Season 1: Jay McCarroll
Jay won the first-ever Project Runway with his kooky and colorful creations, and was also the first (and only) contestant to turn down the $100,000 prize due to an allegedly fishy contractual clause. Bravo gave him his own hour-long special in 2006 called Project Jay, then there was some confusion about him being possibly homeless (he wasn’t!), then he won VH1′s Celebrity Fit Club (and lost 40 lbs). Since then, he’s returned to his home-(see…he has a home!) state of Pennsylvania, where he currently teaches at Philadelphia University and runs a blog with updates on his designs and whereabouts.