Mondo Guerra, Project Runway Season 8
Though Mondo's runner-up status remains a sore subject for many Project Runway fans, the charismatic Denver resident has no plans to stop designing — or traveling the world for AIDS advocacy. Mondo has committed most of his time since the show to working for AIDS awareness charities — he designed t-shirts for the commemoration of World AIDS Day, and he even rang the bell ushering in the event at the New York Stock Exchange in 2010. In 2012, Guerro won the new series Project Runway: All Stars, which launched his success even further. He now helps select contestants for new seasons of PR and has just released his own exclusive eyewear collection at the optical boutique SEE.