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Justin LeBlanc

Who He Is: LeBlanc is an assistant professor working in the Design College at North Carolina State University.

Where He Studied: After getting his undergraduate degree in architecture at NCSU and a master's at the Art Institute of Chicago, LeBlanc interned for designers Alexander McQueen and Nick Cave.

Why He Might Win: LeBlanc is a true fashion academic and has a studied approach to fashion. He's also deaf, which he says naturally makes him a more visual person.

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