LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Gretchen Jones was named the Season 8 winner of the U.S. fashion design competition series "Project Runway."
Jones beat out fellow designers Mondo Guerra and Andy South Thursday night for the honor.
She also walked away with $100,000 from L'Oreal Paris to start her own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create her own vision and run her business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection on Piperlime.com.
Jones's model, Millana Snow, will also appear in the designer's editorial feature in Marie Claire and receive $25,000 from L'Oreal Studio Secrets Professional.
The show stars Heidi Klum as host and Michael Kors and Nina Garcia as judges. Singer Jessica Simpson served as guest judge for the finale.