Who is Bones Jones? 'Project Runway' contestant was backup dancer for Beyonce and JLo
Bravo's hit 'Project Runway' is back with all-new Season 19. The show features 16 budding designers from across the United States and abroad, each ready to prove they have what it takes to showcase their collection at New York Fashion Week and be the next big name in the fashion world. Each 90-minute episode tests the contestants’ creativity and skills with challenges such as producing a “hauntingly” chic look, to an unconventional cocktail dress!
'Project Runway' Season 19 features editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine Nina Garcia, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and co-host of 'The Talk' Elaine Welteroth, celebrity designers Brandon Maxwell, and Christian Siriano donning the hats of judges and mentor respectively. While we eagerly wait for the show's premiere let's take a closer look at Bones Jones, one of the 16 designers who will be competing for the coveted $250,000 prize money on the show.
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Who is Bones Jones?
While growing up in a small rural town in Virginia, Brian Jones aka Bones Jones always had big dreams. The 30-year-old's interest in fashion was sparked by watching his grandmother's boutique business. His grandmother sewed and sold church hats and formal wear in her little boutique. When he turned 16, Bones received his first sewing machine.
For a brief period of time, his passion for fashion and designing outfits took a backseat as Bones enrolled himself in the Virginia School of the Arts to study ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Bones' exceptional dancing skills led him to land a spot as the backup dancer for several A-list celebrities like Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles, and even Jennifer Lopez. Aside from dancing alongside these big-name stars, Bones was also gradually emerging as a star in his own right as he made his big Broadway debut as an original cast member of 'The Illusionists' and also appeared in Off-Broadway's 'Fuerza Bruta'.
After a few years of traveling across the globe and living a glamorous life as a professional dancer, Bones decided to retire and settled down in New York in 2019. He turned a new chapter in his life when he decided to pursue his love for fashion once again. He launches his own line of clothing called House O Bones (HOB). According to the brand's Instagram page, the label was created to 'change the paradigm of luxury and social norms.' We can't wait to watch this young designer's exciting journey on 'Project Runway'.
'Project Runway' Season 19 premieres on Thursday, October 14, at 9 pm ET/PT.