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[Warning: Spoilers ahead.]
Project Runway crowned a new winner in Thursday night’s episode.
Dmitry Sholokhov, 33, beat out fellow finalists Fabio Costa, Melissa Fleis and Christopher Palu to become the season 10 champion.
The Belarus-born professional ballroom dancer-turned-designer, who now lives in New York, impressed the judges with his sophisticated, architectural designs throughout the course of the Lifetime reality competition.
Nina Garcia on Wednesday recently told reporters that the judges — who also included Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and guest Jennifer Hudson — were all in agreement after the final four presented their collections at New York Fashion Week.
“There was a clear and definite winner,” Garcia said. “It was very unanimous, to be honest with you. … There wasn’t so much as a disagreement, or at least I didn’t think so.”
In last week’s episode, Sholokhov revealed that he had lost his lease and was forced to quit his job to continue competing on Project Runway.
As the winner, he receives $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris to start his own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor.
Sholokhov’s model, Katt Vogel, also will appear in the designer’s editorial feature in Marie Claire and receives $25,000 from L’Oréal Paris EverStyle.
Meanwhile, Lifetime is now gearing up for the second-season premiere of Project Runway: All Stars on Oct. 25.
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