International University of Art & Design.  Ai is the Parsons of the southeast.  Graduates have gone on to become some of the top fashion industry player in the industry.  It makes sense that PRLA chose Ai to host its show since Miami is a melting pot of latin culture and is quickly becoming a fashion capitol.  Coming back as host is model and tv host  Rebecca de Alba.  You might actually know Rebecca not so much from her professional life, but her personal life.  She was the famed long-term “girlfriend” of NOW out Ricky Martin.  Mentoring the 15 finalist, which have come from all over South America, is the wonderful Argentinian designer, Mariano Toledo.  Catch up on last season’s winner HERE.  Also catch up with them on Twitter and Facebook.  I will try and bring you first hand info right from the source ( did I forget to mention I GO to the Art Institute).  Till then, i bid adieu.

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Jessica is set to me a mentor on the new NBC fashion reality show, Fashion Star.  Fashion Star is the next version of the lost show,  Project Runway which has already begun casting in Miami’s very own Art Institute (Miami International University of Art & Design).  Fashion Star will make a “STAR” out of its winner by giving them their own brand to be sold in a world famous department store.  Jessica Simpson has proven herself successful in the fashion industry.  Her retail line has  boasted sates of up to 1 billion dollars, just last year alone.  Fashion or Die will keep you posted on this story!

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