Santino Rice


Santino Rice

Project Runway contestant


imagesize = 150px
caption = Santino Rice, July 2006
birthdate = Birth date and age|1974|08|20
location = Hollywood
training = The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angelescite web |date=2007 |url = http://www.bravotv.com/Project_Runway/season/2/bio/Santino_Rice|title = Bravo Bio|format = HTML |publisher = bravotv| accessdate = 2007-11-14 | last= |quote=]
season = Season 2

el_challenge = Fashion Week Show
finish = 3rd

Santino Q. Rice (born August 20, 1974), a St. Charles, Missouri, native, is a fashion designer living and working in Hollywood. The openly bisexualhttp://articles.latimes.com/2006/sep/24/magazine/tm-sebelia39 "Rock/Drugs/Scissors" ~ latimes.com 24 July 2008] and multi-racial Rice participated as a contestant on the second season of the Bravo reality show "Project Runway" and was one of the three designers selected to show at Olympus Fashion Week, along with Chloe Dao and Daniel Vosovic and finished third behind them. [http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid27726.asp "Chloe Dao wins "Project Runway" ~ Advocate.com] 10 March 2006] Santino also appeared in the Miss Universe 2006 pageant as a judge and made a guest appearance in the sixth episode of America's Most Smartest Model entitled "Are You Ready to Rhombus?". [ [http://www.tv.com/americas-most-smartest-model/are-you-ready-to-rhombus/episode/1149610/recap.html "Are You Ready to Rhombus? Recap" ~ http://www.tv.com/] 11 November 2007] He was asked by MTV VJ SuChin Pak to design her dress for the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. Santino is currently designing new packs of Camel cigarettes, dressing a handful of elite private clients and working on building his own clothing company.http://www.tvguide.com/news/080723-01 "Where Are They Now?" ~ tvguide.com 22 July 2008]

"Project Runway"

Rice was a contestant on the second season of Project Runway. He lasted throughout the season, landing a third place finish after showing his collection during New York Fashion Week. Rice won in the first episode, "Road to the Runway" , and the fifth episode, "Social Scene" starring Nicky Hilton. He also was in the top 3 during the second episode, "Clothes Off Your Back", and the third episode, "All Dolled Up." Additionally, he was in the bottom two in the fourth episode, "Team Lingerie," the sixth episode, "Window Shopping," the seventh episode, "On Thin Ice," and the tenth episode, "Makeover."

He became well known for his impersonations of Tim Gunn with his catchphrase, "What happened to Andrae?", and "Make it work".

Rice had the tendency to continually add more and more to garments. Making a beautiful dress into a cluster of embellishment. This is now referred to as Santinoing something. "How does this look? should I add some fringe and glitter?""I wouldn't, you don't want to Santino it."

References

External links

* [http://santinorice.com/blog Official Santino Rice Webpage]
* [http://www.bravotv.com/Project_Runway_2/Bios/Designers/Santino/video.shtml Season Two Audition Video]
* [http://television.aol.com/tv-celebrity-interviews/project-runway-santino-rice Santino Interview]
* [http://www.myspace.com/santinosantino Santino's MySpace]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc7oQ4ASNwM Santino Rice on Ring My Bell]


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