I was excited when I was given the opportunity from Lifetime Moms to interview the first designer cast off the from the very addicting television show Project Runway. From the beginning McKell Maddox was one of my favorite designers. I thought that the dress that she designed was very functional but the judges had another opinion. Below is part of my interview with McKell Maddox.

The new 90-minute season of the Lifetime Television Network hit show “Project Runway” debuted last Thursday. With only one episode under its belt I am already addicted to this season’s colorful cast of designers. I was beyond excited when I was given the opportunity to interview the first contestant sent home from the show. Although the season has just begun I immediately began to pick out some of my favorite designers. Among them was the beautiful McKell Maddox. I don’t know why, but I was instantly drawn to her personality and her design style. You can imagine my disappointment when she was the first designer voted off of this season.

McKell Maddox’s eliminated dress design.

When I called into the interview, I immediately began to notice her laid back attitude. She was really very easygoing and it was nice talking to her. I also loved the fact that she responded to our questions in detail and was very personable.

The first thing I wanted to know was what inspired her to work in the fashion industry.

“When I was little, my mother and I went shopping. She told me at the age of 5 or 6 that people make clothes. From that point is when I decided to be a fashion designer.”

I think like every other viewer of the first episode of Project Runway I wanted to know why she chose that specific garment out of her suitcase to use in the first challenge.

“I chose that clothing item from my suitcase because of all of the beading on it. I define my style as “hippy” but I still like to get dressed up and I enjoy embroidery and beading on my clothing.”

Click here to read the rest of my interview on Lifetime Moms.

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