Today's News: Our Take - Project Runway Sets Season 12 Premiere, Gives Power to the Fans

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Project Runway is shaking things up for Season 12 by bringing back a mystery contestant from a past season and adding interactive components for fans.

Viewers will have the ability to weigh in on challenges through an interactive on-screen feature and possibly win fashion makeovers. In addition to giving the fans more control, beloved mentor Tim Gunn will also be given the power to save one designer from elimination.

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Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen will return as judges. Kate Bosworth, Kelly Osbourne, Sigourney Weaver, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kaley Cuoco, Stacy Keibler and original Project Runway judge Michael Kors will appear as guest judges.

The new designers are listed below. Which former contestant are you hoping will return?

Season 12 of Project Runway will premiere Thursday, July 18 at 9/8c.

Alexander Pope

Age: 38

From: New York, N.Y.

Alexandria von Bromssen

Age: 38

From: San Mateo, Calif.

Angela Bacskocky

Age: 33

From: Richmond, Va.

Bradon McDonald

Age: 38

From: Los Angeles, Calif.

Dom Streater

Age: 24

From: Philadelphia, Pa.

Helen Castillo

Age: 25

From: Union City, N.J.

Jeremy Brandrick

Age: 41

From: New York, N.Y.

Justin LeBlanc

Age: 27

From: Raleigh, N.C.

Kahindo Mateene

Age: 34

From: Chicago, Il.

Karen Batts

Age: 29

From: Queens, N.Y.

Ken Laurence

Age: 24

From: Birmingham, Ala.

Miranda Kay Levy

Age: 29

From: Milwaukee, Wisc.

Sandro Masmanidi

Age: 28

From: New York, N.Y.

Sue Waller

Age: 45

From: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Timothy Westbrook

Age: 24

From: Milwaukee, Wisc.

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