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Michelle Lesniak Franklin from "Project Runway" is one of the contestants in Season 11 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. She is a 34-year-old designer from Portland, Oregon.

Michelle Lesniak Franklin's passion has always been to create. As early as high school, Michelle bought used clothing in bulk to reconstruct into garments that fit her style. With no formal fashion training Michelle has designed and created garments for every major event in her life, from her prom
Michelle Lesniak Franklin in "Project Runway 11"
Michelle Lesniak Franklin Project Runway 11
dress to her wedding dress. After a long career in the Oregon wine industry, Michelle decided to follow her lifelong passion and pursue fashion full time. Since, she has formed her own clothing line, Au Clothing, and has shown her designs at Portland Fashion Week. Michelle's design aesthetic is geek chic for smart women, and she is not wavered by trends.

Franklin is a fierce competitor and puts forth all of her energy to the goal ahead. She's also very persuasive and charming with the confidence and conviction to win.

Franklin's favorite designers are Bottega Venetta, Marc Jacobs, Alexader McQueen and Derek Lam. Franklin's style icon is Auntie Mame, while her favorite past contestant is Seth Aaron Henderson.

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Age: ∼37 years old
Hometown: Portland, OR
Current Residence: Portland, OR

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