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'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

The designer is revolutionizing the fashion industry, one show-stopping look at a time.

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
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At only 24 years-old, Ashley Nell Tipton was crowned Project Runway's season 14 winner. Despite a dramatic season full of tears, adversity, and controversy, Tipton overcame all obstacles to send the show's first plus size collection down the New York Fashion Week runway. (Get it, girl!)

We caught up with the lilac-haired talent to discuss her experience on the hit show and ask about a few of her favorite things. Check out the Q&A below and be sure to tune in to the series premiere of Project Runway Junior tonight at 9/8c. 

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Article of clothing you can't live without: 
A flared skirt and cute booties

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Best advice your grandmother gave you:  
Be yourself, be creative, and know that you’re beautiful.

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Coffee or tea?
Tea

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Dream celebrity client: 
Kelly Osbourne (who is actually one of the judges for Project Runway Junior!)

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Embarrassing story you're ready to share with the world:
After getting my diploma on my college graduation day, I fell down the stairs in front of everyone!

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Favorite designers: 
Viktor & Rolf

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
Vogue UK
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

GIF that sums up how it felt to win Project Runway

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Horror movie that scares you the most: 
Friday the 13th

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Ice cream flavor you can't live without: 
Anything with caramel. 

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Judge on Project Runway who challenged you the most: 
Nina Garcia

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Kardashian sister you may relate to: 
Khloe

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Last dream you remember: 
Giving my grandmother a hug. :) 

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Magazine you read religiously: 
Marie Claire

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Night person or morning person?
Night

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One word to describe your style: 
Myself

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Place you'd live, if not LA: 
New York

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Question you'd ask a historic figure and who would you ask? 
I'd ask Coco Chanel what advice she has for me. 

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Relationship status: 
[Laughing] Single. I just told someone the other day “I’m not ready.”

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Song that is perfect for the runway: 
Anything by Pharrell Williams. 

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Tim Gunn advice that got you through the competition: 
"Don't send all the headpieces down the runway!"

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Uncle Jesse or Uncle Joey?
Uncle Joey. I like funny!

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Valentine's Day memory:
F!*# Valentine's Day!

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

What went through your mind as you were crowned the winner of Project Runway
Holy S*!#! I just did it!

'Project Runway' Winner Ashley Nell Tipton Answers Our 26 Burning Questions
A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

Since we will not ask for your favorite "X word," give us your shameless plug here:
Check out my newly redesigned website: ashleynelltipton.com and follow me on social media! @byashley_nell

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YouTube video you can't get enough of: 
Any dance/choreography video. I love watching dancers and what they wear – they inspire me.

A to Zim: Kristin Bauer Van Straten Answers Our 26 Burning Questions

If you didn't know Zimbio was an entertainment site, what would you think "a Zimbio" was?
Something in space?!

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