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.
Article of clothing you can't live without:
A flared skirt and cute booties
Best advice your grandmother gave you:
Be yourself, be creative, and know that you’re beautiful.
Coffee or tea?
Dream celebrity client:
Kelly Osbourne (who is actually one of the judges for Project Runway Junior!)
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!
Viktor & Rolf
GIF that sums up how it felt to win Project Runway:
Horror movie that scares you the most:
Friday the 13th
Ice cream flavor you can't live without:
Anything with caramel.
Judge on Project Runway who challenged you the most:
Kardashian sister you may relate to:
Last dream you remember:
Giving my grandmother a hug. :)
Magazine you read religiously:
Night person or morning person?
One word to describe your style:
Place you'd live, if not LA:
Question you'd ask a historic figure and who would you ask?
I'd ask Coco Chanel what advice she has for me.
[Laughing] Single. I just told someone the other day “I’m not ready.”
Song that is perfect for the runway:
Anything by Pharrell Williams.
Tim Gunn advice that got you through the competition:
"Don't send all the headpieces down the runway!"
Uncle Jesse or Uncle Joey?
Uncle Joey. I like funny!
Valentine's Day memory:
F!*# Valentine's Day!
What went through your mind as you were crowned the winner of Project Runway:
Holy S*!#! I just did it!
YouTube video you can't get enough of:
Any dance/choreography video. I love watching dancers and what they wear – they inspire me.
If you didn't know Zimbio was an entertainment site, what would you think "a Zimbio" was?
Something in space?!