Hanmiao Yang from "Project Runway 2015" is one of the contestants in Season 14 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. She is a 26-year-old designer from New York City.

Born and raised in Chengdu, China, Hanmiao was encouraged to be creative from a very young age. She studied traditional Chinese painting for several years before moving to San Francisco at 19 to attend the Academy of Art University. She did an internship with Christian Siriano, who inspired her to move to New York City to pursue her dream. She's currently designing shoes, but wants to give much more to fashion.

Why will she win? With characteristics such as her blunt bob, her Edith Head glasses, and her rack of modern, unexpected silhouettes, Hanmiao is a competitive little boss.

Hanmiao's style icon is Qiejia Zhang, and her favorite past "Project Runway" designer is Christian Siriano. Hanmiao's favorite designers are Givenchy, Balenciaga, The Row, and Celine.

Here is an interview with Hanmiao:

When did you realize you had designer potential?

High school.

Have you won any awards for your designs?

Top 6 of CCTV-6 "Creative Sky" Season 4.

Strengths as a designer? 

Fast learner, time management, I pay attention to detail, can work under stress, problem solver, multitasker.

Weaknesses as a designer?

I find it hard to give up something and I like to follow my own feeling. Sometimes, I'm emotional.

Biggest fear as a designer?

No one likes my designs.

How did you end up auditioning for "Project Runway"? 

I got a phone call from "Project Runway" and followed the requirements to send my paperwork.

What's your take on team challenges?

I'm half and half.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

I don't think that far. I'm just going to try my best to finish each challenge and make my designs look beautiful.


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Where does she live? Find out here.

Age: ∼28 years old
Birthplace: Chengdu, China
Current Residence: New York, NY

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