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Plus-size designer Ashley Nell Tipton wins latest 'Project Runway' season

by Eun Kyung Kim / / Source: TODAY

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Congratulations to the newest "Project Runway" winner!

The fashion competition crowned lilac-haired Ashley Nell Tipton, 24, as this season’s winner in the finale episode that aired Thursday night.

 Ashley Nell Tipton working on a design in Project Runway season 14, airing Thursday, November 5, at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Lifetime

The San Diego native beat out three other finalists, Candice Cuoco, Kelly Dempsey and Edmond Newton, for the title.

Tipton’s winning collection also made history for the show: She was the first designer to send an entirely plus-size collection down the catwalk.

 Ashley Nell Tipton’s final design for the thirteenth challenge of Project Runway season 14, Lifetime
 Ashley Nell Tipton’s final design for the thirteenth challenge of Project Runway season 14, Lifetime

"I love color and I’m very inspired by curvy women and helping them feel good in their clothes," Tipton says on her website about her previous collection. "I want to offer plus-size women the opportunity to wear fun colors and to avoid the pit-falls of only wearing black because many curvy girls think it is the only color that is slimming.”

 Ashley Nell Tipton’s final design for the tenth challenge of Project Runway season 14 Lifetime
 Ashley Nell Tipton’s final design for the thirteenth challenge of Project Runway season 14, Lifetime

As this season's winner, Tipton will receive $100,000, a new car, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and a cruise vacation.

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