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Project Runway Australia – Filming Has Started, Victorian Designers Revealed

Filming has started on the third season of Project Runway Australia in Melbourne. The Herald Sun reports they were filming at historic Ripponlea Homestead.

Megan Gale will be hosting the series for the first time taking over from Kristy Hinze. Also Henry Roth has been flicked for Alex Perry as mentor.  I am still not sure what I think about that as I was a big fan of Henry’s. Alex Perry has a quick wit but not a lot of warmth, that both Tim Gunn and Henry Roth have.

There has been no other news on who the judges will be this season with rumours there will be a lot of changes.

The article also revealed the four Victorian contestants. They are Claire Hocking, Craig Braybrook, Matcho Suba and Gabrielle Stephens.

A quick Google revealed the following about the four:

  • Craig Braybrook – appears to be a wedding gown designer (see Australian Brides);
  • Claire Hocking – I cannot find anything except for a kinesiologist so maybe she is wanting a career change;
  • Matcho Suba – Looks extremely interesting if this blog is anything to go by, he must be here on a visa, he is from Serbia and studied in London; and
  • came up with nothing on Gabrielle Stephens.

So if anyone has any further information on these contestants contact me.


1 Helena { 02.05.11 at 5:36 pm }

booooo no Henry Roth – I LOVED! watching him, I’m sure Alex Perry will be great – just different.

It was so disappointing to hear Kristy Hinze would not be hosting – and then hearing Megan Gale had the role, I’m not sure I will enjoy seeing her every week – but either way every week I will be tuning in – it has been one of my favourite series

2 mmooze { 02.05.11 at 6:16 pm }
3 countrygirl { 02.10.11 at 10:53 pm }

Claire Hocking is 24, based in Melbourne but grew up in regional Victoria and has her own fashion label, The Dazed Elite –
Also, as far as I’m aware, she’s never been a kinesiologist!

4 Project Runway Australia – New Judges Revealed | reality ravings { 02.11.11 at 2:55 pm }

[…] Victorian contestants have been revealed (see blog post here). I am still trying to find out if they have released the other contestants […]

5 Amelia { 02.11.11 at 10:52 pm }

Craig B is a long time bridal designer and will be interesting to see his take as I’ve always seen his designs are more.. Evolved? Older? That what I know of PR in past. Will be interesting tonsee comparison to Helen

6 Anonymous { 02.22.11 at 3:37 pm }

Craig’s capabilities go above and beyond Evolved/Older?? There really isn’t anything he can’t do! Ask his customers, collegues, students, friends, models…. There is no camparison to Helen – she has no qualifications and it show’s with the lack of quality in the work she produces! I guess something has to feed the EGO..

7 Lee cleal { 02.25.11 at 11:17 pm }

Matcho suba is actually from Slovakia originally not Serbia as mentioned above, he has many years of fashion design experience under his belt and from his time studying at the London college of fashion. Definitely one to watch a damn nice guy too!!!

8 Reality Raver { 02.26.11 at 2:39 am }

Lee Cleal – I think there is going to be a lot of talent this year.

9 Bee 666 { 03.04.11 at 12:50 pm }

Go Craig you Rock!!!!

10 Susan 69 { 03.21.11 at 8:13 pm }

is the king of “bitch and stitch!!”…xxx

11 Jacqui Windebank { 04.18.11 at 12:33 pm }

Matcho Suba’s work looks amazing, definitely an amazing talent!

12 Rebecca Parsons { 06.04.11 at 6:13 pm }

Does anyone know the name of the song off the PR ad?

13 Ruth G { 06.04.11 at 11:32 pm }

@Rebecca – it’s Xzibit feat. Young De – Runway Walk

14 Courtney { 06.26.11 at 3:26 pm }

Hi there, i cant find the song on itunes….are u sure its by Xzibit???

15 Anonymous { 07.08.11 at 1:13 pm }

Matcho hilarious, mmmm shocking fashion taste he will never make it here go back home!!!

16 Anonymous { 08.24.11 at 5:37 pm }

Thanked matcho is gone

17 Heléna { 08.24.11 at 6:58 pm }

😮 Anon – I loved watching Matcho – I didn’t like him at first but he has grown on me :) – I was sad to see him go – and I still miss Kristy Hinze! :( and Henry Roth, but I am really enjoying this series