Anybody who’s watched Season 16 of Mission Runway can agree that designer Brandon Kee is unbelievably charming. From his distinctive and trend ahead aesthetic to his friendship with fellow contestant Kentaro Kameyama, the 24-year-old now has followers all around the nation.
Life & Model sat down with Brandon — who will present at New York Vogue Week and compete for the grand prize throughout the Nov. 16 finale — to speak about his expertise within the high-stress atmosphere, and which celebrities he is itching to decorate! “Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, and Rihanna are most likely my High three,” the San Francisco resident revealed. “I’ve simply been an enormous, big, big fan of all three. They’re my audience.”
When it comes to the competitors, Brandon admitted, “I actually didn’t know what to anticipate. It was sort of a final minute factor for me to use. I knew it was going to be fast-paced and on a time price range. After I create one thing, it takes days and days… It was stunning how properly I did.” Brandon, who by no means landed within the backside three, believes staying quiet and centered within the workroom helped him succeed. “I’m in a room with so many loud personalities, I believe that actually benefited me ultimately to not be caught up within the drama,” he shared.
One of the vital memorable moments for him was profitable the Dixie To Go problem after fellow designer Claire Buitendorp was disqualified for dishonest. Not solely did he go house with $25,000, however the print he designed now seems on Dixie cups. “It was one of the crucial rewarding occasions for me on Mission Runway. I had a imaginative and prescient, I may see it on the cup,” he defined. “I believe the cups are stunning. It was sort of validating for my design. And taking a look at everybody else’s print, I felt my print was most applicable.”
Tune in to the season finale of Mission Runway on Nov. 16 at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.
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