Mondo Guerra is getting a second chance at becoming a Project Runway champion…
The 33-year-old Mexican-American fashion designer has been selected as one of Project Runway’s 13 most memorable non-winners from seasons past to participate in the Lifetime reality competition’s All Star installment.
Evaluating this season’s contestants will be supermodel host Angela Lindvall, designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman and Marie Claire‘s editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, along with guest judges like Miss Piggy, Miranda Kerr and others.
But Guerra—who was thisclose to winning the competition in Season Eight with his —isn’t the only Hispanic designer getting another shot at the title.
El Paso, Texas-native Elisa Jimenez, who finished in 10thplace during Season Four will also return to compete for this season’s top prizes, including a boutique in select Neiman Marcus stores, $100,000 in office space and technology equipment, $100,000 cash and a one-year guest editorship at Marie Claire.
Here’s a look at all 13 contestants competing on Project Runway All Stars, which premieres on January 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm ET/PT:
Kenley Collins (Brooklyn, NY) – Season Five, Second Runner-up
Michael Costello (Palm Springs, CA) – Season Eight, Fourth Place
Gordana Gehlhausen (San Diego, CA) – Season Six, Fourth Place
Mondo Guerra (Denver, CO) – Season Eight, Runner-up
Mila Hermanovski (Los Angeles, CA) – Season Seven, Second Runner-up
Kara Janx (New York, NY) – Season Two, Fourth Place
Elisa Jimenez (New York, NY) – Season Four, 10th Place
April Johnston (Savannah, GA) – Season Eight, Fifth Place
Rami Kashou (Los Angeles, CA) – Season Four, Runner-up
Austin Scarlett (New York, NY) – Season One, Fourth Place
Jerell Scott (New York, NY) – Season Five, Fourth Place
Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn (Pasadena, CA) – Season Four, Fifth Place
Anthony Williams (Atlanta, GA) – Season Seven, Fifth Place