First Lady Michelle Obama is Set to Appear On "Project Runway Junior"

A fashion icon in her own right, First Lady Michelle Obama is now taking her sharp eye for style to television.

People Magazine reports that Michelle Obama is set to appear on "Project Runway Junior," the new teenage series based-off the Lifetime hit fashion design show, "Project Runway."

The spin-off series plans to feature 12 fashion lovers between the ages of 13 and 17. The young fashion designers will design their own fashion looks, participate in weekly challenges, and face-off against one another with their designs in front of a panel of judges.

What’s at stake for these young 'fashionistas'? The winner will receive a three-part prize including a full scholarship to the California-based Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing, $25,000 towards starting their own label and a variety of other prizes.

The First Lady’s involvement in the show aligns with her focus on empowering young girls. Her ongoing project Let Girls Learn is an initiative to help make educational tools and resources more accessible for the 62 million girls worldwide who are not enrolled in school.

FLOTUS is scheduled to appear in the Dec. 10 episode to present a challenge in support of Let Girls Learn. "Project Runway Junior" will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. EST.

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