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Project Runway Season 19 Designer Anna Yinan Zhou Is Expecting Her First Child

That's not the only exciting news about the Project Runway contestant.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Note: The above video contains spoilers about Season 19, Episode 10 of Project Runway, which originally aired on January 6.

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Bravo's Project Runway's Anna Yinan Zhou has an exciting update on her life. The Season 19 designer is expecting her first child.

The happy news was announced in the Project Runway After Show. The clip, which you can check out above, ended with the update that Anna and her husband are expecting their first child, who is due to be born in April. A sonogram of Anna's little bundle of joy was also included in the video.

Speaking with Christian Siriano in the Project Runway After Show, Anna shared her excitement to reunite with her husband after the competition. Anna also told Christian that, after coming up with her new collection for her clothing line ORAZ just prior to the start of this season, she was "ready to go back to start my collection again" when she returned home.

Anna founded ORAZ during the pandemic, according to her bio on, launching two seasonal collections that were featured in WWD. Drawing "inspiration from her personal life and experiences," Anna's designs focus "on evocative, dark, and abstract aesthetic centers."

Originally from Shanghai, China and now based in San Francisco, California, Anna also uses fashion to advocate for others, including the AAPI community. "She aims to empower her people with her collection and believes in using her fashion creation as a weapon to fight for social issues, including gender inequality and racial discrimination," her bio says.

With exciting things ahead for 2022, Anna looked back at all of the unforgettable memories she made last year in a New Year's Eve post on December 31. "What a magic year!! I’m so grateful for all these moments I got to create, all these amazing friends I got to meet," Anna captioned several photos and videos from this season of Project Runway on Instagram. "Happy new year my dear friends and funs. I love y’all!!"

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