Sosa to Compete on Season Two of “Project Runway: All Stars”

It’s second chance time for Emilio Sosa

The 46-year-old Dominican-born fashion designer will be competing on the second season of Project Runway: All Stars.

Emilio Sosa

Sosa, who took second place on the show’s seventh season, will face off against 12 other returning competitors: Wendy Pepper (season one); Andrae Gonzalo (season two); Kayne Gillaspie and Uli Herzner (season three); Suede Baum (season five); Althea Harper (season six); Peach Carr, Ivy Higa and Casanova (season eight); and Joshua McKinley, Laura Kathleen and Anthony Ryan Auld (season nine), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sosa immediately started working on the costumes for the Broadway musical of Porgy and Bess after the reality show’s finale and even earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design for a Musical earlier this year. In addition, he co-owns a fashion design business with his three brothers.

“After ‘Project Runway,’ I opened our company esosa designs with Jose, Nicolas and Felipe,” Sosa told NBC Latino. “They are the core of my support team…and now my nephews and nieces can have something to continue the Sosa legacy.”

He’ll now have the chance to accomplish what fellow Latino Project Runway runner-up Mondo Guerra did: win the show’s all-star edition. Project Runway: All Stars debuted in January, with Guerra being declared the season one winner.

Model Carolyn Murphy will take over hosting duties from Angela Lindvall. Katie Holmes was previously revealed to be one of the season two guest judges.

The second season is set to premiere at 9:00 pm on October 25.

Guerra Claims Victory on Project Runway All Stars

Mondo Guerra has seized the moment and sewn up a big Project Runway

The 33-year-old Mexican-American fashion designer—who finished in second place during the reality competition show’s eighth season—took home the ultimate prize on Thursday night’s finale of Project Runway All Stars.

Mondo Guerra

Guerra claimed the victory after his runway show went off without a hitch. Tommy Hilfiger and Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing joined judges Angela Lindvall, Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman in picking a winner from the three finalists, which also included Austin Scarlett and Michael Costello, who finished in fourth place during seasons 1 and 8, respectively.

The three finalists were each given four days to design a line, which were then presented during a special runway show at New York City’s Gotham Hall.

Guerra was praised for his collection’s cohesiveness, while Austin was told that he didn’t have a full “collection.” Michael was complimented for creating a store-ready line, but criticized for a lack of sophistication with his prints.

As the winner, Guerra will ultimately sell his merchandise in a boutique inside select Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online. He also earned $100,000 in cash and a coveted spot as a guest editor for Marie Claire – complete with a full spread.

Guerra Ready for War on Project Runway All Stars…

Many believe he should’ve sewn up his Project Runway experience with a win… And, now Mondo Guerra is getting a second chance at victory.

The 33-year-old Mexican-American fashion designer will be back, as previously reported on Project Runway. He’ll be taking part in a special All Stars edition that sees the return of 13 of the show’s most memorable designers.

Premiering tonight on Lifetime, the show will feature a new host, supermodel Angela Lindvall, new judges Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman and a new mentor, Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. Project Runway will not only look different, but it’ll feel quite different as well.

Click here for a first look at Project Runway All Stars in which the designers meet their new host for the first time… and, they learn a new twist: no immunity!

Project Runway All Stars will air Thursdays at 9:00 pm ET.

Mondo’s a Project Runway All Star…

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 Claires 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