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This Project Runway Alum "Stalked" Christian Siriano — and Now Works for Him

This method of persuasion definitely paid off for the former Project Runway contestant.

By Hannah Fusaro

One Project Runway alum may have ultimately been eliminated from the competition, but earned points for being tenacious after the fact... which ultimately scored him a job!

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Christian Siriano revealed on the Project Runway After Show that Season 17 contestant Rakan Shams Aldeen is his latest employee. "Rakan from Season 17 does work for me," Christian revealed. "Rakan was harassing me; he was stalking me. He emailed me every day. I was like, 'Fine. Can you be here at 2:30?' Which was in like an hour. And he showed up, and I was like great."

"I reached out to him a lot. I emailed him, emailed him, emailed him," Rakan agreed.

Moral of the story? "He's been there for three months, so it worked out. Sometimes if you just bug me enough, I'm like, whatever, god, fine," Christian joked. And, all kidding aside, it seems Rakan is a perfect match for the team: "He's there all the time. He's a great help, very talented. But really drives me to a dark place sometimes and it's quite funny. He's just so manic... Rakan has been great," Christian said.

Catch the Project Runway season finale Thursday at 9/8c. Preview, below.

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