Lincoln native becomes 'Project Runway' contestant

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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:00 am

At a bar one night last winter, over a game of darts, Amanda Valentine's husband convinced her to try out for “Project Runway” for the third time.

The 31-year-old Lincoln native had initially tried out a few years ago for the show that features budding fashion designers in a series of design challenges with critiques from supermodel Heidi Klum and other fashion insiders. One contestant is eliminated each week, until a handful of finalists remain — and get to show their collections at New York Fashion Week. The winner receives a spread in Marie Claire magazine and $100,000 to start a fashion label.

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