From Hudson County to Project Runway, to a store near you

For many, the journey to success in the fashion industry can be tedious, circuitous and grueling. But for Weehawken native and Union City resident Helen Carlina Castillo, the ruggedness of the industry is incentive to persevere.

The 26-year-old reached the final round of Season 12 of reality TV show Project Runway this fall before being eliminated. But the offers are pouring in.

“My inbox has been flooded with commissions and photo shoot offers for my gowns, for press, and publicity events,” said Castillo, who was doing freelance work with Reebok before joining the cast of the show.

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Source: NJ.com Hudson

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