UT Grad Struts the Catwalk on Project Runway

If you see a beautiful blonde on TV tonight who looks like a girl you used to see around campus, there’s a reason why.

UT grad (and recent Alcalde cover model) Taylor McCausland, BS ’11, is a model on the new season of Project Runway. The show’s “All Stars” season premieres tonight at 8 p.m. CST on Lifetime.

McCausland got her start at UT by modeling in the Fashion Design program’s annual fashion show. The show draws a crowd of 5,000 to the Frank Erwin Center each spring.

A few days after graduating, the RTF major moved to New York City to chase her dreams, and she’s since modeled everywhere from New York Fashion Week shows to Mexican fashion magazine covers.

But she credits UT and its fashion show with giving her a foundation in the business.

“The 2010 show was a major event that made me realize this is really what I want to do, even if just for the time being,” she says. “It also helped me realize what I needed to work on, and by the time the 2011 show came along, my walk and confidence had improved so much that I was asked to help a few new models learn how to walk for the first time.”

Photo courtesy Taylor McCausland


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