Nina Garcia, the Latina judge from Bravo's fashion designer reality competition “Project Runway,” was concurrently the editor-at-large of Elle magazine. But on April 11, Garcia parted ways with her longtime employer for reasons that have yet to be fully disclosed. But according to WWD magazine, she needs to stay on at least as a contributor if she is to continue on season five of the show. And by the way, "Project Runway" is sticking with Bravo, despite rumors that it was being sold to Lifetime.
Garcia was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1965. This prep-school grad attended Boston University and studied fashion in Paris and New York. She also wrote the Little Black Book of Style, published by HarperCollins in 2007.